Even more mysterious is that one of the Getty photos is labeled as “Japanese fans dressed as Skittles” which sounds odd since Skittles candy made by Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company is not at all popular in Japan. Then I remembered the archaic game of Skittles from which bowling originated. Pope Hats makes more sense.
A few of the other many appearances of the mysterious Popeheads include:
Pope hats clash! (Japan loses)(news.3yen.com/2014-06-25/pope-hats-clash)
The AWESOMENESS — Japan’s Olympic Pope hats (news.3yen.com/2012-08-02/the-awesomeness-japans-olympic-pope-hats)
Pope hats and Pikachu — Japanese fans at the World Cup (news.3yen.com/2014-06-15/pope-hats-and-pikachu-japanese-fans-at-the-world-cup)
Japan’s Pope-hats vs Vile vuvuzela(news.3yen.com/2010-06-17/japans-pope-hats-at-world-cup-beat-all-the-vile-vuvuzela/)
″Dude, where’s my flying car?″
Japan is attempting to build a Jetson’s flying car to light the Tokyo Olympic cauldron in 2020.
Engineers hope to light Olympic cauldron with a flying car
The Asahi Shimbun ~ October 20, 2016
TOYOTA, Aichi Prefecture--A car that takes to the air to light the Olympic cauldron might sound like a fantasy, but young engineers are working here to make it a reality at the 2020 Tokyo Games.
The automotive and aviation engineers are aiming to run their vehicle on the track of the new National Stadium and fly it to the Olympic cauldron to light the flame at the opening ceremony … More…
ABOVE: Full-scale prototype of a flying car being developed in Toyota City, Aichi Pref., rises to the massive height of one meter. (Photo by Cart!vator).
Our previous reports of Japanese crap-tech and flying cars include: