So there are posters of this guy all over Kyoto — I’m assuming he’s a politician of some sort — and in almost all of them, he’s doing a totally normal pose.  But in this one, which I only saw a couple of times, he’s doing… whatever it is that he’s doing.

Seriously, what is he doing?  This must be some kind of specifically Japanese cultural thing, because as far as I’m aware, there are only two reasons to do that pose:

  1. He’s about to shoot lightning out of his fingers like Emperor Palpatine in Return of the Jedi.
  2. He’s about to strangle somebody.

Neither of those things seems like something a politician would want to do, so…  I’m stumped.

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