Meet Gakutensoku! He is the oldest example of a robot from Asia.
He was built in 1928 for Emperor Showa, the longest reigning emperor of Japan at a total of 63 years.
Standing ten feet, 6 inches, the robot was twice the height of the emperor.
Spending lots of money ($200,000) Japan has reanimated the 80 year old robot!
Gizmodo has a video
here, the slow movements of the robot are very creepy looking!! I could not watch the whole thing, yes I am a wuss!
Search YJ for your own robot!
[Japan] [robot] [Emperor Showa]
More food stool designs from Japan have hit the stores, yummy corn and apples!
Does anyone know what the first picture is? Bread?
These comfy food stools can go along with your
Ice Cream Lamp and Bread Chair! Order via Product Page Rinkya Stores
[Japan] [design from japan] [food stools ]
It is a Panda USB from everyone’s favorite odd Japan Online store,
For more fun items from Solid Alliance, please look
[Japan] [Japan weird] [usb drives]
What does this cute little guy do? I may have to give up on stumping you readers if you keep guessing them right!!
Wants to Guess other Japanese Gadgets?
Guess Here And Here Here And Here! Click Here to See Gadget Revealed
These golf ball stamps from Japan prevent that problem with the unique signature look of Snoopy and Pink Panther!
Only 1600 yen each!
Product Page Order Via Rinkya Stores
Star Wars Golf Items Butt Keychain Tee Holders Bikini Clad Golf Tees
[Japan] [golf] [snoopy] [pink panther]
Is this for real???
Nicknamed “AvoCali Style” Astro Boy (for US California rolls)
Read More at Mainichi and make up your own mind!
More Astro Boy Posts
Wow many of you got the gadget correct! It is indeed a bamboo whisk, a chasen, for tea cermonies.
Icie’s was the most accurate description:
whisk is right, but it’s a bamboo whisk used for preparing maccha (thick japanese green tea) during tea ceremonies. green tea powder, hot water, whisk.
Rinkya Stores via Product Page for 2500 yen
The Japanese tea ceremony is a formal celebration, with even the hand movements carefully dictated.
Other utensils used during the tea ceremony are the tea bowl and tea scoop. Deeply rooted in Japan’s history and culture, the tea ceremony is an event one should try to partake in while visiting Japan.
[Japan] [gadgets] [tea ceremony]
If you have been to Japan, you may know what this is used for!
I have only stumped you guys once, so good luck to me!
More Guess the Japanese Gadgets
here! Click here to see gadget revealed
They like their beef in Japan! Now they have a cover for your Ipod!
From the makers of the beef business card holder!
Solid Alliance Product Page purchase via Rinkya Stores
[Japan] [Japan weird] [beef]
Our good friend, Steve Levenstein, has an indepth article on creative bar codes that they use on Japanese products. Check it out
here on Inventor Spot!