Theresa May is currently visiting Japan on a trip which will focus on trade and security. So far she has experienced a ride on a bullet train from Kyoto to Tokyo, a dinner and a traditional tea ceremony with Japan’s Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe.
As pictures emerged from the ceremony, Twitter users couldn’t resist giving one particular shot the meme treatment. As May lifted the bowl to her lips, she clearly enjoyed the tea inside, smiling as she put it down.
realising at a dinner party that the people are so dull that you'll need to drink your way through it: pic.twitter.com/VYKt8BaWmG— Marie Le Conte (@youngvulgarian) August 30, 2017
Japanese PM wondering why Theresa May just downed the finger washing bowl.— Larry the Cat (@Number10cat) August 30, 2017
Pic: Stefan Rousseau/PA pic.twitter.com/KlGhBPcXd8
Some thought the receptacle she was drinking from looked familiar.
Theresa May is so patriotic that she will now only appear in public with a Yorkshire Pudding held over her face. pic.twitter.com/zF2RBcWM5h— John Rain (@MrKenShabby) August 30, 2017
Theresa May getting stuck into a Yorkshire pudding whilst visiting Japan. pic.twitter.com/al7poNRpeF— GEORGE COOTE (@VeryBigNews) August 30, 2017
Theresa May, trying to eat a pain au raisin with her whole face. pic.twitter.com/J2GMjC8eGo— Hank Rypocrisy (@TheTPW) August 30, 2017
May will be joined in Tokyo by a 15-strong delegation of UK business leaders, along with International Trade Secretary Liam Fox. They will attend the UK Japan business forum in central Tokyo, where the PM will make a speech.