Because if someone’s going to stick you with a handful of needles, you might as well have some anime girls watching.

Advocates of acupuncture and moxibustion (the burning of clumps of dried mugwort placed on the skin) assert that the two forms of traditional Asian medicine are effective in treating pain and stiffness of the joints. However, to the uninitiated patient, the prospect of being used like a pincushion or baking pan can be pretty unnerving.

Maybe that’s why this acupuncture/moxibustion clinic in Okayama Prefecture decided to lighten the mood with some colorful decorations.

Twitter user @masamasan, who’s apparently a regular customer, decided to stop by the clinic to wish the staff a happy new year. Once inside, he found it decked out with “an even greater amount than before” of posters, curtains, and bedsheets featuring the cast of anime and manga franchise Is the Order a Rabbit?

His choice of words indicates that the interior has had anime touches for some time, but it’s now getting to the point where the management is running out of space for any more. As a matter of fact, the anime posters are starting to cover up at least one of the acupuncture charts.

And it’s not like just one corner of the clinic is done up this way.

▼ Oddly enough, there’s a Spider-Man figure hiding amongst the Is the Order a Rabbit? merchandise flooding the reception area.

For non-otaku patients, the unexpected decor must come as something of a shock, but if it takes their mind off the potential pain of the treatments, we suppose it’s still a plus. And for those in the know, we’re sure being surrounded by gently smiling anime girls has a soothing effect, so it’s really a win-win in keeping customers’ minds off the ouch-ouch.

Source: Togech
Top image: Twitter/@masamasan
Insert images: Twitter/@masamasan (1, 2)