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I’ve heard of food art, but I’ve never heard of food nail art—until now. Tastemade Japan did a fun tutorial on how to do your own swiss cheese manicure and, surprisingly (or maybe not), it took off.

You can achieve the effect by cutting holes in acrylic nails or by leaving out portions of the polish. I think they look great, but I’d be worried I’d want to bite them. Check out the original tutorial along with additional examples below. [click to continue…]

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Lonely? Frustrated with the state of the world? Twitter user Ross Foubister has discovered a solution to both of these problems. Oddly enough, it all starts at the recently opened Kirby Café in Japan. Learn more about this revelation below. [click to continue…]

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It is only slightly less insane when you know what’s happening.

In order to celebrate their 58th anniversary, Ramen manufacturer Nissin Foods is rolling out a series of special commercials. The first portrays Ramen-creator Momofuku Ando as a samurai warrior, while the second pays homage to popular online videos of the past year, and is entirely baffling. First off, this is the title:

“Instant Buzz-SamuraiDroneCatIdolSuperhumanRubeGoldbergViewerWarningTooExplosiveHighSchoolGirl”

The video offers a total of 20 corresponding “buzz points” that can be spotted by turning on the captions (“cc” box) in the video below.

The goal is to show original Chikin Ramen’s staying power in a world full of fads and trends. We would say mission accomplished. [click to continue…]

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With the film Shin Godzilla (aka Godzilla Resurgence) premiering in Japan on July 29th, Tokyo’s indoor amusement park Namja Town will be serving up some Kaiju-inspired dishes and desserts.

The designs are pretty clever if I do say so myself. Check them out below. [click to continue…]


I’ll be honest, when I think about heavy-hitting Nintendo franchises, Kirby is not really the first thing that comes to mind. In fact ask me to list Nintendo’s franchises and we’ll be maybe a dozen deep before it’ll even occur to me that the pink puffball even exists.

However Kirby is perhaps much more popular in his homeland of Japan, where it was recently announced via Twitter that a Kirby themed café will be opening in August. [click to continue…]


Neon Genesis Evangelion fans with a taste for the finer things in life might enjoy these classy Evangelion-themed tea cup and saucer sets by Noritake.

The company has been manufacturing high-quality ceramic and glass vessels for over 100 years, and these bone china pieces look pretty stellar. They’re based on the color schemes of Unit 01 and Unit 02 and include a pattern of leaves and flowers with gold trim accents. They even subtly placed the NERV logo in the center of the saucer.

Check out more pics below. [click to continue…]


This Ghostbusters-themed menu from Japanese fast-food chain J.S. Burgers Café might come back to haunt you.

Specifically your butthole.

Their Marshmallow Mad Burger looks interesting as a dessert. I mean, I’m a fan of both Oreos and marshmallows. Who isn’t? Of course, I’d like to know what the bun is made of and what that sauce is, but it looks fairly straightforward.

Where you start to lose me is with the “G.B. Burger” which apparently has black olive and anchovy paste, some white stuff and the ubiquitous black bun.

The “Black Chili Chips” looks like a side of potato chips with some black chili beans more white stuff, some red stuff…I..yeah, no.

Finally, we get a little ectoplasm coloring with some sort of green kiwi smoothie. I think I’ve also identified little candy burgers, green maraschino cherries…and are those green corn chips? Slimer only knows.

Enjoy? [click to continue…]


Since isopods are a thing that’s popular in Japan, we now have an isopod tea infuser. It was only a matter of time I suppose.

Unfortunately, you’ll have to travel to the Numazu Deepblue Aquarium in Japan’s Shizuoka Prefecture to get one. One user commented that tea kept gushing out of the crustacean’s bottom holes, making it “grosser than expected”… We imagine that its weird looking smile didn’t help.

Check out additional pics below. [click to continue…]

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Japanese katanas are known for being deadly but beautiful weapons. As an homage to these legendary swords, Kotobukiya released this set of four katana handguard coasters. Each coaster is inspired by a significant figure from Japan’s feudal era.

Check out the entire series below. [click to continue…]


Krispy Kreme Japan is welcoming summer with two new mouthwatering donut flavors: glazed watermelon and lemon.

The watermelon offering consists of watermelon fruit juice jelly with chocolate chips and a watermelon-flavored chocolate outline, while the lemon donut features a lemon juice glaze and a sliced lemon topping.

The two new flavors will be available until July 19th. Check out additional pics below. [click to continue…]