KIRIMI-chan Christmas — Japan’s Salmon Steak Xmas

Sanrio, the Japanese company behind Hello Kitty, has new Christmas character: Kirimi-chan.
And Kirimi-chan is a real character—She’s a salmon steak with arms and legs who is coming to your Christmas tree!


kirimi今日はクリスマスツリーの日だよ…!よぅし、飾り付けはバッチリ…! — KIRIMIちゃん.【公式】 (@kirimi_sanrio) December 7, 2015


banner-kirimi-300xName: Kirimi-chan
Birthday: August 31st
A star in the sliced food world. Hello. I’m kirimichan. Your faithful mealtime partner! Be sure to grill me up nicely!
—via Sanrio Timeline



Three-Kings-of-Orient-Are …

Japanese Kotori Nativity scene with the We-Three-Kings-of-Orient-Are??

Santa’s special gift for your truely Japanese Christmas

Just what J-Santa needs to bring to you for Christmas—Japanese Human Centipede Toy with the all-critical, asshole-to-mouth interlocks.


The “inspired” surgeon, Dr. Heiter, and his Human Centipede sculpted in a keshi-style soft resin from Kenth Toy Works/GeekLife for 2,000 yen (about $17 USD).


A few of the many previous reports the Human Centipede on the 3Yen include:


Rockin’ Godzilla and friends

Godzilla and friends know how to liven up any party…

gozilla-rocksmadeline Back to the things I love. Rocking out with my friends… —Madeline (@emadelineroy) Nov. 28, 2015



A few of the many previous party-Godzilla reports on the 3Yen include:


Tactless tumescence of ToQger train’s todger


Featuring train characters, Ressha Sentai ToQger is a continuation of the Japanese television Super Sentai/Power Ranger series. The premise of the show is that a mystical railway known as the Rainbow Line run massive/heroic trains known as Ressha. These Ressha (Tokkyūjā). The ToQgers mission to save towns from the evil forces of the Shadow Line who are preying on the residents’ fear and sadness (from Wikipedia)

Other mecha and sentai silliness here on the 3Yen includes:


Cool Japan stinks it up!

Shown below is the Japan’s government-sponsored pollution of the “Cool Japan” program last weekend that is trying to best China in all things…even stinky air.


Review: Moshi Moshi Nippon Festival at Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium
— The Japan Times: A&E (@japantimes_arts) November 11, 2015


The photo above shows singer Toshiko Koshijima of the “Moshi Cool” section the Moshi Moshi Nippon Festival (which is part of the Cool Japan initiative).

Previous 3yen reports of the government’s “Cool Japan” propaganda initiative include:
   • Cool Japan Expo in Paris is full of K-pop! (3Yen / 2014-07-24)
   • Is Japan Cool? Toilets! (3Yen / 2012-03-07)
   • ‘Gross National Cool’–Japan’s foreign policy
         (3Yen / 2004-12-14)


Micro-Gamera vs the Homeless (2015)

A homeless man hits the red carpet at Tokyo International Film Festival 2015 in Shinjuku, only to be challenged by

Micro-Gamera responds the challenge at the Tokyo International Film Festival 2015!


Trashy Tokyo Halloween


Even Tokyo's trash has a Halloween theme.— Alastair Himmer (@alastairhimmer) Oct. 18, 2015



City of Tokyo to give away 300,000 Halloween garbage bags    —- | news/2015-10-17

The above photo taken in Tokyo’s Roppongi entertainment district as it is gearing up for one on their biggest party weekends of the year.
But, as I always say, Everyday is Halloween in Tokyo″ (3Yen / 2014-10-31) , (3Yen / 2012-09-13) , (3Yen / 2011-10-29) , etc.


Hello Chucky™

Longtime collaborator with the 3Yen, RobPongi, gave us this heads-up on the new Hello Kitty/Chucky Mashup Doll that the Universal Studios theme park in Japan was selling for this Halloween.

Universal Studios Japan Selling Hello Kitty/Chucky Mashup Doll

Hello-Chuckie via

RobPongi further reports: left_quoter_14x24Annnnndddd….IT’S GONE!right_quoter_13x24

However, the fact that the Hello Chucky™ doll isn’t listed on the website may be a sign of it being sold out rather than it pulled off the market.

Other strange Chucky and Hello Kitty occurrences spotted in Japan include:

Creepazoid Kitty (3Yen / 2012-04-23)
hell no kitty

Hello Kitty tombstone (3Yen / 2014-09-17)
hello kitty grave

Chucky on the Tokyo subway with his bride (3Yen / 2013-08-05)
chucky subway



When I saw the above photo of the yakuza gangster on the Tokyo Reporter , I could think of only one thing: mukku-kun
MUKKU, the best friend of Gachapin in a popular Japanese children’s program “Hirake! Ponkiki” (3Yen 2009-07-21).



Previous reports the Mysterious Duo on the 3Yen include: