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I played around on this website for way too long. Thanks to Cscout, I came across the website kyokasho.net, which allows you to choose from several school subjects, and then doodle all over the pictures of historical figures. I remember those days. They weren’t all that long ago. I would ignore the teacher (maybe that’s why I became a Japanese Studies major?) and do all sorts of horrible things to my textbooks. One thing I remember doing was erasing numbers in my math books (those pen erasers were good for this) and rewrite the numbers in the same font so the poor sap who got my book the next year could be as confused as I was. When I wasn’t feeling like such a horrible person, I’d doodle on the faces of historical figures. This is exactly what this website allows you to do. Some folks get pretty ridiculously creative. It’s great.

When you go to kyokasho.net, you’ll see the most popular additions, as well as the most recent. If you scroll down to the very bottom, you’ll see different classroom subjects. If you click on one of these, you’ll get a gallery of pictures to choose from to do whatever you’d like with. When you finally choose an image, you’ll be able to use a graphite colored pen, a red pen, or an eraser. It’s amazing what some people do with such simple tools. It certainly beats my tie fighters flying in to knock around George Washington, or whoever.

Once you’re done, hit this button to save it. You’ll even be able to view a start-to-finish of how it was drawn. Really cool for some of the really complicated ones.

Sadly, all the text that make up the “textbooks” are from Wikipedia (which I suppose makes sense when it comes to copyright issues). Textbooks in Japan are pretty universal across the nation. Usually you’ll only see a few different textbooks in a particular subject, so the Japanese education experience is often shared in areas all over Japan. I was hoping for a little bit of that, but it wasn’t meant to be. Still, don’t let that stop you from having some fun. Here, I even made a Tofugu one.

And closer up…

Pretty lame. If anyone else wants to do one that has anything to do with Tofugu, I’ll stick it up in the fanart section of the site :)

If you’re not particularly interested in going to kyokasho.net, and want to stay here, I thought I’d collect some of my favorite images for you to view right here. There’s hundreds of thousands more on the actual website, though, so I suggest you go enjoy it yourself! Seriously, this website is one of those websites that would really only do this well in Japan.

I bet some of you are pretty creative. Feel free to link us your creations in the comments!

  • http://x-aichaku.blogspot.com Mai

    =___=~ If I was EVER that kid stuck with the lame textbook, I would hunt you down.

    My friend is a super artist, so I'll past this site onto her since she's really good :D.

  • http://www.tofugu.com koichi

    I feel sorry for them. I bet they're still using the same textbooks even now, like 5, 6, 7 years later. We did all sorts of horrible things in math class – Viet only got to share one of my math years, because he's a lot smarter than me :)

  • http://www.tofugu.com koichi

    man, it's weird to comment on your own blog, but poodle-hitler makes me so happy…

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  • http://www.tofugu.com koichi

    wow, i bet you've been waiting for an opportunity to do that…hahahaha.

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    gj reviving video comments, too, btw :P

  • Mrwindupbird

    Where is it that you and koichi get these amazing hats 0.o

  • emiko

    looks like fun!

    like the hat too!

  • Maciel

    dude seriously where do u get those hats? like the panda hat, i like that one its cool

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    Seriously, the hats are awesome!

  • Maciel

    KOICHI!!!! I MADE A GOOD ONE!!!! i think
    heres the link
    http://www.kyokasho.net/ongaku/322/view?key=3dd
    idk how to copy it and all that
    do it for me please and put it in the fan art please please please!!!!!!!!!!

  • WOTDsctoo

    I love it! The reaction to the floating tofugu is priceless. XD

  • Maciel

    Thank You!
    hahaha i thought no one liked it cause nobody replied
    but thanks i did it really fast and it came out good

  • Maciel

    oh and heres Iron Man lol
    i didnt finish him cause my hand started to hurt
    and im not good in detailed drawng
    so someone want to finish him?
    http://www.kyokasho.net/kokugo/8/view?key=ee77d

    just click [返信を書く] to finish it

  • http://www.tofugu.com koichi

    Ha, very nice. Here you go:

    http://www.kyokasho.net/kokugo/8/scribble?reply

    I'll put your other one up in fan-art. Thanks much!

  • Maciel

    ok thank you

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    quiet…random hahahahaha

  • http://youtube.com/pigstaanime kakapoopy

    this is funny…i'd just go crazy George Bush's face haha

  • Sougen02

    Haha I was thinking the same thing xD

  • mmnessa

    for some reason it reminds me of my high school yearbook

  • mmnessa

    for some reason it reminds me of my high school yearbook

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    I bet some of you are pretty creative.

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  • http://hi.baidu.com/yishiym123 DeepBlue

    I bet some of you are pretty creative.