School festivals are usually the highlight of a Japanese student’s school year. Alternatively called the bunkasai (culture festival), this annual event is where students come together to showcase displays, booths, and performances for the entire school. From cosplay cafes to arcade games, it seems that one group of students’ event for the bunkasai took the cake for the most unique (and most viral). A video of students building a wooden roller coaster inside the school is went viral, as SoraNews 24 details:
The video starts with two students pushing another one in a cart, the three of them perched high above the ground on a stack of school desks. As the cart rolls down the roller coaster, screams ring out as the ride gathers speed, turning a number of corners that have been so cleverly designed the cart even goes backwards at one point, before safely coming to a stop on the ground below.
While the design is ingenious, we can’t deny that it looks frightening, due to the fact that it’s constructed on stacks of school desks. Some people couldn’t help but wonder if the ride was structurally sound, prompting the video’s uploader to leave some follow-up tweets to alleviate everyone’s concerns about student safety.
“This was a trial run during summer vacation so we increased its strength to about five times more than this.”
image credit: via SoraNews 24