Angry Birds Bento Box

Posted by Michael Pinto on Aug 19, 2011 in Fandom, Hobbies and Collections, Videogames

Angry Birds Bento Box

Why just waste those angry birds by throwing them at pigs when you can make lunch out of them? If you want to recreate this clever bento box recipe you can find a guide at food.insing.com. Read more…

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Taiwanese Animators vs. the Sushi Police

Posted by Michael Pinto on Jan 10, 2011 in Animation

Taiwanese Animators vs. the Sushi Police

It seems that the animators in Taiwan wanted to take the sushi protectionist movement in Japan to task, so they created this very cute cartoon to illustrate their point: Read more…

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Emoticon Sushi Rolls to Replace Twitter

Posted by Michael Pinto on Feb 11, 2010 in Fandom, Japanese TV, Tech

EmoticonSure everybody is making a fuss over Google Buzz, but the minute I watched this Emoticon Sushi Roll video by vlogger Taro I knew that I was looking at the next big thing in social media. When he’s not reinventing web 2.0 Taro has a YouTube channel which introduces folks to Japanese cooking. Being an artist my favorite dish is his Edvard Munch tribute: Read more…

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Our Favorite Toys from 2009

Posted by Michael Pinto on Jan 1, 2010 in Hobbies and Collections

O-No! Sushi

Fanboys love their toys! And 2009 has been a great year for collectors of both high and low art, so we’ve put together our favorites from this year with an eye on unique twists on old themes. For example shown above O-No! Sushi by Andrew Bell is an urban toy reaction from a vegetarian to sushi. Read more…

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A Salmon Roe Storeage Solution

Posted by Michael Pinto on Dec 31, 2009 in Hobbies and Collections

Solid Alliance's SushiDisk USB

This Solid Alliance’s SushiDisk USB is perfect for fanboys who are both Japanophiles and techno geeks. Each bit of sushi holds up to two gigs of memory and comes available as Ikura (Salmon Roe), Uni (Urchin), Kappa Maki (Cucumber), Salmon, Kanpyo Maki (dried gourd), Tekka Maki (raw tuna): Read more…

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Don’t Go Tako, It’s a Cookbook!

Posted by Michael Pinto on Dec 5, 2009 in Hobbies and Collections

O-No! Sushi

O-No! Sushi by Andrew Bell is an urban toy reaction from a vegetarian to sushi. I like the effect of the cartoony octopus looking on at horror at the presentation before him. Bell also has a similarly themed print up for sale at his website as well: Read more…

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Plush Sushi with a Hint of Moe

Posted by Michael Pinto on Oct 16, 2009 in Hobbies and Collections

Plush Sushi

Most of us grew up being told “don’t play with your food!” But the genius of Plush Sushi is that it was designed to be played with, although ThinkGeek notes that this toy is for grownups and not kids. Normally as a vegetarian I avoid salmon roe, tuna and shrimp but I think I might make an except for these cute creations: Read more…

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Nine Crazy Cool Japanese ’09 Calendars

Posted by Michael Pinto on Dec 29, 2008 in Hobbies and Collections

Hibari Misora 2009 Calendar

To decorate your home in a fanboy style you just never want to settle for just average! One thing that I do every year to start things off properly is to order a calendar from Japan: The first cool thing is that you notice is that Japanese calendars tend to be oversized, in fact they’re more like posters with the dates thrown below. The other thing you notice is that the artwork and approach is just more creative — you tend not to see the same old image that’s associated with your favorite thing. But best of all you can find interesting off beat subject matter that you won’t find anywhere else, shown above is a good example from the Hibari Misora 2009 Calendar. So this year to share the love I’ve picked out my top nine crazy cool Japanese calendars that are worth checking out: Read more…

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