PLACES OF JAPAN 10 - “KOCHI RIVER”
Soon after I took this photo two Japanese boys, probably around 6 years old, approached me on their bikes. They stopped before me and very slowly and deliberately said “HELLO AMERICAN”. I said “HELLO” back and they repeated “HELLO”. I then slowly and deliberately said “MERRY CHRISTMAS” and they laughed hysterically and drove off.
A few hours later we ran into the same boys and they very carefully and phonetically said “MERRY CHRISTMAS”. I said “MERRY CHRISTMAS” and added a “HO HO HO”. They once again laughed hysterically and drove off.
I told Vicki that I was fairly certain that I could be Japan’s next big stand up comedian. She told me not to quit my day job.
GO IPHONE GO!!!
Shots like these make me really happy that I have an iPhone. I quite like how this shot looks and I didn’t have to do a single bit of post processing to it.
My only gripe is that there is a faint red stripe that runs along the left hand side of every photo I take. I’m sure that’s only gonna get worse with time. Oh well. It was fun while it lasted.
Anyway, if you’d like to follow my boring iPhone tumblr click here. Have an awesome Friday night!
Mirror mirror on the ceiling,
you give me an uneasy feeling,
can you tell that I like stealing,
and dabble in narcotics dealing.
BUNKO THE BRAVE
During the day Kyoko works as a roller-maid for a Japanese business man named Steve. At night she kicks off her roller skates, rips off her maid gown, and becomes “Bunko the Brave”. Bunko is a beautiful warrior princess who fights adult illiteracy, childhood obesity, and crime. Her headquarters, the Bunko Bunker, is an actual cave much likes Batman’s minus the Batmobile and Alfred. Whereas Batman primarily used his cave for monitoring crime and designing whiz-bang gizmos, Bunko likes to use her cave a a place to practice her “sultry looks”. On the rare occasions that she is not pouting into the mirror Bunko can be found drawing dirty images on her etch-a-sketch and ordering cold pizza on her BunkPhone.
Note: The names Kyoko and Bunko are traditional Japanese baby girl names. The meaning of Kyoko is “mirror”, and the meaning of Bunko is “literary child”. The name Steve is not a traditional Japanese boy name. If it were I’d imaging it’s meaning would be “child who brings shame upon family”.
See the whole show here.