Japan is always on the ball when it comes to weird things to eat or drink. The latest food oddity from Japan is a new beer called Precious. Each can of Precious has 350ml of beer inside that is 5% alcohol.
I am a big fan of Japanese food, so long as I can identify what it’s made from and it’s cooked. The food can’t involve fish, or wasabi, or guts of any sort. Mostly I like Japanese steak and chicken with rice.
A Japanese artist named Tomo Tanaka creates tiny works of art that are based on things you might see in everyday life. The scale he works on is 1/12 to 1/24, which is really tiny when you are talking about items that aren’t that large in full size.
Japanese company Plen Project recently unveiled the next version of its Plen hobby robot. Plen2 is not only more affordable than its predecessor, it’s open source too. Plen Project will even release the 3D files for its parts, so you can print it in any color and even modify it if you want.
Japan has some very weird stuff. In fact, I think Japan is the source of most of the weird stuff in the world. Typically, when we talk Burger King, we are talking about some strange food that will be available at their Japanese locations.
If you thought the MGS V-themed PS4 was sweet, check out the Premium Package that Konami is offering its customers in Japan. The limited edition game bundle comes with a 1:1 replica of Big Boss’ bionic arm.
Cat lovers, feline enthusiasts and crazy cat ladies will all love this adorable cat headband. It was created by Japanese artist Campanella and it allows the wearer to have a cat on their head all day long.
Having grown up playing Mechwarrior games you can bet that I want this Kuratasu Starter kit that has turned up on Amazon Japan really badly. The problem is that it’s only a starter kit that isn’t complete and it’s very expensive.
Tennis is a difficult game as is. Even though your ball-bludgeoning instrument is large and paddle shaped, it’s still quite hard. When your bludgeon is sword shaped, because it’s a bokken you carved out of a paddle in the style of Miyamoto Musashi, it’s probably really hard.
We all know that Japan is a mecca for weird food. They eat all sorts of things over there that are very strange by American standards. If you ever wanted to get your hands on some of the strange snacks sold in Japan, but can’t find any here is your chance.
McDonalds Japan routinely rolls out some very weird food items that are only offered in that country. One such food item was that purple sweet potato shake offered a few months back. This time out, McDonald’s Japan has a Krabby Patty, and you don’t even have to go to Bikini Bottom to get it.
A few years ago Takara Tomy released the PlayStation History Collection 1, which consists of scale models of the four original PlayStation variants. With the console celebrating its 20th birthday this year, Takara Tomy has released the second batch of the collection.
Japan seems to get all the strange foods, and of late, it seems that burgers have been a big focus of edible oddities. Japan had that all black hamburger at Burger King a while back that looked both tasty and gross at the same time.
As with many other aspects of their life, the Japanese have rules and traditions regarding gift wrapping. With that in mind, Sushi Socks serve as a fun peek into Japanese culture, beyond just their resemblance to the iconic food.