Gintama's Lewd Snow Sculpture Immortalized as Flower Vase
posted on by Lynzee Loveridge
When it comes to Gintama merchandise, you never know what you're going to get. It could be weird doodles masquerading as fashion or an Elizabeth incense holder that looks like its smoking. Sometimes the items are particularly lewd like a fork that's literally shoved up Gintoki's butt. This latest bit of merchandise falls in the latter category.
The comedy action series is currently collaborating with the Rune Story (Shironeko Project) smartphone game from Colopl. The collaboration hired, perhaps against better judgment, Gintoki as "producer." The character was given the authority to choose how promote the collaboration on social media.
That's how we ended up with a glass-blown penis vase.
In episode 38 of the Gintama anime series, Gintoki and Kagura make a snow sculpture that looks like an erect penis. Gintoki, Kagura, and others claim that its lewd image is just a coincidence since it's really supposed to look like the "Neo Armstrong Cyclone Jet Armstrong Cannon," a powerful alien weapon. Yeah, the cannon also looks like a penis.
This joke was extended into the real world. The folks behind the campaign got a real glassblower to make a real vase that looks like a real penis all the while explaining the process with sincerity in a YouTube video.
The vase doesn't appear to be for sale (for now?)