To celebrate Jizo Bon, on August 22 & 23rd, people make a pilgrimage to Ono-no-Takamura's six Jizo that are arranged in a vast circle around the city of Kyoto.
The ‘Rokujizo Meguri’ (六地蔵巡り) nowadays begins with Fushimi-jizo, moving counter-clockwise to Toba-jizo, Katsura-jizo, Tokiwa-jizo, Kuramaguchi-jizo, and Yamashina-jizo.
More significantly, nowadays these Jizo are the guardian deity of aborted fetuses.
Since Jizo are the guardian deity of aborted fetuses, a nice stroll among thousands of Jizo at a temple is not a great idea for a first date with a young Japanese lady who you may want to bed later in the evening.
So, you’re going to take an August vacation in Japan? Don’t.
Cue Good Morning, Vietnam
— What’s the weather like out there?
It’s hot. Damn hot! Real hot! Hottest things is my shorts. I could cook things in it. A little crotch pot cooking.
— Well, can you tell me what it feels like.
Fool, it’s hot! I told you again! Were you born on the sun? It’s damn hot! I saw – It’s so damn hot, I saw little guys, their orange robes burst into flames. It’s that hot! Do you know what I’m talking about.” What do you think it’s going to be like tonight? “It’s gonna be hot and wet! That’s nice if you’re with a lady, but it ain’t no good if you’re in the [concrete] jungle.
Le divin burger
Le divin burger. Gasparccio de saumon. Sainte Marinade de Nazaneth. Pointe de crèche fraîche. Roimage rappé. Huile d’olive extra vierge. Vinaigre Balthazarmique. Josephte de citron. Feuilles de Jesus-crine. Sirop d’étable. Christaux de sel.
Prenez, mangez, ceci est mon burger. —Via the art tumblr: fatandfuriousburger.com
Eat’em up, yum!
Would you wanna try out for the BJ League and ″Bull Fight″ for the national league of Basketball Japan?
…the International Basketball Federation (FIBA)…asigned delegates to help with a task force aimed at creating reforms to Japanese basketball. One such reform involves uniting Japan’s two basketball leagues, the National Basketball League and unfortunately named BJ-League (Basketball Japan League)…
—RocketNews24 2015/06/05: Japan Basketball Association considering prohibiting zone defense to minors
Previous reports of Japan’s fun “BJ” culture on the 3Yen include:
The black bag on the far left of the photo reads:
Any small part of a curve is almost a straight line.
Previous moments of Zen the 3Yen include:
• Yakisoba Zen (3Yen / 2012-03-08)
• “a certain Zen appeal” on the subway (3Yen / 2005-10-12)
• Alien street messages (3Yen / 2005-08-31) ↓
Choices, in Harajuku style…
Note the compromise on her eye color.
You Can Never Have Enough HELLO-KITTY!
All the rest of my fellow aliens/gaijin are all a tither about Flashbak.com‘s Tokyo, Japan 1917-1950: Rare Images Of Love, Loathing And Life…
Q: What goes into those karinto* snacks?
A: POODLE POOP, deep fried.
Once you get past the smell, you have it licked™.
*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).CC BY 2.0; by DFTDER
I see your gingerbread house, and I raise you a [gaijin-made] Gundam Optimus Prime! —(@jamieism)