MAEBASHI – A yakiniku barbecue restaurant in this eastern Japanese city used a YouTube video to warn of the dangers of heatstroke by showing how temperatures inside cars in summer can rise to high enough levels raised for roasting beef.
The video for the yakiniku restaurant Horumon Shimata has been viewed more than half a million times since it was uploaded on August 15.
In it, the restaurant tests whether the rise in daytime temperatures inside a car is sufficient to cook the roast beef. In the experiment, a cut of beef was left in a car in Maebashi town on a day when high temperatures of 35 degrees Celsius were forecast. Temperatures inside the meat were initially 31.5 Â° C, reaching 58 Â° C in about 4 1/2 hours. The interior has turned pink and its surface has turned brown.
In July, a boy attending a daycare left on a school bus died in Fukuoka Prefecture, southwestern Japan. Hiroki Shimada of the restaurant explained his purpose in creating the video: âThere have been repeated accidents where children left in cars die. I had the idea of ââattracting people visually. we can do so that these accidents do not happen again. ”
To avoid wasting food, Shimada also filmed himself eating the experience roast beef. âI cooked it to certain standards to warn of the dangers of heat stroke. Like I said in the video, please don’t imitate what I did,â he said.
(Japanese original from Tetsuya Shoji, Shibukawa Residents’ Office)