Buddhist monks in Japan have been tweeting videos of themselves wearing their robes while juggling, skateboarding, and skipping rope to demonstrate that the traditional attire is not restrictive. The videos are a response to an incident in which police pulled over a monk and fined him 6,000 yen ($55) for wearing “constricting” robes that supposedly impaired his driving. So his fellow monks from a temple in Kyoto, started the Twitter protest, posting videos of their various feats with the hashtag Sōi de dekiru mon, meaning “I can do it in robes.”
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