The calendar says “September”, but the weather shouts “summer”.
Sometimes the heat makes us a little crazy.
A gag recycled from my facebook. Nobody laughed the first time, so not sure why I posted it here again.
Slow news day I guess. Summer going to be slower than others.
Oh now I remember, we’re talking about animals today.
A few weeks ago, I learned about the Japanese idiom 狐の嫁入り . Straight translation “a fox’s wedding”
It means “sun shower” which in my mind requires further translation.
Translated further it means: rain and sun at the same time (my understanding).
Here it is:
Many cultures around the world believe fox characteristics are cunning, tricky, sly.
In Canadian culture foxes are mainly seen as sexy, good looking, attractive (a little sly too, of course)
As you may know, I have a pet cat at home. He’s a very cool cat and I love him.
How are cats represented in pop culture then?
It does seem difficult to truly capture “cat” within the medium of novelty goods.
Cute for sure, and they look like cats. But to capture the essence of “cat”?
For emphasis, here are some birds, literally.
OK on to more even more complicated animals then.
The kind humans of Omotesando hold an annual parade of sorts that I knew nothing about until a few weeks ago.
The internet reveals that it’s called the Harajuku Omotesando Genki Matsuri Super Yosakoi Festival
Large groups from all over the country (of between 40 and 200?) with beautiful costumes and big smiles come together to perform their highly choreographed routines, set to blaring traditional music from huge sound trucks (plastered with advertising from corporate sponsors) leading the way.
Each group is followed by a man waving a flag for the group.
There is a distinct stylistic sensibility behind the waving.
So, humans can really put on a great show.
How does that compare to our animal friends?
Not a bad watch really but well, I guess I hope the animal and human performers have decent union packages.