Doing pranks or locally known as dokkiri in Japan has been a favorite form of entertainment from their local TV to Youtube. Some can involve simple acting skills to complete a time-freezing act and some would go overboard like using mega-fans to blow off people into a pool of mud. Some are staged and some are well-planned to freak out random people. Aren’t these pranks too cruel? Hmm… for the Japanese, maybe not. It’s pretty much another normal day.

 

Another normal day indeed, like when you’re…

 

getting primped up

 

crossing the street

 

drinking on a water fountain

 

going to work

 

taking the elevator

 

having a smoke break

 

walking on your way home

 

feeding your dog

 

getting your hair cut in the salon

 

getting pampered at the spa

 

looking at the mirror while waiting

 

going for lunch in a restaurant

 

going for a medical check-up

 

bonding with your sibling

 

or when you just want to try out some new Japanese technology in ordering pizzas in America.

 

Everything’s normal in Japan. Don’t be surprised.