Do you remember when you were a kid playing cops or cowboys and you use your finger, point at someone and say “bang!”. Much to our delight, normally the person we “shot” at will pretend that they are hit for the sake of entertaining us but sometimes we are ignored. Anyway, I couldn’t imagine us doing it now, or anywhere. People will either laugh at us or shake their head, thinking that we are crazy!
But it is different in Osaka, Japan. This video clip is taken from a Japanese variety show and their question of the day is What happens if you take to the streets of Osaka and start to playfully “shoot” strangers with your finger and yell “BANG!”? How will they react?. They reacted alright!
You point your finger at somebody, shout “bang” and they will react exactly how you’ve wanted it during your childhood time. They “urgh” and “argh”, clutching their chest or step backwards like they really did got hit big time.