A phony Pikachu (Chinese of course), a drinking straw, and an invitation to have a good time—Saaaa, such are the simple pleasures of living in the mysterious Orient.
Yeah, yeah, I know this photo has been floating around on the Internet since at least last December, but it was “too good a time” to pass up posting here.
Please peruse previous Pikachu pulchritude of Pokémon we’ve posted:
• Pokémon Pikachu pucker (3Yen / 2011-Jan.)
• Pikachu fiend (3Yen / 2009-Nov.)
• Hulk Hogan pops Pokemon (3Yen / 2006-Aug.)
• Bride of Pokemon (3Yen / 2005-July)
• POKEMON causes cancer! (3Yen / 2005-Jan.)
• Sexy Pikachu girls (3Yen / 2009-Apr.)
Ah, Japanese beer…No matter how cleverly it is packaged, it’s always the same.
Japanese prefer nondescript, rice-laced, pilsner pisswater, so Japanese brands have copied the bland approach of mainstream American brands like Budweiser and Coors (3Yen / 2012-07-06), meh.
However, according to the 3Yen’s correspondent-at-large, Den4, Japanese beer drinkers do aspire to “greater” things such as like “Heartland” beer by Kirin…
Note: One of our astute readers has just informed us that the above Heartland advertisement is actually an altered form of an older, famous ad (circa 2009) from Ursus Breweries* of Romania.
Japan has some of world’s best parks for making children happy, according to this photo sent in by the 3Yen’s correspondent-at-large, Den4.
Many other Cheerful Japanese parks (3Yen / 2005-10-02) like my neighborhood’s Taiya playground shown on the above left have been featured on the 3Yen including:
• Cthulhu’s cephalopodic playscapes (3Yen / 2007-07-07)
• Pachyderm pooping playtime (3Yen / 2005-08-04)
• City parks make great dumps ↓ (3Yen / 2007-11-14)
タイヤ公園 nearby my home
Is this red-nosed reindeer the perfect Japanese store display window for Christmas, or what?
Likewise, is this the perfect Candycane Kancho
(3Yen/2010-10-29) up Santa’s butt in the spirit of Japanese Christmas?
Actually the above is a traditional Caganer (Wiki) in Barcelona (circa 2010) but the Kancho is pure Japanese Christmas spirit.
Let’s try to put out for Christmas!
Found in the Tokyu Hands store, Shibuya Tokyo
It’s Halloween, so obviously we need some “pet sushi” photos…
Alternatively, rather than “pet sushi” would sushi for pets be better?
Like the Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji (Wiki) by Hokusai*, here are the Six Views of Gojira (Godzilla) as contributed by the 3Yen’s correspondent at large, Den4.
I can understand “no shit” but “no golf” and “no dust” are kind of funny as is “no drunk (Pac-Man) “.
I’ve written a lot about Japanese train manners, but even I was surprised by this not exactly ‘mannerly’ for Japan manners poster that has been posted on train platforms in east Tokyo JR stations since last year.
The poster reads in rough translation, Spitting to be punished severely, please stop this act of a maliciousness–ABSOLUTELY– and if you see it, tell the station staff and police officers J-CAST News (Google Translate).
The spontaneous V-J –Victory over Japan– Day celebration on August 14th 1945 in Waikiki, Hawaii.
VJ Day, Honolulu Hawaii, August 14, 1945 from Richard Sullivan on Vimeo.
VJ Day (Wiki)…
…"We came to a big opening on the beach...and there was a tank with a skull on it, right near the turret. The sergeant leading the patrol looks at it and says, ‘Guys, that skull has been put there for a reason, and the Japanese have probably got mortar shells aimed right at this spot.’ A disgusting scene like that will always draw people in, and the idea, of course, was that any American troops who came along would obviously want to stop and take a look. ‘Everybody stay away from there,’ the sergeant says, then he turns to me. ‘You,’ he says, ‘go take your picture if you have to, then get out, quick.’ So I went over, got my pictures and ran like hell back to where the patrol had stopped.”
—Via LIFE magazine: Guadalcanal, 1942: Rare, Classic Photos from World War II