October 11th, 2005

autumn hibiya

'I think I will not hang myself today'

Cheerful find of the week: there are chocolate calendars for Ramadan. I don't know why this pleases me so much, though I think the dreaded word 'assimilation' comes into it.

(The double tenth yesterday, fifteen years ago in Matsue with a double tenth matsuri happening and a troupe of boy sprouts by the castle stairs collecting for something or other, chorussing a genki 'Arigatou gozaimasu!' to the donors and, on double-checking my face, chorussing a genki 'Sankyuu!!!')