Friday, May 6

Spring break IV: Tokyo



In a move that is intended to thaw Chinese-Japanese relations into melty loving goodness, I've been despatched to Japan for a week. Cue the demented fangirl squealing:



This is a serious mission so there'll be no wandering-ennui-Lost-in-Translation type crap. I have a deep understanding of the Japanese culture based on perverse anime and will be able to set a few things straight like:
- correcting some of the glaring errors in Japanese textbooks
- enlightening Junichiro Koizumi that his favourite dance partner is quite the asshat.
- helping Crown Princess Masako deal with her longtime depression over the Crown Prince's shortcomings



- and finally, instructing teen idols in the art of flaunting their spirit fingers

9 Comments:

At 9:39 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Go Happy Spirit Fingers, Go!
Atmikha

 
At 9:03 PM, Anonymous jeff said...

Harajuku Hell.

BTW, finally saw 2046. Found it less painful than his other movies. Q: Do his movies play in China? Because they must have a very warped view of the West if they do

 
At 12:13 PM, Blogger j-a said...

ooooohhh you'll have so much to post about once you're back from tokyo!

 
At 8:48 PM, Blogger Spirit Fingers said...

I would imagine that 2046 and his other movies get screened in China, unless they contain politically sensitive messages.

 
At 12:54 AM, Anonymous Tobias said...

How can I get my hands on a copy of 2046? I heard this director's stuff is great, but it's terribly hard to find.

 
At 10:13 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tobias - www.yesasia.com is your friend...

LBYB

 
At 10:16 PM, Anonymous jeff said...

If you're in America, you can get it via Netflix. He has a brilliant visual style, like the Almodovar of Hong Kong, but without the humor. His films are all gorgeous to look at, but nothing ever happens, & does so for a loooooong time. 2046 has a pulp angle (Faye Wong plays an android), so it's less dull than his other films. I was mesmerized by the style alone for the first 20 minutes, but then it just settles into another elliptical film where nothing happens.

 
At 10:47 AM, Blogger Spirit Fingers said...

Faye Wong as an android,that wouldn't be much of a stretch for her.

 
At 10:40 PM, Blogger rachel said...

Amen to that.

 

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