Posted tagged ‘Japan’

Buddhist Mummies

March 18, 2008

Monk Mummy

Japundit is running a great article that everyone should read on just how hardcore some Monk sects are. Some were, it is no longer allowed, to the point that their search for unenlightened would lead to becoming mummified.

Now there is one thing I want to straighten out as the article does not cover it and most of the commenters on the original site are retarded and Japundit didn’t expand on it.

This act of self sacrificing and “torture” is not what it seems, especially in regards to practices undertaken by Monks of any esoteric sect such as Tendai or Shingon.

“Esoteric Buddhism holds that while nothing can be said of it verbally, it is readily communicated via esoteric rituals which involve the use of mantras, mudras, and mandalas.”

It is this view from which such practices derive from, as the esoteric school sees mundane ritual and repetition as a way to block out the world to focus on achieving samādhi (note that I only know the Japanese and the sanskirt for these words so please feel free to translate them into english). Such is this view that the Shingon sect has become famous for its “hardcore monks” such as the Marathon Monks of Hieizan, the Shikoku island 900 mile 88 temple pilgrimage which I have completed, and even the Yamabushi who follow “Shugendō doctrine, an integration of mainly esoteric Buddhism of the Shingon sect and Shinto elements”.

Realize that these people, such as myself, were driven to do these things by choice and no one has the right to say anything until you try it. And if you don’t want to try it then good for you but as I don’t call you a pussy to your face for not trying something that might seem crazy, don’t call any of these people stupid for something they did for their own beliefs/reasons. Otherwise Kobo Daishi will awaken and come beat your ass with his mummy fists of fury.


BJ League Ready To Blow

November 28, 2007

Basketball Penis Chair

First round tryouts have started in Chiba and Fukuoka for the BJ League. Expect some stiff competition as players push and pull for the hard spots on a team. Expect some people to swallow disappointment as the tryouts are multi-tiered.

These tryouts will consist of physical strength, individual skills and game skills. They will be testing out how far and how well you can shoot and if your accuracy is good, no one likes a random shot landing somewhere other than its target. The registration cost is ¥5,250 so if you are in the area, grab your balls and head out as you never know what might happen. Gotta love the Basketball Japan League…. wait you thought I meant something else this whole time? Get your mind out of the gutter you pervs.

“He splits up the middle and scores in the backdoor!”

Metroid Cosplay

November 19, 2007

Metroid Cosplay

Now I realize that you might have thought after reading the title, “Who the hell would dress as a metroid?” If you did think that, turn in your gamer badge now and leave in disgrace. When speaking of metroid cosplay, people are always speaking on the topic of the what could be hot but usually is not portrayal of Samus Aran. Well I think you can see from above, it could be and it is hot.

In what is a disappointment to perverts all around, no there are no Zero Suit Samus pictures in this set. But there are some awesome Saya from Blood : The Last Vampire anime. Blood was a cool short film set in post-WWII Japan, a few months before the beginning of the Vietnam War. Its main protagonist is a girl named Saya, who rocks the Casbah vampiric demons with a vengeance.

(Cuz Samus never talks)

Japanese Supermen

November 14, 2007

Granted these guys can’t hold a candle to yours truly, they sure can hold their own when it comes to doing feats of extraordinary talent. But the still loose to my abilities. Let’s see the breakdown:

#1 Guy: Can catch arrows in mid-flight
Me: Killed a bat in mid-flight (this actually happened)
#2 Guy: Being a crazy mountain man with nunchuck skills
Me: Crazy ladies man with pleasuring skills
#3 Guy: Missing teeth man who wields boomerang thing that looks like a shoehorn
Me: Has a gorgeous smile and wields a force within my pants that no one dare reckon with
#4 Guy: Can spit ice at super speed to shatter objects despite having blurry eyes
Me: Shatters items with a gaze from my big brown eyes, you get lost in them

I think we have a clear winner. The children, they are always the winner.

Mayonnaise Kitchen: My Personal Hell

October 24, 2007

Mayo Drink

There are only a handful of things I truly hate in this world. One of them is mayonnaise. That white, slimy, gooey, oily mess that people think is delicious. No other single foodstuff makes my mouth feel like it is full of dog shit than mayo. And reading that there is a place in Tokyo called Mayonnaise Kitchen causes me to seizure.

In 2006, Japanese consumed 1.65 kg of mayonnaise per person. I think that shows what they think of the crap. The restaurant caters to “mayoraa” [マヨラー], mayo freaks.. It even serves up the “Mayoty Dog”, which tastes like the vodka-based cocktail Salty Dog but is served in a glass with mayonnaise on its rim instead of salt. I rather get sodomized than drink that putrid concoction. OK, maybe not sodomized but definitely groped and violated.

Gag ‘n Punk.