Check it out in B&W.
Ya I get it.
Get a real life Terry.
The cherry blossoms are a week away from being on high beams in Tokyo.....I never get here at the right time.
I have been busy.
Not busy as you desk bound folks feel the pain.
I mean kick ass time zone madness busy.
I saw some nice stuff today.
And some not so nice stuff.
I was around the corner from the Yaskuni Shrine and with 30 minutes or so to kill I went there.
I'm sure you have a vague recollection of it from newscasts gone by and rioting Chinese people as a result.
Check out the link.
I was pretty smacked in the head by the subtle and not so subtle reminders of an Imperial Japan and all the crazies that accompany both.
The saving grace is the visible shock of my 30 something Japanese colleague.
He was embarrassed by it all.
A decent enough guy.
We live in a world where history is rewritten to suit the here and now by people who figure it will serve their purposes and are permitted to do so by folks who figure it has no impact.
Low key fascism is scarier than the in your face variety.
Evil made palatable.
I am brought back to the memory of looking at the grave of a 16 year old from Saskatoon beheaded by a Japanese Captain in Hong Kong at the commonwealth cemetery there and it all doesn't seem so benign......
Very dramatic Terry...........................
That's it for today.
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