Animals

Sandwhich Cat Has The Absolute Best Beds

2017-06-28 03:14

Adorable beds and custom futons for cats aren’t anything new, but Japanese Twitter user the mimo’s (@oken_ne) cat. Their cat Hachi seems to be a fan of lounging around, but prefers to do so in a collection of fruit and food-themed beds that make Hachi look like a cat sandwich. Source: @oken_ne Source: @oken_ne Source: @oken_ne Hachi has the good fortune of having a human who has acquired some goods to make her look as cute as possible while she lies around doing nothing, although there are probably some instances where Hachi looks as tasty as she does adorable. Source: @oken_ne Source: @oken_ne 🍞ハチバンザイサンド🍞クッション動かしても安定の爆睡。 pic.twitter.com/VeN4XjqYma — the mimo (@oken_ne) 2017å¹´6月23日…


These Are The Best And Brightest Of Japan’s Shiba Inu Internet Overlords

2017-06-26 02:29

Since its inception, Shiba Inu and Akita run the canine corner of social media in Japan, with thousands of daily posts of adorable antics and hilarious mishaps to wade through. Sometimes it gets difficult to keep track of all the good boys and girls running around Japan, so we’ve put together a list of the goodest of good doggos to help you out whenever you need to take the edge off whatever stress you’ve been feeling in life. Here are the dogs from Japan that have been earning their treats and belly rubs the most from Japan. Miku, the quickest food-snatching Shiba in the East! 黒柴みく💓さん(@9648miku)がシェアした投稿 – 2016 9月 23…


Fish Comes To Visit Japanese Diver Friend At Underwater Shrine For 30 Years

2017-06-24 01:45

You may remember Hasama Underwater Park, a praised diving spot in Japan that houses an underwater Shinto shrine (a specially opened extension of the Susaki Shrine) that boasts whale sharks, sunfish, and other exotic marine wildlife that swirl around the sunken torii gate–as well as a spot to drink coffee underwater. One diver, Hiroyuki Arakawa, entrusted with maintenance and care taking of the shrine, has a particularly special relationship with the fish down there, however. He’s been rendezvousing with his fish friend Yoriko, an Asian sheepshead wrasse, for the past 25 years! A standard greeting between Arakawa and Yoriko Source: YouTube Arakawa’s chance meeting with the ailing Yoriko, who was…


Acrobatic Otter Swings And Spins On Towel As It Plays With Its Keeper

2017-06-23 04:27

From what we’ve seen so far, we know that otters are masters at squeaking adorably and relaxing in a much-deserved foot bath. It turns out they’re super acrobatic too, as Japanese Twitter user @Nagisa_scope witnessed during a trip to the Keikyu Aburatsubo Marine Park in Kanagawa Prefecture. 飼育員さんにタオルで遊んでもらうコツメカワウソ!!ぶんぶん振り回されたりめっちゃ楽しそう…そして飼育員さん大変そう…(笑)遊んでもらえないと水槽でバシャバシャして地団駄踏むのめっちゃかわいいwww油壺マリンパークめっちゃ楽しかったヽ(;▽;)ノ@aburatsubo_mp pic.twitter.com/gjeabnjgvK — みやぎな (@Nagisa_scope) 2017å¹´6月19日 Desperate for a little quality playtime with its keeper, the otter bit onto a towel as it showed off some major dangling, swinging, and spinning skills to a crowd of excited park guests. While it was clearly having the time of its life, it appeared that the keeper was getting a pretty intense workout in her forearms…


Seller Thinks He’s Ripped Off Japanese YouTuber With $3 Rusty Knife, Definitely Regrets It After This DIY Restoral

2017-06-22 11:46

You may be familiar with Japanese YouTuber JunsKitchen for his helpful and fun videos about cooking delicious Japanese meals, usually accompanied by his feline sous-chef Kohaku. Jun’s knowledge for Japanese cooking doesn’t seem to be just limited to recipes, however, after a chance encounter at a recycling shop, it’s become evident he knows a good blade when he sees one–even when it’s covered in rust! At the recycling shop, Jun found a man trying to sell a traditional Japanese knife, but the store refused to purchase it due to it’s clearly tarnished quality–even for a measly 30 yen (about 30 cents). Jun later approached the man and offered to purchase…


Giant French Lop Cushions Are The Cuddle Buddy Bunnies We All Need

2017-06-21 05:54

When Japanese online shop Felissimo isn’t bolstering their YOU+MORE! series (a play on the pronunciation of “humor” in Japanese) with scratch and sniff sheets that smell like cat and Shiba Inu bellies or cat-themed yukata, they make sure to give some love to our floppy-eared friends with a lot of adorable rabbit merchandise. Their latest in bunny goods emphasizes volume over anything, however, with this big and comfy French Lop rabbit cuddling cushion! Source: PR Times Source: PR Times The plump cushions are modeled after the thickset and loppy eared French Lop breed of rabbit, and the item’s dimensions and volume reflect that. The especially large sized rabbit cushions are…


Cat Watches In Shock As No-Face Piggy Bank Swallows Up Coins

2017-06-21 03:31

We knew people were going wild when Studio Ghibli and Donguri Republic teamed up to release a No-Face Piggy Bank that gobbles up coins, burps, and plays music from Spirited Away, but it turns out humans aren’t the only ones in awe of the wandering spirit with a ravenous appetite. Facebook user 臭臉托の日常 let us know just how easily our feline friends can be spooked by No-Face and his greedy feasting with this humorous video of a cat bewildered by the No-Face Piggy Bank! While not as action-packed as cats vs. Jedi Master Yoda, the cute video is a good reminder that mysterious spirits such as No-Face and cats should…


Japan Loves Otters So Much That Now There Is An Exhibition Dedicated To Them

2017-06-21 12:33

Japan, especially in the SNS circle, is getting excited about otters. Now, a group of otter-loving SNS users have gathered up to do an exhibition entitled “Kawauso Honto Ten” at “TODAYS GALLERY STUDIO” (Tokyo). At the exhibition, you will see works by ponchan918, mako and others who are popular in Japan’s otter-infatuated social media circle. Works by otter photographer and university professor Jyunichi Sato will also be shown. All in all, the exhibition is expected to feature over 200 works. There will also be a shop with over 2000 items, including stuffed animals and handmade ottergoods. A pet that’s easy to take care of? Otter owners love their pets because…


Shiba Brothers Form Adorably Motionless Scrum In Front Of The Camera

2017-06-21 11:38

Meet Hyuga, Sosei and, Sora, three adorably obedient Shiba brothers. Along with their owner @yumatsuyamas, these three dogs are always together. So much so that they often huddle as close as they can to each other. Sticking together: the Shiba way Getting some camera action in a rather spacious room, the three Shibas decided to get together for another huddling session. It inadvertently ended up looking like a scrum formation, though, and an incredibly still one at that. 狭すぎる空間。#柴犬 #shiba #動かない動画 pic.twitter.com/PyXUHwhm0P — 柴犬ひなあおそら (@yumatsuyamas) June 14, 2017 Disclaimer: It’s a movie. The one in the middle is Hyuga. Seems like he really wanted to fit himself in the middle….


Give Your Feet Nine Adorable Lives With Cat-Shaped Japanese Geta Sandals

2017-06-20 11:38

Just when we thought we had seen the ultimate in Japanese summer feline fashion with cat-motif yukata, it turns out there is a purrfect pair for it in the form of cat-shaped traditional Japanese sandals, allowing cat-lovers to show off their fondness for kitties in style. Source: PR Times The three-piece series of cute cat sandals come courtesy of Nara-based geta (traditional Japanese elevated sandals) and footwear maker Narageta, and are called the Nyarageta–a pun combining the maker’s name with the Japanese word for “meow” (“Nya”). Narageta produces a variety of geta designs, combining traditional aesthetics and technique with modern technology for foot comfort and mobility. The Nyarageta are said…


Unicorn Taiyaki Fish Ice Creams Give Japanese Traditional Snack Colorful New Look

2017-06-19 08:39

In the world of Japanese sweets, it’s not uncommon to come across some snacks that appear to be too cute to eat. Taiyaki (literally “baked sea bream”) looks like it may fall into that category, although the growing popularity of the fish-shaped cakes around the world may say otherwise. While traditionally filled with red bean paste, many shops in Japan offer varieties filled with chocolate, custard, and thanks to trends around the globe–ice cream! While not the only shop in the world stuffing taiyaki mouths with sweets, New York City’s Taiyaki NYC has gained a lot of popularity for their variety of ice cream-filled taiyaki, including a recent special of…


Belly Rub Japanese Scratch And Sniff Stationery That Smells Like Shiba Inu And Cat Tummies

2017-06-15 01:40

Japanese online retailer Felissimo’s YOU+MORE! series (a play on the pronunciation of “humor” in Japanese) has featured some pretty adventurous products in past, including smartphone cases that let you simulate scratching a happy Shiba Inu’s belly, as well as scented lip gloss that replicates kissing a wet cat nose. Now the company combining belly-rubbing and fragrance and upping their creativity with scratch and sniff sheets scented with the fragrance of cat and Shiba Inu bellies! Source: PR Times Source: PR Times The sheets are exactly as described–stationery pads that depict happy-go-lucky Shiba Inu and cats exposing their bellies for stomach rubs. If you scratch or rub your fingers on the…


Top 30 Travel Destinations In Japan Chosen By International Travelers

2017-06-14 11:56

When traveling in Japan, sometimes the most rewarding experience can come from “getting lost” in the country and finding hidden gems not promoted in guidebooks and top ten lists. For first-timers, however, the plethora of fascinating areas to explore in Japan can be overwhelming, so it’s not a bad idea to consult with the opinions of those who have been there before you. While you may end up in some tourist-heavy spots, you’ll usually find yourself at least getting a good feel for what is considered “must-see” in Japan, as well as some lesser explored areas mixed in. This year Travel website Trip Advisor released their 9th annual list of…


Japanese Baseball Team’s New Mascot Stuns Crowd By “Evolving” Into Creepy Final Form

2017-06-13 05:55

We have some fairly recent proof that Japanese mascots sometimes step out of the box to gain attention–such as Tokyo’s newest mascot, the pink poop of the famous dog Hachiko–but it’s the newest mascot for Chiba Lotte Marines in Nippon Professional Baseball that has people turning their heads and watching in slightly disgusted awe. While it’s not quite Mr. Met giving disgruntled fans the finger, the team’s new mascot Nazo no Sakana (Mysterious Fish) finally revealed its “third form”, and uh…well… 【報告】謎チョウチンアンコウ進化。#提灯鮟鱇対策本部 #提鮟対 #chibalotte pic.twitter.com/6O1tPVpdv3 — パ・リーグTV公式 (@PacificleagueTV) 2017å¹´6月11日 While the Marines have a trio of feathered mascots in Cool, Rine, and Zu-chan, the Mysterious Fish was recently introduced as…


The Amazing Pop-Up Penguin Bomb And How To Make It

2017-06-13 03:17

People in Japan have been buzzing with simple amazement and jealousy ever since Twitter user phil0x0 off this cool video demonstrating the quick pop-up action of a handcrafted “Penguin Bomb.” So what’s a Penguin Bomb? It’s an explosively cute work made by expert paper craftsman Haruki Nakamura, and the video below shows it in action. ペンギン爆弾かわいすぎる…! pic.twitter.com/6Oh2pmS1Ik — さ (@phil0x0) 2017å¹´6月11日 @phil0x0’s video is what has garnered the item viral attention, but the Twitter user explains that this video was taken in the Kanazawa station basement, where Nakamura’s Kamikara and other shops were selling goods at a crafts market. The Penguin Bomb is a type of Karakuri, or traditional Japanese…


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