Topic: friday the 13th

How Many Famous American Objects Can You Spot in the Crazy Japanese ‘Ponponpon’ Video?

How Many Famous American Objects Can You Spot in the Crazy Japanese 'Ponponpon' Video?

We have spent the last day enraptured by “PONPONPON,” the strange video from Japanese star Kyaru Pamyu Pamyu. She’s part of the culture’s Kawaisa movement, which means she’s simply too adorable for words. She prances around wearing teddy bears as dresses — watch out, Gaga — and dances in a multicolored room filled with toys. Yeah, we still have no idea what “PONPONPON” is about, but we’ve managed to pick out a number of familiar items in Kyaru’s Pee-Wee’s Playhouse-esque toyroom. Some are the exact objects, while others have clearly been influenced by American culture. More »

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