Certain unique aspects of the Japanese people stand out to foreigners who come here to live, like their tendency to drive politely, cheerfully giving the right of way and turning down the car headlights while waiting at an intersection to avoid blinding the car in front of them. Another oddity I’ve always noticed has been the Japanese love of tenteki, or getting an intravenous drip from a doctor whenever they feel under the weather, and anyone who is sick or tired can head up to the local clinic for a quick addition of nutrients directly into their body. Now it looks like the Japanese affinity with IV’s might be blossoming into the Next Big Thing, with the rise of “IV Drip Bars” located in busy train stations and shopping areas, where men and women can relax in a chair while a drip of nutrients flows into their arm. Many opt for the optional injection of garlic essence into their veins, too, to ward off colds. There’s also a well established tradition of “moe girl with an IV in her arm” among Japanese artists.
Japanese people have an odd affinity for intravenous drips.