2010 – Iki-shi, Nagasaki-ken, Japan, Earth

06-18

Rust!Iki truly has a wonderful, verdant, wild green quality to it, but interspersed with that is all the pieces of modern-day life.  From the truck depot near my house to the ubiquitous vending machines (It’s the BOSS), you can’t really ever get to that romanticized version of life that was so popular in the late 1800s.  Even with all the rice paddies.  But I like the juxtoposition of industry and nature quite a lot.

I think this is some kind of water energy project, as right behind these pipes was a chain fence with a sign on it saying “DANGEROUS!” with lightning bolts.  There was also the notable crackle of energy in the air.  And right beyond that?  The ocean.

I ❤ you, Iki.

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One response

  1. Interesting.

    I think that’s why I like to write about that romanticized version of the country. Of course, it probably wasn’t as lovely as we like to think it was. Not with widespread disease, malnutrition, etc. But it’s nice to think about a time when it wasn’t cluttered with modernity.

    Oh! There’s a website you might find interesting; it has pictures of Japan (mostly Tokyo) from the Meiji and Taisho eras. It’s interesting to see.

    http://oldphotosjapan.com/en

    June 26, 2010 at 00:49

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