Hare Krishna is one of the top level odd religion group in Japan . I think average Japanese people think that Hare Krishna is same as Aum Shinrikyo cult member that is famous for the most big terrorist group in Japanese history.
Because Japanese people need not religion in their daily life, so lots of Japanese peple have no interesting in religion and lots of Japan ese people is very poor konwlede about religion. So we are two type people. One is completely don ‘ t have interesting in religion. The other is completely devoted to favorite religion.
Hare Krishna is really unusal approach to us. See pictures. Their costume, their make up, their behavior. You will not be surprised because you are used to seeing cosplay photos. But in case of Hare krishuna, their behavior is also completely strange in Japanese society. they sing a song with unfamilliar language on the street, and beating the portable drum crazingly ringing while walking, suddenly start to dance in crowded place. And the most odd point is that they are always smiling in spite of staying in Japan ! sorry but it is impossible not to think that they are expensive drug addiction people eventhough it’s maybe not so.
But it is very difficult to explain why they are behavioring so without thinking about it or it must be very special method they have. I really want to know their special method to get high.
and this time, I encounter the moment when non-related non religion Japanese start to devote religion ! see the following picures !
In crowded place, they suddenly appeared with portable shurine and unfamiliar costume for Japanese.
and start to singing, beating, ringing and dancing on the crowded side walk !
It is compeltely not fit for the most modest Japanese elegant feeling on the street.
so they stare at Hare Krishna coldly. but on the other hand….certainly few Japanese people go crazy with them.
Look the brown jacket man !
At first, he peep Hare Krishna reservedly.
And Hare Krishna seem to get influence him.
THis man start to move his body.
and he attempt to get into them.
Now, he completely synchronise with Hare Krishna !
“Hey, You, What’s a fucking bad dance.”
“Now I show you Japanese style cool dance. See it !”
Yes, his dancing is Japanese traditional style dance, Bon Dance.