Twitter user higedi (Ryūta Kitamura) racked up more than 10,000 retweets with this picture of incoming students who were refused entry to Hokkaido University’s entrance ceremony. The students are generally expected to wear formal clothes for the ceremony, so naturally they got out their best cardboard, body paint, and fundoshi (traditional Japanese underwear). That’s just one more way Ronald McDonald is unsettling.
Higedi remarks “They seem to have been tackled by the guards when they tried to enter. :)” What kind of guards do they have, willing to take on Link and a tank? Especially a tank in a thong.
We’ve already seen that many university graduations in Japan are turning into cosplay conventions, but starting at the entrance ceremony is a little early. I, for one, will be waiting to see what these kids do when they graduate in a few years. That’s probably what the school’s famous first head teacher, William Clark, meant when he said “Boys, be ambitious,” right? I’ve got my fingers crossed for a fully functional Gundam!
▼ Someone needs to protect the peace on this historic campus.