What number of otaku penlights do you could survive a blackout in Japan?

Light up the darkness with just a little love out of your idol. 

In Japan, “penlights” are glowsticks commonly utilized by otaku, who take them along to live performances, where they wave them about within the audience as they perform coordinated movements in sync with their beloved performers on stage.

After the concert, these penlights change into a fond memory of a superb time well spent, so that they’re often stored at home with other related memorabilia in preparation for the following big event. As they are available in a wide range of colors and designs, it’s easy to amass numerous them, though, and that’s what’s happened to our Japanese-language reporter and resident manga artist Udonko.

She and her sister currently have 11 penlights kicking concerning the house in total, and ever since Udonko has been opting out of attending live shows attributable to the pandemic, she’s been enthusiastic about ways she might give you the option to make use of them in on a regular basis life.

So one night, when she was cleansing out the drawers she gathered all of the penlights together and decided to learn how good they might be at lighting the darkness of her house within the event of a blackout.

Udonko is a fan of Musical: Touken Ranbu, a series of stage musicals based on the web browser game Touken Ranbu, and so her penlights are adorned with branding from the series.

Her sister, then again, is an enormous fan of the favored four-member Japanese male vocal unit Urashimasakatasen, so her penlights are branded with their logos and the names of the members.

All these penlights have done a fantastic job of lighting up the hearts of Udonko and her sister during live performances, so within the unnerving event of a blackout they might give you the option to offer a way of comfort too.

So she flicked the switches off in her house to mimic a blackout, and since she lives within the countryside, her house became jet-black.

Using penlights in a blackout is something that’s caused a little bit of a buzz online recently, as people shared photos of the glow sticks lighting up the darkness after a recent earthquake in Japan caused widespread blackouts.

The penlights she saw in these viral posts appeared to create enough of a glow to rival an emergency torch, but would the effect work as well in Udonko’s house? She turned each on, one after the other, and…

▼ …ta daaaa!

Udonko felt the identical butterflies of pleasure begin to stir in her belly as they do before a live show, only this time there was no person around aside from her and her sister.

▼ The penlights shone brightly, producing a lot light that it forged shadows on the curtains.

During a previous penlight experiment, Udonko had discovered that the sunshine of a penlight might be seen from a distance of 200 metres (656 feet). Nevertheless, this was her first time experimenting with multiple penlights together, and even she was surprised at how much light they produced.

With all 11 penlights on, it became vivid enough to work within the room. After all, the sunshine wasn’t as vivid as a lantern or a standing lamp, but Udonko could clearly see the whole lot round her, and she or he’d be glad to read or write by penlight if there have been no other light sources available.

So what number of penlights would you wish within the event of a blackout? Well, 11 was a bit overkill, even by Udonko’s penlight-loving standards, so she flicked each off one after the other, until there was a solitary penlight lighting up the darkness.

As you possibly can see from the image above, you simply need one penlight to assist guide the best way in a blackout. The result can have been a no brainer to some, but Udonko never leaves things to likelihood, and thru her experiment, she discovered that you simply really need to ensure the penlight you employ is a bright-coloured plain one, as a few of her more decorative penlights didn’t forged enough of a light-weight to get by within the jet-black darkness.

So next time you end up at nighttime with no torch, you possibly can at all times reach for a penlight as a substitute. That’s enough justification for Udonko to refill on more of those stick lights, and she or he might even use them for a spot of at-home wotagei dancing too.

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