Robo-Geisha is one crazy movie +

Bit NSFW. Well, I’ve never been one to shy away from crazy Japanese cult movies. As a matter of fact, I didn’t think I would find one that topped Tokyo Gore Police. Silly me. Leave it to the minds that created Machine Girl and Tokyo Gore Police to team up and create this over the […]

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A 3 foot horror story +

The bathroom in many homes is a very lonely room. You only visit it when you need something, and not for the pleasant atmosphere the room provides. So is it really hard to believe that the lonely bathrooms around the world holds a deep seated grudge for the humans that use it? I think not. […]

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A real Hello Kitty +

If you are reading this website right now, I would find it very hard for you to not know what Hello Kitty is. One could argue that it is one of the most well known Japanese brands right up there with Honda and Sony. This video has nothing to do with Hello Kitty other than […]

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Kids vs Zombies +

So, Andrea subliminally tricked me into purchasing Left 4 Dead on Steam, and I have been enjoying playing it for the past few days now. Funnily enough, I have to play Louis everytime I play online because well… my real name is Louis and I’m African-American. You may be wondering what zombies have to do […]

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Ichi the Killer Bento +

Gore movies are one of my many favorites from Japan. The last one I watched was Tokyo Gore Police a few months ago. What can I say about that besides it was unbelievably gory… As for the actual story, I think I could of written something better as weekend homework in the 4th grade. But […]

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Naoto Fukasawa’s Fruit Juice +

They say that the way food or drinks look plays a major influence on how well we like it. I would have to agree. These are some awesome fruit juice packaging from Industrial designer Naoto Fukasawa. Looking at the strawberry box, it looks as if the packaging may even feel like the specific fruit it […]

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Mini Nikon SLR in Japanese candy +

Gilco is one of Japan’s oldest candy companies, and is home to the popular Glico caramel candy as well as the legendary Pocky. For about 80 years now, inside the Glico caramel candy boxes there is a small toy called “Omake of Glico” (Small gift of Glico). It started off as little toys kids would […]

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Space Invaders Bank +

Tomy has done it again. If you are old enough to remember space invaders, this functioning bank will trigger your nostalgia reflex. Personally I remember the game, but I’m too young to remember the actual table. We did have a functioning Atari when I was a child though. Ah. Memories.

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Hiding inside a vending machine? +

The fashionable vending machineThe Japanese are no strangers to weird things. Tom sent me a link to an article on Cracked.com, The 13 Most Irresponsible Self Defense Gadgets Money Can Buy.” Sure enough, Japan made the list at number 12.

Even though street crime in Japan is almost non-existant, Aya Tsukioka has taken to designing fashion that is not only wearable, but may protect you from that would be stalker. Imagine you were trying to hid from someone that you noticed following you. You whip into an alley in Japan, because we know that every alley and sidewalk has vending machines in Japan, take off an outer skirt, and within seconds, you are encased in a vending machine disguise. The stalker passes by you, and continues on his search.

What? You say that only works in anime? Well Ms Tsukioka seems to think otherwise. She has also created a manhole cover bag that when unfolded hides your items in what appears to be a manhole cover. Want to protect your kids? Try the Fire Extengisher backpack. Something for the whole family! Images from the New York Times.

Aya Tsukioka demonstrating

Aya Tsukioka demonstrating

Child fire hydrant disguise

Manhole cover bag

 

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