I love to eat Japanese crap


Q: left_quoter_14x24What goes into those karinto* snacks?right_quoter_13x24

A: POODLE POOP, deep fried.

Slogan: left_quoter_14x24Once you get past the smell, you have it licked™.right_quoter_13x24


 
*Karinto
is a traditional, sweet and deep-fried, Japanese snack food that is made primarily of flour, yeast, and brown sugar. It has a deep brown and pitted appearance, and takes the form of a short cylinder…aka Poodle Poop (Wiki).Karintos2CC BY 2.0; by DFTDER

 

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Separated at birth?

Japanese concrete policemen vs the UK’s "traffic stoppers" in Leicester — Separated at birth?


UK-vs-Japan
farm-cop-concrete
concrete-cops_2-shot

Concrete policeman are still a favorite in the countryside of Japan, although most of the statues sadly are slowly being switched to stylized, reflective police silhouettes shown in the bottom photo.

old-vs-new

Japanese lacking proper posteriors have…

WATERMELON-BUTT

Lacking proper posteriors*, flat-assed Japanese have opted for creating derriere-shaped melons!

Japanese Farmer Mitsuo Shibata Grows Butt-Shaped Watermelon
The Huffington Post | 09/05/2014
conjoined watermelons are common enough in Japan that there is a specific phrase for them: “futago suika,” which translates as “twin watermelons.”
More…


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The above video is not to be confused with the naughtyNSFW video, Watermelon-vs-Butt, at: http://youtu.be/1imL5zGD_h0

They want to suck your soul!

Peko-chan* vs Hello Kitty:

There can BE ONLY one.

Peko-chan-vs-Hello-Kitty


 
*For more information about Peko-chan, refer to:
Peko-chan perpetually six years old is turning 60—Damn, Japanese ladies look young (3Yen / 2009-08-24) & (Wiki).

 

“There can BE ONLY one.” is the motto among the immortals in the Highlander film series (Wiki).

Gigantor spotted in Tokyo’s version of Beverly Hills

Today I spotted Gigantor aka Tetsujin 28-go lurking in my neighborhood in Tokyo’s tony Denenchofu (Wiki) district as shown on right side of the photo below.

SEPARATED AT BIRTH?

Embiggen
gigantor-vs-house..
Idea via.

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Previous Gigantor reports on the 3Yen include:

Best way to move books and stuff out of Japan

Question:
“Can anyone recommend a moving service in Tokyo to mover from Japan to the US? ….books, but not a lot of stuff.”

Answer:
For books–the “M-BAG

The cheapest method for shipping books and “media” is the “M-bag”— Printed Materials Postage, Surface Mail. Go to the counter of a Japanese district post office and ask for the the biggest capacity “M-Bag.” If they look at you like you’re from another planet, use the Japanese name for M-Bag, Tokubetsu Yutai/特別郵袋, or just go to a larger post office.

m-bag-japan-post

An M-Bag is a fairly big, heavy duty canvas bag with a drawstring. You can stuff it absolutely full of books, printer-created material, media such as CDs/DVDs/BR and software counts as “printed matter” also. The bag is big enough to put a dead spouse into, if need be. :)

Learn more about the cost of shipping of “Printed Matter (Books / Magazines), Mailing large quantity, printed matter in special mailbags) at the official Japan Post website:
  •http://www.post.japanpost.jp/cgi-charge/index.php?lang=_en

I recommend putting materials in a longish box, then putting the box inside the official M-Bag. The M-Bag will take about 4-6 weeks to get to Western part of the US, and the rate is significantly lower than shipping the books by any other means…less than 5,000yen.

M-Bag Shipment: When shipped in an M-Bag, first pack the books in a box with an address label. The box is then placed in a separate mail bag addressed to the addressee on a tag attached to the bag. The postage is the same if the box weights anywhere between 4 and 11 pounds and then increases with weights beyond 11 pounds. M-Bags may be either standard (surface mail) or Air Mail M-Bags.