THE OKU RIVER WALK on CHILDREN'S DAY
© Photo by Okinawa Soba
Taken1 year ago
NOTE : The above photo was a quick pick by Flickr for a "Flickr Blog" posting. Thanks, Flickr !blog.flickr.net/en/2012/05/05/flying-koinobori/
The river you see through the railings starts way back up in the hills --- farther than the farthest peak you can see in the distance. The waters are always fresh, clear, and clean.LOOKING AT THE RIVER IN THE PHOTO, and THINKING BACK TO MY HOMETOWN
I grew up by the Wissahickon Creek. It's a fine stretch of mostly less-that-clear water that eventually runs through some very pretty parts of Fairmount Park in Philadelphia, Pa. The long pedestrian and bridal path beside the creek allows you to see many mostly-unchanged views that the first-comer America Indians also enjoyed.
We lived just a few miles downstream from a big Asbestos Plant and a "Big Pharma" company who dumped all of their refuse right onto the river. We waded where we could, but it wasn't pleasant. Even during Fishing Season, folks completely avoided it. The often grey and "slimy" waters were a place that only snakes, crayfish, and catfish called home.
They don't pollute the Wissahickon now (so they say), and things seem relatively better. Even Fishing Season sees plenty of new anglers taking up positions at their "secret locations". However, the old creek still isn't anywhere close to being clean, and I don't know any parents who take their kids to go wading around in it !NO SEX = NO BABIES = NO CHILDREN'S DAY !
In Okinawa, just like many places throughout Japan, CHILDREN'S DAY (technically May 5th) takes advantage of the long GOLDEN WEEK holiday period, to the point where almost ever day seems like Children's Day !
♥ Keep in mind that OKINAWA PREFECTURE is the only place in Japan that actually takes makin' babies seriously, and that the amorous, fertile, ethnic OKINAWANS are the only ones contributing to a positive population growth in Japan.
However, the love-bug OKINAWANS are far outnumbered by the 99% ethnic Japanese YAMATO
mainlanders that make up the rest of Japan. According to many Japanese news reports, there are no longer enough of them who are interested in making babies or having children. The net effect is that Japan is now an incredible shrinking nation of Otaku, HikiKomori, and Sex-less cos-play drones whose population will probably drop to half of what it is now during the next 50 to 100 years. Some even jokingly say that if things don't change, Japan will eventually disappear altogether !
♥ I'm very glad I live on Okinawa, the only place left in Japan where they actually take seriously the idea of men and women engaging in real sex with each other --- not only for FUN, but also for the purpose of pro-creation, making babies, raising children, and celebrating Children's Day !www.flickr.com/photos/24443965@N08/2351021278/
OLD MAN IN A TUB ? ONLY IN OKU ! --- english.ryukyushimpo.jp/2011/09/08/2768/
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The above photo was a quick pick by Flickr for a "Flickr Blog" posting. Thanks, Flickr !blog.flickr.net/en/2012/05/05/flying-koinobori/
RANDOM SOBA : www.flickriver.com/photos/24443965@N08/random/
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