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On November 25, 1970, Mishima and four members of the Tatenokai, under pretext, visited the commandant of the Ichigaya Camp, the Tokyo headquarters of the Eastern Command of Japan’s Self-Defense Forces. Inside, they barricaded the office and tied the commandant to his chair. With a prepared manifesto and a banner listing their demands, Mishima stepped onto the balcony to address the soldiers gathered below. His speech was intended to inspire a coup d’État to restore the power of the emperor. He succeeded only in irritating the soldiers, and was mocked and jeered. He finished his planned speech after a few minutes, returned to the commandant’s office and committed seppuku. The assisting kaishakunin duty at the end of this ritual (to decapitate Mishima) had been assigned to Tatenokai member Masakatsu Morita, who was unable to properly perform the task. After several failed attempts at severing Mishima’s head, he allowed another Tatenokai member, Hiroyasu Koga, to behead Mishima. Morita then knelt and stabbed himself in the abdomen and Koga again performed the kaishakunin duty.

Another traditional element of the suicide ritual was the composition of so-called death poems before their entry into the headquarters. Mishima planned his suicide meticulously for at least a year and no one outside the group of hand-picked Tatenokai members had any indication of what he was planning. His biographer, translator John Nathan, suggests that the coup attempt was only a pretext for the ritual suicide of which Mishima had long dreamed. Mishima made sure his affairs were in order and left money for the legal defense of the three surviving Tatenokai members.

Mishima’s grave is located at the Tama Cemetery in Fuchu, Tokyo.

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mewgaroo hoodie

With the approach of winter, we find our cats wanting to sit on our laps more and more. Although flattered, sometimes, we are immbolised as a result. Occasionally, we even forgo going to the bathroom because we don’t want to disturb our lap cats.

Well the folks at Unihabitat have solved this common problem by producing the ultimate hoodie for pet owners so they can carry their furkids as they go about their day. The Mewgaroo hoodie is a sweatshirt with a pouch purrfect for your cat (or small dog) to curl up in. When the oversized pocket gets too hairy, you can simply take out the lining and give it a good clean.

The Mewgaroo also features pockets for your hands as well as pom pom drawstrings to entertain your furry guest.

The medium size hoodie comes with cat ears while the large size does not, so it’s perfect for dog parents. Both sizes include paw-like sleeves.

Currently, it is only available to the Japanese market, but we hope its increase in popularity will see a world wide release very soon.

i need this so much

I don’t even got a cat but I need this so much in my life anyway.

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I’d really be surprized if this is not a Nipponese reproduction of Chillon Castle.

cerebralzero replied to your post:cerebralzero answered your question:I should be…

I guess they were never really popular in North America(at least in post colonial times) we started exporting them to Japan they started making them really popular. Which makes sense because Japan loves phallic looking things

As far as I’m concerned, they can keep clam and carry on.

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Just saw The Wind rises, the last Miyazaki. I really liked it, and give it a ten. A ten for a Zero.

If you like Japan, design and the Mittel-Europa onirism generally associated with Studio Ghibli, you won’t lose your time, I promise.

And yes, the movie is rather long and a bit slow, but the pace is steady and there is no time to be bored, unlike with those overblown chronic masturbators moviemakers à la Malik or Refn.