A Surprising Karate Demonstration

Today I would like to share an outstanding TV commercial. First, a kawaii young girl in a lovely pink dress appears…


1Screen Shot 2014-02-25 at 11.38.21 AM

This classic feminine dress looks very good on her :)
Maybe this is a TV commercial for a fashion magazines or something?


2Screen Shot 2014-02-25 at 11.46.32 AM

She is taking off her accessories.
Seems like she’s just come home after a date or a party.


3Screen Shot 2014-02-25 at 11.47.27 AM

Now she is tying up her hair in a pony tail. Is she going to wash her face?
Wonder if it’s an ad for make-up remover?


4Screen Shot 2014-02-25 at 11.51.05 AM

Wait! Wait! She suddenly begins to scream! What’s wrong!?


5Screen Shot 2014-02-25 at 11.53.49 AM

Oh, look! There are roof tiles stacked up in front of her.
This must be… KARATE!!


6Screen Shot 2014-02-25 at 11.58.42 AM



7Screen Shot 2014-02-25 at 12.00.21 PM



8Screen Shot 2014-02-25 at 12.00.48 PM



9Screen Shot 2014-02-25 at 12.06.12 PM

Phew! This is amazing! She broke them all (*_*)


10Screen Shot 2014-02-25 at 12.06.36 PM

And now she is back to her original kawaii-girl self .
I like this shot. Too cute!


Here is the whole video of the TV commercial. 


This young girl is Rina Takeda (D.O.B. June 15, 1991 /22yrs old). She is a Japanese actress and singer, and also holds a black-belt in karate. So, Rina actually breaks fifteen roof tiles with her head (not CGI)! Check this backstage video. It proves that she really did it.



Actually, this is a TV commercial for a credit card company.  But why is this girl breaking roof tiles with her head? This TV commercial’s catchphrase is “even heads and cards can be useful in the hands of a right person”. (= a parody of an Japanese old saying, “Even fools and blunt scissors can be useful in the hands of a clever person”). OK, everyone. Let’s use credit cards wisely ;)


Source: http://blog.livedoor.jp/chikazoemakoto/archives/36795858.html


Author: Junko


This is JAPAN Style!