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Clay in Japan

A Gaijin In Japan
Clay in Tokyo
Fig. 1

Mifune Toshiro, Er... Clay da!I have lived in Japan for a while now. I feel it is due time to reflect on this and try to draw a theory of gaijinic living in Japan. If the reader will forgive a few anecdotal irrelevances, I shall present my theory as a pictorial view of life in Japan through the eyes of a gaijin.

Fig. 2

LAW #1: The first Law of Gaijin is, Gaijin like sumo. The above picture attests to this fact. I am a文化家 'bunkake' (a cultured book-worm who abhors sports and physical activity.) So, I will never be caught dead watching a baseball game on tv, but when it comes to Sumo - I'm there!


LAW #2: Gaijin are wanted as models and other unsettling roles - AND they have to wear