Author Probes Oddities of World War II Life in Japan
Wall Street Journal blog, 2014/05/13
When author Tadanori Hayakawa looks at life in Japan during World War II, his eye is drawn to the bizarre.
Take the case of nudism: At some schools, both the pupils and teachers wore only underpants or trousers to become physically stronger. A photo from 1943 shows that even a principal was working almost naked at his desk.
A magazine for homemakers gave advice on how to grow opium poppies for use as anesthetics during a medicine shortage. Readers were told to go to government health offices for free seeds…
…Hayakawa said he was genuinely interested in the ideas and ways of life shown in his unique collection of materials. “Most readers enjoy them. Many have said, ‘Oh, this is just like North Korea,’ ” he said.
Japanese links (Bing Translate) to Tadanori Hayakawa’s books are:
“Show Your Love for the Nation”
“Gods’ Japan battle life”
Previous 3Yen reports of naked education in Japan include:
Thanks the otaku on 2chan.net (Bing Translator)…
— What is Kamen Rider BLACK RX* doing in the toilet?
*Black RX is the evolved form of Kamen Rider Black and is the first Kamen Rider to switch into different forms—in this case the BioToilet Rider, the Super Prince of the Flaming Flocculent Fecal Plume (Wikipedia.org).
Previous 3Yen reports on Kaman Rider include:
• Dork Drinks…from Japan of course (3Yen / 2011-02-25)
• The traditional Nihon “Shocker” (3Yen / 2008-08-13)
• Being your own super hero (3Yen / 2006-04-12)
In a cold rain falls on dinosaurs shivering under blue tarps in a Tokyo back alley…
— Tokyo Reporter (@tokyoreporter) April 3, 2014
For some reason Tokyo seems to attract all sorts of kaiju/monsters such as this dino-turtle with tusks that I spotted in the Ginza district in 2006… ↘
Just whacking the trout, Japanese style…
nunu of the dead • 2chan.net 2014mar27
Straight from the late 1930s, the comic “Nancy” (Wiki) offers American ‘prior art*‘ for hinky Japanese Bukkake†.
Don’t miss the previous posts of Bukkake(Wiki) all over the 3Yen including:
• High diver bukkake! (3Yen / 2010-12-29)
• ‘SPOO’ all over Japan (3Yen / 2006-06-14)
• Anime. Bukkake. Dolls.(3Yen / 2005-11-27)
• Flash bukkake (3Yen / 2005-01-08) ↯
*dapple dapple‘s flickr
Thanks to Colonel Santa …
Soon long lines will be forming outside branches of Kentucky Fried Chicken and Japanese salarymen will be dragging a greasy bucket home as a proper Christmas feast for the family. The traditional Japanese custom of eating KFC on Christmas is so popular that stores take reservations months in advance (Wikipedia).
A festive, green, alien, rice-ball head pooping out a golden Christmas tree makes perfect Japanese sense for this holiday season, doesn’t it?
This pooping Xmas wish came from the official TENGA blog (goofy Google Translate): “TENGA is a supporter of the Makoto Aida exhibition—Multiple work limitation for ‘people who do not think’ has arrived!”
Cookie Monster as The Great Wave off Kanagawa by Hokusai*. :p
All bow down to his Great Waviness…
–Tip of the hat to Den4 for this post.