JAPANESE LEARNING RESOURCES:
recomended to me by a Japanese teacher @ waseda univ.- she uses these to teach her foreign students, so you know they’re no joke.
http://www.sanrui.co.jp/web/ – japanese thesaurus!
dictionary site that shows ALL jukugo of a given kanji – not just the ones where dude is in first place.
http://language.tiu.ac.jp/index.html – top page of a "reading tutor."
www.ritsumei.ac.jp/~kitade/nihongo.htm – a list of other online resources!
http://www.kosho.or.jp/ is the biggest used-book sales site － if you’re researching stuff or looking for old magazines!
JAPANESE-LANGUAGE SITES, SO GOOD LUCK WITH THAT
ONNA HOLE NET: A site that tests artificial vaginas and rates them in the most scientific manner, complete with charts and graphs.
Looks like I’m not the only one into tokyo rooftop photography!
MOUSTACHE FOR YOU!!! – has moustaches for you.
http://gurocky.jp/top.html is nothing less than . . .raincoat fetish. (vintage only).
figurecummer is a problem.
a japanese blog dedicated to the most ill foods – ice cream with tiny fish in it, tofu shaped like a vagina, and other specialty treats are reviewed, and directions to the restaraunts given.
MS. CHIHIRO GOLDEN –not just a famous s/m mistress – also a professor of something called ‘color theory healing’ and aromatherapy. She has theories about spirituality, also. A gifted eccentric.
KYOTO KAGAKU CORPORATION -makers of anatomical models for use in nurse training.
a social activist group, dedicated to exposing the truth about Dr. Menegele-style warcrimes carried out by Japanese doctors in tokyo during WWII.
some Japanese person collects snapshots of ‘modern day folk art’ – the ubiquitous construction ‘keep out’ signs featuring a cartoon worker holding out a forbidding hand.
security guard uniform site
the ubiquitous flashing lights at construction night-time sites
COSTUME RENTAL – for parties.
CONVENTION GIRL COSTUMES – by kamitan corporation.
Nagoya RAPPERS: "LITTLE BOY AND FAT MAN"
ZAEGA – Japan’s version of FARK, I suppose. In Japanese but fairly easy to navigate.
can’t forget JURGEN, the teutonic otaku germano-porn genirus. check out his ‘true stories’ and creepy photographs.
if you’re coming to japan:
gaijinpot.com is the main site for "how can i make a living / find a job / navigate the red tape" questions.
I would reccomend mixi.co.jp – the japanese Myspace.
and old-school pen-pal sites in english:
the kanji site. all interactive and stuff.
rikaichan. j/e translation plugin for firefox.
excellent japanese architecture site with photos and such
– artist mr tao’s blog of art and architecture.
THE MOTHERLODE: complete list of all Sanrio characters ever made!!!!! Utterly insane..
flash animation of Kikkoman soy sauce superheros battling foreign condiments
growhair’s photo gallery: he’s a japanese man who has been documenting cosplay and underground fashion and otaku stuff for years and years. plus he’s nice and speaks english!
kaomoji — the little faces that eveyrone types into their cellphones. they have DICTIONARIES of this stuff now.
dictionary of ascii art characters!!
more ascii art links in japanese (you might want to combine this with the translation website above!)
Akihabara blog: (japanese only)
Security firm website: FCS Industries. it stands for "fortress and creation of safe security."
If you are doing a convention or trade-show, FCS will keep hoodlums or industrial spies from walking off with the merchandise / Kangyaru.
KYOTOKAGAKU, a company that makes lifelike human parts for medical students to practice on:
TOUYAMA KOICHI – anarchist politician from guess where? Kouenji! He ran for Tokyo governor I think last year. He took advantage of the democratic laws here, which (they say) state that anyone who gets on the official ballot gets to be on prime-time TV. Homey snuck on the ballot somehow, and then gave a mad-genius rant live on TV, which made him a star in certain circles.
Fucked manga: no idea.
白子 – SHIRAKO.
A traditional dish made from . . . . fish sperm! Actually, fish testacles, my Japanese friend clarifies. Well, OK, then! You can eat ‘em raw, sashimi style, or boiled, shabu-shabu style.
just go here : http://kigsa.hp.infoseek.co.jp/zentai.html
ohio sanspo.–This site has a bunch of nihongo names for sex acts,and is written in pretty good ‘engrish.’ beware the ‘own goal!!’
BSDM OF JAPAN blog. this guy posts new links every day, to some really. . . some really . . .. let’s just say he likes the poo.
He has a new blog, here: under world.
GIGA: amazing website, you could spend all day here. more cosplay than even I ever dreamed possible. They brought us X-rated Ultraman!
here’s a European man who collects links to humorous porn sites. if you’re reading this dictionary just for the laughs, you might like his site.
MARTY FRIEDMAN’S SHOW: rock fujiyama. Ex-guitarist from ‘80s speedmetal band MEGADETH is living the quintisential Big In Japan lifestyle -he has his own tv show here where he mixes heavy metal with Enka! Already over, though . . . youtube clips – official site
大日本意識革命軍狂暴 – DAINIPPONISHIKIKAKUMEIGUNKYOUBOU
“big Japanese Consciousness Revolutionary Army Frenzy”
A currently-active super-right wing nationalist . . . . glam band?
Here is picture of singer, er, excuse me, “Supreme Commander of shouting and screaming”:
profile of drums, er, “General of Cannon Battery Soundwave”:
SENTIMENTAL 出刃包丁 – (“SENTIMENTAL BIG KNIFE”, but don’t quote me on that) this guy is the Japanese G.G. Allin, they say. Pissing and cutting up the audience, the whole 9 yards.
Cds available here, from Disk Union record store:
溺れたエビの検死報告書 OBORETA EBI NO KENSHI HOUKOKUJO (“official death report of the drownded shrimp”) 。。。 an Osaka band that is equal parts Residents and Count Basie, who play avant-garde music while dressed in full-body shrimp costumes.
漁湾 GYOKOU – a Tokyo band, who play rap-rock. They wear traditional 漁業 GYOGYOU attire (fisherman’s attire), and for their encore they butcher a tuna and feed the audience.18 comments