There's spreading Christmas cheer, and then there's sprinting with Christmas cheer.
A British man named Joseph Tame is doing the latter through the streets of Tokyo.
Tame, a visual and digital media specialist, adorned himself in a Christmas tree equipped with lights and decorations and has become an instant sensation in Japan's capital.
Not only is his YouTube video set to a rock version of "Jingle Bells," it's genuinely awesome.
See it below:
Tame told CNN his costume was built using an aluminum frame wrapped with two rucksacks and branches from two fake Christmas trees. It features 99 batteries and 30 meters of wiring and took him 60 days to build.
"One of the main things is to break the social barriers," he said to CNN. "Tokyo is a great city but people keep to themselves. It brings people to get together. On the train, it's just wonderful. Everybody is just transfixed."
He also wants to bring people an unexpected smile or laugh, and it has worked so far, he said.
Tame says he plans to wear the costume on Christmas Day even though the holiday isn't officially celebrated in Japan.
Follow Tame on Twitter at @tamegoeswild for more.
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