Dancing man wearing a horse mask cooks wild mushrooms (video)

The fellow who uploaded this to YouTube writes:

This is possibly the most disturbing thing I've seen on the Interweb. I'm sorry for inflicting this upon all of you. PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT: The mushroom in this video looks like Amanita muscaria, which are very poisonous! Don't ever try this at home, people. Picking and eating random wild mushrooms MIGHT KILL YOU. After a rigorous session of super-sleuthing, I was able to find out more about this guy. It seems that he is a performance artist from Japan that goes by the name of 'wotaken.' Here's his home page: http://katura.is.land.to/index.html.
YouTube Link (Thanks, Russ Gooberman!)


  1. As soon as I saw that mushroom in his hand in the first frame I thought “Oh nos!!” – Looks like a deadly amanita to me (which by the way are quite common in North America kiddies – DO NOT play with mushrooms you don’t know!)

  2. Looks like one of the ox-headed, horse-headed demons of meifumado.

    Has anyone read Lone Wolf and Cub (Kozure Okami)? The entire damn set-up seems right on for a depiction of a day in the life of a horse-headed demon.

    Cultural enrichment ENGAGE!

  3. I actually think that the gas mask over his John Thomas was the most disturbing part. That’s a gas mask in a place where no gas mask was meant to be.

  4. This is in either the Retard-O-Tron video mixtape or the Crazy Dave part 2 mixtape.

    Saw em’ both about a month or so ago.

  5. The second I saw a half naked guy wearing a horse’s head holding a poisonous mushroom with an anime character plastered over his wall and the intro theme to Final Fantasy VI playing in the background… I knew I’d better put my headphones on and make sure no one was around.

    And you even hear Kefka laughing… which is kind of appropriate…

  6. The song is “Dancing Mad” by Nobuo Uematsu for the Square videogame Final Fantasy VI, known as Final Fantasy III in the United States. It was on the Super Nintendo, and was ported to the Sony PlayStation and Gameboy Advance

    Odd choice.

  7. Wouldn’t take much to modify that horse mask into a Unicorn Chaser if you need one….

    Amanita can either be fatal, poisonous, or merely psychedelic depending on how you prepare it and how much you can take. It also seems to be one of the many examples where there’s an edible mushroom in Asia that looks a lot like a poisonous North American mushroom or vice versa, and immigrant families who go mushroom-picking need to get liver transplants for the survivors. If you don’t really really know what you’re doing, stick to mushrooms you get from the supermarket or your local growers.

  8. The way he’s behaving I just assumed he’d already eaten a load of mushrooms & they were kicking in.

  9. @DGHilton

    and I thought that the one with the horse head was sick. I was almost throwing up while watching McDonald.

  10. Hang on, I cry shenanigans. Wouldn’t boiling the amanitas leech out most of the muscarine? What did he do with the lovely mushroom stock? Anyway, it’s not that strange. Just a naked dude getting high on mushrooms. Who hasn’t seen that at least once? Hell, I’ve BEEN that before…

  11. It was the Thriller music at the end that creeped me out.

    The rest was just strange. I’m sure his mother is very proud of this.

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