Diabetes doesn’t get any more delicious than in the form of mouth watering Kit Kat bars. While we all know and love the traditional chocolate wafer taste, Japan has clearly taken it above and beyond and even further with these extraordinarily strange flavors ranging from apple to green tea to pineapple. While I can’t judge [...]
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Japan is rife with creativity, but much of that creativity is (sadly—or happily, depending on your outlook) channeled towards the creation of sexually-charged content. Oblivion, a relatively harmless game by Bethesda, has become something of a sandbox for these would-be artists, who have turned the game’s innocuous characters into doll-like sex machines, nymphomaniacs and worse. [...]
A Japanese company called REAL-f has developed three-dimensional masks of human faces that could well resemble something out of a horror movie given how lifelike they look. The masks, which the company refers to as “3-Dimensional Photo Forms,” are freakishly realistic and may well give you nightmares. The masks would be great for Halloween were [...]
Belgian photographer Anton Kusters spent two years in the Japanese underground, familiarizing and befriending the Yakuza—Japan’s secretive criminal organization. Few foreigners have managed to earn the trust of the secretive group, but Kusters was given the privilege of photographing some of their most secret rituals.
A mysterious man dressed up in a radiation suit has appeared on webcams set up by the Japanese nuclear company TEPCO at the site of their Fukushima power plant which melted down after the tsunami. Inexplicably, the man appears to be pointing straight at the camera for a good ten minutes before he steps back [...]
Japan’s done it again. The Shibuya-based Goldwin has put out a pair of underpants called the MXP Calorie Shaper Pants that helps you to burn extra calories while you move around. The high-tech undies are based on a skin-tight resin material that puts an extra burden on your leg muscles as you stretch and move [...]
Woodblock printing in Japan, better known as ukiyo-e, is an ancient technique which features contemporary activities as well as mythical imagery, such as dragons, some of which can be seen in the following gallery.
Due to the proliferation of pop culture, when we think of Japan we often think of Gundam, teenage school girls and ninjas. However that may be, Japan is home to one of the most beautiful, and traditional cultures in the world. Here are just some fine reasons to visit Japan.
Dekotora, Japanese for “decoration truck,” is a subculture in Japan among truck drivers and teamsters. The drivers trick out their trucks with tons of loud decorations like chrome add-ons, spinners and neon lights, which blaze through the night. Sometimes referred to as “Art Trucks,” these vehicles first came into fashion in the 1970s after the [...]