Tuesday, June 23, 2009


Still shaking off the beginning of the week doldrums? Let's watch Kazuo Umezu ride down the 2nd story slide he installed in his holiday house in Nagano:

Um, have I ever mention that I love this man?

[Via the UMEZZ.com blog]


Yuri said...

oh my. I want that slide!

kouros said...

I want him to adopt me.

Locnar said...

This guy is almost too cool to be true. I wish he had live in my neighborhood when I was a kid.

(Just to be sure though, he's never molested any kids, has he?)

ryan said...

@Yuri: Me too! Oh, and I want a villa in the woods of Nagano too :)

@kouros: SAME! One day I'll meet him, I swear it.

@Locnar: He's the best! Definitely not a molester, sir. He's the Mr. Rogers of Japan!

jimpac said...

I stumbled on this video last night... ridiculously cool. I wish I'd had the guts to ring his buzzer when I was in his area the other month!

That Girl said...

aw man he has a slide?!
he is ageless, this one.

Jaclyn said...

he's so cute! I want to hug him.

All I want in life is to meet him and hug him.
Dunno if he'd know what was going on though (does he speak English well? I don't think so) and my Japanese is so basic I would not be able to explain how much I love him and must hug him.

ryan said...

@jimpac: Haha, ringing his buzzer might have been a bit scary (for him). Umezz Fest 09!

@That Guy: He is unstoppable

@Jaclyn: Same here! He lived in San Francisco for a while (had a house in Pacific Heights) so I figure he probably speaks well enough to understand crazy Americans hugging him.