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Trouble in paradise

In case you don’t know yet, Namazu was the name of an „anarchist“ magazine in the late 1070’s. The editors didn’t throw Molotow cocktails, they just dared to talk about ecological problems made in Japan. Well, to criticize economy was and still is blasphemy there. Not a privilege, same shit here in Germany. But Japan is extreme in every aspect. Like a director of political (!) pink movies said in the documentary Otaku: „Japan is a strange land!“. That’s why you won’t find any of the later Namazu-e in the portfolio of touristic folklore, at least not with a brief description what they really mean. Some time ago, the art student Zhaes has made some kind of a Namazu-e without knowing it, named „The rising sun“:

I’ve asked him if he could write a dierctors cut of the description which you can read here. Paradise lost in Okinawa? Strange, the pearl and bestseller of the tourism industry of Japan was subject of my second to last post. It seems like the Iriomote cat isn’t the only endangered species on Okinawa, even the next Japanese nuclear power plant is ca. 600 kilometers away from the main island. The next nuclear power plant to Iriomote, the very last sanctuary of nature in Japan, is here, ca. 230 kilometers away. That’s nearly the same distance from Fukushima to Tokyo. Well, there’s open sea in between, but radiation travels seaward with the wind. And Taiwan is not suited for nuclear power plants, too. In fact, no land is, but seismic hot spots are even less…


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Raider heißt jetzt Twix… sonst ändert sich nix, ich suche immer noch einen Job als Scherzkeks.

2 Antworten zu “Trouble in paradise

  1. Zhaes ⋅

    Hello, Zhaes here… Oh dear, sorry if I took so long to look around the blogs. Thank you so much.

    I’ll be roaming around this blog quite often now, maybe less comments… neverthless I’m still reading.

    • Hi Zhaes, no problem. I was amused to hear that the Philippines gave Lady Gaga a rather frosty welcome, even for the wrong reasons, dito Indonesia. She offends the ears, eyes and intelligence of everybody.

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