Shocking. Fluorescent. Gaudy. Loud. Vular. Neon. Flashy. Tacky. There's a lot of epithets that can be applied to this new cosplay style that is like body art on psychedelic drugs, though none of them quite capture it. Inspired by strange characters from anime, cinema and video games, behold the new Japanese subculture of ishoku-hada. Certain sections of the Interweb are currently abuzz with breathless talk of this bizarre body painting and cosplay niche, which literally means "unique skin" or "unusual skin". Like an "alien" version of gyaru, ganguro or yamanba trends, women dress ...

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Last week Japanese highways were in the news when a truckload of live pigs was unleashed onto one road in Osaka. But this is a much more exciting anecdote. Imagine you are hurtling down one of Japan's many busy highways and, as you pass another car, you happen to notice the driver and passenger engaged in something other than navigating... and it's broad daylight. Oh, yes. This is one of those once-in-a-lifetime strokes of luck: spotting oral sex on the highway. Not only is the female passenger giving her lucky driving companion a blow job as he powers his motor vehicle, the ...

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Torture Garden Japan is back this summer for another bonanza of BDSM wonder. The premier mainstream event for bondage fans in Japan, it's also the only officially licensed offshoot of London’s original Torture Garden, the world's leading fetish club. It has been happening in Tokyo since 2001 and often holds events more than once a year, though the summer one is the highlight of the calendar. We blogged about the 2016 summer ball. Tickets to the event on June 10th at XEX Nihonbashi cost ¥6,000 and doors open at 10pm. Performers included Miss Miranda from the United States, ...

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Photographer and love doll super fan Yoshitaka Hyodo has converted his private house into a personal hihokan-style sex museum. Located in Yashio City on the border between Saitama and Tokyo, Hyodo has even opened up his house to the public for Golden Week. If you want to visit, it is open from April 30th to May 5th. Reservations are required, though, so check his blog for more details. Admission is ¥1,000, but apparently free for people with sex dolls. Photography is allowed for non-commercial purposes. This is the fourth time he has opened up his collection ...

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It's a dream for so many: a visit to Japan that concludes with some carnal fun with exotic local women, who are so delighted to meet you that they will do anything to please you. Well, it's the gaijin dream and it's experienced to certain degrees by many male foreign residents, especially those determined to try their luck with as many women as possible. But there are quite a few English teachers out there. It helps if you have a more glamorous occupation to attract the ladies. We sometimes joke that half the foreigners living in Japan are photographers and the other half are DJs, ...

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A naked video of gravure idol Yuriko Ishihara has leaked online. The POV hamedori-style footage shows the busty model nude, fingering herself, and being groped by a lucky guy. Who uploaded it is unknown, but it spells the end of her career. In some of the shots her face is partially covered by a surgical mask, though this is frequently removed. It is clearly her. The 34-minute video, ahem, climaxes in her jerking the guy off (for most of the time under a plastic sheet for some bizarre reason -- hygiene?). Strangely, the whole tryst seems to happen in a ...

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The annual Kanamara Penis Festival is one of the most famous and popular in Japan and seems to be attended by as many foreigners as Japanese. While you probably won't find it promoted in any of the official government tourist information, sightseers to take snaps of the phallic objects of worship as well as sample the penis-shaped sweets. Cool Japan indeed. Held every April in Kawasaki City, one of the highlights of the festival is a large pink phallic float apparently called Elizabeth. Last year this was only on a four-wheeled trolley and visitors were disappointed by its lack of ...

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We all like a no-strings attached kind of arrangement. So where to find Japanese ladies keen on this? We just spotted this amusing photo report on a visit to a dating telephone club, or terekura, which were once commonly located in city neighborhoods as places where men could go to ring up women for dates. These days terekura have been more or less replaced by deai cafes and online alternatives, where you can be introduced to ladies willing to do the business with you -- for some compensation, natch. The blogger went to a terekura in Kabukicho, one which I'm sure many of our ...

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We're almost two years late to this (hey, we were busy blogging other stuff!) but we stumbled upon this funny video of our favorite male AV star, Shimiken, trying out a special "double spiral" condom. The video is produced by G-Project, which is an adult toy brand and who made the new condom. It's only in Japanese but you should be able to follow along regardless of your language ability. The best bit is when he tries on the condom and we see AV actress Michiru Morisaki helping a blindfolded Shimiken try the condom, and then Shimiken has to jerk off to stay erect. We also love ...

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To round off the year with a bang, Tenga has generously given us a Christmas gift par excellence! The Tenga Moova is the latest toy from the Apple of the Japanese adult industry. It looks amazing, feels even better -- and is even designed with maintenance fully in mind. Coming in two colors (Silky White or Rocky Black), the Tenga Moova is a masturbation aid billed as a "flexible spinning hole". Tenga fans will be quick to spot that it looks like the cousin to the sculpturally designed Tenga 3D. The beautiful, almost science-fiction toy offers pleasure through its lattice ...

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