Godzilla doesn’t have a real birthday, but the original film was released on November 3, 1954, so fans like to think of today, the third, as his 63rd birthday.
A few of our many previous stories about Goji-chan (the Japanese diminutive for “Godzilla darling”) include:
Over the years here I have posted a lot of poo about Pikachu but this photo of an abandoned Pikachu—PIKAchewed on the streets of the Mysterious Orient© captures the true essence of Pokémon Being…
PIKAchew on few of my many other Pikaposts including:
- Pokémon Pikachu pucker (news.3yen.com/2011-01-17/pokmon-pikachu-pucker/)
- fisting pikachu (news.3yen.com/2013-07-21/fisting-pikachu/)
- Machu Picchu Pikachu (news.3yen.com/2013-07-31/machu-picchu-pikachu/)
Furi-furi means shake-shake.
The SPIDERS’ lead singer, “Monsieur Kamayatsu” has died at age 78. He was the Furi-furi “folk queen” of Japan and was still rocking in engrish on TV and in regular live performances right up to his end.
In the west, Japanese performers like The SPIDERS are (mis)labled “Garage Punk” and outsider rock…but in Japan they are categorized G.S. (Group Sounds) bands.
Previous reports of GS and J-rock include:
Pubgoblin, my Tokyo buddy in real-life™, found this Japanese fan club for wankering devices:
Our previous Tenga™ reports include:
Back the ’80s I used to see the “star” of this video game, the doomsday cult leader, Shoko Asahara, at my train station.
Game Based Upon a Real Life Act of Domestic Terrorism, Possibly Produced by the Cult Responsible, Is As Unsettling As It Sounds
Attract Mode / January 25, 2017
…Kamikuishiki-mura Monogatari…is a doujin soft [game] published for the PC-88, which according to Tokugawa Corp is “Based on the Aum Shinrikyo cult responsible for the 1995 sarin gas attack on the Tokyo subway”…
…Kamikuishiki-mura Monogatari operates as a resource management sim, with the goal being the successful deployment of the chemical agent to targeted trains…
Previous reports of Aum include:
Do you remember that dead Tamagotchi that fell behind your desk drawer in the late ’90s?
Well, ßan Dai Corp. wants you to resurrect it by solving the puzzle “Tamagotchi n!× CRAP Station“, which is a time capsule for the 20th anniversary of the device: tamagøtchi20th.cøm
Our previous ßan Dai related reports include:
Check out the b-ball/basketball Stargate in Kyoto Japan!
A few of our many reports of Japan’s Stargate Program:
SONY MUSIC REPORTS BRITNEY SPEARS IS DEAD!
A few of our previous reports of It’s-a-Sony include:
Kancho is the insidious Japanese school prank performed by poking both index fingers into someone’s butt when the victim is not looking that’s like a “Ninja Prayer Pose” below.
Men’s Prayer Ninja Kancho Pose boxer shorts
…are a fun gift of men’s rugby uniform-style underwear from Rakuten.
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Previous kancho fun on the 3Yen:
How the Brew a Christmas Coffee Using a Wooden ROBO-BARISTA the Japanese Way
- Download special Nescafé app and fire it up.
- On the BARISTA app, select the emoticon that best fits your current mood.
- Observe that your emoticon then transforms into a cute bird character (which suspiciously looks like stealth Twitter marketing) and appears on the screen at Nescafé Barista i-coffee moment ensemble machine.
- Also watch that at the same time, a wooden ball is released from the top of the wooden i-coffee moment ensemble machine instrument to play a Christmas melodies* as it rolls down striking the tuned xylophone-like steps.
- Finally, your coffee poops out of the bottom of the robo-barista
- Remove your cup and drink coffee
You can enjoy this Rube Goldberg coffee machine in Tokyo’s Harajuku from Friday, Dec. 2 to Sunday Dec. 25. Derived from popular Japanese pitagorasu/ピタゴラス/Pythagorean devices, this contraption looks like a massive coffee mug measuring about three and half meters tall and three meters wide. A wooden ball is released from the top into a staircase-shaped maze that plays Christmas songs* as it rolls downwards striking the tuned xylophone steps on its way in a whimsical and entertaining display. The contraption consists of 180 xylophone-like keys and 1450 individual parts. Its construction required approximately five months and utilized laser machining as well as a number of other frou-frou technologies.
*The Christmas songs performed are:
- We wish you a Merry Christmas
- Joy to the World
- Winter Wonderland
Our previous Christmassy reports of Japanese fun include: