Every country has its customs, events & idiosyncrasies that can seem strange to outsiders. After all, America is the home of the McRib and the Lady Gaga, so we're hardly in a position to refer to anyone else's stuff as inexplicable.
Still, Japan seems to embrace weird more than a hundred Portlands and Austins combined, as evidenced below. We can't quite tell you exactly what is happening in these pictures, but we think you'll find them as gloriously bizarre as we did.
Meanwhile, in Japan... things are way less boring than they are where you live.
"Silent Hill" Promotional Event In Tokyo
Like that thing you saw in the street that gave you nightmares for weeks? Play the video game!
Here, the artist demonstrates the dangers of eating while watching television... probably.
For the lonely <em>and</em> depraved.
Just something you might see
You know, as you go about your day.
Beer made from milk... excuse us, for a moment... <em>blechhhhh</em>... sorry, where were we?
Designer False Eyelashes
The hefty price is worth it, when you have the opportunity to look like Snuffleupagus.
A Chocolate Bath
Fun for the whole family!
This Is Halloween
Someone went all out for his barrel/claw-machine/clown costume.
A Street Performance
A sight for sore eyes.
They have to learn sometime.
Hello Kitty Toaster
Now you can finally have a sandwich that smiles back at you.
Snow White Rabbit
The weirdest part about this rabbit dressed up as Snow White is that it's for a rabbit fashion contest.
An Everyday Outfit
With his goggle hat, face mask, and monster hands, this man is ready to take the city by storm.
A Useful Video Game
Mastering the art of peeing has never been so fun.
A Supportive Audience
Man's favorite public restroom.
Toilet Paper Crown
Don't let seasonal allergies get you down.
A Man And His Panda
Don't you hate it when this happens?
They're crawling around down there anyway.
Look Alike Dolls
A toy for the narcissist in all of us.
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