Japanese Stock Photos That Are Strange On Purpose

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That’s the point! Welcome to the world of Sukima Nurse, a stock photo site for those with very specific stock photo needs.

Most stock photos seem varying degrees of goofy. But, as IT Media notes, this site is dedicated to the “one percent of maniac demands.”

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Sukima Nurse is an offshoot of Nurse-Web.jp, a recruiting site for nursing. So, Sukima Nurse seems to be a way to drum up interest in that.

Here are some of the stock photos, which are all available on Sukima Nurse to download at various sizes. The site states that they cannot be used for adult or illegal deeds as well as things that goes against public morals. Noted!

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Pizza, anyone?

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A serious medical procedure.

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Surely, you’ve done this before with rubber gloves, no?

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Time to eat!

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Okay, this one is pretty cool.

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Making saved ice on a man’s head.

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Drinking flower nectar with a straw.

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Jumping after turning to see a cucumber.


Kotaku East is your slice of Asian internet culture, bringing you the latest talking points from Japan, Korea, China and beyond. Tune in every morning from 4am to 8am.

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Brian Ashcraft

Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored five books, including most recently, Japanese Whisky: The Ultimate Guide to the World's Most Desirable Spirit.