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Gundam Newspaper!!

August 10, 2015 Leave a comment

Asahi Shimbun Newspaper has just released a special issue called
“Asahi Shimbun Mobile Suit Gundam Edition”!!

I happened to find this copy today at a convenience store
when I went there to buy “Shukan Shonen Jump”.

It is just amazing. The paper says that this is the January 1st,
0080 (Cosmic Century) issue, which seems to be equivalent to
August 6th, 2015 AD.

Good job, Asahi Shimbun!

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May the force be with you

April 23, 2011 Leave a comment

a warrior clad in armor

 May 5th is a day to celebrate boys’ growth and to pray for their future health. 

Households with boys display suits of armors (like the picture above).

Sometimes, a certain kind of helmet and armor becomes popular, thanks to a TV drama or a video game.

This  (above) is the helmet of Naoe Kanetsugu (1560-1619). 

This is so unique and unusual, because the word “love” is on his helmet. 

It became popular after a TV drama about his life was aired for one year. 

This is a helmet of Date Masamune (1567-1636), “the one-eyed dragon”. 

A big crescent moon is on his helmet.   

Date Masamune has been popular through books, movies, TV dramas, and video games.

It is said one of his helmets became a model of Darth Vader’s helmet. 

Maybe we could display Darth Vader’s helmet instead of samurai warriors’ on May 5th.

Or, how about this one!

Les Feuilles Mortes

April 20, 2011 Leave a comment

"elderly person is driving"

 Yesterday, I saw a car with the new “aged driver sign” (above) for the first time. 

This is the sign that elderly drivers (aged 70 or over) might or might not want to

put on the rear window of their cars. 

It basically says, “an elderly person is driving, so please cut me some slack”.

fallen leaf?

 The sign used be like this, and it was enormously unpopular, because it looks like

a “fallen leaf”, or “dried leaf”.  Thus, the new sign was released. 

There’s another sign like:

"beginner is driving"

 

The above is the “beginner driver’s sign” and beginner drivers must display this

 on their cars for one year. 
 
But there may be other drivers who people should be careful.
 
How about these signs for them?
 
 

"woman is driving"

 
Oops, sorry, ladies!
 
 

"otaku is driving"

 
Ouch!
 

"Char is driving"

 
Of course, the car should be red in this case.