Hits and Misses of 2010
A look at 5 of the best and 5 of the worst performing posts from this site in 2010.
10 Weird Japanese Foods is a top 10 list of Japanese culinary weirdness such as fugu, raw horse meat, aquatic insects, grasshoppers and more. The post was featured in the February Japan Blog Matsuri hosted by Muza-chan and was StumbleUpon’s biggest referral to this site for 2010.
Publicly Sleeping Salarymen is another top list featuring 10 of the best publicly sleeping salarymen photos. Those who made the last train, and those who didn’t. Facebook was the biggest referrer to this page and a big up to angry asian man and The World’s Best Ever for the inbound links.
The Dream of the Fisherman’s Wife is an article about the first instance of tentacle eroticism largely attributed to legendary Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai who created an erotic woodcut called The Dream of the Fisherman’s Wife. Thanks to Kotaku for the ping in What’s Up With The Tentacles?
When cosplay goes wrong! The Top 10 Cosplay Fails is a look at anime and manga characters such as Sailor Moon, Pikachu, Doraemon, Hello Kitty and Gundam being poorly portrayed in costume role play. Google was the biggest referrer to this article in 2010.
Top 10 Love Hotel Room Themes lists 10 decorated love hotel room themes where you can have your own sexual misadventure by living out your kinky, erotic and naughty fantasies. Love hotels are a short-stay hotel found in Japan and provide privacy for couples looking to engage in discrete intimate liaisons.
In January 2010 I hosted the Japan Blog Matsuri with the theme Famous Japanese People. This edition introduced a ¥5,000 each (roughly US$50) cash giveaway for the submitters of the two best articles. The post to announce the winners was the least viewed article on the site in 2010.
I Love Oppai was a post about a t-shirt available from Don Quixote that allows oppai seijin’s from all over the world to proudly advertise their obsession for breasts. The t-shirt says “I Love Oppai” (‘Oppai’, おっぱい translates as ‘breasts’) and who doesn’t love breasts?
The Hunter is a top list of 10 things for wine lovers to do in The Hunter Valley. The Hunter Valley is one of the oldest and most famous wine regions in Australia, boasting many of the large names in wine, including Lindemans Wine, Tyrell’s Vineyards and Wyndham Estate.
Broken Wear WTF is a YouTube video called Broken Wear by Red Parka. I am not too sure what else to say about this one except: Broken wear. Nice train. Sendai dash. Rebound. Broken wear. Breakfast, breakfast. Buckets reverse. Fire breath, breath, breast. Smokey jetter, jet, jet. Broken wear.
Tsukimi Burger was a submission to the November 2010 Japan Blog Matsuri about a limited time menu item released by McDonald’s during Autumn. The Tsukimi Burger contains a poached egg with the yolk representing the moon on an egg white sky, a hamburger patty, bacon and a special teriyaki-like sauce.
For more check out the Hits and Misses of 2009.