The news of Seattle Mariners pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma throwing a no-hitter against the Orioles on August 12, 2015 has been creating some excitement in his home country as well.

Iwakuma became the second Japanese pitcher to do a no-hitter in the major league - the first was Hideo Nomo in September 1996 (he managed to do it again in April 2001).

Here are some reactions we found on Twitter:

I got excited this morning when I heard Iwakuma did a no-hitter. It's gonna be a party morning with my family!

I think I saw a mythical lion prancing from Iwakuma's throws.

lol I didn't miss the moment when Iwakuma did a no-hitter.

Both Nomo and Iwakuma is from Kintetsu (Osaka Kintetsu Buffaloes, a team belonging to the Japanese Pacific League). As an avid Kintetsu fan I'm so proud of him.

I think the fans who saw Iwakuma's feat with their own eyes were stunned:

By - grape Japan editorial staff.