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Ripped Cosplayers Battle Gropers By Offering Up Their Chests

2018-05-24 06:41

Muscular crossplayers in Japan fight groping with their chests. If you’ve ever been to an anime convention or cosplay event, you’ve likely run into cosplayers who really take their costumes to the next level with impressive physiques–such as the most amazing Master Roshi ever. Unfortunately, you may have also noticed that some attendees at these events interpret more revealing costumes as an invitation to gawk, stalk, and even lay their hands on the cosplayers–particularly women. While the larger problem of that won’t ever be resolved without a major collective attitude adjustment, at the very least, two muscular Japanese cosplayers are offering up themselves as a meat shield–literally–to discourage inappropriate touching…


Origami Artist Turns Plants into the Most Amazing Moving Creatures

2018-05-23 05:35

Japanese vegetable origami artist creates awesome moving creatures. Japanese Twitter user Inori (@kusabanaasobi) has a passion for collecting and playing with flowers, but on Twitter she’s an artist with a reputation for “vegetable origami”. Inori collects flowers and leaves, cutting them ever so slightly to produce natural bends and then proceeds to fold them into complex creations like this: 落ち椿で赤い着物の女の子を作ります🌺花二つ、蕾一つ、葉一枚、茎少しでできています。道具は使いません。椿の花の雄しべを切るときに葉っぱのギザギザを使っているのは爪で切ると爪が黒くなるからです💧とても可愛くてお気に入りの遊びです🍀🍀 pic.twitter.com/uJPM3mgL4g — inori (@kusabanaasobi) 2017年11月27日 Inori has recently gained some attention on Twitter for her latest creation–a fluffy dead ringer for a freshly hatched chick that has many wanting their own to hold and pet. While Inori relied on her artistic sense and enthusiasm for gathering items found in nature,…


Mesmerising Night Photography Shows Tokyo Disneyland Reflected in the Rain

2018-05-23 05:08

Theme park season is coming, giving us all images of sunny days spent queuing for hours. The one thing that could put a damper on the day out is surely torrential rain. You may be especially wary around this time of year as early summer is Japan’s rainy season, called ‘tsuyu’. If you’re unlucky, an all-day outdoor activity like going to Tokyo Disneyland could likely see you and your friends soaked through, even if you don’t ride Splash Mountain. But these amazing photos posted on Twitter show that your day won’t be ruined after all, as Tokyo Disneyland after rain has an unexpected magical charm. Source: kah05disney The reflected lights…


Top Japanese Adult Film Star Reveals His Rock Hard Solution to Keeping it Up

2018-05-22 06:55

Ken Shimizu, affectionately known as “Shimiken”, is sometimes called the king of the Japanese adult video industry. This moniker is likely a credit to his work ethic and extensive resume, which may be best summarized by the following excerpt from an interview the prolific porn star did with GQ: At 35 years old, Shimiken is the king of Japanese porn, more often referred to here as AV (adult video), and there is essentially nothing he won’t do or hasn’t done while getting busy with more than 7,500 different female costars, including a former teen pop singer, Hungarian exchange students, and a pair of 72-year-old twins. In 18 years and more…


This Touching Moment Between a Japanese Grandma and Her Shiba Inu Dog is Too Wholesome

2018-05-22 06:04

Photographer YASUTO (@yasuto8888) must have realized after the buzz surrounding previous photos that grandmother plus dog plus flowers is the perfect recipe for a movingly beautiful shot. We shared this photo previously which manages to perfectly convey the photographer’s grandmother’s playful nature all in a whimsical spring setting. Source: @yasuto8888 This winning combination is back for another photo to pull at our heartstrings. After the spring vibes of the last photo under cherry blossom trees, this new image has a more of a summery feeling. In a field of blooming poppies, the photographer’s grandmother takes her beloved pet for a walk. Source: @yasuto8888 One photo can tell a whole story…


Japanese Baker Dices Loaf of Bread into 47 Paper-Thin Slices

2018-05-21 12:46

Japanese baker cuts loaf of bread as thinly as possible, breaks own record with 47 razor-thin slices! Japanese baker Jun (@J_buriburi wasn’t really competing against anyone but herself, but when she held her very own “bread thin slicing competition”, that’s exactly who she ended up defeating. Jun tested her precision to see exactly how many slices she could milk out of a loaf of bread, and her photographed results have Japanese Twitter in disbelief as she was able to produce 47 paper-thin slices of bread! A loaf of bread as thinly sliced as it can be! 47 slices in total Individually, slices are almost like a soaked paper towel. Stacked…


The Best and Brightest of Japan’s Twitter Artists

2018-05-18 04:42

The best artists in Japan to follow on Twitter. In Japan, many famous artists have strong social media followings on Twitter, but recently lesser known illustrators and creative talents have been recently using a hashtag to gain more attention and hopefully strike it big. The hashtag, #私の作品もっと沢山の人に広がれ祭り, translates to “A festival to spread my work out to more people!”, and it’s certainly worked to showcase a variety of hidden artistic gems. While several of the artists introduced below are already acclaimed in their own right, many gained popularity via the hashtag and routinely put out truly fascinating work. Here are several examples of artists in Japan making a name for…


Japanese Artist Creates Stunning Palm-Sized Universe Dioramas

2018-05-17 01:59

Japanese artist Seiradou (@seiradou12) may need to be careful not to develop a god complex when applying their craft, as the talented “handmade artist” is turning heads on Twitter by building paperweight-sized fantasy-inspired ruins and universes out of resin, and intricately placed gears and watches. Source: Seiradou Source: Seiradou Source: Seiradou Seiradou has recently gained a lot of attention on Twitter of a “Galactic Borderland”. “Seira” translates to “aligning countless stars”, and that concept is reflecting in Seiradou’s work, which can be fully appreciated in a video of the finished product featured at the Tokyo Design Festival. デザフェスで展示する【銀河 幽縁地】の動画バージョンです❗️ 写真では分からなかった構造や立体感を少しでもお伝えできればと思います🌟#レジン pic.twitter.com/cb64mFNcM8 — 星羅堂 (@seiradou12) 2018年5月9日 Scenery contained in Seiradou’s beautiful…


Japanese Photographer Shows the Otherworldly Beauty of Nara in Serendipitous Scene

2018-05-16 03:11

A Japanese hashtag did the rounds on Twitter encouraging photographers to share the photo that they will never be able to take again due to the chance circumstances in which they were taken. Some harkened back to the trip of a lifetime, or to celebrities that they will never see at such close quarters again. But often these photos were the result of serendipitous natural occurrences. This ethereal example made a particular impression on Twitter, garnering over 60,000 reweets and 195,000 likes. Source: @m_roadster Nori Yuasa is a photographer based in Hyogo, but this shot was taken in Nara prefecture, the famous home of roaming deer. This photo shows the…


The Incredible Sci-Fi and Fantasy Illustrations of Japanese Character Designer PALOW

2018-05-09 05:05

Japanese character designer impresses with stunning artwork. Many of talented Japanese artists that have gained popularity on social media tend to explore larger themes through their artwork, whether it be the need for animals to comfort humans in trying times or the darker aspects of societal and mental issues. Sometimes, however, the depth of an artist’s work can be found in the originality and scale of the design and world they can imagine. That seems to be exactly the case with PALOW, an illustrator and character designer that creates original universes and characters in a stunning blend of fantasy and science fiction. Source: PALOW Born in Fukuoka, PALOW has worked…


Japanese Housewife’s Adorably Lifelike “Cat Bags” Are The Perfect Friend To Cuddle With

2018-05-07 06:27

Adorable and lifelike cat hand bags to cuddle with! Lifelike replications of animals often walk the line between cute and creepy, as seen with adorable wool felt corgis and shiba inu, as well as with gigantic wearable felt cat heads. The fun and furry creations of Japanese Twitter user and designer Pico @picopoco08), however, may have struck the perfect balance. Pico creates incredibly adorable and realistic cat hand bags and toys, all individually by hand! Source: Pico Pico, an Osaka native now living in Fukui prefecture, describes herself as a housewife who is a maniac about all things cats. She focuses on handcrafting a variety of realistic cat goods, but…


Clever Crow Nabs Credit Card Trying to Buy Train Ticket in Japan

2018-05-07 01:51

Crow in Japan tries to buy a train ticket from a machine with a credit card. Crows are often praised for their intelligence, known to make tools, understand cause and effect, and retain information for long periods of time. They also appear clever enough to opt for the convenience of the Japanese transportation system rather than wear out their wings when it suits them. Now it seems at least one crow has upgraded in their knowledge of maneuvering around a Japanese train station, going so far as to pluck a credit card out of a customer’s hand in an attempt to operate a ticket machine! 「窓 カラス」カードを使って電車🚃に乗ろうとしたカラス💳連休かみさんが、東京で遭遇した出来事でした。笑 pic.twitter.com/Y2yDtOTae9 — kinoshita…


Japanese Deer Rejecting Crackers After Eating Too Much Over Holiday Is Surprisingly Cute

2018-05-06 08:17

Nara Park’s famous deer might have overstuffed themselves during Japan’s Golden Week. While thousands of tourists from within Japan and around the world flock to Nara to witness the Nara Daibutsu, the largest bronze Buddha statue in the world and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it’s nearly impossible to do so without being pleasantly distracted by the 1,500 free-roaming deer of Nara Park. In fact, deer often approach visitors in hopes of being rewarded with shika senbei (deer crackers), which are sold in the park, although unruly tourists have recently made this a more dangerous practice than it was once before. よしながななみさん(@nanamiw)がシェアした投稿 – 2018年 2月月19日午前5時30分PST Biting may not be a…


Fallen Cherry Blossoms Create Mysteriously Beautiful Nighttime Flower Raft in Aomori, Japan

2018-05-02 06:26

You may have thought cherry blossom season was over but while Tokyo is caught in the post-sakura blues, Tohoku region is still in the pink. Hanami season is sweeping up north where the colder climate means a late blooming. North Japan’s inhabitants are still out with their cameras trying to catch that perfect shot of the spring scenery for this year. Aomori is the northern most prefecture located on Japan’s main island of Honshu and is famous for its beautiful scenery (although to be fair, most of Japan is famous for scenery). At the prefecture’s Hirosaki Park, home to Hirosaki Castle and a famous sakura viewing spot, one Twitter user…


Dad in Japan Reimburses Wife for Six Months Worth of Breast Milk

2018-04-27 02:47

Japanese dad pays his wife back fro six months worth of breastfeeding. Japanese Twitter user and new mother “Daichichi” (@dai3278/) jokingly remarked to her husband in passing that since a year’s worth of baby formula amounts to 140,000 yen ($1,280 USD), she should be entitled to that money in compensation, but it appears her husband took her words seriously and agreed. Calling back to that conversation and simple joke, he surprised his wife on their son’s half-birthday with a reimbursement of 100,000 yen ($915 USD) for the time she’s spent raising their child! “It’s only a little, but this is my gratitude for the past six months. Please use it…


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