The dream of the Fisherman’s wife

There are a great many things interresting about Japan.
There are a great many things exotic about Japan.

In this blog I have pointed toward some strange things, some fun things, and some non-sensical things.

It is like this. We have our habits. These are exotic to foreigners. Then there are our special interrests. These are franly kind of scary to foreigners.

Some things from Japan have made their way to Europe easy enough. We all know Sushi

But that is everyday Japanese Culture. The Japanese have their own fetishes.

OK, we’re educated gaijin. Naked women and sushi we can handle. No biggy.

But you get where I’m going with this. The Japanese have their little cultural quirks and then there’s always someone that just has to push it a bit further.
There are many parts of the culture that just take a bit of getting used to and then you just don’t think about it any more. I shudder to think of all the oppertunities I have missed for a great story just because you know . . . it’s Japan. They do that.

Then there’s the part of the Culture that takes a bit more getting used to. The working from 08:00 – 23:30 was a big one to me. But so was Tentacle porn

I dunno. small girl, big eyes, big breast and . . .  tentacled demons. Knowing my over-active imagination it stands for something I hadn’t thought of this myself before the internet introduced me to it.
Sick, SICK Japanese. You know, we have our quirks and you have yours but a subculture based on the raping of Cherubian virgins by tentacled demons. I dunno.

Then . . . .  you find out it isn’t sick.
It is art
And culture

I give you “The dream of the Fisherman’s Wife”

A woodcut made around 1820 by Katsushika Hokusai.

See? Art

Fuck it. If we can call Turks Fruit literature and the French produced the Marquis de Sade, which is on many countries’ Blacklist yet is still taught to French Schoolgirls. Then the Japanese can have their Tentacle Porn.

Next week: Soaplands.


Quote of the day:

“An author is a fool who, not content with boring those he lives with, insists on boring future generations.”

– Charles de Montesquieu

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