This week, a tropical storm reached the Japanese main land. Respected broadcaster NHK sent a TV crew out on the Tokyo streets to report on the storm. That’s when a guy with a guitar showed up.

As noted on Twitter, a “mysterious guy” began singing his heart out, amusing the hell out of other people and internet users.

You cannot escape the guitar man. Don’t even try.


This isn’t the first time this guy has made life difficult to TV news crews. Earlier this year, during another typhoon, the guitar guy was doing his thing, being guitar guy and photobombing the news.

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