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COVID-19 frightening? Japan group offers coffins, chainsaws for stress relief

Finding the pandemic frightening? A Japanese group is attempting to take individuals’s minds off COVID-19 — by placing them in coffins bordered by chainsaw-wielding zombies.

Customers this weekend break in Tokyo can depend on a 2-meter (6½-foot) windowed box while paying attention to a scary tale, enjoying stars do, obtaining jabbed with phony hands as well as sprayed with water.

“The pandemic is stressful, and we hope people can get a bit of relief by having a good scream,” claimed Kenta Iwana, organizer of manufacturing firm Kowagarasetai — or Scare Squad — which is placing on the 15-min programs.

An star impersonated zombie does throughout a casket scary reveal carried out by Kowagarasetai (Scare Squad) in Tokyo on Saturday. | REUTERS

As Japan experiences a COVID-19 growth, Iwana, 25, is clambering to locate job for his stars, that usually do at locations such as amusement park.

Last month Kowagarasetai supplied drive-in scary programs.

Customers, as well, are looking for choices — as well as a method to blow off heavy steam.

“Lots of events have been canceled because of the coronavirus, and I was looking for a way to get rid of my stress,” claimed Kazushiro Hashiguchi, 36, claimed after existing via the ¥800 ($7.60) program.

“I feel relaxed now.”

An actor dressed as zombie performs during a coffin horror show performed by Kowagarasetai (Scare Squad) in Tokyo on Saturday. | REUTERS
An star impersonated zombie does throughout a casket scary reveal carried out by Kowagarasetai (Scare Squad) in Tokyo on Saturday. | REUTERS

Customers for the programs, kept in a remainder lounge generally made use of by travelers getting here in the resources on over night bus journeys, consist of shopping center proprietors as well as drivers of various other locations that Iwana hopes will certainly organize his mobile programs.

“We needed to have something that we could take anywhere, and coffins are easy to move. All you need to do is put them in a dark room,” claimed Iwana. “It’s good business for us and satisfying for our customers.”

An actor dressed as a zombie puts makeup on before a coffin horror show performed by Kowagarasetai (Scare Squad) in Tokyo on Aug. 5. | REUTERS
An star impersonated a zombie places make-up on prior to a casket scary reveal carried out by Kowagarasetai (Scare Squad) in Tokyo on Aug. 5. | REUTERS

An actor dressed as zombie performs during a coffin horror show performed by Kowagarasetai (Scare Squad) in Tokyo on Saturday. | REUTERS
An star impersonated zombie does throughout a casket scary reveal carried out by Kowagarasetai (Scare Squad) in Tokyo on Saturday. | REUTERS

An actor dressed as zombie performs during a coffin horror show performed by Kowagarasetai (Scare Squad) in Tokyo on Saturday. | REUTERS
An star impersonated zombie does throughout a casket scary reveal carried out by Kowagarasetai (Scare Squad) in Tokyo on Saturday. | REUTERS

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