Funk the ‘Chanbara’

Chanbara*, Japanese kids playing with sticks like make-believe swords was “culturally appropriated” and funked for this music video of samurai fighting in the garage.

Featuring Flying Lotus & Kamasi Washington | Brainfeeder 2015 | Directed by Carlos Lopez Estrada | Produced by Zach Wechter


*Learn more about Chanbara swordplay at:


Vending machines for rubber gloves—in Japan of course

left_long quotebar 24x260pxvending-closeupLoose translation:
Vending machine for rubber gloves—two for 600 yen ($4.85 USD).
Who would be the target customer? Gloveless people passing this building lot? Who is gonna buy them?
Usually, the need for rubber gloves is more specific. (^_-)
glove-vending-machineleft_long quotebar 24x260pxゴム手袋の自動販売機。600円で2つ入っている。買う人いるのかな?工事現場においてあれば買う人いるかもしれないけど、普段ゴム手袋が緊急で必要になる事ってないもんなぁ。 #自動販売機 #ゴム手袋— ミートソース山田 ミネラルウォーター (@yamada_tokyo) July 9, 2015

Previous 3Yen reports of odd Japanese vending machines include:


July 20th is Japanese Burger Day!

Le divin burger
Le divin burger
Le divin burger. Gasparccio de saumon. Sainte Marinade de Nazaneth. Pointe de crèche fraîche. Roimage rappé. Huile d’olive extra vierge. Vinaigre Balthazarmique. Josephte de citron. Feuilles de Jesus-crine. Sirop d’étable. Christaux de sel.
Prenez, mangez, ceci est mon burger. —Via the art tumblr:

Eat’em up, yum!


Happy Marine Day in Japan!

Today is Marine Day aka Umi no Hi — a public holiday celebrated on the third Monday in July in Japan. As an island nation famous for eating the ocean’s bounty, the purpose of the holiday is to consider the importance of the ocean to Japan. Many people take advantage of the holiday and summer weather to take a beach trip and have fun ocean related

Previous reports of Marine Day/Umi no Hi on the 3Yen include:


The Tokyo’s 2020 Monster has been slain!

The ridiculously fraudulent $2 billion stadium for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics (3Yen 2015-07-12) has been slain, w0oT!

Olympic stadium building plan back to drawing board: Abe
TOKYO, 2015 July 17, 4pm | Kyodo
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Friday he has decided to bring the current building plan for the Olympic stadium back to the drawing board amid public uproar over its soaring costs more...
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Previous 3Yen reports Japan’s preparation for the useless, waste-of-money, 2020 Olympics include:


Welcome to Monday morning Japan

This sign is advertises a “Morning Set” breakfast special of a beer or rot-gut shochu and a snack. Starting out the work week right is a breakfast set offer in Osaka, beer or chuhai (juice and shochu), with a boiled egg and shio kombu/seaweed for Y350 yen.
Now this is my kind of Monday morning!


Mocking Japan’s fraudulent new National Stadium for the 2020 Olympics

2020_stadium I decided to join the fun of all the Japanese folks mocking the fraudulent waste (3Yen 2015-05-20) of a new National Stadium for the 2020 Olympics at the hashtag: #新国立競技場クソコラグランプ (translation: #Crappy Photoshop Grand Prix for the new National Stadium)salon-stadia_640x

I previously explained about the above Mr. “NO MORE” (no more illegal downloading of movies) at | 2012-11-01: Saddest costume ever

Previous 3Yen reports Japan’s preparation for the useless, waste-of-money, 2020 Olympics include:

FÜÇK THE 2020 OLYMPICS! ┌∩┐|☢ _ゝ☢|