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The Secret Innards Of The Catbus And Other Shocking Revelations

It’s not often that I walk through an art show where each piece is more surprising and delightful than the last, but Jason Freeny’s “Plastic Surgeon” exhibit at the Megumi Ogita Gallery really pushed my amusement meter into the red zone!

You’ll think twice before biting off the head of your next chocolate easter bunny, won’t you?
Realizing he’s not the cheerful softy he might seem…
And who knows what’s really going on inside everyone’s favorite plumber…?
You were expecting creme filling?

I’m resisting the temptation to be Lady Spoiler of Spoilerfell by posting all the goodness here, because you really ought to drop by and see these for yourself. A five-minute walk from Ginza Station will get you all of these, plus Gudetama revealed, what’s really beneath the surface of your favorite scantily-clad anime idol, and much, much more!

Exhibition: Jason Freeny, “Plastic Surgeon”

Where: Megumi Ogita Gallery, 2-16-12 B1 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo

When: September 15 – October 5, 2017

Hours: 11:00 – 19:00, closed Sundays & Mondays

Additional note: If you’re like me and you ‘re always keeping an eye out for gifts to give your eccentric friends, the artist sells a great prints of his work on his website ( and the Colossal online shop sells actual models of the rubber duck, the gummy bear, and the balloon dog ( Just sayin’!

When not franting about at art galleries, Jonelle Patrick writes novels set in Tokyo

In the wake of a deadly earthquake, fans erupt in a frenzy of mourning when it’s discovered that their favorite pop star is among the dead. But when Detective Kenji Nakamura is sent to investigate a death at a local shrine, he finds evidence that suggests the impossible: How could the head priest have been murdered by…read more


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Writing mystery books set in Tokyo is mostly what I do, but I also blog about the odd stuff I see every day in Japan. I'm a graduate of Stanford University and the Sendagaya Japanese Institute in Tokyo, and a member of the International Thriller Writers, the Mystery Writers of America, and Sisters In Crime. When I'm not in Tokyo, I live in San Francisco. I also host a travel site called The Tokyo Guide I Wish I'd Had, so if you're headed to Japan and want to check out the places I take my friends when they're in town, take a look!

4 thoughts on “The Secret Innards Of The Catbus And Other Shocking Revelations Leave a comment

  1. Why is that that the chocolate bunny is creepier than Mario? Spongebob’s skeleton is shown on the show somewhat frequently, but that chocolate bunny? Yikes.

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