KILLED BY PERFUME – a tale of Japan, earthquakes, and my potentially toppling, lethal, perfume cabinets

 

It is eight years since the catastrophic tsunami in the north.

Sometimes I repost this piece as a memorial / capturing of those terrible times.

 

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6 Comments

March 11, 2019 · 3:36 pm

6 responses to “KILLED BY PERFUME – a tale of Japan, earthquakes, and my potentially toppling, lethal, perfume cabinets

  1. Thank you so much Black Narcissus for your timely memorial piece.
    I cannot even begin to imagine nor comprehend the sheer magnitude of that terrifying day of March 11th, 2011. Thank you again for reminding me of the resilience of the people still affected…

  2. David

    That day….I guess it’s one of the main reasons I left Japan. I wonder if I’d still be in Japan if the earthquake hadn’t struck? Probably not. THE main reason I left was because of the work culture. But I miss Japan a lot these days.

    • With Bolsonaro, especially !

      I go through phases of loving it and then not : the work culture is terrible and that hasn’t changed at all, and to me it is getting more interiorized. At the same time it gleams mysteriously, beautifully.

      • David

        Bolsonaro definitely divides Brazil. But in my gayborhood, it’s business as usual, slamming nightlife (which I can’t particiipate in anymore, 😦 This country really epitomizes that old Prince song 1999. It’s a stereotypical image of tropical Brazil, but huge grains of truth do exist. I think a litmus test will be the São Paulo Gay Pride Parade in June. It’s ususlly the biggest in the world (in terms of attendance and participants), but I read the city government has cut some funding for it, especially the amount of police security to keep it safe.

      • mmmm.. I wonder how long you are going to stay in Brazil now?

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