Tomorrow Is 'Hand Job Day' In Japan

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No, it's not a national holiday by any stretch. But, yes, the day does have an official super hero. Good to know!

Japanese company Tenga, which makes a line of masturbation toys by the same name, is dubbing July 21 as "Hand Job Day". The reason is that "masturbation" in Japanese is "onanii" (オナニー), which is a pun on 07.21 ("o" for "zero"; "na" for "seven" or "nana" in Japanese; "ni" means "two" in Japanese; and here, they're making a pun on the long vowel mark "ー" by saying it refers to "一" or "ichi", which means "one.")

The company has created a Power Rangers or Kamen Rider style "Masturbation Hero" called Tengaman.

The logo reads "Tengaman" (テンガマン) in Japanese, and above that, it reads, "Jii Senshi" (自慰戦士) or "Masturbation Warrior".

This seems rather unusual, no? It is! However, seeing how all sorts of Japanese companies have created faux holidays to promote their products, stunts like this are not unheard of. Previously, Kotaku introduced Pocky Day, Sushi Day and Condom Day.

The above footage is a trailer for the Tengaman clip that the character's official site will apparently reveal tomorrow.


Comments

    Looks at calendar today is July 21. .Anyone know a 24/7 florist need to get my left hand err I mean wife yeah wife in the mood.

    Eggcelent

    I shall inform my wife at once. This cannot possibly go wrong.

      I tried the 'By the way, did you know...' approach with Steak and a BJ Day. I advise against that one.

      She informed me we don't live in Japan. Since it's now the 22nd I guess I've missed my window.

    22nd is my birthday (tomorrow),
    and thats my favourite act with a lady.
    MUST MOVE TO JAPAN

    Every time someone likes the article god kills a Pikachu...

    Does this mean that the Japanese word for masturbation is a relatively new word?

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