Kumamon seeks clarity

Kumamon seeks clarity and enlightenment, mon~☆!

After the Kumamoto Prefecture’s tourist board finished their Amanita magic mushrooms and their monthly mascot strategy meeting, they let prefectural mascot Kumamon drink their urine to share in their “creativity.”icon_shroom



icon_shroom Kooky Kumamon has appeared here many, many times including:

  • Kumamon is Japan’s ‘person’ the year, mon~☆! (news.3yen.com/2017-01-25/kumamon-is-japans-person-the-year-mon☆/)
  • Kumamon’s kinky castle (news.3yen.com/2016-12-27/kumamons-kinky-castle-expo/)
  • Most Majestic Minister-for-Life, Kumamon, welcomes all at the seat of power!!~ (news.3yen.com/2016-10-27/most-majestic-minister-for-life-kumamon-welcomes-all-at-the-seat-of-power/)



Over the years here I have posted a lot of poo about Pikachu but this photo of an abandoned Pikachu—PIKAchewed on the streets of the Mysterious Orient© captures the true essence of Pokémon Being…

pika cheweed


PIKAchew on few of my many other Pikaposts including:

  • Pokémon Pikachu pucker (news.3yen.com/2011-01-17/pokmon-pikachu-pucker/)
  • fisting pikachu (news.3yen.com/2013-07-21/fisting-pikachu/)
  • Machu Picchu Pikachu (news.3yen.com/2013-07-31/machu-picchu-pikachu/)


Yokohama’s mascot is as dumb as a brick

Yokohama’s mainstream mascot, the garbage gull (L) is being put to shame by the city’s dumb-as-a-brick mascot.


Q. Why have a dumb brick mascot?
A. One of the city’s main tourist spots on the waterfront is Yokohama Red Brink Warehouse. The complex’s 120 year old brick buildings house cafes, restaurants and shops as well as serving as a venue all kinds of seasonal events and cultural performances.


Previous reports of dorky Japanese mascots include:


Akibear: Just what Japan needs?

Is another bear mascot just what Japan needs? Akibear (アキベア), w00t!!~


Akibear is the new official character Akihabara Electric Street Festival 2017.
Refert to the official website: akiba.or.jp
Or, check out the news report in Japanese: sankeibiz.jp
Our previous posts of pernicious bear attacks in Japan include:


Kooky KUMAMON’s birthday!!~

Today is Kumamon’s seventh birthday, and here’s the birthday bad-boy slyly disguising himself as a king-size bed to get in on the hot action of the Japanese government’s increase-the-birth-rate campaign, モン☆!!~

Just a few of our many previous reports of Kumamon’s antics include:

Squid ‘Kaiju’ vs Monbemon Monster

And, the proliferation of loose-character monsters in Hokkaido, the north island of Japan has been remarkable.

Squid kaiju vs Monbemon monster

Google Translate:

Creepy organism that is reflected with a blank expression on one’s face next to the first place of Monbemon. This is just as it is seen, is your local character of Hakodate, Hokkaido, which was the squid in the model. But now that call themselves the “alien”, not just a squid. They are invaders who came from outer space in order to my thing Hakodate, full stomach and crawling, waged attractions us and fight day and night, such as trying to protect the city, “Tawarobo” and “air fortress Goryokaku” of Hakodate … … Well, I’m sorry. The other what is somehow ….



Morning wood

Kumamon gets some massive morning wood, mon~ ☆

Translated from Japanese by Bing

Good morning bear ~ ☆ one day today bear!

Other news of Japan’s top mascot, and getting wood include:


Kumamon is Japan’s ‘person’ the year, mon~☆

PR Citizen of the Year is..


Previous reports of krazy Kumamon…mon~☆…include:


Kumamon’s kinky castle expo

Let’s SEXPO 2016 mon~!
Think Kink in the Clink…at Kumamoto Castle, モン~
…sayeth the Kumamon.


Before this expo, other Kumamon mascot shenanigans have included:



Just for reference, this was Kumamon’s original post:

Translated from Japanese by Bing
I went to the Castle EXPO2016, mon! Think of the Castle, Kumamoto Castle…. mon~

Xmas ads from Japan, of course

Christmas greetings from Nagoya Sweets Salami Co.



Cheesus Good Cheese (Fake Japanese Ad Characters Set)
You can find this and a bunch of other great faux-Japanese ads on reymisterio‘s flickr.

–Tip of the hat to the 3Yen’s
correspondent-at-large, Den4,
for this artsy-fartsy post.