A Chiba resident in his mid-thirties has embraced a new hobby of waiting next to a large mass of water while holding a fishing rod.

Taro Suzuki decided to retire from sport–based sports after being introduced to the world of standing and doing nothing by family and friends.

“My father loved waiting, and also his father before him,” Suzuki said.

“I’ve come to that stage in my life where I’m keen to stand, or sit on a novelty-sized stool, and wait.”

Mr. Suzuki plans to spend thousands of dollars on fishing equipment over the coming years but will keep the same shitty stool.