Fans struggled to contain themselves as Japan created history by reaching their first-ever Rugby World Cup quarter-final.
The Brave Blossoms have captured hearts across the country, their stunning win over Scotland giving the nation a reason to smile in the aftermath of the devastating Typhoon Hagibis.
Japanese fans even blocked Tokyo's famous Shibuya crossing with a spontaneous celebration after Japan topped the group with four wins out of four.
As Japan won a tense match 28-21, fans screamed "Arigato!" (thank you) in unison.
"They made history," Masato Shimada, a 21-year-old college student, was quoted as saying by AFP. "Four wins, first place!"
He said Japan's World Cup run had changed perceptions. "I think it's fair to say their back-to-back wins have brought some hope to people," Shimada added, referring to the aftermath of Typhoon Hagibis that left 26 dead.