Happy Helmets for sadsack salarymen

I stumbled across these happy helmets, dubbed the Mask of Soul, that the Japanese designer Tomomi Sayuda created to help relieve stress of office workers.


happy hat - brain-machine interfacePrior Art of these Happy Helmets for squirrelly sadsack salarymen covered on the 3Yen includes:


Sex Lube Olympics cumming up in Tokyo

The Sex Lube Olympics is cumming up Saturday, July 18 and Sunday July 19, 2015 at Shin-Kiba 1st Ring, and tickets for participating are still for sale. Be sure to wear protection…helmets.
sex-lube-combosidebar-quote long Lotion Athletic Competition
Time Out Tokyo | June 2015
… daring athletes gather at Shin-Kiba’s 1st Ring, a renowned pro wrestling venue, and smear sex lube all over their bodies before engaging in competitions like lube sumo, lube relays and lube obstacle runningmore…


Previous 3Yen reports of Japan’s kinky competitions include:


What’s next, Green Burgers?

Sometimes you gotta think that Burger King Japan is just trolling us.
First it was Black Burgers (3Yen 2012-09-20), and now it’s soviet-styled burgers in modernist red and black.


Previous a few of the many 3Yen reports of the ongoing battle of who has the most bizarre burger of Japan include:


Kyushu’s choo-choo cheer

The Sankei News (Google Translate) is reporting that Japan Railways (JR) Kyushu cheerleaders, the “Sakura/Swallow Corps” (mascot below), at the YOSAKOI Soran Festival in Sapporo this week. Sakuratsubame-Corps-character_200xThe Sakuratsubame (Sakura/Swallow) Corps is composed of JR Kyushu shinkansen (Bullet Train) station attendants, conductors, motormen, and train staff. The Corps won a “U-40″ grand prize at the the festival for their “choo-choo cheer” (you can hear the stream locomoive in the music of their performance).



The next Godzilla movie

The 3Yen’s correspondent-at-large, “Den4,” reports of the Next Goji-chan movie…

Fighting the Gigantic Girls

The story in Japanese at huffingtonpost.jp/2015/06/14/tokyo-gigantic-girls…

“Prior Art” can be found at the the 3Yen’s previous reports:


Let’s Super Cool Biz!

“Cool Biz” is a campaign of the Japanese Ministry of the Environment to promote a “liberal” summer dress code to reduce electricity consumption needed for air conditioning (Wiki).

Previous reports “Cool Biz” on the 3Yen include:


Baumstein bows out

Carrying all her food on her, Sonya Baumstein was rescued off the Japanese coast after she sent a distress signal on Saturday…

Ok, let’s look more carefully at that photo of Baumstein starting out from Japan last week.
      •Well designed, oceanic-capable rowboat: Check.
      •State-of-art electronics: Check.
      •Solar cells for power: Check.
      •Plenty of food supply: CHECK!

Previous boating reports on the 3Yen include:


Bears in the bigtime

Bears are Big in Japan″…especially killer teddy bears taking revenge on an afro-samurai.

Picking up where where the original Afro Samurai story (3Yen / 2007-10-30) left off, you can follow the path of Kuma on his quest for wreck revenge by hunting down Afro to make him pay for the death for all those he loved.

Previous reports Afro Bears and the fury of the Furry on the 3Yen include:


Section chief Haniwa’s horrors of bureaucracy

left_quoter_14x24 Section chief Haniwa (ハニワ課長), PR character for Sakai City.right_quoter_13x24
Section-chief-HaniwaMulboynepic.twitter.com/bC8GEov8Ov— Mulboyne (@Mulboyne) June 11, 2015

Japan’s mysterious haniwa are terracotta clay figures were made for ritual use and buried with the dead as funerary objects during Japan’s Kofun period, the 3rd to 6th centuries AD (Wiki).
The haniwa now serve as mascot of the horrors of bureaucracy in Sakai City of Osaka Prefecture, Japan. According to the city’s public relations department, Haniwa section chief, who is about 1600 years old and unmarried, has only posted once last year on the city’s website because he has been too stressed at his bureaucratic responsibilities.(shikoku-np.co.jp news, Google Translate).

Previous reports of mysterious haniwa on the 3Yen include:


Let’s ”Teru Teru Bozu”!

left_long quotebar 24x260px newsonjapan.com (2015June09)The Japan Meteorological Agency announced Monday that the rainy season has started in the Tokai and Kanto-Koshin regions of Japan…The rainy season is expected to last until early July.

You might ask, quoter leftWTF is with these hanging ghosts made of toilet paper?quoter right

They are ‘Teru teru bozu’—a rain-rain-go-away-come-again-another-day effigy and Japan’s creepiest character. Japanese children make these talismans that are supposed to have magical powers to bring good weather and to prevent a rainy day (Wiki).