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Scared silly

Young woman: Do you think birds would really be scared of a scarecrow that looks like Pikachu?

Young man: You think that’s bad — what about Winnie-the-Pooh?

Scarecrow exhibition, Kiyosumi-Shirakawa, Koto-ku, Tokyo. Overheard by The Japan Times On Sunday

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