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:
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
Japan’s crooked-teeth ‘Yaeba’ trend: Imperfection said to add to sex appeal
NY Daily News | Aug. 7, 2012
Yaeba–’double tooth’ in Japanese–is a trendy cosmetic procedure for Japanese women to accentuate their canine teeth. Some say the imperfection makes them more approachable …more...
It’s funny how this NY Daily News reporter thinks that, “Japan’s crooked-teeth Yaeba” is a “trend.” This cosmetic procedure that creates the appearance of a ‘double tooth’ has been around since 2009 and it was covered heavily in the Western press last year. It’s not news.
Today my online buddy, “Loco in Yokohama” aka Baye McNeil is running a special on the Kindle edition of his book about the trails-and-tribuations of being an alien/gaijin in Japan.
Enjoy our “pain.”
UPDATE (July 1, 2012): The Kindle electronic edition now is only $4.95.
Five-time, Nathan’s hotdog chomping champ, Takeru Kobayashi (3Yen / 2005-07-04) tackles the greatest non-food food in the history of man, toxic yellow Peeps (left), in his latest Easter eating challenge.
Link to the Peep-geeking challenge in a disgusting Facebook video…
—BuzzFeed Eater-in-residence takes on World Competitive Eating Champion Takeru Kobayashi in an Easter eating race to down the most marshmallow Peeps in 30 seconds.
Mo’ betta peeps eats….
Tip-of-the-hat to rinkya.com for news of the Peeps eats.
Den4, the 3Yen’s correspondent-at-large writes of The Horror in the abandoned museum…
Japanese Sex Museum
Abandoned Kansai 2012/03/23
The abandoned Japanese Sex Museum (a.k.a. the Mansion of the Hidden Treasure)…was in business for almost 20 years before it was closed in the second half of 1997… no pornography found in the abandoned Japanese Sex Museum – only a couple of paintings (some of them in a special room with black light lamps), softcore photos (e.g. Playboy Centerfolds), a couple of mannequins as well as lots and lots of wooden and stone sculptures; dozens of them, to be accurate. Sculptures of penises, vaginas, combinations of both, couples in the act, buttocks, masturbating animals, priests, deities, demons and whatever you can imagine. In one room there was a forest scene with penis shaped mushrooms. Or mushroom shaped penises. Your guess is as good as mine …more...
(obviously Not Safe For Work or your sanity)