Free luxury hotel in Hokkaido opens!

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Asahikawa Prison completed — all private rooms
goofy Google Translate of Hokkaido Shimbun Press
2016/Sept/10
Rebuilding of the aging facility of Asahikawa Prison, which has been underway since 2011, has been finished. With the health of its increasing number elderly inmates in mind, all cells are now private rooms.
With a capacity of 500 inmates, the rebuilt prison building is three floors of reinforced concrete with a total area of 31,535 square meters (339,440 sqft). Each private cell is about seven square meters (75 sqft) and has a bed, desk, chair, TV, sink and toilet. Rather than traditional tatami mats and futon, all the cells have beds to reduce the burden to the older inmate population, whose average age has been increasing dramatically in recent years.

 

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Asahikawa Prison is best known for its fun(?) prison mascot, Katakkuri-chan, as we reported in:
A new cute mascot for a Japanese prison (3Yen / 2013-09-10)

 
For the rest-of-the-story of this luxury hotel prison (it’s really more like nursing home for elderly criminals) refer to:
New Japanese prison is better than typical Japanese living conditions (3Yen / 2014-11-10)

 



 

Today is Japan’s ‘Sewerage Day’ ~w00t!!

Yep, Sewerage Day (下水道の日 is today—“9-10″—September 10th.
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Sewerage Day even has a crap character mascot, “SuiSui” (スイスイ) kun.
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Talk about a crappy job dressing up as sewer fish….
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sewer-kunGoofy Google Translate of:
Dissemination activities of sewer

◆ Every year on September 10th, we have a “Sewer of a Day.”
Since 1961, The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport has promoted a national sewer day on September 10. Various events by local governments who are sewer operators will hold a “Lively Sewer Festival” across the country.
Continues...
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Our previous sewage related reports include:

 



 

Bearing the days

 
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Like Kumamon, this is my pattern every four days for the six month long Tokyo death-summer, grrr.

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Our previous krazy Kumamon reports include:

 



 

WE WANT YOU (to fight Godzilla)

This supposedly is a recruitment poster for the Japan’s Self-Defense Forces who are, Looking for people who can defeat Godzilla.

 
godzilla sdf poster

I figured the above poster was just a Photoshop—But nope, it’s real. So, I helped Goji-chan make something more over-the-top.
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A few of our many previous reports of Godzilla include:

 

 



Alternative employment opportunities for Japanese mascots

 

JT | 2016Aug13: The Democratic Party is considering selecting its official yuru-kyara (mascot character) in September to coincide with the party’s leadership election, informed sources said. Aiming to give a boost to the main opposition party’s presidential poll, the party plans to hold a public online vote to pick the successor to Minshu-kun, the official mascot of the Democratic Party of Japanmore...

 

After more than seven years of faithful employment, the Democratic Party’s mascot “Minshu-kun” (民主くん) has been given abrupt notice of termination in September, However, Minshu-kun may have found alternative employment opportunities with TENGA Co., Ltd. as you can see below,
CAREER-PATH

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A few of our many previous Tenga reports include:

 



 

Japan’s Eco Pig Dragon

Eco Pig Dragon seems to be Kumamon Bear's newest buttbuddy.

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たくさんのお友達と会えて嬉しいモン!お友達に負けんよう、ボクもPRがんばるモン!みなさん、くまもとの夏の旅も楽しんではいよー☆ — くまモン【公式】 (@55_kumamon) July 3, 2016

Translated-from-Japanese-by-Bing To meet with your friends, I’m happy Mon! PR do my best friends won’t lose so I Mon! Travel to Kumamoto, your summer fun is good!☆

Previous goofy mascot reports include:

 
 



 


BEWARE OF MAD POLES!

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Everything in Japan needs a special mascot, even angry poles.

 
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Previous dubious yuru-chara/loose-character_yuruchara/"loose character" mascots featured here include:

 
 


The vultures gather over the Japan quake(s)

It’s still shaking here—more than 400 aftershocks since the initial quake–In fact the official name for it is the "Kumamoto Earthquakes" (Wiki).

To add to the "fun" are the a zillions scammers sending out fake spam appeals for money for the Kumamoto relief efforts, grrr.

prey-on-kumamoto Kumamon ↑ the official mascot of Kumamoto Prefecture

 

 
second-harvest It’s best to trust the established, locally-based charities such as: Second Harvest Japan, JAL’s Kumamoto Earthquake Relief Effort Miles, Japan’s Community Chest Japan, Japanese Red Cross Society

The authorities are wisely pleading for nobody to physically help. Specifically, Kumamoto Prefectural government is saying:

“The kindness of people wanting to volunteer and send goods is much appreciated, but please wait until we are ready to do so.”

 
In past disasters, volunteers came to help without proper transportation or lodging, and they just added to the mess.

Rear view of Japan

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Yesterday’s post, reminded everyone to, Check out this Sanio character’s Butthole.
 
In response our faithful reader “Coligny” observed, “Your obsession with yuru chara bungholes is disturbing…” toyocky drawing kime which refers to our previous exchange (3Yen 2012-12-09) about his local “loose character” (yuru chara) “Toyocky,” the mascot of Toyohashi City.

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Of course, Sanio character’s and “Toyocky” aren’t the only bungholy mascots in Japan.

There’s “Nagomi Shibakko” character of Kyoto who keeps things tidy and puckered up.
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Japan’s “Mr. Bowling” also keeps things tidy, well zipped up, and on-the-down-low (お尻もなかなかプリティです).
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Much like Mr. Bowling, the loose character of Ehime Prefecture, buttless “Baryi,” also keeps things tightnright with its bunghole biscuit plug (far right).
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Here’s the character “Poo” (ぽぉ) of Iida City. A ripe mango? (“完熟マンゴー?”)
mango_poo

It looks like the above “Poo” character needs the services of the “AssFinger” mascot to hold things in.
ASS-FINGER

Better yet, the “PIAnisiki”(ぴあにしき) mascot has TWO bungholes!
PIAanisiki copy

Mukku, of the children’s TV show “Hirake! Ponkiki(3Yen 2010-08-30) takes it up the p00pchute.
Mukku-takes-it-up

Red Cross Japan‘s mascot, “Red Poop* Boy” (赤フン坊や) has a costume malfunction in his nether regions.
red-hun-boy

Can anyone else think of Japanese masscot (sic) mischief in the lower regions?

 



 


Vlad the Impaler strikes in Tokyo!

left_long quotebar 24x260pxVlad_IIIAwakened from his slumber of centuries, the Vlad III, Prince of Wallachia—sometimes referred to as “Vlad the Impaler(or more commonly Vlad Dracula)—has attacked Sanrio’s character Pom Pom Purin by impaling him on the posts holding up Tokyo’s Shinjuku Station.

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ワラキア公ヴラド3世は捕らえたポムポムプリンを串刺しにして晒し、敵の心胆を寒からしめたという。 — Watanabe (@nabe1975) Mar. 7, 2016