Thursday, 27 September 2012

Kachi Kachi Yama

The cable car/ropeway that takes you up Mt Tenjo at Kawaguchi-ko has a little theme to it. It's the famous Japanese kids' tale called Kachi-Kachi Yama that's fabled to take place on the mountain. Somehow the story of a Hanibal Lechter-like evil raccoon against some Charles Bronson-like revenge-dripping rabbit is a children's tale in Japan. It's a tough country.

Here's the rabbit, hell-bent on revenge, about to set fire to the kindling backpack the evil raccoon is carrying. Fire!

Time for a tiny break to act all friendly and greet the cable car visitors. "Don't mind me, I'm just a violent vigilante bunny!" OK, back to work, time for a vicious beat down. Check out the raccoon's eyes, flooding tears.

One final act of misery, getting hog-tied and strung up. This lovely image is there to greet you when you use the restroom. Hey, if it's a kid's fable and you use cartoon figures, you can get away with anything, right?  

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