Monday, July 22, 2019

Tokyo Babies, Parasites and Other Adventures









Tokyo babies at dinner.  


Sunday, Caroline, the little  one and  I made our way out to the Parasitological  Museum in Shimomeguro, Meguro-ku, Tokyo,
A museum is dedicated to parasites, one species benefiting and deriving nutrients from another, often  involuntarily. Full of specimen jars of crabs and  worms,  one twenty feet  long, it reminds  us we live in a delicate ecology, with  small  random connections resulting  in often horrible unintended  consequences.
Note a photograph of a man with elephantids of the balls, hanging to the ground.
Poor bastard.
Looking its  hard not be  revolted.
We all suffer  each  other  from  time to time.
But microbes are everywhere.
The little one was  sick by the  time she left.
Revolted  by the worms.
My friend  Rob had published a couple of new stories about glaciers  and  our relationship to natural  environment. 

Nature is not only that which is visible to the eye; it is also the inner images of the soul, images on the back side of the eye,” he began his story, quoting from Edvard Munch.


The teenager  made  a  cameo, to hang with  us.  She’s been working, modeling every day into  the  night.  Her  free afternoon, she spent shopping and  strolling through the park,  talking about  work, family that may have felt parasitic to her, and men.


We’ve traveled  with the  kids every summer  for well over a  decade, most of their lives, hiking through Spain and  France, exploring Italy,  boating around Sardinia, eating paella in  Puerto Rico, playing in  waterfalls in  Costa  Rica, and now Tokyo. 

I often wonder  how they will  remember  all  these  trips.
The teenager is doing her own  thing.


It requires a  degree of patience to endure the uncertainty of  what  is  new,  the ability to get  what  one needs, while being  open  to where the mistakes  take you.

Connected with everyone and separated from where you are from,
finding something new. 

“What a crazy trip,” gushes Caroline.

Each day, we explore the edge between  the city a shopping mall, a  space with Shinto shrines, quirky  shops,  bookstores  in subway stations,  and crowded subways careening  through the city.

The streets  are  clean  but they are messy with ideas and  people.
My home,  Brooklyn, is full of garbage.
Kids through McDonalds  on  the street,
As if it belongs  to someone else.
In Tokyo they seem  to own  it.

“Look at London or Paris: they’re both filthy. You don’t get that in Tokyo. The proud residents look after their city.” ―Tadao Ando
Out to Tokyo Bay, we imagine Godzilla emerging from the  water,
it feels like the edge of something, mist and the unknown.
Looking at bluefin tuna and water birds, tufted puffin, guillemot.

Out to Tokyo station  for  lunch.
Maybe not ramen this  time?
Back out to Tokyo Bay.
Mesmerized by the streets  by Shimbasi Station.
Its like a sixties  dream of what the  world  should be.
Tokyo was rebuilt after  fires and war ravaged the country.
Its subways work, but the lines  don’t all connect.
Up one station we climb looking for a connection,
Always looking.

A porn film is playing on someone’s phone.
But I can’t find the phone.
We can all hear it, everyone on the car.

“There are so many more people in Tokyo than in New York, but it’s pristine. It’s so organized, and yet the address system is in complete chaos.” ―Nick Wooster
Back out to the Bay, the  train takes  us.
back to Tokyo Bay.
And then  to Shibuya where  we  get  off,
Past the  Myth  of Tomorrow,  by Taro Okamoto.
Out into the street to grab a beer
And takoyaki street food.
Maybe some yakatori.
Maybe not?
Anthony Bourdain once said he was determined to find the soul of Japan,
notes Caroline. 
Food seems to be the soul of the place,
The zen connection between the self and the task at hand,
the chefs who look like shogun warriors. 
Wonderful food is everywhere.

But it was  time for home.
We’d walked  almost seven miles.
Time to get home. 

The  parasites  were  crawling.
                                                             Everyone exhausted.



































































































































































































































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