PAJAMA DAY EVERY DAY
The word Kigurumi comes from a combination of two Japanese words: kiru (“to wear”) and nuigurumi (“stuffed toy”). Looking at the pictures here, it’s clear that donning a kigurumi instantly transforms you into an adorable animal. Traditionally, kigurumi referred to the performers wearing the costume, but the word has since grown to include the costumes themselves. In Japan, kigurumi costumes are worn as a way to break the conventions of traditional dress or just as comfy pajamas.
We’ve been wearing these around the ThinkGeek office for our officially-sanctioned Pajama Day (Monday, in case you’re wondering), and we love them. It’s all the comfort of those sleeved blankets that were so popular a few years back but with added mobility and cuteness. Made of soft and snuggly fleece, these kigurumi are perfect for a day at the office, a lazy Sunday at home, or some super simple cosplay.
On a dark, haunted night, a Russian oligarch dares a circle of international chefs to play the samurai game of 100 Candles--where each storyteller spins a terrifying tale of ghosts, demons and unspeakable beings--and prays to survive the challenge.
Inspired by the Japanese Edo period game of Hyakumonogatari Kaidankai, Hungry Ghosts reimagines the classic stories of yokai, yorei, and obake, all tainted with the common thread of food.
First course: With bad consequence, a ramen chef refuses to help a beggar, and a band of pirates get more (and less) than they were bargaining for after their encounter with a drowning woman turns ghastly.
Hungry Ghosts is cooked up by the infamous author and chef, Anthony Bourdain (Kitchen Confidential, Emmy-Award winning TV star of Parts Unknown) and acclaimed novelist Joel Rose (Kill, Kill, Faster, Faster, back again from their New York Times #1 best seller, Get Jiro!). Joining them this issue are stellar artists Alberto Ponticelli and Vanesa Del Rey, with amazing color by Jose Villarrubia, and a drop-dead cover by Paul Pope