COME ON! Kanmon! Kaikyo Kaiju

The Kanmon Straits (関門海峡, Kanmon-kaikyō) or the Straits of Shimonoseki is the stretch of water separating Honshu and Kyushu, two of Japan’s four main islands. On the Honshu side of the strait is Shimonoseki (下関, which contributed “Kan” (関) to the name of the strait) and on the Kyushu side is Kitakyushu, whose former city and present ward, Moji (門司), gave the strait its “mon” (門).

The majority of the pufferfish‘s species are toxic and some are among the most poisonous vertebrates in the world. In certain species, the internal organs, such as the liver, and sometimes the skin, contain tetrodotoxin, and are highly toxic to most animals when eaten; nevertheless, the meat of some species is considered a delicacy in Japan (as 河豚, pronounced fugu), Korea (as 복, bok, or 복어, bogeo), and China (as 河豚, hétún) when prepared by specially trained chefs who know which part is safe to eat and in what quantity.

Heikegani (平家蟹, ヘイケガニ, Heikeopsis japonica) is a species of crab native to Japan, with a shell that bears a pattern resembling a human face which many believed to be the face of an angry samurai hence the nickname samurai crab.

Octopus is a common ingredient in Japanese cuisine, including sushi, takoyaki and akashiyaki.

Kaisendon (海鮮丼) consists of thinly-sliced sashimi on rice. Fish roe may also be included.

Kappa Sushi Aliens

Conveyor belt sushi (Japanese: 回転寿司 kaiten-zushi), literally “rotation sushi”, also called sushi-go-round (くるくる寿司 kuru kuru sushi), is a form of sushi restaurant common in Japan. Some conveyor belt sushi restaurant chains, such as Kappa Sushi or Otaru Zushi, have a fixed price of 100 yen for every plate.

Grey aliens, also referred to as “Alien Greys”, “Greys”, “Grays”, “Roswell Greys”, and “Zeta Reticulans”, are alleged extraterrestrial beings whose existence is promoted in ufological, paranormal, and New Age communities, and who are named for their unique skin color.

A kappa (河童, lit. river child), also known as kawatarō (川太郎), komahiki (駒引, lit. horse puller), or kawako (川虎, lit. river tiger), is a yōkai found in Japanese folklore. The kappa is typically depicted as roughly humanoid in form and about the size of a child. Its scaly reptilian skin ranges in color from green to yellow or blue. Kappa supposedly inhabit the ponds and rivers of Japan, and have various features to aid them in this environment, such as webbed hands and feet. Although their appearance varies from region to region, the most consistent features are a beak, a shell, and a plate (sara), a flat hairless region on the top of the head that is always wet, and is regarded as the source of the kappa’s power.

Kirin Ichiban Beer Bottle Orchestra “Sushi”

A beer bottle is a bottle made to contain beer, usually made of glass and comes in various sizes, shapes and colours (usually brown or green).

A blown bottle is a musical instrument that produces sound when the musician blows air over the bottle opening. Blown bottles, like the musical jug, are sometimes used by performers of folk music.

Radetzky March, Op. 228, is a march composed by Johann Strauss Sr. in 1848.

Makizushi (巻き寿司, “rolled sushi“), norimaki (海苔巻き, “Nori roll”) or makimono (巻物, “variety of rolls”) is a cylindrical piece, formed with the help of a bamboo mat known as a makisu (巻簾).

The Japan Brewery first began marketing Kirin Beer in 1888. The Kirin Brewery Company was established as a separate legal entity in February 1907, purchasing the assets of the Japan Brewery and expanding the business in an era of growing consumer demand.