Monthly Archives: August 2010

kappa

河童の川流れ。– “a drowned kappa” (or, “even experts make mistakes.”) Within the pantheon of Japanese monsters, one of my particular favourites has to be the kappa. Most likely invented in order to scare children away from watery areas, kappa are said … Continue reading

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Death (s)Mile

I first met the artist Suzuki Hirotaka at a hanami in Tokyo’s Yoyogi park. For those unfamiliar with the custom, a hanami, or ‘cherry blossom viewing’ party, is often a picnic-type affair held in a green space that has everything … Continue reading

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