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Incel’s Soy Sauce Strike: Kimono Mayhem Unleashed in Kitakyushu

In a recent incident at the “Coming of Age Ceremony” in Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan, women wearing kimonos had them splashed with a mysterious black liquid. Investigators have now determined that the perpetrator likely used a fish-shaped soy sauce container to execute the act. The police have filed charges in all 10 cases reported by the victims, with the total damages amounting to 2.13 million yen.

The incident occurred in January when women attending the “Coming of Age Ceremony,” a celebration of young people turning 20, found their kimonos stained with the black liquid. Hideyasu Hirai, an employee living in Wakamatsu-ku, Kitakyushu City, was arrested and indicted on suspicion of property damage. By April 17, the police filed charges in all 10 cases involving women’s kimonos being splashed with the black liquid and concluded their investigation.

Hirai is believed to have used a fish-shaped container typically used for holding soy sauce to splash the liquid on the kimonos. The total damages, including the cost of the kimonos and cleaning fees, amounts to 2.13 million yen. During questioning, Hirai explained that he transferred the liquid from an ink container to the fish-shaped container in a restroom. He also stated that he felt jealousy upon seeing the women attending the ceremony wearing their kimonos. Source: RKB

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Published: Apr 20, 2023 / Last Updated: Apr 20, 2023

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