The Japanese are masters at creating the super-cool (ninjas, giant robots, crystal meth…no, really) and the super-weird (vending machines for eggs, green tea Kit-Kats and…have you SEEN their game shows?)
And sometimes, they create both.
What you see at the top of this story is Burger King Japan’s new Black Ninja Burger, a creation that could pass for mostly normal…except for a few crucial points.
1. Why is the bun black?
2. What’s with that weird bacon strip hanging off the ends?
3. What the hell does any of this have to do with a ninja?
Those questions are answered (mostly) by Thrillist. The answers don’t entirely make sense to our western minds, but you’ve got to figure it makes sense over there.