The meow song – Nekomeshi

I recently came across a Japanese song which is too cute for words. The song imitates a cat talking to its owner. Not only is the song extremely catchy, a noble stranger has taken it upon him- or herself to illustrate the song with beautiful photos on YouTube. Check out the result: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hHy7u4N_BAk The repeated... Continue Reading →

Famous Japanese cross-dresser

Cross-dressing (the act of wearing clothes commonly associated with the opposite sex) is not something European people usually associate with Japanese culture. Imagine my surprise when I saw a huge guy in women's clothing on Japanese television for the first time. And it's no exception, I often see this guy and other guys dressed like... Continue Reading →

Happy Tree Friends

When I was in the 100yen shop the other day, I saw a woman wearing a 'Happy Tree Friends' T-shirt. I wonder if she actually knows what 'Happy Tree Friends' is. For those of you who don't know either: it's a cartoon about cuddly little animals who die gruesome deaths. It started as an internet... Continue Reading →

Singing their hearts out

Near the Toyota City station, there is a covered walkway. It has some greenery and benches and overall it's a nice area. In the evening all the commuters walk along this  walkway on their way home. Sometimes amateur singers use this location to showcase their talents. In most cases this is for the enjoyment of... Continue Reading →

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