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Every day, the towering full-scale Unicorn Gundam statue in Tokyo's Odaiba waterfront district undergoes a transformation, eliciting shouts of joy from visitors young and old, many trying to snap good photos with their smartphones. The 19.7-meter, 49-ton statue of a mobile robot from the popular ...
Osamu Dazai packs wry humor and warm humanity into seven short stories, as his collection, "Blue Bamboo," inventively blurs the line between fantasy and reality. Blue Bamboo: Japanese Tales of Fantasy, by Osamu Dazai, Translated by Ralph F. McCarthy.184 pages KODANSHA, Fiction. The first and last stories ...