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4/18/2014

Bag hag’s Boston Bag

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Thinkbay®’s Cute Dog Handbag
, which they refer to by the more-than-a-mouthful term, said-openCrossbody Clutch Purse Shoulder Bag Cartoon Puppy Satchel,said-closed is quite remarkable.

More remarkable is the alien bag hag (urban dictionary) shown below modeling their Boston Bull (Wiki) bag.

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Thinkbay® Cute Dog Handbag Crossbody Clutch Purse Shoulder Bag Cartoon Puppy Satchel
Available on Amazon.com
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Although Thinkbay®’s designs appeal to Japan tastes and their advertising features Japanese text, Thinkbay describes themselves as,
said-opena little team with five young guys who are full-time working on eBay,said-closed out of Hong Kong. Therefore the alien bag hag could just be an example of over-the-top Chinese plastic surgery.

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Other 3Yen reports on bizarre bags include:
   • Chainsaw Bag Hag Halloween, from Japan (3Yen / 2011-10-25)
   • ‘Heartful’ purses (3Yen / 2010-05-29)
   • Brand destroyer-handbag (3Yen / 2006-08-26)
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4/18/2014

Antonio Inoki died for our sins

Hey, it’s Good Friday — Antonio Inoki has gone on the Cross for your sins.

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The Easter-ish looking MMA–Mixed Martial Arts entrance is by Antonio Inoki, the first pro-wrestler in Japan to be elected to the Japanese parliament (3Yen 2005-07-11). Details are explained by the blog, Playing Ricky Morton
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a New Year’s Eve MMA cards from Japan, Dream Genki Desu Ka… this was an evening of MMA.
After a worked match between Josh Barnett and Hideki Suzuki, Inoki was carried from the entrance ramp to the ring tied to a cross. Upon reaching the ring, he was let down from the cross and picked up a bucket of paint. Inoki begins to paint some Japanese symbol in the ring while cutting a promo simultaneously, possibly to mark another one of his retirements. This is interrupted by a run-in committee of guys in turbans who start beating Inoki down with kendo sticks, apologize, raise his hand in victory and then give him a kendo stick before leaving the ring peacefully.
  —Via playingrickymorton.wordpress.com/2012/01/05

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4/10/2014

Raman Burgers, Sushi Nails & ‘Baby-car’ Exercise

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quoter leftNew—plus York—equals New York!quoter right according to this boombox/turntable head (L) touting Japan’s new version of glacéau vitaminwater®, which supposedly is the New York inventor’s mangling remix of the French words “glace” (ice) and “eau” (water).

Slate’s "Culture" blog | April 9, 2014
Das Racist’s Heems Made a Japanese Commercial for Vitamin Water, and It’s Hilarious(?)
since Brooklyn-based rap group Das Racist called it quits in 2012, founding member Himanshu "Heems" Suri has …managed to find the time to collaborate with Vitamin Water on what’s been dubbed the “New York remix” of a commercial airing in Japan…more…


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It’s kids and workout. It’s Baby-car(sic) exercise. —Heams

Baby-car_Exercise—Youtube

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For more about Japanese-engrish baby-cars, check out our previous posts:
   • Ultraman ‘baby car’ …from Japan of course (3Yen / 2011-09-01)
   • Single-seat cars for Japanese babies (3Yen / 2005-02-08)


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4/2/2014

‘Let’s get Fight!’ … J-Pop sans clothing

Let’s get Fight!  • MORNING MUSUME KOREA/JAPON’s promotional video from Sofuto On Demando (softo on demando sod)— “SOD” is a Japanese adu1t video group of companies noted for their “creative” approach to hyper-hinky videos(Wiki).

Obviously this is ÑṠFW
let's get fight sod itty-bitty titties..

Here’s the Safe-For-Work (but not your sanity) version:


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3/31/2014

Noodle Samurai

SAMURAI FUJIYAMA cupnoodle cup noodle

Check out the current TV commercial for new “SAMURAI FUJIYAMA” type of Cup Noodle®.

"Japan is the land of the Samurai…They swing the glowing swords and swear loyalty to their master"

The bimbos squeaking in the above commercial are “Dempagumi.inc” ("dempa" meaning Denpa songs (電波ソング) intentionally strange, catchy and off-key).

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3/24/2014

Gamera camera

Gamera, the former Guardian of the Universe and the kaiju/monster realms (Wiki), has fallen on hard times in his forced retirement of the past several years.
Fuji TV News captured him on video trying to make ends meet working as a security guard at a Donki (donki) discount store in Tokyo.

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Surveillance Gamera.

pic.twitter.com/Yu2feM4MNr— Brian Ashcraft (@Brian_Ashcraft) March 24, 2014

Check out some of the 3Yen’s many posts about Gamera including:
   • Gamera captured in Tokyo’s Ginza! (3Yen / 2006-04-25)
   • ‘Turtles can fly’ premieres in Japan (3Yen / 2005-07-27)
   • Nagasaki’s mutant Crocotutle scare (3Yen / 2010-08-13)


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3/22/2014

Japan turns to ‘Wankernomics’

Mo’ betta than failing quoter leftAbenomicsquoter right (3Yen / 2013-12-24), Japan turns to ‘Wankernomics’—that is, damp-dreaming that anime freakazoids and otaku wankers somehow can boost a stagnant economy, ri-i-i-ight.

Japan turns to 'animenomics'
Nikkei.com | March 21, 2014
Japanese businesses and municipalities are turning to anime to create buzz
Nihonbashi is banking on this animation festival to bring it good fortune. The commercial district is considered the birthplace of Japanese popular culture. In the mid-1800s, famous ukiyo-e woodblock printing artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi was born in NihonbashiBack then, Nihonbashi was home to major ukiyo-e publishers, and a publishing center
More…

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~Coredo Muromachi 2, a commercial complex in Tokyo's central Nihonbashi district, hosts the Tokyo Anime Award Festival 2014.~


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3/20/2014

Yaki imo-o-o-o!

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In these final days of cold weather, the street venders are still prowling streets selling yakimo, hot roasted sweet potatoes, from their odd smoking mini-trucks that look like they are on fire (left).

However, the hot potato car below is a sweet mashup of a customized V12 Toyota Century (3Yen / 2005-09-02) with long obliquely-cut exhaust pipes called takeyari (bamboo spear), and chrome bits of a wrecked Dekotora/art truck (3Yen / 2010-10-28).

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Funky yaki-imo truck (?) in Nakameguro. #ghostbusters pic.twitter.com/noZSUCh790— Jérôme Sénaillat (@remka) March 19, 2014

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Jerome Senaill @remka

Hear the sad yakimo songs that these street venders yowl as they cruse the cruel streets that I recorded:
   • Electric Crow Funk on Tokyo (3Yen / 2010-01-15)

   • Listen to Momus’ mix-masterpiece that he created from his
     yakimo vender song on the streets of Osaka.

          (March 23rd, 2012)
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3/3/2014

Does Dodgy Domo-kun dash Pervy Pikachu’s preeminence?

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Pervy Pikachu’s privates* as shown on the left have been a longtime favorite with readers of the 3Yen.

However, Dodgy Domo-kun that was spotted in Nagoya yesterday by Reddit may impeach Pervy Pikachu’s preeminence in prurience.

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Via Imgur & Reddit

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Previous puerile Pikachu posted…
   • Pikachu having a really good time (3Yen / 2013-05-17)
   • Pikachu girls (3Yen / 2009-04-18/)
   • Pikaku’s Privates (3Yen / 2008-09-09)
   • fisting pikachu (3Yen / 2013-07-21)

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2/28/2014

‘Sex & Fury’: the story of the Japanese manga, tattoos, films of Bonten Taro

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Bonten Taro — Sex & Fury is a book “trailer” for the May 5th release of the French publisher Le Lézard Noir about Bonten Taro’s life and works. In the style of a graphic novel, ‘Sex & Fury,’ tells Bonten Taro’s story of being an artist of manga, tattoos, films that touched on themes as diverse as the yakuza, horror, Pacific War, Mishima, enka ballads, and the like.

Sex & Fury, Bonten Taro from didizuka on Vimeo.

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Bonten Taro is most famous penning the comic, ‘Half-breed Rika’ (凡天太郎 / Konketsuji Rika), in the Weekly Myojo magazine, which was turned into a popular ’70s movie series by Toei Studios. That series was the source of inspiration for copycats like Russ Meyer’s Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! and the copy of the copycat, Tarantino*.

Learn more details at the Japanese website: bontengekigakai.wordpress.com
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