Japanese YouTuber sleeps on a bed in the middle of Shibuya Scramble Crossing
soranews24.com -- Apr 14
Every day, half a million people are said to cross at Shibuya’s famous scramble crossing, making it one of the busiest intersections in the world.

In fact, every time the pedestrian lights turn green, up to 3,000 people make the journey across the intersecting roads here, and with the lights changing after approximately a minute, there’s not a lot of time to stop and admire the scenery from the middle of the crossing.

Still, some people will do everything they can to get the perfect shot from this iconic Tokyo location, and one Japanese YouTuber had a plan in mind to grab everyone’s attention, by getting carried out onto the crossing in a bed and taking a snooze in it.

The YouTuber, known as Joe from the JoeVlog [Crazy Challenger] YouTube channel, is known for his crazy stunts, but people are now questioning whether his Shibuya scramble crossing video went too far, with panelists on Japanese television shows slamming the act as irresponsible and dangerous.

The video shows Joe dressed in pyjamas, carrying a bed through the crowded streets of Shibuya with three of his friends. Once they reach the crossing, they dash out onto the road, carrying the bed with Joe on it, and then leave him on his own as he pretends to sleep while thousands of people walk past him.

As the lights begin to change, his friends pick the bed up with Joe on it and run to the sidewalk, but then one of them trips, sending Joe spilling out of the bed and onto the road before they eventually make it over to the other side.

東京・渋谷のスクランブル交差点に男性が寝ているベッドを運び込む動画がインターネット上に投稿された問題で、警視庁が道路交通法違反の疑いもあるとみて捜査を始めています。 問題の動画は、先月下旬にユーチューブなどで配信されました。
News sources: soranews24.com, ANNnewsCH
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