Listless in Nippon


Japonaiserie
appeals to the Western dilettante mind
  • Kabuki monstrosities of cute

White snivel, and children who sniffle as they walk.
The containers used for oil. Little sparrows

  • shopping-malls of Shinto reactors

  • tsunamis of Hello-Kitty schoolgirl porn

Pretty, white chicks who are still not fully fledged
and look as if their clothes are too short for them

  • tiny plates of aesthetically-arranged trivialities

  • meaningless Engrish phrases on T-Shirts

Last year’s paper fan. A night with a clear moon
One needs a particularly beautiful fan for some special occasion

  • in herd-like apathy, they download Anime Girlfriend App

  • the robotic allure of the Orient defined

To wash one’s hair, make one’s toilet, and put on scented robes
An earthen cup. A new metal bowl. A rush mat

  • cramped restaurant/bars with detailed replicas of food

PROMPT #9 : engage in another kind of cross-cultural exercise, inspired by the work of a Japanese writer who lived more than 1000 years ago. She wrote a journal that came to be known as The Pillow Book. In it she recorded daily observations, court gossip, poems, aphorisms, and musings […]
write your own Sei Shonagon-style list of “things.”

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