Japanese Art Collective Makes Pikachu Rats

Pikachu rat by Chimpom

It’s double your pleasure today, and by pleasure, I mean RATs. First, there was SUCKtalk with The Sucklord who flipped rats for Work of Art, and now, across the world and back in time, it’s Japanese art collective Chim Pom. In 2006, a group of disenchanted young artists helped rid Tokyo’s Center Gai Street of “super rats”. Looking like a bunch of teenagers on bath salts, they ran around scooping up the giant rats in nets. Later, they taxidermied their “comrades” into bright yellow Pikachu rats. You know you want one.

The reason why it made yesterday’s Huffington Post is because Pharrell is making a movie about Tokyo.