Donating to Charity by Squeezing the Boobs of a Porn Actress

A TV production company held an event last weekend in which if you donated 1,000 yen (around 10 EUR/13 USD) to fight against AIDS you had the chance to grab and squeeze the boobs of a porn actress.

Japanese Porn Actress Boobs

During two days 4,690 people donated money and had the chance to squeeze boobies; a line was formed around the building where the event took place.

Japanese Porn Actress Boobs

41,000 euros (51,000 dollars) were collected in total during the event that will be used in AIDS prevention campaigns.

Japanese Porn Actress Boobs

Reports about the event were seen on TV, although the boob-grabbing moments where not shown.

Source: Tokyo Sports Movie.

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Vault of an Investment Bank that went Bankrupt in 1997

Sanyo Securities Company Limited was a Japanese investment bank founded in 1910 that at the end of the 80s was one of the largest banks in the country. When the bubble burst it became insolvent and ended up declaring bankruptcy in 1997; by 1999 all its operations had finished. In the boom times Sanyo Securities had its own leisure resort that could be used by its almost 5,000 employees to spend their holidays next to Lake Yamanaka. It was a hotel only used by employees.

After taking photos of the abandoned house and eating a good steak in a restaurant next to the lake we arrive with our car to the entrance of the leisure resort for Sanyo Securities employees. It has been abandoned for more than 10 years and it’s the only thing left from the company; the office building that they had in Tokyo is now being used by Sumitomo.

Behind the main building we can see the entrance to what was one of the main vaults of the investment bank, most likely it was used to keep gold. We are a little bit scared but here we go!

Bank Vault

Bank Vault

We arrive until the end of the hallway. Even though the floor is slippery, it’s quite easy to move around. A good amount of light enters through a skylight. We turn to the left and we see the first door of the bank vault. It’s closed and it looks very heavy but it’s easy to open. After this first door everything is pitch black; my instinct tells me that we shouldn’t keep going but Carlos, the bravest of us, starts walking using his iPhone to light up the way.

Bank Vault

Bank Vault

Bank Vault

Bank Vault

Bank Vault

Bank Vault

Bank Vault

Bank Vault

Inside there is a big door that gives access to what seems to be the main vault. In the wall there are several symbols (logos) of Sanyo Securities. For some reason… none of us is brave enough to enter the room but we take some photos from the entrance.

Bank Vault

Bank Vault

Bank Vault

Bank Vault

Bank Vault

Bank Vault

Bank Vault
Another one for the Sadako photo series.

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Haikyo in Lake Kawaguchi

Mount Fuji hides and we come back to our car to continue bordering the lake in search of abandoned buildings (haikyo). We pull over by the side of the road in the spot where the map indicates the next building. This time an abandoned building is right there and it seems easy to access as we see some open doors from the outside. But just as we get out of the car, we see that in the first floor there are some flowers next to a doorway that seem looked after by someone.

We get closer to the building and suddenly an old lady pops out of the doorway. We realize that the old lady is living in the abandoned building. She greets us with a distrustful smile. She makes a comment about the nice weather, we nod and say that the air is fresher here next to the lakes than in Tokyo, then she tells us straight that we can’t park next to the building. She is kicking us out.

When we are about to get into the car, a man comes out from behind the old lady. He is wearing huge horn-rimmed glasses and a badge with his name hanging from one of the pockets of his suit. She continues talking, now she is telling us with pride about the tree that gives shadow to the area where we have just parked our car. The man with glasses makes me feel uneasy, now we will have to talk to him, and he doesn’t seem someone that smiles to strangers, in fact he seems like he hasn’t smiled for months.

Luckily, the man barely looks at us, he doesn’t say anything, like if we were not there. With his hands clasped behind his back, slightly hunched, he has a cigarette trapped between his lips which is almost a butt. The man walks by, slowly but without stopping. The woman keeps on talking about the tree, she keeps smiling but more and more it’s harder for her. We are already inside our car almost closing the doors.

When we start the engine she decides to stop talking, but she still looks at us. She doesn’t smile anymore and stares at us as we leave and disappear out of her visual field. The man continues walking by the roadside with his gaze lost in the horizon. We look at him out of the corner of our eyes when we pass him, he is still ignoring us. After the joy of seeing Mount Fuji, we still have a bad taste in our mouth after this “murakami-esque” moment.

Two curves later, in the forest area, we see something that looks like the house of a wealthy man.

Haikyo in Lake Kawaguchi

On the contrary to the first place we found in the morning, this time it looks like the house is easy access, we park and we start exploring the haikyo!

Haikyo in Lake Kawaguchi

Haikyo in Lake Kawaguchi

Haikyo in Lake Kawaguchi

Haikyo in Lake Kawaguchi

Haikyo in Lake Kawaguchi

Haikyo in Lake Kawaguchi

Haikyo in Lake Kawaguchi

Haikyo in Lake Kawaguchi

Haikyo in Lake Kawaguchi

Haikyo in Lake Kawaguchi

Haikyo in Lake Kawaguchi

Haikyo in Lake Kawaguchi

Haikyo in Lake Kawaguchi

Haikyo in Lake Kawaguchi

Haikyo in Lake Kawaguchi

Haikyo in Lake Kawaguchi

Haikyo in Lake Kawaguchi

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Mount Fuji from Lake Kawaguchi

We meet in Shinjuku at 6:00am to set out on a road trip to the lake area around Mount Fuji. The objective of the day is to take photos of haikyos; it seems that the area was a very attractive holiday destination during the Japanese economic bubble of the eighties, and many hotels, resorts, restaurants and houses for wealthy people were built.

The first destination that we introduce in our GPS is lake Kawaguchi. The GPS decides that the best route to get there is using the Chuo highway, one of the elevated highways that crosses Tokyo. It’s only 120 kilometers but, being a Saturday, there is already a traffic jam to get out of the city. Until Hachioji exit the traffic is dense and it takes us two hours, then from Hachioji until the lake the traffic is more fluid and we exit the highway to enter National Road 128 around 9:00am.

We are almost arriving to our destination, we pass by in front of Fuji-Q Highland, an amusement park with many famous roller coasters, Carlos looks at the horizon and says:

“That which is hiding behind the clouds looks like Mount Fuji, isn’t it?

I look to the side and respond:

“If you doubt if it is or not, it will most likely not be Mount Fuji.”

We cross a bridge that takes us to the north part of the lake and we park our car next to a building that looks abandoned. We walk around it and it seems like it was some kind of hotel but it seems like we can’t go inside. Even being Summer, the area is surrounded by green grasslands. At the horizon we can spot a small house that seems taken out of Heidi.

Mount Fuji from Lake Kawaguchi

Mount Fuji from Lake Kawaguchi

Mount Fuji from Lake Kawaguchi

Mount Fuji from Lake Kawaguchi

We come back to our car and start surrounding the lake following the north road. We stop half-way to try to find another abandoned hotel but it seems like it has been demolished and there is nothing where it was supposed to be. Up until now we have not been very lucky in our haikyo hunt. We are in the car now ready to continue investigating, but just when we are going to start the car…

…suddenly Mount Fuji rises timidly from behind the clouds, changing our luck for the day. We jump out of the car, we walk to the lake shore and we take photos.

Lake Kawaguchi

We can’t see it completely in any moment and only five minutes pass until the clouds cover it almost completely. But it’s enough for us, to see Mount Fuji from so near in Summer is not that easy, and we are quite happy about what we have seen and the pictures we have taken. Most likely we won’t see it again during the rest of the day… or maybe we will?

Mount Fuji from Lake Kawaguchi

Mount Fuji from Lake Kawaguchi

Mount Fuji from Lake Kawaguchi

Mount Fuji from Lake Kawaguchi

Mount Fuji from Lake Kawaguchi

Mount Fuji from Lake Kawaguchi

Mount Fuji from Lake Kawaguchi

Mount Fuji from Lake Kawaguchi

Mount Fuji from Lake Kawaguchi
Photo taken by CaDs

Mount Fuji from Lake Kawaguchi
Photo taken by CaDs

Mount Fuji from Lake Kawaguchi
Photo taken by @GamiSatoko

Webcam in lake Kawaguchi-ko where you can see in real time if Mount Fuji can be seen: Webcam in Kawaguchi-ko.

Map of the lake area: Map of the lakes

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Unattended Luggage in Japan

When Japanese people ask me for advice before going to Spain, the first thing I tell them is to always watch out for their belongings, to not leave their phone or wallet on the table in a restaurant or cafeteria, to always have their bags closed, etc.

Here in Japan we never worry about this stuff. Notice for example the first picture, the suitcase and the bag belong to the man having dinner inside the restaurant.

Unattended Luggage

Unattended Luggage

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Evangelion Girls Photos Exhibition

Great exhibition with photos of idols doing Evangelion cosplay. The exhibition was held in the Seibu in Ikebukuro where more and more events related to the anime and manga world are held lately. From August 15th until the 21st it will be held as well in the Daimaru Shinbashi in Osaka.

The girl that plays Ayanami Rei is the idol Kawashima Umika, who is under 20 years old and is already a singer, a model and an actress. Who do you like better? Ayanami Rei or Asuka

Evangelion Girls

Evangelion Girls

Evangelion Girls

Evangelion Girls

Evangelion Girls

Evangelion Girls

Evangelion Girls

Evangelion Girls

Evangelion Girls

Evangelion Girls

Evangelion Girls

Evangelion Girls

Evangelion Girls

Evangelion Girls

Photos from Tokyo Hive and Otakumode.

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Oshino Hakkai 忍野八海

Mount Fuji is surrounded by five lakes that were formed during a very powerful eruption 1,200 years ago. Formerly there were only four lakes but the biggest one split during the eruption into two lakes that are connected by underground water tunnels.

The area that sank, known as Oshino Hakkai 忍野八海, is plenty of water springs and natural ponds. Nowadays the area attracts many tourists. The locals are very proud of the purity of the water, they say it’s one of the best waters in Japan.


This pond with fishes had the most transparent water of all. Although it was very deep we could clearly see the bottom of the pond.

Oshino Hakkai

Oshino Hakkai

Oshino Hakkai

Oshino Hakkai

Oshino Hakkai

Oshino Hakkai

Oshino Hakkai

Oshino Hakkai

Oshino Hakkai

Oshino Hakkai

Oshino Hakkai

Oshino Hakkai

Oshino Hakkai

How to get there:
Take the Fujikyuko line until Fujisan station and from there take a bus until Ohashi or Oshino-Hakkai-Iriguchi stations. From any of those two stations it is a five minute walk until the water springs area.

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FamicomBox

A workmate has just bought himself a second hand FamicomBox for his birthday. I didn’t know what it was. It turns out that it’s some kind of gigantic NES that was produced at the end of the 80s in which you could choose among 15 video games. It used to be installed in hotel rooms, ryokans and specially in love hotels. To play it you needed to insert coins.

FamicomBox

FamicomBox

FamicomBox

FamicomBox

FamicomBox

FamicomBox

FamicomBox

FamicomBox

More information in FamicomWorld.

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