Speaking of Japanese advertising methods, here's a few from the streets of Sendai -
I'm not sure why this store thought a suspiciously tanned body builder in a Darth Vader mask would entice passers-by. Maybe it's the fact that he appears to be selling for only 300 YEN.
Here a familiar face turns sinister as it gropes the air with lifeless hands.
I'm not really sure what he's selling but that little girl sure seems interested.