Thursday

fasuto fuudo

  1. Makudonarudo
  2. Piza Hatto
  3. Sabuuei
  4. Furesshunesu Baagaa
  5. Kentakki Furaido Chikin

Tuesday

kombiniensu sutoa

  1. Sebun Irebun
  2. Famirii Maato
  3. Mini Sutoppu
  4. Eeemu Piiemu

Sunday

Japan diary


The English word bowling is used here, pronounced boring.

Friday

Japan diary


In any public place here you see people wearing surgical-style face masks. Airborne contagion seems to be the concern. The masks cover everything from the bridge of the nose down to the underside of the chin. You could hold a liquor store up in one. They’re worn by commuters in black suits, young mothers, workers, scruffy guys on the subway, old people, little kids, girls in high school uniforms.

Here’s where I might be tempted to go all Sans Soleil and talk about the relation between germophobia and mutual isolation, or between faddish conformity and a longing for self-concealment, relating either in turn to island living or World War Two or something while referencing Kobo Abe, etc. But I don’t feel like I’m in a position to interpret a national culture on the basis of a handful of secondhand ideas and a single current trend. So I’ll just say from my personal perspective that on the high-school girls it looks sort of hot.

Wednesday

Japan diary (Nagoya Airport)


The connecting flight from Tokyo was fifteen minutes late, so to apologize all twenty-or-so members of the ground crew assembled on the tarmac in a triangular formation as the plane taxied in and bowed deeply in unison.

Monday

News in Brief


Heat-struck, Hélectre, a roofer in Rheims, who was working thirty meters from the ground, destroyed himself upon it.

Félix Fénéon

Saturday

News in Brief


Falling from a scaffolding at the same time as Dury, a mason, of Marseilles, a stone crushed his skull.

Félix Fénéon

Thursday

News in Brief


Scissors in hand, Marie Le Goeffic was balancing on a swing. So that, falling, she punctured her abdomen. In Bretonneau.

Félix Fénéon

Tuesday

News in Brief


Le Verbeau hit Marie Champion right on her breasts, but burned his eye, because acid is not a precision weapon.

Félix Fénéon

Sunday

News in Brief


A bottle floated by. Mauritz, of Sèvres, leaned over to grab it and fell into the Seine. He is now in the morgue.

Félix Fénéon

Friday

News in Brief


On the bowling lawn a stroke leveled M. André, 75, of Levallois. While his ball was still rolling he was no more.

Félix Fénéon