Welcome to Kenmin Kingdom of Noodly Nippon

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Anthony d'Avis (@ozAntinnippon) June 25, 2016

 

(Goofy Google Translate of Wiki): Kenmin Foods Co., Ltd. of Kobe is a rice noodle manufacturer that is best known for its “Welcome to the Kenmin Kingdom” ad campaign. Kenmin’s ads are known for their eerie content and surreal product image.

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Previous posts of Japan’s fun ads for very bent noodles include:

 



 

BEWARE OF MAD POLES!

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Everything in Japan needs a special mascot, even angry poles.

 
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Previous dubious yuru-chara/loose-character_yuruchara/"loose character" mascots featured here include:

 
 


Drip. Drop. Derp.

The Tokyo Metro Manners poster is all wet this month.
With much derp, the Tokyo Metro seems to want us to “drop” our umbrellas during Japan’s rain season (rather than taking care that our umbrellas don’t drip on others).

drop-drip-metro-subwayplease-engrish

 

shinjuku_Tokyo_Metro_information_deskThe strange part of this Metro poster’s engrish mistake is that the Tokyo Metro has a complete staff of interpreters who work at the subway’s information desks. However, somehow all the people in the PR department who make the posters forgot to have someone check the poster’s English, sheesh.

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Previous drippy reports of the rainy season in Japan include:

 

 



 

Japan’s New Democratic kancho Party

In yet another political reorganization, Japan’s “New Democratic Party”—formerly known as the Democratic Party Japan (DPJ)—has a new logo celebrating the grand Japanese tradition of kancho.New~Kancho-Democratic-PartykanchoThat is, Kancho (カンチョー) is a Japanese prank performed by clasping the hands together in the shape of an imaginary gun and attempting to poke an unsuspecting person in the butt*.

Japan’s Democratic Party reveals new logo to cries of plagiarism and indecency
The Japan Times | 2016-May-19
The new logo features the letter M, the initial of the party’s Japanese name, Minshinto, in a way that resembles two people — one in blue and the other in red — standing arm in arm…After the logo chosen Thursday advanced to a shortlist of four candidates earlier this month, many people online noted a striking resemblance to that of Mie Prefecture-based confectionery company Imuraya Co…new_democratic-party
…The online controversy, however, didn’t end there. Some joked that the logo looks as though a man in blue is groping the posterior of a woman in red.
More…


 
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Our previous Kancho (カンチョー) reports include:

FUKUYOU pawn!

A pawn shop ad seen on the back of bus in Kyoto Japan….

fukuyou-bust-bertrand Très smart ce nom

Google Translate of fukuyou78.com:
Please bring your precious metals, expensive brand goods, home appliances, antique musical instruments, etc. as pawn, or you can purchase them at the Fukuyou Pawn shops of Kyoto. We give the highest assessments, and offer the best prices.
fukuyou-store-front

 

Previous fuckqued reports include:

 



 

Eyes are watching you

In the 1960s, Japan’s “Camera Magazine” published photos these ophthalmologist eyes signboards…

eye-of-screw-tainam 60年代には日本のカメラ雑誌でも写真が掲載されていたらしいから、そこで見たのかな? (Google Translate) http://cyberisland.teldap.tw/graphyer/photo/…

 
The photo was taken by the Taiwanese photographer Wang Shuangqua/王双全” (1920-1978) but it became
screw← the eye of the Japanese manga Nejishiki (“Screw”) and then underwent various iterations such as…

parody絵のお仕事まだまだ募集しております⊂((・x・))⊃! pic.twitter.com/HYZlFMvJeJ— ぢぬすな子 (@dinusuna) March 19, 2016

 
Also notice that on these billboards the asian eyelashes are correctly represented as really short (3Yen / 2015-02-18). eyes^2

 
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A few of our many previous eyeball reports include:

 



 

The new, new Tokyo 2020 Olympics logo

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After fiasco of the pervious plagiarized logo (L) for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics (3Yen 2015-09-02). the winner of the new, new logo contest is the Olympic Lobster Bib!

tokyo2020.jp/en/games/emblem
winner-logo
This chequered design in the traditional Japanese colour of indigo blue expresses a refined elegance and sophistication that exemplifies Japan.
Composed of three varieties of rectangular shapes, the design represents different countries, cultures and ways of thinking. It incorporates the message of ‘unity in diversity’.
More…

 
Previous reports the craptastic 2020 Tokyo Olympics on the 3Yen include:



 

Tough year for manners

ポスター mannersThe up-coming Japanese fiscal year starts tomorrow and it’s going a tough year for teasing the Tokyo Metro’s manners posters in English. The theme of 2016’s posters will feature kanji ideographs that will target* the current rude hoards Chinese tourists and the locals, meh.

 tokyo metro gate manners poster

tokyo-metro-logoTokyo Metro’s New Manner Posters Themed on Kanji Graphics
japanstation.com | 2016-Mar-30
Every year Tokyo Metro announces a new series of…”Manner [sic] Posters” …The new posters designed by Tokyo illustrator, Yu Nagaba, will feature a new character called “Chikao-kun” or “Underground Boy”…The new slogan “anata no mana- , ii kanji?” or “are your manners in good shape?”...more...

 

 

real metro manners poster of door kanji
The above poster is a 3Yen “exclusive” since the actual manners poster shown on the left won’t be put up until tomorrow, April 1st.
Click to embiggen.

 

Our reports of previous fiscal year’s new series of manner posters include:

 



 


Zen and the art of anti-multitasking

left_quoter_14x24When walking, walk. When eating, eat.right_quoter_13x24
         —Zen proverb

However, that anti-multitasking sign has the engrish all wrong! (^‿~)
toking-shuffling-wanking

A basic Zen idea is to Do one thing at a time/Do it deliberately/Do it well. That is, completely focus on your task at hand and avoid distractions.

Previous zen-ish moments here on News.3Yen.com include: