Sumo funtime!

This is Shokkiri (初切) fun at the Grand Sumo Tournament of February 4. The “tournament” does not count for the official rankings of the wrestlers so the tone of the entire event is more lighthearted.

The Pope-hats return

Once again, Japan’s Pope-hats have mysteriously reappeared…

skittles
Even more mysterious is that one of the Getty photos is labeled as “Japanese fans dressed as Skittles” which sounds odd since Skittles candy made by Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company is not at all popular in Japan. Then I remembered the archaic game of Skittles from which bowling originated. Pope Hats makes more sense.
japanese-pope-hats animated
 
japanese-pope-hats animated

A few of the other many appearances of the mysterious Popeheads include:

  • Pope hats clash! (Japan loses) (news.3yen.com/2014-06-25/pope-hats-clash)
  • The AWESOMENESS — Japan’s Olympic Pope hats (news.3yen.com/2012-08-02/the-awesomeness-japans-olympic-pope-hats)
  • Pope hats and Pikachu — Japanese fans at the World Cup (news.3yen.com/2014-06-15/pope-hats-and-pikachu-japanese-fans-at-the-world-cup)
  • Japan’s Pope-hats vs Vile vuvuzela (news.3yen.com/2010-06-17/japans-pope-hats-at-world-cup-beat-all-the-vile-vuvuzela/)

 



‘Slamming’ Japan

She-e-e-it America, You call that a “body slam”?

Now this is slamming body…
flying-body-slamgood-morning
Japanese hard style.

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Previous reports of Japanese wrestling include:

 


 


B-ball — J-Stargate

Check out the b-ball/basketball Stargate in Kyoto Japan!

basketball-stargate_closeup

 
A few of our many reports of Japan’s Stargate Program:

 



 


Ninja prayer pose pants?

kancho suprise buttsecs 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.no-kancho sign for japanese schools

Men’s Prayer Ninja Kancho Pose boxer shorts
…are a fun gift of men’s rugby uniform-style underwear from Rakuten.

 
Why rugby kancho underwear? Read the full rest-of-the-story in the Comments section.

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Previous kancho fun on the 3Yen:

 






‘Dude, where’s my flying car?’

jetson-animated-car

Dude, where’s my flying car?
Japan is attempting to build a Jetson’s flying car to light the Tokyo Olympic cauldron in 2020.

Engineers hope to light Olympic cauldron with a flying car
The Asahi Shimbun ~ October 20, 2016
TOYOTA, Aichi Prefecture-
-A car that takes to the air to light the Olympic cauldron might sound like a fantasy, but young engineers are working here to make it a reality at the 2020 Tokyo Games.
The automotive and aviation engineers are aiming to run their vehicle on the track of the new National Stadium and fly it to the Olympic cauldron to light the flame at the opening ceremony
More…

  

ABOVE: Full-scale prototype of a flying car being developed in Toyota City, Aichi Pref., rises to the massive height of one meter. (Photo by Cart!vator).

 
Our previous reports of Japanese crap-tech and flying cars include:

 



 

Punked PM

At the closing ceremony of the Rio Olympics, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, gets punked into dressing in a Super Mario clown costume.

punked-PM_Abe


 

 
Previous puerile posts of Japan and the Olympics include:

 



 

Bar, meet boner.

Breaking the bar on Asian stereotypes…

Japanese pole vaulter’s penis gets in his way at Olympics
nydailynews.com |NEW YORK DAILY NEWS | Monday, August 15, 2016
Well, that’s a hard way to go out.
First, Japanese pole vaulter Hiroki Ogita’s leg touched the bar; then what’s in between his legs touched it, too, knocking it loose from the 5.3 meter heightmore...

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A few of our many previous boner reports include:

 



 

Our octopus predicts eight gøld medals for Japan!

Right on local TV, the 3Yen’s octopus-cum-reporter predicts eight gøld medals for Japan!

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Ølympics:
Øctopus ‘predicts’ eight gøld medals for Japan at Riø

KØBE, Aug. 6, 2015 | Kyødø
On Friday an øctopus predicted that Japan will win eight gøld medals at the Rio Olympics.
At an event in Åkashi, western Japan, aimed at promoting locally caught 0ctopuses, the cephalop0d was placed in a tank with three plastic þoxes labeled "7 or under," "8" and "9 or more," and it chose the middle 0ne.
0rganizers had chained up the þox labeled "7 or under" to prevent the 0ctopus from choosing it and placed craþs inside the two other þoxes to lµre the creatµre.

(Note: The ripped-off text above was munged to avoid the copyright restrictions of Kyødø Press.)
 
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A few of our dozens of other octopus reports include:

 



 

A horse in a pink Hello Kitty mask saves Japan

Shining-Star-of-Losers

Watch a horse in a pink Hello Kitty mask save Japan
The Verge | July 29, 2016
The Shining Star of Losers Everywhere from The All-Nighter Room on Vimeo.

 

Saaaa, the rest-of-the-story is that the horse, Haru Urara, really didn’t “save” Japan’s economy, which has been in the dumper since the Lost Decade (that started in 1991 and has lasted until today).
Still, this a gr-r-reat story and a multi-award winning film.

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