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Geishas Against Nukes and Other Photos from Tokyo March of 10,000
by R. R./Josh Ellison ( ruth [at] anewwayforward.org )
Friday May 13th, 2011 9:29 PM
All photos by Josh Ellison via flickr.com. Do not reproduce without permission.

At least 10,000 marched in Tokyo on March 7 according to reports from Doro Chiba Railway Workers Union and other observers on the ground.
§Tengu Against Nukes
by R. Robertson/Josh Ellison Friday May 13th, 2011 9:29 PM

This traditional supernatural creature called a tengu has grown a long nose, Pinocchio style. He was carried palanquin style through the parade of 10,000.
§Manga Against Nukes
by R. Robertson/Josh Ellison Friday May 13th, 2011 9:29 PM

§Manga Against Nukes
by R. Robertson/Josh Ellison Friday May 13th, 2011 9:29 PM

§Manga Against Nukes
by R. Robertson/Josh Ellison Friday May 13th, 2011 9:29 PM

Treat human life with care
§Manga Against Nukes
by R. Robertson/Josh Ellison Friday May 13th, 2011 9:29 PM

Translation: "LIARS"
§Gothic Lolita DressUp Against Nukes
by R. Robertson/Josh Ellison Friday May 13th, 2011 9:29 PM

Gothic Lolita is a fashion trend in Japan. See Wikipedia on this fascinating subculture. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gothic_lolita#Gothic_Lolita
§Nukes are Absolutely Wrong!
by R. Robertson/Josh Ellison Friday May 13th, 2011 9:29 PM

§English signs too
by R. Robertson/Josh Ellison Friday May 13th, 2011 9:29 PM

§Mask
by R. Robertson/Josh Ellison Friday May 13th, 2011 9:29 PM

§F--k TEPCO
by R. Robertson/Josh Ellison Friday May 13th, 2011 9:29 PM

TEPCO is Tokyo Electric Power Co., owners of the power plant in Fukushima
§some of the marchers
by R. Robertson/Josh Ellison Friday May 13th, 2011 9:29 PM

§umbrellas
by R. Robertson/Josh Ellison Friday May 13th, 2011 9:29 PM

thousands came out despite the rain
§Sign says:
by R. Robertson/Josh Ellison Friday May 13th, 2011 9:29 PM

"Safe water and food for children"

Comments  (Hide Comments)

by ...love the signs and costumes...
Saturday May 14th, 2011 9:30 PM
Great photos, thanks for posting!
atomicvillage.jpg
atomicvillage.jpg

The unfolding tragedy in Japan needs more attention, not less, and I'm glad that so many people are writing about it, doing something, and beginning to realize what a wake up call it is to the people of Japan and the world. The article Welcome to the Atomic Village is an in depth look at Japanese, feudal, and corporate culture and reveals a glimpse of the lowest caste in Japanese society, the disposable workers, used by the nuclear industry to clean up their messes, whose lives and health are often destroyed by their exposure to radiation. There are links to some excellent videos in the article, including Nuclear Ginza (about Japan’s secret at-risk labor force.)