Category:
Asia

The Ohwadas and their Tattoos

An instance of the Formerly Weird becoming No Longer Weird.







Original article here.

More pics here.



Posted By: Paul - Tue Apr 09, 2019 - Comments (1)
Category: Art, Eccentrics, Museums, Foreign Customs, 1980s, Asia

Nippon Girls



How did the Japanese react to the Bossa Nova craze and other pop music trends of the Sixties?

I'm glad you asked!



Posted By: Paul - Fri Mar 01, 2019 - Comments (1)
Category: Music, 1960s, Asia

Panda and the Magic Serpent (Tale of the White Serpent)

As its Wikipedia page tells us: "It is the first anime in any shape or form to be released in America."





Posted By: Paul - Tue Feb 26, 2019 - Comments (0)
Category: Cartoons, 1950s, Asia, North America

Crying Sumo

A 400 year-old Japanese festival in which sumo wrestlers lift infants in the air, and the first infant to cry is the winner.

More info: NHK World. It was also mentioned by Chuck in a 2010 column.

Posted By: Alex - Sun Sep 30, 2018 - Comments (1)
Category: Parades and Festivals, Asia

Fake Flavored Condom Candy



1 Box New Imported Candy Geli White Candies Fun Snack Condoms Durex Chocolate Candy FunFool's Day Tricky Evil Harry Potter Candy


I got nothin'.

Source.

Posted By: Paul - Thu Aug 02, 2018 - Comments (7)
Category: Sexuality, Foreign Customs, Candy, Asia

Zhu Bajie, Enlightened Pig Hero



Buddhism is full of weird characters. I thought I knew most of them, but only just encountered Zhu Bajie.

Get your $400 statue here.

Posted By: Paul - Tue Jan 30, 2018 - Comments (5)
Category: Anthropomorphism, Antisocial Activites, Religion, Statues and Monuments, Asia

Lotte Fit’s Gum Commercial



Japanese chewing gum promotes uncontrollable muscle spasms.

Posted By: Paul - Fri Nov 17, 2017 - Comments (1)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Dance, Asia

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