Japan’s Best/Worst Tattoo?

December 27, 2009

Last night I met a Japanese guy with “More Beer” tattooed across his beer-belly. He was proudly displaying it in a live-house for all to see. Apparently he uses it to order beer in foreign countries!
Hmm, maybe I should get the equivalent tattooed in Japanese kanji on my own belly.

How to Advertise a Bargain Sale

December 27, 2009

It’s time for all the shops to re-open for their post-Christmas sales. Ouside a clothes shop in Shibuya, I spotted the sign below, with a rather novel sales pitch.

Chin Chin Song

December 27, 2009

Here’s a treat for Japanese readers- a clip from” Colpo Grosso”, a sleazy Italian game show from the 80s, in which some naughty ladies sing the “Chin Chin” song. “Cin Cin”, of course, means “Cheers” in Italian, but “penis” in Japan.

I’m easily amused.