Orient Industry, Japan’s biggest maker of high-grade silicone sex dolls, is celebrating its thirty-five years of business with a photo contest for customers to send in their shots of their precious love doll companions in all sorts o unusual poses and places.
People have been sending in photos of sexy sex dolls in over the summer and the winners will be announced in September, judged by a group of professional and established photographers.
There are shots of single dolls, multiple dolls… dolls at train stations, dolls in bed… naked dolls, dolls in wedding dresses, lingerie, uniforms… everything you can imagine!
It is also planned to have a commemorative album featuring the photos, plus an art exhibition somewhere. We hope to catch this after details are announced.
The winners not only get the glory of being called a true love doll fan, they also get cash prizes as much as 100,000 JPY (around $1,000)!
Looking at the entries is also a very interesting way to see how varied love doll owners are, with ages ranging from twenties and thirties right up to fifties and older.
We’ve included a few samples here but you can see more entries on the Orient Industry website.
Not all manga is One Piece and Doraemon, you know!
Akira Narita is a Japanese mangaka (comic book artist) who gained a cult following for writing manga about his experiences with girls at terekura, the “telephone clubs” where you can go and contact girls willing to go on “dates”. They are of course basically just euphemistic portals to amateur prostitution.
He claims to have had sex with 400 girls in this way and describes as such in his manga, including his various techniques.
In more recent years he has been collaborating with adult toy makers to produce a series of sex toys in his inimitable cheeky style.
These include the Chupa Chupa Nipple Suction Vibe, a hand pump breast vibrator that can produce fiendishly ticklish stimulation on your partner’s breasts.
He has also created a series of lubes with aroma and the Bokkin, a special fit-all penis sleeve that adds girth and pleasure. It’s a silicone sleeve that fits over your little guy and turns him into….well, a big guy.
Just when you think Yasushi Akimoto and his minions cannot go any further… they do.
AKB48‘s latest sell-out, a TV commercial for Puccho, sees them dancing to the sounds of their own “music” as they eat the product being advertised. But, this being AKB, nothing is simple and everything is queasy.
The heads of the young girls are pasted in the Most Obvious Photoshopping of the Year Award-winning style onto the bodies of dancing children. Yes, children. This time there is no mistake.
We simply cannot fathom what ad agency chicanery came up with the concept that the juvenile-like AKB should made to appear even younger (how is this making the product look good?!), creating either a sort of Robocop-lookalike bizarre mutant image — or, depending on your taste, every pedophile or Lolicon fan’s fantasy.
AKB are of course famously not a real band but a massive commercial machine designed by Akimoto to make money from otaku or otaku-leaning consumers through relentless spin-offs (propaganda films, sick TV commercials), mountains of merchandise and much-hyped events (hand-shaking, the “elections”). But when will they just go too far and land up in jail?
The reaction among even otaku on Twitter and elsewhere has been horror at the new lows. What can they possibly give us next?
This has been floating around for a little while now but we wanted to spread the word about this “Japanese porn cultural exchange” campaign, a fundraiser looking for backers to help them make a porn film with a JAV star from Japan… in America.
We think the success of this depends on if they make the film in the normal local way or if they try to just do a U.S.-style porno with a Japanese girl. (A third, more conceptual alternative is if they do it in a “Japanese” way but as seen through the eyes of the west.) We think there is an awful lot in JAV that is very culturally contextual and does not translate so well if placed in a different country or made with other people in mind.
Interracial stuff is certainly big here — but if done by locals, for locals. It gets tricky if you make a “Japanese”-style adult movie with a Japanese star but for American audiences and tastes.
Well, it’s hard to say at this stage because details of the film concept itself are a bit sketchy. We certainly don’t want to discourage these guys from trying their hand at “porn cultural exchange”! After all, that’s what we are doing as well.
The organizer claims to be a Californian with “native” Japanese (impressive choice of words) and “five years of experience in the local adult industry”… Which means we probably even know who he is!
At the time of writing they still need a lot more backers to make this work (they hope to raise $30,000). If they do manage to make their film, we’d love to see it or review it for everyone.
Either way, if you are interested in seeing original Japanese porn in genres that would blow your mind, there is an online shop that can help you out.
K-Pop girl group KARA were asked at a recent press conference what they thought about Takeshima/Dokdo.
Naturally, not being politicians, it is unfair to call on them in this way… but journalists are cruel and cannot resist stirring up a hornet’s nest.
KARA are on of several K-Pop bands who are active in Japan and have fans are both sides of the ocean. A wrong word on these thorny issues can alienate people forever.
Korean actors and music artists who work in Japan have been submitted to this trial recently, compared to “fumi-e” — where in the Tokugawa period, Shogunate authorities would test the faith of suspected Christian renegades by making them step on a picture of Christ or the Virgin Mary.
Many Korean celebrities have chosen the less of two evils, probably knowing how little thought mainstream Japanese seem to give to nationalism, and have given comments that the rocky outcrop is Korean territory.
KARA were holding a press conference in Seoul last Monday when the dreaded question was thrown at them. Apparently all five members’ faces changed immediately. The lead singer, Gyuri Park, chose her words carefully, saying how they were held in affection in Japan and it was their first time to come back to Korea and work in a while.
This skillful circumnavigation of the question, though, was greeted with derision by certain sections of the Korean press and internet. The girls were swiftly denounced as pro-Japanese traitors, whose only interest is making money in Japan and protecting their interests there.
All this fury and fuss over a few rocks in the sea…
KARA are just about to release a new album in Korea and are planning to do promotional work in their home country for a while.
No strange to controversy, KARA have previously had trouble with their management, with a changing line-up, and even with accusations from the government that they are just too sexy! Now they have the wrath of ultra-nationalists to deal with too! Hang in there, girls!
After police predicted an unprecedented amount of fans would gather, the last chance to “meet” Atsuko Maeda while she is still a member of terrible pop “music” band AKB48 has been cancelled at the last moment.
On August 20th some five hundred thousand people were in Ginza to watch the victory parade of Japan’s returning Olympians (despite many of them putting in slightly mediocre performances). Not sure if half a million were expected to witness pre-solo career Atsuko head to her swan song concert at the AKB theater in Akihabara, but apparently public safety fears prompted a change in plan.
Atsuko was planning to hold a kind of “entering the theater” parade event on top of the final performance, where she could be with her fans one last time (before going solo and releasing more money-making CDs).
Before the concert on August 27th, she was expected to ride a vehicle and be driven like the Pope around the Akiba vicinity, waving to her adoring masses lining the streets. Sadly no one will get to see this spectacle of Atsuko Maeda pretended to be a queen…
Of course, this event (and the final performance) is supposed to be all about “the fans”… That’s why the performance is ticketed and with tickets now being sold on for insanely inflated prices. AKB’s management really cares about otaku, especially when their wallets are concerned.
Another one bites the dust. Yuko Sugamoto from HKT48, the Fukuoka spin-off of AKB48, has announced she is quitting. It is an open secret that this is due to her management finding out about a “relationship” she had, including possibly drinking and smoking with a fan.
However, the official line is that all she did was exchange email addresses and answer a mail… which hardly seems taboo-breaking to us.
Japanese girls are just not allowed to have relationships if they are in an idol group. Heaven forbid that reality infringe on the “pure” fantasy that their management have crafted so carefully.
These girls don’t get warnings. It’s a one-strike-and-you’re-out rule in the fascist world of AKS-led pop “music”.
Yuko was one of the most popular members of the Kyushu group — now of course, joined by another exiled and disgraced member of AKB — and famed for her generous bust. The appeal of the group is going to be seriously lessened.
We always wonder what these girls think about when they join these groups, signing up their soul to their management, while the latter rake in all the money (the singers are salaried) and prevent them from having any private life. They get to pose for soft porn shoots targeting the handjob fantasies of the fans and appear in TV campaigns for any brand their management chooses, while any semblance of personal freedom (let alone, shock horror, artistic control) is denied to them.
Along with Yuko (18), another four members of HKT48 are also leaving: Airi Taniguchi (13), Sayaka Eto (14), Yui Komori (14), and Ayaka Nakanishi (16)… though we aren’t sure why. The term “graduation” is still being used with all its euphemism but we reckon these girls were sacked or said they want to leave to have a real life. Good for you, girls! Get out while you still can.
And good on Yuko too for being a bit cheeky and uploading a YouTube video hinting at the real reasons for her resignation. She denies sleeping with the fan and says she is upset about the rumours online that she met him and went drinking and smoking with him.
Unfortunately the video was swiftly deleted but hopefully will resurface…
*Update*: Some generous soul has put the video back up. Not sure how long it will stay up but here it is for now (Japanese only). Rather sweet.
As much as we love Korea, K-Pop, Korean food and Korean girls, the continuing furore over the island of jagged rocks that is Takeshima/Dokdo has been causing some upsetting silliness over on the peninsular.
Now an internet has put up a sign in Korean and (bizarrely) English stating its refusal to allow Japanese would-be netizens from entering the premises.
Both Korean and Japanese online observers have been quick to point out that if the sign is not in Japanese, people will not understand it — or just won’t think to read it.
The sign displayed proudly at the internet cafe in Korea also says that Japanese patrons may enter if they “scream 3 times that Dokdo is Korean territory”.
To be fair, Japan has its own share of infamous “No foreigners allowed” signs — but these usually apply to white people (in particular, Russians) and black people, and are mostly confined to public baths in Hokkaido, where there have been problems with rowdy, non-Japanese speaking aliens.
There are also inumerable establishments where foreigners are not welcome, including Yakuza-friendly bars, many sex shops (though the myth that foreigners cannot visit fuzoku is, in our experience, just that, a myth), and the occasional club.
And to make matters worse, now Chinese protestors are getting angry again about Senkaku / Diaoyutai islands.
All this makes our lusting after hot Chinese and Korean girls very guilt-inducing!
We also found images of these signs from the Lake Hills Jeju Country Club a few years ago saying that Japanese are not welcome, though we are not sure if they are doctored or accurate.
This week’s scrumptious starlet is Mitsu Dan, a Gravure idol born in 1980.
Particularly voluptuous and sexy, Mitsu has also frequently been called bisexual.
We really like Mitsu because she has a kind of old school beauty and, despite being a Gravure model, her photo shoots have a slightly nostalgic feel, like in the pre-AKB days.
American reputations in Japan are not the best, it has to be said, especially if you happen to be a member of the military forces stationed at various points around the country.
But we wonder if this latest development will have a positive or negative effect on relations…
A navy petty officer has ben arrested for inflicting injuries on two Japanese guys — punching them and even breaking a nose — on a platform of a station in Yokohama.
Why the ruckus? Well, apparently the Okinawa-based officer, D’Angelo Rett (24) (Note: name based on katakana — as yet cannot confirm alphabet spelling) was on the way home from out “playing” with his Japanese girlfriend.
Ever the gallant warrior, he overheard two male part-time workers (27) using “insulting” language about his girl at the Chinatown station.
Rett got angry and the result was broke noses.
This kind of incident plays up to the stereotype of Americans — violent, unlikely to just let things go — but also rather sweetly shows the feminine, gentleman side to the Star-Spangled Banner. Women have rights and not every gaijin is a misogynist out for just one thing. He couldn’t stand to see his lady get insulted and stood up for her!
Let’s hope he gets off with a warning.
The response on 2ch has so far been pretty positive:
Well, I forgive
This American soldier had a strong heart, right?
I forgive this. The American soldier wasn’t the bad one. I reckon even I would have punched them.
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