On Thursday, July 12, at roughly 10:30 in the morning, Yu Murakami, a 44-year-old resident of the town of Kesennuma, in Miyagi Prefecture, left his house to do some shopping and get a bite to eat. Since Japanese people don’t wear shoes in the house, he stopped in his entryway to put on a pair. However, what he didn’t put on was any other sort of clothing.
After stepping out the door, Murakami hopped on his bicycle and rode to a nearby convenience store. However, he failed to complete any sort of transaction, and soon left the shop to walk across the parking lot to a pharmacy, where, once again, he left without buying anything.
All of this must have made Murakami hungry, so next he moseyed on over to an inexpensive eatery of the class that Japan calls “family restaurants” (which includes chains such as Denny’s or Coco’s). However, as he stepped into the restaurant, his non-attire caught the attention of a 50-something female employee, who screamed in shock at the unexpected sight of Murakami’s birthday suit which he’d received roughly four and a half decades ago. Suddenly, every eye in the restaurant was on Murakami, and a courageous man who’d seen Murakami enter the restaurant rushed in and subdued him, ending his naked day out roughly 15 minutes after it had started.
The police arrived shortly (having already received other calls about Murakami that day) and arrested Murakami. Some reports claim he exposed his genitals to the female restaurant worker, but given his state of undress, he might not have been trying to show his man bits to her specifically. If nothing else, though, he now faces public indecency charges, since while Japan is fine with nakedness in its hot spring baths and cartoons, it’s less welcoming of it in its restaurants.
However, it’s not entirely certain that Murakami (who was described as “slightly drunk” at the time) made his decision to go without clothes for exhibitionist purposes. When police asked him for his motive, he replied, in a quiet voice:
“It’s really hot today…”
Yes, it is true that Japan is in the middle of a fierce heat wave. Nevertheless, going out without clothing on is just asking for trouble.
Sources: Nico Nico News/Shirabee, Sanspo
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I needed to read this, this morning. Absolute comedy. And the fact that his only justification for his actions was "it's really hot today...." is just beyond childish for a man his age.
In the words of Tsuyoshi Kusanagi "What's wrong with being naked?"
'No Shirt, No shoes, No service!' I guess they now need to include ' No Pants'
Bravo! I sympathize with this guy’s feelings altogether.
I actually don’t care about someone being naked per se, but I don’t want to sit in their seat next.
Do the hustle
Yes, it is a really hot dinner. You can tell that by how many nutters are running around.
Do the hustle
Hot summer! Auto type fail! _
I have to hand it to whoever wrote this article it's funny.
Just how does one mosey if they are completely naked?
And I love this line "He might not have been trying to show her his man bits specifically"
He hopped on his bicycle naked?
Murakami san - move to Germany or France! :)
Meat and 2 veg anyone?
Great article. Interesting writer.
Now THAT'S how "cool biz" should be done.......... none of this "no neck tie and light jacket" nonsense.
Bicycle bicycle bicycle
I want to ride my bicycle bicycle bicycle ( naked)
I want to ride my bicycle
I want to ride my bike
I want to ride my bicycle (naked)
I want to ride my bicycle races are coming your way
So forget all your duties oh yeah
Fat bottomed girls (dudes) they'll be riding today
So look out for those beauties oh yeah- Murakami thinking.- Reality down at Joyfull "50-something female employee, who screamed in shock"
On your…back! Police why did you do this? “It’s really hot today…”
At least he had his shoes on---he woulldn't want to go home with dirty feet.
"However, it’s not entirely certain that Murakami (who was described as “slightly drunk” at the time)"
I knew alcohol played a part in this.
Really showing he's/his nuts!
I saw the headline and only came here to say 'Well, it is really hot in Japan right now', only to see the naked guy beat me to it. J
Betting they don’t have air conditioning in the clink.
Well, it is hot!
Good on him!
Its far better to do this than wear a suit and tie and boil oneself!