Monks can do it all in traditional robes
Monks across Japan have been posting pictures of themselves leaping, skipping and juggling in their traditional robes in defence of a colleague stopped by police who thought wearing the garb made driving dangerous.
The hashtag “I can do it in a monk robe” went viral on Japanese Twitter on Friday as monks put on impressive displays of agility wearing the dress.
Tetsuya Hangai, a monk in Fukushima prefecture, showed off his tricks with juggling sticks in a robe.
“I can move a lot even in a robe and driving in it isn't a problem at all,” Hangai wrote on Twitter.
Takatsugu Mihara filmed himself leaping with a skipping rope while playing with a small ball.
“I can do this much, so driving is not a problem,” he wrote.