Merry XXXmas from “Akasaka Surprise City” (浅草のびっくり市)…
…In Tokyo’s Asakusa district, [street advertising – also appeared stripper] * 1953 Christmas 25 days ahead after one month, shopping district of Asakusa was also made to appear a Santa Claus made advertising specialties surprised the city soon. While passing a song of stripper untimely Virgin Mary is Furimaki the charm from the model of the chimney, “Jingle Bells”, the Asakusa of the city was the parade.
♬It’s beginning to look like Christmas / Everywhere you go~♪
Santa brings her gifts to Tokyo early…
A few of our many previous reports Japanese Christmas include:
Japanese toilet candy shit-kit — the Moco Moco Mocolet™.
Besides kits with modern flushers, they also offer candy in old style Japanese squat toilets. Each kit contains toy toilets with blue poop-candy powder that has a soda flavor and a pink poop with strawberry flavor.
See more about the toy toilet kits in the Comments section.
A few of our other many shitty toilet tales of Japan include:
Separated at birth?
(Ritual Japanese food vs Safety helmet)
The above Mickey Mouse rice cakes (鏡餅 — Wikipedia) are a traditional Japanese New Year decoration consisting of two rounded mochi (pounded rice), the smaller placed atop the larger (see right). Kagami mochi is usually placed in a household Shinto altar, or kamidana in the tokonoma, a small decorated alcove in the main room of the home.
Contempory ones like the Mickey Mouse rice cakes are often pre-moulded into the shape of stacked discs, made in plastic packages for the mass market, and sold as a holiday decoration much like a crappy plastic Christmas wreath.
Our previous reports of mochi rice include:
Daruma* bums around Japan…
Click on the left and right arrows to view the slide show of Daruma.
Daruma previously reported on include:
Tokyo is in the full throes of Halloween right now and Tokyo Fashion Week (below) isn’t helping.
Other Japanese fashion victims featured include:
Here are few of our previous reports of the true survivors of Japan, the Cones:
Sorry about that gitch that took News.3Yen.com off-line for the past day, but…
Other clothing engRish…
JapaJacket engRish: Whose happy “BITCH” are we?
Tomorrow is “Ocean Day,” a Japanese national holiday (3Yen / 2015-07-20). To get you in a holiday mood, here are a few reverent thoughts of Japan’s seaside holy Concrete Tetrapods would be apropos.
A reader’s email commenting about terapods:
>I think there are called dolosse.
Wow. You learn something every day.
South Africa claims concrete tetrapods were invented in 1963 for use in Cape Town, and that the Afrikaans word for tetrapod is dolosse.
However according to The Japan Times, in 1950, the Laboratoire Dauphinois d’Hydraulique in Grenoble, France first made them for erosion control.
Looking around at the history of of concrete, basically, nobody invented them–they spontaneously appeared from outer space in the early 1950s around the same time as the UFO sightings, ha, ha.
To quote Alex Kerr author of “Dogs and Demons: Tales from the Dark Side of Japan” (Hill and Wang, 2001):
These projects are mostly unnecessary or worse than unnecessary. It turns out that wave action on tetrapods wears the sand away faster and causes greater erosion than would be the case if the beaches had been left alone.
Surfers and naturalists (and anybody sane) hate the tetrapods because over time they erode away all sand on beaches and destroy the beach habitat creating a concrete dead zone, arrrg.
Our previous reports of Ocean-cum-Marine Day/Umi no Hi include: