Monday, September 7, 2009

I Love a (small) Parade

Apparently, BobOnARoll ideas about ethnic and religious parades in Manhattan are already being realized in Tokyo. No surprise, that, in a country which values efficiency, as I do.

Though absolute bans are not in place here, this photo, taken today, shows another way to do it right: 30 or so guys hoisting a religious shrine on their shoulders, parading down one lane and then onto a sidewalk on a busy shopping street in Omotesando Hills. Twisting, turning, chanting.

The area did not come to a standstill. Freedom of religious expression was preserved. Traffic flowed. Shoppers surged onward. Smiles all around.

Tokyo. My kinda town.

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