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  • August 26, 2015
    These are the Vibram Furoshiki wrap-around shoes. They were inspired by traditional Japanese Furoshiki fabrics used to wrap gifts or transport goods. They're basically a rubber soled slipper with a long piece of fabric on each side that wrap across the top of your foot and are... / Continue →
  • June 3, 2015
    Seen here in her dining room of solitude, Japanese competitive eater Yuka Kinoshita prepares to down six pounds of Yakisoba Ramen in a single sitting. Several times she even covers the whole bowl in mayonnaise. Any idea what percentage of your daily allowance of sodium six po... / Continue →
  • May 18, 2015
    This is 天鉄刀 (Tentetsutou, The Sword Of Heaven), a traditional Japanese katana forged entirely from an iron-alloy meteorite. Obviously, it's the perfect weapon for a space ninja like myself. "You are not a space ninja." Then how am I writing this FROM THE MOON? "You aren't."... / Continue →
  • May 13, 2015
    This is a clip from Japanese variety show AKBingo! in which the contestants are trying to blow a cockroach into each other's mouths. That is like, way more interesting than thumb wrestling. Man, that girl on the right -- I think it actually gets blown straight down her throat... / Continue →
  • January 27, 2015
    Note: Article was originally posted January 3, 2008, but because the internet is cyclical the story is going around again so I edited it and moved it to the front page. Seen here looking suspiciously like Jake from Adventure Time in tank form, Yuki-taro is a Japanese robot t... / Continue →
  • November 28, 2014
    Did you see the Star Wars teaser trailer? If not, GO WATCH THAT. I want one of those soccer ball droids. This is a short video of several clever Japanese flip books. They use cut-outs and secret compartments to add to the effect. Honestly, I wouldn't mind finding a couple ... / Continue →
  • March 21, 2014
    Please, no Japanese pianist jokes, this is an upscale club we're running. This is a video of Japanese pianist Yoshiki performing against a holographic version of himself. It kind of reminded me of Dueling Banjos from Deliverance, but with infinitely less inbred rednecks tryin... / Continue →
  • September 19, 2013
    Because what good is a Hello Kitty obsession if you can't put the cat right in your eyeball, apparently Hello Kitty contacts are a real thing. You can either get one big face that takes up your whole eyeball, or a ring of little faces that go around the pupil. Me? I'm going ... / Continue →
  • January 22, 2013
    Remember that Totoro skin-tight fetish suit? Well it turns out there's a ton more where that came from. The company Milanoo sells a bunch of different characters (and even more straight up weird ones) and I just spent fifteen minutes looking through them all and each page see... / Continue →
  • August 1, 2012
    Remember Jed Henry's series of Ukiyo-e prints featuring video game characters in a traditional Japanese woodblock style? Well now they're available via his Kickstarter page, where you can purchase various prints (digital prints start at $40, an actual print from woodblock will... / Continue →
  • June 29, 2012
    Remember Jed Henry's series of Nintendo game characters as traditional Japanese Ukiyo-e woodblock prints? Well he's back with even more, this time featuring some Pokemon, Kirby, Star Fox, Mario Kart, Donkey Kong, Street Fighter (not Nintendo, but WHATEV) and Castlevania action... / Continue →
  • May 18, 2012
    This is a small (but growing) series of Nintendo game characters (games for Nintendo, not all made by Nintendo) as traditional Japanese Ukiyo-e woodblock prints by Geekologie reader Ezra's illustrator friend Jed Henry. This is Samus here, but there's a Link and Mega Man after ... / Continue →
  • March 6, 2012
    When aliens come visit the remains of earth long after we've destroyed it, they will carry one thing away from them: we were a bunch of f***ing idiots. EXCEPT for taco flavored ramen noodles. "A hint of genius in a world full of turds" they'll say to themselves before boardin... / Continue →
  • February 3, 2012
    This is the Japanese Face Slimmer, a $50 (FIFTY DOLLARS?!??!!1) piece of plastic you jam in your mouth to look like a lovedoll. You're supposed to wear it while reciting the vowel sounds of the alphabet three times a minute, twice a day. And that...that's supposed to make you... / Continue →
  • December 14, 2011
    This is a video of Mika explaining Star Wars: A New Hope. Mika is Japanese and practices her English by watching and explaining movies. If you like this one, there's a bunch more, including The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi, Avatar, Inception, Spiderman and The Matr... / Continue →
  • May 12, 2011
    SHAVE THAT NECK HAIR I CAN'T STOP STARING AT IT. Japanese beauty product manufacturers, thoroughly convinced people actually believe something that jiggles can tone and tighten muscles, are back at it, this time with the 'Facial Lift At Once'. WTF is a Facial Lift At Once? I... / Continue →
  • April 4, 2011
    This is a sneaky peep of the 1:00 opening credits to the new X-Men anime series. Granted it's no Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles opener, but what are you gonna do? SPOILER: Get high and watch DuckTales. Madhouse's X-Men anime finally kicked off in Japan on Friday, making the... / Continue →
  • December 9, 2010
    Woopsie daisy. The Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA, despite the E in Exploration) attempted to insert a probe into Uranus's core Venus's orbit Tuesday but failed due to bad "orbit estimation". No biggie, the probe can try again in six years provided the country's ... / Continue →
  • November 11, 2010
    This is a video of a Hatsune Miku concert in Japan. Only thing is, Hatsune Miku isn't a real person. Or even a robot like you'd expect from Japan. Nope, she's a 3-D hologram. Pfft, Jem did it 20 years ago. Hatsune Miku is a rising star in Japan and abroad, singing catchy J... / Continue →
  • October 18, 2010
    Note: Video of the chart-bottoming performance after the jump. Can you tell which one is the robot? SPOILER: back left. Just kidding, it's the one with the silver legs, moron. Or is it? I thought they all were to be honest. If you're just joining us, you may not have hear... / Continue →