Have you seen a person with soulless eyes lately? They could be anywhere from four to 20 feet tall.

The mysterious and out-of-the-ordinary things discovered on a daily basis in Japan are part of what makes the country so fascinating, everything from vanilla-flavored cup noodles to people cosplaying as Shinkansen trains,

And now, to add to that list, Twitter user @zhetto64 recently uploaded a photo of this poster he found in Tokyo’s Asagaya neighborhood. The title makes it seem like a missing persons flier, but the photo attached looks rather inhuman, and the information on the subject is, put simply, mind-boggling.

▼ “I found a terrifying poster in Asagaya…

The poster reads:

Age: 11 (at the time)
Height: between 130-620 cm (4.2-20.3 ft)
Weight: unknown (heavier than appears)
Defining characteristics: Frequently wears a yellow hat and yellow clothing. Short hair. Parted fringe. Doesn’t talk. Usually has a faraway expression. Was lost after a demonstration for the future and peace.

No, you’re not the only one confused. Equally mind boggling is the contact information at the bottom of the poster. It leads a website to buy recordings of the Japanese national anthem sung in different locations.

While many people are laughing this off as a joke, there are some trying to speculate its origin. One theory is that it’s this traffic safety character commonly seen in Japan.

“This is the traffic safety doll.”

But as some pointed out, its fringe isn’t parted, knocking it off the suspect list.

Some argue that it’s one of three Sun Child statues designed by Kenji Yanobe that are erected around Japan. The statues feature a child looking up at the sky, which you could say gives it a “faraway look.”

▼ “It’s this, right?


One helpful Twitter user linked us to an article that gives even more credit to the Sun Child theory.

▼ The article linked says the latest Sun Child statue erected in
Fukushima City is 6.2 meters tall. That fits the required range!

When the Sun Child was erected August 3, 2018 in Fukushima City, it became a hot topic of debate, with some arguing that its presence in Fukushima spread harmful rumors about the nuclear accident. On August 28, the mayor announced that the statue would be dismantled after hearing the public opinion. That could explain the concept of the “missing” poster.

But even if we have a good idea of who and what the poster is talking about, we can’t say that the mystery has been completely solved. We’re still left asking: “Who put it up?” and “Why?”

Unfortunately it seems that those mysteries may remain unsolved, since as of December 19, the poster was gone. But don’t worry! It apparently has a Twitter account now.

▼ “I found you.


Between this creepy poster and the naked man found sitting in a train station locker, it seems like Japan’s train stations are the perfect place to find slightly-disturbing mysteries.

Sources: IS Media, Bijutsu Echo
Featured image: Twitter/@zhetto64