139 posts tagged japan
139 posts tagged japan
We’ve just found the parfait equivalent of the outrageously overindulgent bloody mary. This sweet triple-decker monstrosity is called the EST 48 (named after its towering 18.9 inch height) and it’s on the menu at Café Est! Est!, located in a shopping and dining complex in the heart of downtown Tokyo next to Shinjuku Station.
The café offers a wide assortment of outrageously over-the-top partfaits (some come topped with slices of cake), but the EST 48 is by far the most decadent of them all. It comes topped with not one, but two ice cream cones, both of which are covered with toppings and sprinkles.
"At the base, there’s a dish of vanilla ice cream ringed with strawberries, bananas, and Pocky sticks (plus imitation Corn Flakes, as is seemingly required by Japanese sundae regulations). On top of that there’s an ice cream cone with chocolate sauce and sprinkles. Inserted into that is another ice cream cone, this time with strawberry sauce and more sprinkles. And finally, just to make sure the whole thing doesn’t visually disappoint by being too short, there’s an umbrella."
We can feel a brain freeze coming on simply by considering trying to eat the awesome EST 48.
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One of our favorite things about Cosplay is that absolutely anyone can do it. Tomoaki Kohguchi is an awesome case in point. Mr. Kohguchi is a 64-year-old consultant from Hiroshima, Japan who spends his free time creating and wearing an amazing variety of anime character costumes.
Visit Tomoaki Kohguchi’s Facebook page for many more of his cosplay photos. These fantastic portraits are just a taste.
Here’s yet another awesome thing about Japan: Pigeon Mask Parties.
Whether they’re made of feathers or latex, hanging out in the park or at a bar, it’s clear that pigeons love to flock. Did you know that a group of pigeons is called a loft? That means you could also call these gatherings Loft Parties. It sounds like Pigeon Mask code.
We hope you’re thirsty for some more amazing 3D coffee art. These exceptionally frothy works of art art the work of Yuuichi Ito, who works at Belcorno, an Italian restaurant in Aichi Prefecture, Japan.
Head over to RocketNews24 to check out more of Mr. Ito’s kawaii and colorful coffee art.
Tokyo-based knitter Hiroko creates all sorts of lovely knitwear, which you can see on her Flickr stream or Ravelry page, but our favorite pieces are the awesome hats she makes for her adorable dog Cochi. Over the last few years Cochi has been dressed as medusa, a bunny, a cow, a tiger and more. But most recently Cochi was transformed into a magical Unicorn.
We love a Crazy Cat Lady here at the Geyser of Awesome, so it’s our pleasure to introduce you to Junko Suzuki. Ms. Suzuki lives in Tokyo and loves cats so much that, in addition to sharing her home with feline friends, she’s been collecting cat-related items for the past 40 years. She owns so many cat-related things, over 10,000 pieces, that she spent 2.5 years organizing her collection and turning her house into a cat museum.
Dubbed “Nyanyamoan” (にゃにゃもあん), the museum opened in 2012 and is located on the second floor of Suzuki’s house. Suzuki decided to create the museum because she thought it would be sad to just to pack away these faux cats she had acquired over the years. Creating a museum would be a good excuse to keep the items out.
Cat merchandise of all sorts, including plenty of Hello Kitty stuff, is neatly arranged on the floor, stacked on numerous shelves, displayed in cabinets and hung on the walls and ceiling. Items are themed to suit the room in which they’re displayed - so bath-related products are in the bathroom and so on. For a modest entrance fee, Suzuki personally guides visitors through her collection.
Visit Kotaku to view more photos of Junko Suzuki’s awesome cat collection.
We love waffles so much that we’re even tempted by them in LEGO form. Just look at all that syrup and butter. Yum!
These delectable LEGO meals are the work of Japanese LEGO artist Sachiko Akinaga. She’s covered all the bases with mouthwatering waffles for breakfast, a healthy banana snack, a hamburger, french fries and soda for lunch, and then a delectable platter of sushi for dinner. An entire day’s worth of fine LEGO dining is finished of with an amazing Jumbo Parfait for dessert.
We already thought Relaxing Bear Omelettes (Rilakkuma Omurice) were ridiculously cute, but we may have briefly lost consciousness at the the sight of this mind-blowingly kawaii Corgi rice omelette. His body is made of plain white rice and rice mixed with ketchup. His ears have been decorated with two little slices of ham and his eyes are probably oval pieces of seaweed
"And the nose…well the nose looks like a jellybean, or maybe a chocolate covered peanut. Neither one is generally considered to go well with omuraisu, but with all the sweetness radiating from the adorable design, we doubt one little piece of candy is going to make that big a difference."
We may not recover from the sight of this edible corgi until we find a real life corgi to pet. Until then we’ll be walking on air.
Nothing says I love you like a molded chocolate model of your own teeth. Right? A Japanese dental student named Matsumtoooo thinks so:
“It’s Valentine’s Day tomorrow so I made some chocolate!!!!! I’m attending dentistry school so it’s denture chocolate!!!!! Both the upper and lower jaw!!!!! My folks don’t really like it!!!!! I’m bringing it to school tomorrow so everyone eat up!!!!!”
Whether or not these chocolate chompers successfully woo anyone is secondary to how impressively detailed they are, from the crenulations on Matsumtoooo’s molars to the texture of her soft palate.
These are (you had to know this was coming) some seriously sweet teeth.
Large parts of Japan recently received heavy snowfall that, in addition to the usual hazards and travel headaches, provided people with a great opportunity to just go out and play in the snow. Twitter user @syasin_man shared the results of what they got up to with their friends. Not content with simply making snowmen for themselves, they used an unsuspecting neighbor’s bicycle to build this awesomely creepy humanoid snowcat cyclist. RocketNews24 have dubbed it a “Snownyan”, which is a lot of fun to say aloud:
"Although its creator has christened it the “darumanyan” (snowmen are known as “yuki daruma” in Japan, while “nyan” is a playful term used for cats), we felt that “snownyan” worked better for English speakers and internet dwellers in general.”