Modern day samurai roam the streets Hokkaido and Tokyo, sporting not swords but rather, tongs. Yes, the kind you use at barbecues and kitchens. For what, you might reasonably ask? To pick up garbage and have a swell time doing so with amused (or truthfully impressed) onlookers.
They’re called Isse Ichidai Jidaigumi. Originating from Hokkaido, this group of everyday heroes don’t only beautify the city but sing, dance, and do sword shows when they’re not tidying up. Bad-ass good citizens - may the world be filled with more people like you.
Curious to find out more or watch them in action? Check out their page: http://bit.ly/2gyrTMu
Video credits to Voice of America : VOA