Japan

World’s First Disposable Paper Razor

World’s First Disposable Paper Razor

This perhaps the first true disposable razor. They are made from milk cartons. They are great for the travel and hospitality business. They will make their first appearance on April 1st in Japan by KAI Industries

Yamaguchi Batman

Yamaguchi Batman

Kaiyodo’s first entry into the DC line of comic book characters. Introducing Batman!

Ripe Tomato Hairdo

Here is a hairdo that the  Jolly Green Giant and Little Sprout would be proud of. The ripe tomato hairdo is hot in Japan, it will take a bit of time before it will ketchup in America. “The style is called “Ripe Tomato” (“kanjuku tomato” or ?????). It was done by a stylist named “Hiro”…

Anime’s Media Mix: Franchising Toys and Characters in Japan

Japanese animation in marketing terms exploded like a silent mushroom in 1963 with the advent of Astro Boy. The world was unaware of the animation richness that slowly transmitted into Saturday mornings a few years later on American airwaves and brought Japan into the good graces of the world. They charmed their culture into the…

Monster Brains

Japanese 1975 extraterrestrial monster illustrations from Monster Brains.

Anti-Aging Device

Forget the fountain of youth. Japan has as solution for anti-aging. An ingenious company from Japan just found a cool way to convince your wife to put a cork in it and make her believe it will slow her aging. Just imagine a shuttlecock stuffed in her mouth. Serenity now! This device is more beneficial…

Decorated Gas Tanks

Gas is a clean fuel in Japan and throughout the Japanese landscape you will find giant size gas tanks with friendly designs. As long as Godzilla doesn’t take a shining to the cool gas tanks then all is safe. via-pinktentacle

Sandbox World Links: Jimi Hendrix Pick Montage

-The story of big winter bunny girl and small hunter. -Taking the ordinary dice and creating patterned works of art. -Cool promotional playing cards showcasing motley pachimon kaiju (knock-off monsters from movies) from Japan in the 1970’s. –5000-guitar-picks collage of Jimi Hendrix. via-sandboxworld.tumblr

Sega Urinal Game: You Will Get Pissed

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8qgWdBBuTxk?fs=1&hl=en_US&w=500&h=306] This is one game where you can get pissed all you want. The more pissed you are, you will be a bigger winner. Sega’s urinal game will is a product for non prudes in Japan. This is not a North American novelty where breast feeding is seen as a sexual function to some.

The Future of Concerts

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DTXO7KGHtjI?fs=1&hl=en_US&w=520&h=317] The future is here, this 3D hologram of Japanese fantasy singer Hatsune Miku. It’s only the beginning. Will the Rolling Stones live forever now? Their holograms can be produced and you will always have sympathy for the devils.

Anatomical Monsters

There is a science to the existence of Godzilla and all his Japanese ilk. These monsters mysteriously only caused havoc to Japan are dissected to explain their fantastical raison d’être. Their anatomy of destruction is beautifully illustrated as these Kaiju creatures are exposed. More monsters>>