Ketsu Bat Girl: Japanese girls in Niigata City get hit on the butt by a baseball player statue
Ketsu Bat Girl is a new Tumblr account, and a meme waiting to happen.
The name means girls being hit on the butt (ketsu) with a baseball bat, which is not an image we think of regularly. But now it’s stuck in our heads we will be fantasizing about it all day!
Girls have been heading to a certain spot in Niigata City to pose for a series of shots where a statue of a baseball player seems to be smacking their asses.
Naturally the girls react with plenty of surprise and charm. It certainly makes Niigata City look like a fun place to hang out. Are you allowed to do this in real life?
The baseball player statue is located in Furumachi, Niigata City, and is kind of like the locals’ version of the Hachiko dog statue in Shibuya.
The statue is actually of a fictional character, Taro Yamada, from the baseball-themed manga and anime Dokaben, which is set in Niigata.
The Tumblr project is by calligrapher Shinya Nishihara, who has previously come up with a way to promote Okinawa using hot girls. It was started around 4 weeks ago and is now starting to pick up buzz.
There’s quite a range of social groups so far and it’ll be fun to see how the Tumblr account develops.