Monks can do it all in tra­di­tional robes

Weekend Post (South Africa) - - World -

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.

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