1. Filled today with "Tokyo Dreams." A long-ago trip.

The "mundane" Halloween costume party" is such a perfectly Tokyo thing.

And here on 10/16/2020 amidst pandemic and horror, what I most LONG for is mundane. Divine boringness!
2. Another image that haunted me from Tokyo. The Jizo, protecting the water spirits, the souls of the lost, the miscarried, the aborted. A liminal place, and a mindset so unlike that in the U.S.

Spirit Tokyo. This story began with the image of a tiny ghost, flitting and bouncing his way through the pachinko parlors of Tokyo, with their bright lights and constant clinking and plinking!

4. And the perfect musical accompaniment to my "Water Babies" story. "PACHINKO MAMBO"!

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