It doesn’t matter how weird, unusual or downright bizarre something might be – you’ll be able to find it in Japan.
Here’s a recent example for you, Sukima Nurse is Japanese a website that contains nothing more than photographs of a day in the life of a young and ever helpful nurse.
But instead of the standard poses you’d expect in a stock photo library, these images feature the nurse holding all manner of strange objects and posing in the most unlikeliest of situations.
By the way, when we say “strange” we mean entirely off the wall.A stack of seemingly useless stock photos, uploaded and shared with the world for no particular reason than for the sheer hell of it.
Yes they’re totally nonsensical (why does anyone need to balance fish on their wrists or order pizza in a storm drain?) but they’re everything that makes Japanese culture such a fascinating and often confusing place to explore.
We’ve selected a few of our personal favourites, but you can see the entire series right here.
Blowing through a conch shell
Walking through hospital with a baseball bat and glove
Wearing too many wristwatches
Balancing fish on her wrists
Munching on a paddleboard with a patient
A heat map of the nurse (just in case you were wondering)
Holding scissors in her mouth
Eating ham in a public passage way
Attempting to defuse a time bomb with a patient
Holding a sword in a canal
Crouching apprehensively in a circle of water bottles
Dreaming of short ribs
Dreaming of dreaming of dreaming of short ribs
Holding a pizza in a storm drain