The 40 Most WTF Japan Photos Ever

Ah, Japan – home to cutting edge technology, couture fashion, cars, and the best food ever. But Japan is about more than just their amazing sushi and kawaii (cute) products. In fact, the whole culture of Japan seems to revolve around some weird and taboo stuff. Just take a look at some of the advertisements, products, and lifestyle photos on this list, and you’ll see how wacky Japanese culture really is. There’s even a picture of some ancient (and very real) fart art. Fart art? WTF Japan, seriously?

Whether it’s a new, ridiculous contraption meant to tighten the muscles on your face, weird and wild fashion subcultures, or just some questionable marketing involving underage schoolgirls, you can count on Japan to deliver the weird factor. Good thing ramen and sushi are still the simple staples they’ve always been – no need to interject tentacle porn into either of those things, okay Japan?

You’ve been visiting boring zoos and eating normal bags of Doritos. Meanwhile in Japan, they’re cruising through museums of frozen (but maybe still alive?) animals and eating chips that advocate kicks to the balls. Not sure what that means? You’ll find out soon enough. Help rate these WTF Japan pictures by upvoting the most outrageous ones. Who knows, you may even be inspired to do a little traveling!

I'd Be So Happy If I Saw This in Real Life

Doritos: So Good, You’ll Kick Your Friend in the Nuts!





Japanese Rockabilly Is Best Rockabilly





There Is So Much Weird Going on in This Picture





Because Regular Water Has Too Many Calories





This Is Just Adorably Weird





Gives New Meaning to “Coke Heads”





This Doesn’t Seem Perverted at All…





Is This Racist? This Seems Racist





Japanese Fart Battle Scroll from the Edo Period





I’m Okay with This





Just a Japanese Snow Monkey Hangin’ Out, Keepin’ Cozy





Well This Is Terrifying





Just as Terrifying as It Was in 2002





Okay, This Is Actually Pretty Cute





A Lap Pillow for Lonely Men





I’m Actually Very Down for This





Where Can I Watch This Show?





A Frozen Aquarium… But Are They Alive?





Two Words: Egg Log





But What Do You Do About Cold Feet?





Um… At Least It’s Efficient?





For When You Have a REALLY Bad Cold





Everything About This Is Mystifying





Japanese Christianity Is Pretty Weird





Waifu Cuddling Party





How Japan Does Sports Fandom





Another Questionable Mouth Exerciser





Noodle Dribble Protector





This Is Wrong on So Many Levels





Are They Taste Buds or Food or…?





A Bra That Grows Rice: Form AND Function!





Put Yourself in Your Poop’s Shoes!





Chocolate Bruce Willis Because Why Not?





This Will Haunt My Dreams





Is This Art…?





Is This Supposed to Be Sexy?





Ganguro Girls





That’s Um… Hmm





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