The Weirder Side of Japan - cosplay and odd porn

Not everyone Visiting Japan is interested in temples and museums. Sometimes, to get to understand a culture, you must go beyond places offered by your guide. If you are looking for some strange and bizarre things to see and do in Tokyo, read more for ideas.

You will need to wake up early enough to see the Tsukiji fish market booming. Tourists can only enter a small portion of the market because they are becoming too many nuisances and reach poking fish. Skip breakfast at the hotel and head to one of many sushi restaurants located around the market.

Perhaps before eating a meal, you should visit the Museum Meguro parasites. This exhibition presents more than 300 species of parasites, including a 30-foot tapeworm that was found inside a man - not recommended for people with weak stomachs.

From Meguro, take the JR Yamanote Line, which circles Tokyo, Harajuku. Harajuku is not only fashionable downtown Tokyo, but on Sunday, is that young Japanese dress and gather for the day. Japanese refer the "cosplay" and you will see everything from french gothic clothing household.

Takeshita-dori, just opposite the station Harajuku is a street lined with cosplay and most stores accessories. This is where teenagers buy their Gothic french maid and costumes. There is even a shop that sells clothes and accessories for your dog. Pancakes and waffles seem to be the choice of food for teens buying here. If you want to try one, be prepared to wait some time that the lines can get long.

Also on the weekend in Harajuku, just opposite the Yoyogi National Stadium, Japanese young and old put on a variety of music lovers, dance and humor. Some are good, some are pretty average, others are just bizarre. Impress your friends with you some pictures of punk rock guy all dressed in uniforms of the school. Apart from Yoyogi Park, you will find Tokyo Rock-a-billy group decked in denim and scalp with hair-styles match, dancing to the music of the fifties and sixties.

Find out what all the controversy is about visiting the Yasukuni shrine. Each visit by Japan's Prime Minister to the shrine cause indignation and makes the headlines of newspapers across China and Korea. Yasukuni Shrine is not enough to watch, but what makes it famous is that commemorates the participation of Japan in the Second World War. No fewer than 12 convicted Class A war criminals are enshrined at Yasukuni. Interestingly, the shrine is a popular tourist destination for tourists in Asia.

If you've never been to a Japanese restaurant, you know about screens plastic food they use for setting the front of their window. The plastic creations are sold in a place called Kappabashi Street. It is located between Ueno and Asakusa. You can also get some interesting souvenirs, including sushi-key. Kappabashi is where restaurants and serious cooks buy their cooking utensils and accessories.

Akiharbara is famous mainly for electronics cheap, but more recently it has become the center of otaku culture. Otaku is a word that describes most often men who are video games, computers and animation. "Maid cafes have sprung up to meet the otaku who visit Akihabara. In the cafes of household-waitresses dress in french maid outfits or a character costumes popular computer games. Maid cafes greet their customers with an expression that translates roughly as "master welcome." Photograph of "good" seems to be encouraged.

A narrow alley, not far from Shinjuku station is aptly named Shomben Yokocho, went piss or lack of toilets in stores. It is a narrow street lined with Yakitori chicken grilled or stores. Barbecue smoke wafts from each store. Fortunately public services are now available in the region. The place has an interesting atmosphere of old Tokyo, but for better nutrition Yakitori head off the area around Yurakucho.

Small restaurants Yakitori sitting just below the railway lines. The train noise and vibrations they generate as overhead costs, only adds to the atmosphere. The region is very popular among Japanese salarymen take a beer and a snack before they head out of their homes.

Once dinner ended, most foreigners to head off the bars and clubs in Roppongi. For a more interesting experience of Japan, visit the Golden Gay in Shinjuku. Golden Gay is a group of small bars frequented with a Japanese client of el artists, writers and musicians.

The development is rapid, Tokyo, and many of the more interesting places like Golden Gay are threatened by bulldozers. It is a sad reality, but it is changing fashions and fads that make Japan less than a public holiday, but the creation of many a story that will not fail to lead a party.

Mike Henry has lived in Japan for over ten years and the site operator Tokyo Essentials - a travel and tour guide in Tokyo.

It's Time for Miss Universe Japan 2008

It's Time for Miss Universe Japan 2008

Mar 27th, 2008 by Neil

A week today and the 10 finalists in this years Miss Universe Japan contest will take the stage hoping to represent Japan later in the year and Miss Universe 2008.

Since attending Miss Nippon 2008 i had kept a close eye on the calendar in the lead up to next weeks event. Not close enough by the looks of it and it seems ticket sales closed yesterday. I have someone on the job as i write this and i’m still a hopeful starter at next Thursdays event, fingers crossed.

Since its founding in 1998, the Miss Universe Japan pageant, run by acclaimed French national director, Ines Ligron. It has achieved the impressive result of having three top 5 finalists and one winner at the Miss Universe pageant within a short span of 9 years.

Ines Ligron was catapulted to the international spotlight when Riyo Mori won Japan’s second Miss Universe crown in Mexico in 2007.

Miss Universe

Riyo Mori, a ballet dancer from Shizuoka won the Miss Universe Japan title and later went on to claim the Miss Universe title in Mexico City, Mexico. She is Japan’s first Miss Universe in 48 years.

In a pageant filled with mishaps and controversy, during the crowning of Riyo with the official Mikimoto crown, it slipped from her grasp and nearly fell to the floor.

Mori was able to hold on to the crown, which is made of diamonds and pearls and is valued at over $250,000.

The crown is now secure for the one year reign of Ms. Mori, while Akiko Chubachi took over the title of Miss Universe Japan 2007.

The remaining 10 girls hoping to following in the footsteps of Chibana Kurara, Miss Universe Japan 2006 and are as follows;

Asuza Nishigaki

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Chie Hirai on the right

Miss Universe

Hiroko Mima

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Kana Anan & Sayo Yamaguchi

Miss Universe

Moe Aoki

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Rui Watanabe

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Kana Anan far right

Miss Universe

Yoshimi Sato

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Yukari Honna far right.

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Yuri Horita with Moe Aoki, Asuza Nishigaki and Sayo Yamaguchi

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Pictures courtesy of the Miss Universe Japan official site.

Funny tooth sexiness Reon Kadena is Japan's top Gravure Darling

Funny tooth sexiness Reon Kadena is Japan's top Gravure Darling Idol

The beautiful and seductive model with a cute little gap between one of her teeth, and with the sweetest smile and the most exquisite breasts is one of the featured idos at JSexNetwork. We have over 6 gigabytes of Reon here at JSexNetwork which includes her idol videos, her gravure photo books as well as Reon's nude photo album released in high resolution. We love Reon Kadena and so will you. (Reon Kadena is also known as Leon Kadena)

Reon Kadena is a Japanese model and actress. This page contains links to information about Reon Kadena. Fast Facts:

  1. AKA: Kadena Leon, Minamo Kusano
  2. Born: February 19, 1986
Name: かでなれおん Reon Kadena
Born: February 10th 1986
Hometown: Osaka
Body: B90cm W60cm H87cm
Height: 165cm

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Yoko Matsugane the busties Japanese AV idol

Every March 3rd, the third day of the third month, is the day families all over Japan make a celebration for their daughter(s) so she may grow up healthy, happy, and beautiful. This special day is known as Japanese Girls' Day (Hina Matsuri). To make it even more special, it is also called the Japanese Doll Festival. Hina Matsuri became legally approved by the Japanese government in 1687.

The parents or grandparents of a newborn baby girl should present her with a set of intricately beautiful hina dolls at her first Hina Matsuri. These dolls are proudly passed down from generation to generation.

A few days prior to Hina Matsuri, mothers and daughters take these traditional dolls with all their accouterment (miniature furniture, etc.) and set up a display that may have as many as seven tiers. The tiers are covered with a red cloth or carpet.

Each tier has its own specified hina hierarchy.

Tier One:

The first tier (or top row) is reserved for two dolls, the Emperor and Empress. The Emperor carries the tool ladle to straighten dignity and the Empress wears many layers of colorful kimonos and holds a fan. A gold folding screen is, as a rule, placed in back of the royal couple.

Tier Two:

The second tier makes space for three ladies of the court, serving sake to the Emperor and Empress, as well as Japanese rice cakes.

Tier Three:

Five male musicians are placed on the third tier. Sometimes, the dolls are presented as four instrumentalists, holding traditional Japanese musical instruments such as a whistle, small drum, large drum, etc., plus one singer.

Tier Four:

The fourth tier holds two ministers. The Right Minister is made up to look like a young person while the Left Minister is a much older man. Each minister has arrows on his back while holding a bow and also wears a sword at the waist.

Tier Five:

The fifth tier contains three helpers whose job it is to keep the palace spotlessly clean. They have in their hands cleaning tools such as brooms, dustpans, and rakes.

The last one or two tiers give space to display miniature furniture such as dressing tables, workboxes, or a chest of drawers. There might be toy trees so fanciful they can be bedecked with semiprecious stones.

Japanese girls wear kimonos for Hina Matsuri. They often invite other girls to a home party to share in the celebration. Party food might consist of sushi, clam soup, sweet pink rice cakes, and colorful rice crackers. Pink stands for the peach flower (Hina Matsuri is sometimes called Momo-no-Sekku or festival of the flowers of the peach tree). White stands for cleanliness (snow) and green represents health (new growth in the earth). The girls also drink ama-zake, a rice wine with no alcoholic content.

It is a firmly believed superstition in Japan that the hina doll display must be put away as soon as possible after March 3rd or else the girl might have to wait to get married. Some believe there will be no marriage at all.

Centuries ago, people in Japan were of the solid opinion that the dolls had the power to contain evil. They would set straw hina dolls in a boat and send them off to sea, in the hope that trouble or evil would float away with them. Now, there is a show of ecological awareness; the hina are created with environmentally-friendly fish food. Also, there is a movement to prevent river pollution.

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