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Akihabara, the dark side of peace & harmony

On the surface, the Japanese seem exceptionally well adjusted, smart and content. The concept of Wa, states the importance of working and living together in peace and harmony, avoiding confrontation is essential.

And it looks good…on the surface!


Proverb of the day “Deru kui wa utareru” Its better to conform than to stand out. (Or maybe not?)

  1. June 14, 2008 at 8:02 pm

    i think alot more are experimenting with not conforming especially after seeing their parents do it all their lives for very little in return.

    but their numbers are probably small,and saddly it may all just be on the surface as you say.

    great pictures by the way.

  2. kimh
    August 19, 2008 at 2:38 pm

    Yeah, on the surface. Plus, research says Japan have a very high rate of mental stress due to its lifestyle.

    I’d walk away from being conform if the thing I’m going to do is in my passion.

    Living and burning in passion, not living with eye of a fish that’s cold and dead. 🙂

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