‘Tokyo Drift’ Slides and Sweeps Across TikTok With a Storm of Oddly Addictive Videos

If you grew up in a house with hardwood floors, you probably spent some time trying to perfect a sock-footed slide across them. Now, it’s finally time to put that training to use.

A new viral trend calls for participants to film themselves or others sliding across the floor or around a corner, set the video to the Teriyaki Boyz song “Tokyo Drift” and post it online. The fad was inspired by a video that was recently shared on TikTok by user @samanthajohnson262 showing a van drifting sideways around other cars on a snow-covered Vancouver highway as “Tokyo Drift” bumps in the background.

The term “Tokyo drift” was popularized by the third movie in the Fast & Furious franchise and is a reference to the Japanese car racing technique of drifting.

Tokyo Drift in Vancouver, BC

As the trend has progressed, people have even started using their dogs to get in on the fun. A submission shared by TikTok user @Kevrun5 that has been liked over 477,000 times shows a French bulldog rounding the corner of a kitchen island at such high speed that he slides into the opposite cabinets before continuing to chase after his owner.

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See some of the best videos below.

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