Pacific Stars And Stripes Newspaper Archives Jan 28 1983, Page 14

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Pacific Stars And Stripes (Newspaper) - January 28, 1983, Tokyo, Japan 14 Pacific stars and stripes january 1983 the solemn Green giant autumn is the time to travel to the whole Countryside an easel for Goldleaf from the always in the there is stalk and tassle of Rice the Straw Hung like suspended haystacks on Bamboo Racks that Frame the ageless ritual and haunches up motion of that gives Way to Inlet and and the train platform at Higash Isono is an overt water Extension of the marked by an old sign that is punished by Salt Spray and looks like cracked Bobbing Glass balls and frameworks of Bamboo hold fish traps in the train veers Inland again and there is More hypnotic Roll of broken suddenly by suburb and then the soaring stairwell of Low roof and tall Nagasaki has much to show in the Way of antique the first foreign Spur on the japanese yet Many travellers dont the Hub of the tourist wheel Here is the great Green statue in peace the Core of a Man made the Monument has been called both magnificent and want to see the Graceful decay of old things Only the tributes to was destroyed and Rose on a wilderness of nuclear the Hub of the tourist wheel Here is the great Green statue in peace the Core of a manmade the Monument has been called both magnificent and tasteless the face of a Buddhist on the body of a greek one hand thrusts toward from whence the nuclear fire the other spreads earthward in a tranquil gesture of the face is beatific ally massively Frozen in grief and a group of tittering South korean from a department store in seize cameras from each other and pose in the peace idols they step Over now to a Gra bricked Pavilion that is shaped like a mapmakers tool and crowned by a Bronze image of a paper beneath thousands of cranes Are Strung from Iron the painstakingly folded symbols of Solace and Comfort often seen in japanese parlor shrines or suspended from the railing of a they Are brought and left by processions of the demand so heavy that whole strings of them Are purchased from kiosks on the Temple one of the pert koreans poses before the Pavilion and spreads her arms like a javanese mimicking a an older japanese frowns As the outlanders move Steps before the folded cranes to Bow his head and clap his the Well stained statue is a Roost for pigeons who softly burst Forth in Masse from time to the wings flutter like the whispers from a and yet there Are other things than the Park and the grim full of distorted flasks that look like Glassblower rejects and the bottle that stayed whole but was fused with there is the Hilltop foreign the quarantined kingdom of cautiously allowed tradesmen and the mansion of Thomas a Man novelist Clavell could tag As a fictional successor to the piratical Glover just after the Feudal shogunate ceded land for the settlement in with a Load of dearly prize items a creature of predatory he sold to both sides of Many warring alien the emperor Meiji crushed rebel Samurai and restored Imperial he had no doubt about whom to turn to for fast firing weapons and powerful but the Glover Signet was on Many other he brought the first steam locomotive from Shanghai to then piloted it Over tracks Laid under his the first Coal bringing wealth that flooded Nagasaki for was a Glover ships slipped into Nagasaki Harbor from cradles owned by he exported Green Tea and arranged for Warrior clansmen to learn of the other world by studying in he lived this in a Crow shaped Bungalow that was typical of its victorian in his parlor was a Glass topped table made from the wheel of a the great Glover company made him the King of tradesmen in but there was also his socially disapproved marriage to a warped by gossip and Glover is said by Many to be the Pinkerton who stranded the unfortunate Madame Butterfly with an out Wedlock he Seldom left Nagasaki and died there in and his son assigned the House As a state property along with the which stood Well above the 1945 Sunburst and Are still preciously Glover will be dogged forever by that old particularly when that statue of a woman and a child Are but a stroll the woman leans her Kimono wrapping in Graceful folds As she Points out to the Harbor and tells a Small boy of the father who will never so few foreigners come an eng Lis speaking guide and so the magnificence in which Glover particularly the indoor the woman leans her Kimono wrapping in Graceful folds As she Points out to the Harbor and tells a Small boy of the father who will never Garden of carefully tended goes unseen by his own that so much so that an american who stood in the hallway of Glover House was stared at and shyly approached by a group of Junior High school girls who wore the somber and classless Black How Are you ventured the in thank and How Are you they returned in 40deep almost knocking the startled outlander through a rack of glovers potted a drive Back through the City had to pass by Urakami past darkly stained Stone the remains of a romanesque halved like a Wishbone and still Rich with old world the year Glover Urakami Cathedral had been raised As the largest in one Day in bricks fluttered aloft like feathers and Only this was left brought Here to Mark the exact epicentre of the an old Man pushes his grandson in a pausing before the shattered he is 70 if a Day and seems More than an old Man walking in faltering his flesh was stronger than Stone and he is the Triumph of the past that with the Hope for the future beneath his

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