Animals

These Creepy Japanese Polygon Animal Masks Will Give You Panda Nightmares

2017-08-18 06:10

When it comes to adventurous headgear in Japan, very few things match up to these creepy hyper-realistic gigantic felt cat heads, but eccentric book and oddity shop Village Vanguard has shown that they are willing to sell their own fair share of head-turning hats. This time the retailer is opting for a 3D aesthetic, offering a series of creepy and cool polygon animal helmets. Source: PR Times They’re simply called “Headkits” and consist of a self-assembly paper mask that when put together, has a surreal 3D polygon style. There are four different types offered, allowing you to become a panda, bear, rabbit, or black panther. While other quirky masks in…


Got No Friends? Make Some Doge Buddies With These Adorable Shiba Inu Hanging Table Racks

2017-08-15 03:59

Japanese online retailer Felissimo‘s YOU+MORE! series (a play on the pronunciation of “humor” in Japanese) tends to gravitate toward feline goods, such as scratch and sniff stationery that smells like a kitty tummy, but they also seek to satisfy Shiba Inu lovers with quirky products such as Shiba Inu smartphone cases that let you give dog belly rubs, as well as these adorable Doge Bags. Their latest fun entry in Shiba Inu-themed goods, however, is a combination of utility and companionship in the form of Shiba Inu hanging racks that give you some doge friends to enjoy meals with. Source: PR Times The “Overhead Shiba Inu Hanging Rack” works just…


Japanese Artist’s Traditional Handmade Cut Paper Art Brings Old Text And Beautiful Animals To Life

2017-08-14 02:04

In that past, we’ve seen some incredibly intricate and beautiful work produced by the art form of kirie, or traditional Japanese paper cutting, which is also very similar to kirigami. While origami may be the more famous Japanese paper art, Japanese Twitter user and artist @mi_kocoa (Risa), is giving some much needed love to kirie in an absolutely gorgeous way with her intricately carved designs. Source: @mi_kocoa Risa’s animal and floral designs have gained her quite a following on Twitter, but its her latest text-based piece of kirie that is gaining her the most accolades. Intricately carved, she has taken an excerpt from Kenji Miyazaka’s classic Japanese fantasy novel Night…


Modern Artwork Created At Art Historian’s Home Overnight: The “Artist” Is Not Who You’d Expect

2017-08-14 12:55

A “mysterious phenomenon” happened at art historian Momoe Kanazawa’s (@momokanazawa) home. She woke up one morning to see this object. A drastic white object that extends out like a ribbon: boldness in which layers upon layers of white bands are placed seems to be a pretty convincing artwork. An unanonymous artist? Ms. Kanazawa doesn’t know either. But according to her investigation (or: common sense), she believes that the creator is obvious when you see down on the floor. That artist, is “Mr. R”. 朝起きたら、オブジェが誕生していた。作り手は特定されていないが、その作風からRと思われる。 pic.twitter.com/PGI6ocFQvu — Momo Kanazawa (@momokanazawa) August 7, 2017 According to Ms. Kanazawa’s study, Mr. R had a spark of creative inspiration when he saw a raw…


13 Cats Line Up To Have Dinner In An Orderly Manner… Until This Happens

2017-08-14 12:31

It’s dinner time. And 13 cats line up in front of their bowl. The way they eat in an orderly manner is quite astounding. However, it only lasted 40 seconds when this happened. Look at the way they go! Apparenly, the trigger to this sudden drama was a jumping cat that accidentally landed on one of the other cats. “What the hell happened?” Faces on the remaining cats mark an end to a strangely funny dinner.


Dog Decides That Japanese Flower Shop Delivery Schedule Will Run On His Watch

2017-08-14 12:37

Takase Flower Farm in Fukuoka, Japan (@takase_farm) is getting into a busy season, with a lot of beautiful flowers to ship across Japan. While they’re all busy doing shipment work, a major issue caused them to halt shipment. Someone started to live amongst the waste that is produced from the packing process. This ‘anonymous resident’ simply refuses to move. Meet Peko, the disgruntled resident. “I ain’t goin’ nowhere.” “It’s my intention to live here, so I’m here.” “I will never…NEVER leave!” 廃棄物を撤去したいのですが、絶対に立ち退かないと言い張る住民がいるので作業は難航しています。 pic.twitter.com/KUbXLOr1eE — 高瀬花園 (@takase_farm) August 6, 2017 You can see in Peko’s face that he’s determined to stay no matter what. By the way, this is how the…


You Bring Fresh Veges Home, And Your Cat Does This… It’s Awww-inspiring

2017-08-14 11:54

Twitter user MAKO (@MAKOokestudio) who works as an illustrator, has a cat. The excitable cat’s only 1-year old. He loves to play games, and he will chew on whatever he can get his teeth into. This is his catch of the day: Fresh vegetables! Now, that is a face of satisfaction! 今日の収穫 pic.twitter.com/FnDVb6F6ep — MAKO・イラストレーター (@MAKOokestudio) August 12, 2017 When these photos were posted, Japanese Twitter users went crazy: Wow! I never knew cats eat cucumbers! Awwww… She looks so happy! The expression on her face makes me smile. Looking at her face, chewability of cucumbers must have been excellent! I wonder what kind of facial expression she would have…


Stingray Chowing Down On Squid At Japanese Aquarium Gives Visitors Inky Horror Show

2017-08-11 03:10

Several Japanese aquariums structure their facilities as a lead-up to one big star-attraction tank, with several different types of sea creatures swimming along with each other in relative harmony. While we imagine a fair amount of research and care is put into making sure hostility or personality conflict doesn’t arise when preparing these tanks, there are certain variables that simply can’t be prevented. Recently, a Japanese Twitter user captured this surprising scene at the Hakkeijima Sea Paradise aquarium and sea-themed amusement park in Yokohama. Her caption of “I was stunned when I saw this stingray prey upon a squid in the exhibit at Hakkeijima Sea Paradise…so scary!” was no doubt…


Japanese Designer And Welder Couple Team Up To Create Awesome Cardboard Mecha For Cat

2017-08-10 12:45

We’ve seen some of Japan’s incredible cardboard artists apply their craft to feline goods, including an awesome DIY sushi restaurant house for their cat, as well as a commercial kitty conductor train, but one couple on Twitter may have trumped them all with some creative teamwork. Husband @kyoryu_kuramo is a designer and illustrator, with a talented welder for a wife who has applied her skill to their feline problems before. One such example is this custom grating she made to keep their curious cat from playing in the sink. 妻が猫入らないようにする蓋を作ったみたい。溶接工ってすごいなぁとつくづく思う pic.twitter.com/4peO2TZjZx — 倉持キョーリュー@(日)東M13a (@kyoryu_kuramo) 2017年4月7日 Knowing his wife’s skill and their cat’s penchant for mischief, @kyoryu_kuramo took advantage of his…


“The King Of Tissue Box”: The Master Cat Defends The Tissue In The Funniest Way Possible

2017-08-02 06:04

A noble cat who lives with a Japanese Twitter user @kokesukepapa loves tissue boxes. And the love he displays is extreme. Watch as the owner reaches for a tissue. ティッシュ潰し妖怪様に、開けたてのティッシュ箱を献上すると、お潰しになられる。一枚取ろうとすると、お咬みになられる。 pic.twitter.com/LEY3BDYVyf — こけ助パパ (@kokesukepapa) 2017年7月25日 …………。 First, the cat “enthrones” himself on the tissue box; he seems pretty content. “Uhm… can I just grab a tissue?” The owner’s wishes doesn’t move the cat at all, so the owner slowly reaches the tissue… Don’t you dare you come anywhere near me!!!!! And so he fiercely attacks the human hand. Don’t you even try. The defender of tissues… The cat’s stern face is godlike. Would there be a day when @kokesukepapa finally…


Parrot’s Reaction To A Stuffed Toy Is A Lesson We Can All Learn

2017-08-02 05:24

Twitter user (@pap3oyo) posted a video of his parrot Pap. Pap loves to play with his stuffed animals. 落ちた親友(おもちゃ)を親友を心配そうに見つめている触りたくなるふわふわ後頭部。だが、趣味である股間観察をしている可能性も否めない。 pic.twitter.com/JXxrotmwbe — パップと止まり木レーチ (@pap3oyo) 2017年4月17日 One day, he was given some stuffed toys that look just like himself. The owner decided to place them on the cage. An encounter between a real parrot and stuffed toy… Check out what Pap decided to do. ぬいぐるみのインコの群れを発見し、礼儀正しく愉快な会釈をして馴染もうと努力するインコ pic.twitter.com/6rE5KWekLb — パップと止まり木レーチ (@pap3oyo) 2017年7月6日 Wow does he have manners or what?! It’s almost as if he’s rapping away. But obviously the stuffed toy is unresponsive. “Hey these dudes doesn’t want to do anything.” Pap almost seems pretty disappointed, but his reaction is really cute!


This Beetle Is About To Take Off For A Spectacular Flight… But Watch What Happens Next

2017-08-02 05:07

Twitter user @motiko_mochi loves animal of all kinds. One day she thought: “I wonder if I can take a slow-motion video of a beetle taking off.” So she tried it… but the result was not what she expected lol. 庭にアオドウガネがいたから、テントウムシのスローモーションみたいに撮れるかなってやってみたんだけど、飛ぶの下手な子だった( ;´Д`) pic.twitter.com/kNBQmCCHYu — もちこ (@motiko_mochi) 2017年7月3日 So the beetle opens its wings and launches himself off @motiko_mochi’s finger… A great flight indeed lol. Apparently some types of beetles are not that good at flying. Live strong, beetle.


Cat-Ear Hair-Band And Cat-Paw Foot Covers Make Post Bath Time A Feline Grooming Session

2017-07-31 01:55

Japanese retailer Felissimo’s “Cat Club” department of goods never fails to show some creativity when releasing their feline-themed goods, including past adventurous hits such as scratch and sniff stationery that smells like cat tummies, as well as cat-paw socks that make it easier to walk on hardwood floors. Now they’ve bolstered their “Completely Become A Cat” series with post-bath cat ear hairbands and cat-toe foot covers to help you creep around like a cat after your shower. Source: PR Times The hairband is actually called the “Quick-Drying After Bath Cat Ear Turban”, and uses fast-drying fabric to make post-bathing hair and body care a quick effort, and tops things off…


Japanese Pro Wrestling World Mourns Explosive Death Of Stuffed Cat Doll

2017-07-24 12:44

If you’re not an avid follower, your introduction to Japanese professional wrestling might consist of some of the comedic stylings of DDT, such as Joey Ryan flipping wrestlers with his Herculean American penis. It’s not all fun and games, however. In fact, there can be some downright somber moments that demand the most genuine of reflections. One such moment occurred this past weekend on the under-card of New Japan Pro Wrestling’s G1 Climax Tournament at Tokyo’s Korakuen Hall. In a match that pit Bullet Club members Bad Luck Fale, Chase Owens, and Yujiro Takahashi against Los Ingobernables de Japon (Tetsuya Naito, BUSHI, and Hiromu Takahashi), we saw one of the…


Foxy Kitsune-Mask Band Rocks Out To Utada Hikaru, Lupin, Arrietty, and More On Traditional Japanese Instruments

2017-07-14 05:16

We’ve seen the wonderful sounds of traditional Japanese instruments fuse old and new in fantastic ways before, with several artists treating us to traditional Japanese instrumental renditions of Michael Jackson’s “Smooth Criminal”, “Welcome to the Jungle” by Guns N’ Roses, and an awesome medley of nostalgic Nintendo music. As Japanese Instrumental Ensemble band Mahora (真秀) is showing us, however, adding Shinto-style fox spirit masks to the mix makes for a killer aesthetic. Lupin the Third Mahora is a group of five graduates from the Tokyo University of the Arts, and they’ve taken to YouTube to show off the awesome sounds of traditional Japanese instruments such as the koto, shamisen, shakuhachi,…


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