I joined the joyous frenzy of flag-waving when the Emperor concluded his 80th birthday message. His majesty and the princesses left the display window, and, only then, did I realize that the flag was no longer attached to its stick.
I have been urinating in public restrooms in Tokyo for several years, when I just noticed the brand of the automatic flusher, Calmic Rentokil Initial. Three collections of letters that add up to one misplaced word, and several conflicting feelings. Should I feel calm? Should I be killing? Or is renting best? The kite fluttering in the wind adds more incongruity to this strange brand image. This company seems to provide the flushing for most Tokyo public toilets.