Japanese Umbrella Martial Arts

[GIF via Hiroaki Tanaka]
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This is Hiroaki Tanaka. He likes to do martial arts with umbrellas while wearing a suit. I think he’s badass.

He doesn’t always use umbrellas. Here he is fighting with a broom.

Fans.

Shirts on hangers.

And finally, glow sticks.

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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.