A 41-year-old man going by the name of Chibatman adjusts his mask before going on the road on his "Chibatpod" in Chiba, east of Tokyo
A 41-year-old man going by the name of Chibatman, a portmanteau of his city Chiba and Batman, has taken to the streets of Chiba, Japan to deliver smiles instead of fighting crime.Yuya Shino—Reuters
A 41-year-old man going by the name of Chibatman adjusts his mask before going on the road on his "Chibatpod" in Chiba, east of Tokyo
A 41-year-old man going by the name of Chibatman puts on make-up as he dresses up before going on the road on his "Chibatpod" in Chiba
A 41-year-old man going by the name of Chibatman poses in his room before going on the road on his "Chibatpod" in Chiba, east of Tokyo
A 41-year-old man going by the name of Chibatman rides his "Chibatpod" on the road in Chiba, east of Tokyo
A 41-year-old man going by the name of Chibatman rides his "Chibatpod" on the road in Chiba, east of Tokyo
People take pictures of a 41-year-old man going by the name of Chibatman sitting on his "Chibatpod" in Chiba
A woman carrying a crying child poses for pictures next to a 41-year-old man going by the name of Chibatman sitting on his "Chibatpod" in Chiba
A 41-year-old man going by the name of Chibatman, a portmanteau of his city Chiba and Batman, has taken to the streets
... VIEW MORE

Yuya Shino—Reuters
1 of 7

Meet Japan's Batman

Sep 03, 2014
TIME may receive compensation for some links to products and services on this website. Offers may be subject to change without notice.