Coming-of-Age Day 2016

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Japan’s Coming-of-Age Day is set up to congratulate those who have reached the age of maturity (20) during the year. Cities and towns throughout the nation hold ceremonies for these young people but sometimes the kids get a kittle immature.


Irked by loud attire, Kitakyushu urges young adults to dress right on Coming-of-Age Day
The Japan Times | Jan. 8, 2016
In recent years, Kitakyushu’s Coming-of-Age Day ceremonies have been marked by young men wearing vividly colored hakama, a trouser component of the kimono, making them look like hooligans to some
The new women meanwhile are starting to wear a looser-fitting style of kimono that exposes the shoulders in a way used by oiran, the high-class prostitutes of the Edo Period.
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Furry fun of the Japanese police

The Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department has officially joined Furry fandom. hi-from-pipo-kun
They’ve decided that it’s not enough to have Pipo-kun
as a mascot, and they also need the furry, Tewatasana-inu chan.

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Police mascot causing a stir online.
https://t.co/LQBh4AMm0p pic.twitter.com/B7m5eSzOts — Mulboyne (@Mulboyne) Jan. 5, 2016
 

Tewatasana-inu-chan police mascotTewatasana-inu chan(テワタサナイーヌ ちゃん), the furry dog-girl extraordinaire, has only been on the job since last November but already she has been attracting attention (perhaps unwanted) from Yokohama’s police mascot, pigaru-kun_2
Pi-gull kun (ピーガルくん) 
as you can in the photo below of the two of them “yiffing*” in a candid momement.
sekuhara-smallpi-gul_vs_tewasanainu

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Previous police and Pipo-kun mascot reports on the 3Yen include:

 


 


 

Guess the species!

Guess the gender and species—Photos of an alien captured by Tokyo Fashion in Harajuku!

 
Shoshi


 

Previous reports of my fellow ALIENS include:

 
 



 

‘Namahage’ New Years Ogres

Like Krampus on acid, Japan’s ‘Namahage’—New Years Ogres armed with fake wooden deba knives go door-to-door admonishing children who may be guilty of laziness or bad behavior.
Namahage yell phrases like “Are there any crybabies around?” (泣く子はいねがぁ Nakuko wa inee gā?) or “Are naughty kids around?” (悪い子はいねえか Waruiko wa inee ka?) —Wikipedia.org/wiki/Namahage

 
Namahage group

A child cries while being lifted by a man disguised as “Namahage” wearing a demon-like mask and a costume made of straw, in Oga, northeastern Japan
Kyodo News | 2015/12/31
: “Namahage” end-of-year rituals

 

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Freezing family fun at Comiket 89, Tokyo

 

pervert-familymusique_legere変態仮面がいたwしかも子供までwwwwwwwwww #C89 #C89コスプレ pic.twitter.com/iX36IQ9vGW — レジェール/12/29-31C89 (@musique_legere) Dec. 31, 2015

 

Fun for the whole family cosplay braving the 8℃ (46℉) cold at Day 2 of Comiket (89), the world’s largest comic market″ (コミックマーケット) / fair, now being held at Tokyo “Big Sight” convention center.
In case you were wondering what character the fun family were cosplaying, refer to the Japanese film classic, Hentai Kamen—Rocketnews24.com.

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Monkey!

It soon will be the new Year of the Monkey in the Orient.
And as you can see in the photo, pedestrians are crowding the shopping street in front of Sensoji Temple in Tokyo getting ready for Japan’s most important holiday.
monkey-fest

Cthulhu Christmas?

A giant squid was seen just paddling around Toyama Bay in a marina on the morning of 24th. It’s rare that living giant squid to be seen so close the shore and on the surface. The length of the giant was about 4m and its girth was about 1m.

Some of the many other videos of this Cthulhu Christmas in Toyama Prefecture Japan include:
   • https://youtu.be/7Bxj_58_xeY
   • https://youtu.be/bCUMCrUKZsg

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A few of the many previous reports of the Japanesque Evil of the Deep, Cthulhu, on the 3Yen include:

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