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-A television playing an old Donald Duck cartoon in Shimokitazawa

-lunch-time rush hour at Shibuya station - each beep is a person going through the gate

-A bucolic little tune being piped through speakers in a light-post - lots of that going on in Tokyo, Osaka and Kumamoto. I’m PRETTY sure this is Kumamoto but it might be Tokyo, I can’t remember!

-The performance artist Morimura Yasumasa re-enacting the final words of author Yukio Mishima en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yukio_Mishima#Coup_attempt_and_ritual_suicide - extremely intense to see in person. If you’re not familiar with Mishima, he’s worth learning about, even if you’re not interested in reading him.

-Windchimes at Daisho-in temple, which was maybe the most beautiful place I’ve ever been to in my life, no hyperbole. Thanks for listening!


from Japan, 6​/​21​-​7​/​14, released October 4, 2015



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