NEW AND IMPROVED!
SCUMBALL SODA NOW WITHOUT BALLS!
This year’s new pink guarana soda on the left features the ball-free character “Mokorin” which is said to be cuter than the tradional “Marimokkori,” the lake scumball character that is based on marimo lake algae balls of Hokkaido Japan.
Yikes. Now ain’t it a Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Pink Polka-Dot keitai?
Kyodo News—Apr. 08 TOKYO, Japan….one of the new mobile phones KDDI Corp. rolled out on April 7 under its new ''iida'' brand name. The handbag-shaped handset is …designed by internationally renowned Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama…more...
In case you were wondering, the phone’s brandname “iida” is an acyronmn for innovation imagination design and art. Official pricing and English info may be found on http://iida.jp/ on the 17th of April. And just so you can have sweet dreams tonight, enjoy this photo of the artist Yayoi Kusama posing with her Pink Polka-Dot brainfart iida creations, which she describes as:
…”mobile telephones don’t have to be stuck in the world square things…the mysterious appearance of strength that it is filled up by pokadots–pretty in form and color with friendliness that wants you to take it out as a wasteful handbag to display”…
Also be sure to check out this other artsy-fartsy cellphone of the artist, the “My Doggie Ring-Ring“, in the comments…
Late in the afternoon yesterday, I stumbled across this rare-for-Japan political graffiti in the style of the Obama “Change” poster. It shows Taro Aso, the most unpopular Japanese prime minster in many decades and the most hated PM in the developed world.
The crappy photo shows the location the poster (on the far right the photo), which is in front of Exit 2 of Shin-Koenji station on the Tokyo Marunouchi subway line.
In Japan you never know what you might find masquerading as a potato chip. You might be served mayonnaise’n'fish egg chips or it might be Choco Potato® , chocolate-covered potato sticks, yuck.
Frankly, the best way to assure that seaweed is not the main ingredient of your potato chips is to make your own with the amazing Japanese MICROWAVE POTATO CHIP MAKER from our sponsor J-List.com.
Yes, you can make your own potato chips in a microwave oven the Japanese way. If you’re trying to live a healthier lifestyle, you know that avoiding oily foods are the way to go. But sometimes, there’s always that craving to snack on a few chips now and again. Thankfully, this is where the microwave potato chip maker comes in handy, satisfying both the need to be healthy, while satisfying the munchies. Measuring at 13 cm (5 inches) in diameter with 11 cm (4 inches) in height, it comes with all the accessories you need – an easy to use vegetable slicer, bowl to hold the slices, holder, and the microwave tray that is the secret to keeping these vegetables nice and crisp. Simply slice the vegetables, place in the tray, and then microwave. Within minutes you’ll have delicious fresh low calorie potato chips that utilizes absolutely no oil! Use this for other vegetables as well— Easy to clean and a great way to keep healthy. Buy it now from J-List.com.
Sadly, Santa (or anybody else for that matter) gave me one these sicko mole-bats, aka ” Moguri,” from the 3Yen’s sponsor, J-List , meh. Moogle Plush — Final Fantasy
Moogles (aka Moguri, a combination of the Japanese words for mole and bat) are commonly appearing creatures that appear throughout many Square Enix games (including the Final Fantasy, Chocobo, and Kingdom Hearts games), a cute little companion with bat wings. This official Square Enix product measures 10 inches tall. Buy the fun Moogle plush now.
Last October I reported on, …Party horror: Mayonnaise Margarita drink for the power “mayoraa”–Japanese mayonnaise freaks who like mayo ice cream.
Now here’s a handy item to show your true Japanophilia from our sponsor Jlist.com.
Lunch Monkey Mayo Cup with Banana Spoon
Use it for porting your dipping sauces and spreads for your Bento/ lunch box. Shaped into slightly odd his and her monkey shapes, this mayonnaise cup measures 2×3 cm (0.78×1 inch) and even comes with a banana spoon, used to scoop up the sauces and apply on sandwiches, making this a cute and useful dispenser for your on-the-go needs. An odd lunch accessory from Japan that’s wacky enough to make a great conversation starter. Comes in a pack of 2 to make you doubly Monkey-esque. Buy it now!
And remember: “The nature of Monkey was ….. IRREPRESSIBLE!”
(‘Saru mo ki kara ochiru’ [猿も木から落ちる])
Domo-kun[どーもくん on Wiki] is the coolest thing the Internet has discovered in years, a brown monster who is the official mascot of NHK, Japan’s public broadcasting system. And of curse, the 3Yen’s sponsor J-List and Domo-kun go together like peanut butter and jelly, milk and cookies, or sushi and wasabi (or better yet like peanut butter and wasabi).
Domokun Mimobot USB 2.0 Flash Drive ~ Normal
If you want a flash drive with style, look no further! This fun flash drive from mimobot, comes to you ready for use at a moment’s notice. This sleek design features Domo-kun with an easy pop open cover to protect your USB connector, all the while still remaining cute for all the girls to swoon over.
Actually I sort of prefer the weirdo version, the so-called Domokun ~ “Rasta”, which you see below with the funky multicolor reggae tam that serves as its USB connector cover.
Both the “Regular and “Rasta” flash drives measure approximately 2 inches tall and is both Windows and Mac compatible. As a special welcome to all of you not in Japan, this USB 2.0 flash drive comes pre-loaded with exclusive Domo-kun content such as domo videos, screensavers, wallpapers and more. The “Normal” version comes in a 1 G-byte, 2 G-byte, or 4 G-byte sizes—Buy Domo-kun now!
Just in time to make it into Santa’s toy bag, our sponsor J-List is offering this darling little laptop for the young at heart.
Hello Kitty perfects notebook computer design and interfaces with interactive sound effects and visuals to hold the attention span of the most demanding child or Hello Kitty addled otaku.