“I started doing this around three years ago,” he told BBC News, mimicking Christian Bale’s signature raspy voice. “As for my reasons, during the great earthquake [the 2011 Fukushima earthquake], people forgot how to smile. I wanted to help bring the smile back, and that’s why I started.”
He constructed the Chibatpod himself, importing most of the parts and customizing the bike himself, at a cost of about $5,700 U.S.
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