Don’t tell the “Ancient Ones” and pray the great Cthulhu doesn’t catch wind of this abuse of the Wise Tentacled Elder Gods, but…
…seemingly coming back to life when soy sauce is poured atop it. The cephalopod's body lifts up and writhes in the bowl, prompting viewers to ask: Is it really dead?
… a seafood dish named odori-don…sometimes prepared with squid and known as the “dancing squid rice bowl” huffingtonpost.com: ‘Dancing Squid’ Phenomenon: How Soy Sauce Brings A Dead Creature Back To ‘Life’
Previous 3Yen reports of Cthulhu’s control of the oceans and expansion into the realm of puny human include:
• Eatin’ lil Cthulhu (3Yen / 2013-03-14)
• Merry Squid-mas from Japan (3Yen / 2012-12-25)
• The ‘Man from Planet Squid-aru’ (3Yen / 2011-07-19)
And of course…
Cthulhu, the evil giant squid, caught on video
(3Yen / 2007-02-14)
The straw wrapping is done to protect the palm trees from the cold and insect infestations during the late fall and winter. It takes four workers an entire week to complete the job.
Weirdo Japanese factoid of the day…
Thanks to Danny Choo / 末永みらい命 (@dannychoo)’s twitter we have today’s trivia…
All Japanese real estate agents are closed on Wednesday. Reason is Wednesday = Sui (水) in Japanese means water = ‘contracts get washed away’.
Dressed in schoolgirl’s uniform, “GrowHair” has become has an Internet phenomenon in Japan over the past five years, and he’s a regular sight in Tokyo’s über-trendy Harajuku/Shibuya district.
According the website dedicated to him (Google Translate):
GrowHair enjoys walking the streets wearing a sailor-suit school uniform where he is widely known as ‘Sailor Uncle.’ In born 1962, his real name is Hideaki Kobayashi and he has master’s degree in Mathematics from the prestigious Waseda University [Japan's equivalent of Stanford or MIT]. He works as an image-processing software engineer at a printing company.
Be sure to click on the Youtube’s “Caption” button and turn on the engrish captions in the video.
View Part 2 at: http://youtu.be/7gvgO1jwCTo
• Link via Drop Dead Cute (2013-June-26):
My Schoolgirl Fantasy (Not What You Think!)
• Story idea thanks to Yuki Rinkya (@rinkya)’s twitter.
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What are all these rabbits doing front an empty Japanese hotel?
Would you believe the bunnies are escaping an abandoned chemical warfare plant?
The photo was taken in what is now an island park called Okunoshima located in the Inland Sea of Japan in Hiroshima Prefecture (see map below).
However, from 1925 to 1945 the island was a top secret chemical weapon facility (R) that produced over six kilotons of mustard gas and tear gas. Now Okunoshima is an island with a hotel, a six-hole golf course and a camp ground. When the island was developed as a park after World War II, these rabbits were intentionally set loose. Many rabbits were used in the chemical munitions plant to test the effectiveness of the chemical weapons during World War II (Wiki).
• Background information via:
• Details at uta-jima.com (goofy Goggle Translate)
Paradise of rabbit Okunoshima photos, video & information
…held on Sunday April 28th the parade celebrates the diversity of the LGBT community and raises awareness...more…
Read more at The Japan Times / April 29, 2013: Gay pride march kicks off first ‘Tokyo Rainbow Week’
IT’S THAT TIME OF YEAR* AGAIN!
On the plate are “l’il Cthulhu”—bioluminescent Firefly Squid who normally live with Cthulhu’s Deep Ones†, but once a year waves push them to the surface in Japan’s Toyama Bay from March to June. YUM!
From more information, check out the previous squidly 3Yen report of 2012 ↗:
•Masses of radioactive tentacles crawl onto the beach
Report by 3Yen correspondent-at-large, Den4
This cute Giant isopod—a sea-dwelling woodlouse the size of a poodle, 29 cm in length—has been on hunger strike at a Japanese aquarium for just a while…
According the recent RocketNews24 article, Giant Underwater Pill-Bug Refuses to Eat for 4 Years, Scientists Puzzled, The Toba Aquarium houses two giant isopods. One of them which they affectionately named “No.1” has been on a hunger strike since January 2nd, 2009. More...
Like a mutant lurking the Fukushima nuclear dead zone, reports of this new blue Japanese curry are positively glowing.
Bright Blue Curry and “Intense Disgusting Juice” on the Menu at Niconico Cafe Not For the Faint of Stomach!
RocketNews24 | 2012/11/15
…. “Unappetizing Blue Curry,”this 700 yen US $8.70 dish is true to its name…There’s also a horrible liquid concoction roughly translated as ‘Intense Disgusting Juice: Extreme,” which costs a shocking 3000 yen (US$24)…more…
Japanese “curry” is popular enough to be called a national dish—On school lunch surveys, curry is always ranked at the top of the menu in popularity (Wikipedia).
A quick Google Image Search reveals that blue curry is trendy in Japan…
Click to view image search results.
Previous 3Yen reports of the mysteries of Japanese curry include:
• The End of the World—Natto Curry (3Yen / 2010-07-27)
• Japanese make the best curry!! (3Yen / 2007-05-21)
• VERMONT CURRY™–an authentic Japanese meal?
(3Yen / 2005-07-06)
Thanks to the 3Yen’s correspondant,
Den 4, for a heads-up about this story.
Just when you thought Japan couldn’t get any weirder…
The final form of slob? — “Diaper girls”
SPA magazine | 2012.09.28 (Google Translate)
…the final form of such a slob women… Kaori Adachi, office worker (pseudonym, 25 years old), who works in real estate company in Tokyo proudly proclaims:
“I’m using disposable diapers…instead of sanitary napkins, which daily wearing is normal for us Japanese girls. ” Adachi said she regularly wears diapers in order to absorb the urine. Rather than focusing the accidental leakage of urine, she said, “we’re using it instead of going to the toilet.”
3Yen / 2005-10-02: Japanese GOO.N diapers explained.
What is not immediately recognizable from the above report is that a significant portion of Japanese women under the 30 have a habit of wearing pantie liners everyday so they don’t necessarily have to change their underwear everyday, eww.
Tip-of-the-hat to 3Yen friend, Mulboyne who tweeted: Fun new Japanese “trend” for the overseas press. Women wearing diapers to save going to the toilet: http://t.co/MyTfqD3i