63

Japanese Flipbooks

By: on November 19, 2014
$15.80 - $23.37
Check It Out

Rabbit with Long Ear is by far the most profound book I've read...ever. In 0 words and less than 5 seconds it provides a stirring and stark look into the life of a creature cursed with inordinately long lobes who refuses to let his freakish appearance box him in. Instead, he uses those ears to yank down his glass ceiling and ascend into a world filled with understanding and acceptance and also millions of other creatures with Dumbo ears.

Additional captivating titles in this Japanese flipbook series from Mou Hitotsu no Kenkyujo include God of Bug Eater, Visitor of Hole, Beetles, and Merry Christmas. Like many flipbooks, these thick and thumb-friendly pages achieve their animation effects through the calculated use of negative space and drawing the same thing over and over. Mou Hitotsu no Kenkyujo also incorporates nifty cutouts and props to add depth and even more jollies to the flipping process. And in all seriousness, these volumes are truly creative bonanzas and swell works of art.

Check it out

Attack on Titan Super Hard Blade iPhone Case

$38.30 from Strapya World »

It's always interesting when and which Japanese manga and anime cross over into mainstream Western culture. Here it's even more interesting that a piece of Japanese manga/anime has crossed over into real life. And even...

Check it out

Kururin Japanese Desktop Toy

$12.99 from Kendama »

Tops, fidget spinners, and now the Japanese Kururin. Why is hand-eye coordination storming pop culture so hard right now? I have many gifts and endowments--huge ones!--but, as evidenced by my attempts to school my girlfriend...

Check it out

F-Cup Cookies

F-Cup Cookies sound like they would be a joke, and they probably are, but for all women with concave chesticular regions and, more importantly, for all the men who have to fondle them, I sure as 2 seconds of motorboating...

Buy Now

Iron Samurai Blue LED Watch

$7.90 from Amazon »

As if the opportunity to wear a segmented steel LED-lit wristband that might make people wonder if you're under house arrest isn't reason enough to complete this purchase, the fact that the Iron Samurai also possesses...

Buy Now

Handmade in Japan Higo no Kami Knife

$28.48 from Amazon »

Each of these Higo no Kami knives, traditional Japanese non-locking folding blades, are handmade and imported directly from Japan. And if you don't believe me, believe the superb English translation of their product description:...

Check it out

Mini Titanium Katana with Tritium Insert

$149 from Metal Worn »

Just as the Bride conquered O-Ren Ishii with a Hattori Hanzo katana, Metal Worn has conquered the ultimate gift for a geek with their Ti-Katana, a miniature titanium katana sword whose tsuka contains a tritium vial insert....

Buy Now

Kotatsu Heated Table

Sold Out from Amazon »

Do you have to be a girl to want one of these super-cozy-looking Japanese Kotatsu? Do you have to be a girl to use the term "super-cozy-looking?" Oh well then. Call me a big ol' girl and send me a big ol' heated blanket...

Check it out

Wiener Dog Earplugs

$11.50 from Koncent »

I don't know who let the dogs out, and thanks to these Mimi Pet Nagai Dachshund earplugs I'll never hear anyone else wonder, Who, who, who, who?! again....

Check it out

Air Bonsai Floating Tree

$200 - $230 from Hoshinchu »

If you take a look at this floating bonsai tree, it should be pretty clear what it is: a floating bonsai tree. We've even seen enough floating things around here to know that the Air Bonsai is able to levitate (and spin...

Buy Now

Ramen Hoodie

$18.99 - $22.99 from Amazon »

Eat it or wear it, that's what my grandma used to say. It was meant to be a threat, but now that I see this delightfully loud and obnoxious Ramen Hoodie, I think I would like to retroactively choose the latter. I'll wear...

Check it out

Dried Japanese Blowfish Fins

Fugu is what they call blowfish or pufferfish in Japan. It's also the name they use for the dish licensed chefs make from the adorable Dizzy Gillespie of the sea. And that's licensed not just as chefs, but specifically...

Buy Now

Yosegi Japanese Puzzle Boxes

$23.95 - $263.49 from Amazon »

Yosegi Puzzle Boxes suggest that the best way to dissuade petty thieves and nosy family and co-workers is to make them think. Developed during the Edo Period (early 17th to mid 19th century), these Japanese stash holders...