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There are all kinds of burgers and just as many buns to hold them, but this blue burger bun designed to look like Earth has got to be the weirdest of the lot. It’s even got green accents to look like the continents. You can find this very weird chicken burger at Japanese science museum Orbi Yokama. Try it if you dare.

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These adorable socks will turn your feet into your favorite sushi (just like you’ve always wanted). There are several styles to choose from so you can have different sushi feet every day of the week. From the product page:

The sushi detail is knitted into the sock with colored thread instead of being printed. Seven versions are available: Masuzushi (trout sushi), Shrimp, Octopus, Red Caviar, Tuna, Salmon, and Egg. These Sushi Socks made in Toyama, Japan make a great gift for fans of Japanese cuisine!

I wonder if they come with a side of wasabi?

Product Page ($5.39 Crazy Abalone via Boing Boing)

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Tokyo’s Final Fantasy Cafe looks incredible with themed decor, drinks, and food. This blue Ramen noodle soup called Sea King Leviathan’s Chilled Ocean Noodles that’s on the menu, however, looks absolutely disgusting. Oh, and did we mention that it’s served cold? Yuck.

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sushi nail art

Don’t limit yourself to eating sushi; put it on your nails! Manicures and fingernail art featuring raw fish designs (but not actual raw fish) are spreading across social media in Japan. The image pictured above has been retweeted over 14,000 times. I have to say the design is impressive and looks a lot like something I’d pick up with chopsticks and eat with wasabi and soy sauce. I’m impressed.

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This Japanese cat cafe located in Tokyo’s Kichijoji is the most adorable cafe ever, with or without cats. It’s called Temari no Ouchi and it opened a year ago and serves a selection of food and drinks to its cat-loving patrons. Admission is just $11.81 on weekdays and $14.80 on weekends and holidays. It looks like a wonderful place to relax, for cats and people. As Kotaku notes, it looks like it was influenced by Studio Ghibli anime.

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The eateries of Japan are about to be joined by another cute establishment. A limited time “Pikachu Cafe” will be offering a variety of food from burgers to mango pudding to curry rice shaped like the character.

The cafe will open in Roppongi Hills this Saturday and keep its doors open through August 31st; it seems to be happening in conjunction with an art exhibit titled Pikachu the Movie XY Exhibit. If you’re a Pokémon fan, it seems like a must-see and must-eat.

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These may look like mild-mannered pieces of sushi, but they’re all members of Sushi Squadron Shirada. Each piece transforms into a little warrior with weapons and shields. There are eight different transformers in the series including Toromaru, Ebisu, Tamago, Beni, Saiban, Tema Kids Kappa, Tema Kids Tekka, and Tema Kids Natto. All of them are available for preorder now with delivery expected in July.

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sushi dating

If you think you’re a sushi lover, I’m guessing you’re not realllllly a sushi lover unless you love it so much you’d date it.

Thanks to Japan, the world now has a dating app that let’s you date sushi that’s come to life in the form of six different guys.

They are, according to Rocket News, “hot-blooded Yu Guromatsu (tuna), easygoing Kei Sukegawa (salmon), his shy little brother Iku (salmon roe), and somewhat childish Tamaki Marui (egg),” with Shrimp and Avocado set to come out in later updates.

The game, which was released May 28, is called Hei! Renai Iccho! It translates as Here You Go! One Order of Romance. You can find it in the Android and Apple store under its English title Love! Sushi Rangers.

The plot can be described thusly: a girl’s father has to go off to take a job overseas and she’s left to run the family sushi store by herself. But, never fear, sushi boys are here. Like magic, they appear a day after daddy has departed to “help”.

I’ll say this, if I had known my dating problems could be solved by sushi, I’d have started eating it looooooong ago.

I’d also watch a show called Love! Sushi Rangers! because, why not?

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marshmallow caramel pizza

Pizza Hut in Japan has decided to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Morinaga Milk Caramel Candy with a special Morinaga Milk Caramel and marshmallow pizza.

Yep. You’re looking at a hand-tossed cheddar cheese crust, topped with Morinaga Milk Caramel, marshmallows, and (I think) almond slivers.

If you want to try it, you have to get to Japan by June 30th.

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