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

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



Separated at birth?

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


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.


Japanese lacking proper posteriors have…


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.”


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.


*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.


Idea via.


Previous Gigantor reports on the 3Yen include:

Best way to move books and stuff out of Japan

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

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.


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:

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.