Tag Archives: Japanese

Fire-Breathing Babybot

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Japanese artist, Kenji Yanobe, has created the toddler of all toddlers. The 24 ft robot goes by the name of Torayan and supposedly, will only respond to the orders of a child’s voice. Yanobe has described him as “the ultimate child’s weapon”. We can only hope that he doesn’t learn to walk, cry or become sentient.

Awww, what a cute little guy!

Awww, what a cute little guy!

Getting fussy...

Getting fussy...

...getting angry...

...getting angry...

... completely pissed off...

... completely pissed off...

...satanbot...

... fully realized satanbot.

Futomomo Satisfaction

I’m not really sure how or why this happened, but I’m pretty glad it did.

Futomomo Satisfaction (futomomo = thigh) is a Japanese 10-piece band with a wonderful gimmick: 3 bikini-clad girls, front and center, rock’n their trombones. The girls skillfully execute covers from a wide array of genres, from punk to jazz. Even so, would the band be getting this much attention if they were a bunch of hairy dudes? Probably not. But, they’re not. So we will watch and we will be delighted!

This first song sounds a bit like a Man Man song. Actually, I’d be delighted to see Man Man play in bikinis too.. especially that dreamy Honus Honus and his stupendous mustache. In fact, I think the mustache deserves a bikini of its own.

Ahhh, but I digress. Here’s a fun little clip from Futomomo’s SXSW show.

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