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Part of a comment that the historian Stephen Turnbull made about his being a consultant for an upcoming film about the 47 Ronin:

In the souvenir shop of the shrine of the Forty-Seven Ronin in the town of Banshu-Ako in Japan you can buy a towel
with a depiction of every one of them in the guise of Hello Kitty.

Definitely it was one of those coffee hits the keyboard and monitor moments. 



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Sep. 13th, 2010 05:29 pm (UTC)
Hehheh! It figures. ^_^
Sep. 13th, 2010 05:38 pm (UTC)
Hello Kitty rules the world!
Sep. 13th, 2010 07:18 pm (UTC)
The 47 Hello Kitty Ronin!

I feel a cartoon series coming on.
Sep. 13th, 2010 07:48 pm (UTC)
You told me once that nothing is bigger than Hello Kitty. That is just insidious.
Sep. 15th, 2010 03:41 am (UTC)
Hello Kitty rules the world...she even snuck onto my key ring...
Sep. 13th, 2010 09:00 pm (UTC)

sounds about right. =DD
Sep. 15th, 2010 03:42 am (UTC)
Sep. 14th, 2010 05:51 pm (UTC)
Hello Kitty .... O.o I don't know if I should laugh or cry

my coffee joins yours on keyboard
Sep. 15th, 2010 03:42 am (UTC)
I laughed. Crying was just too painful. LOL.
Sep. 15th, 2010 03:29 am (UTC)

I... what?

If I had coffee in my hand right now, it would definitely be on the keyboard!
Sep. 15th, 2010 03:40 am (UTC)
I would say that nobody can beat the Japanese for kitsch... LOL...especially of the cute type.

Although I do think it rather high-handed of Hollywood to take on the 47 Ronin...Film's supposed to star Keanu Reaves, too.

Sep. 15th, 2010 04:21 am (UTC)

*points at icon because it nicely depicts my facial expression*

If it was any where near April 1st, I'd accuse you of pulling my leg, lady. That very idea is beyond horrifying!
Sep. 15th, 2010 05:11 am (UTC)
I pretty much agree...to me it's like a Japanese film company choosing to film the Battle of the Alamo, and choosing a nice aging Bishonen type to play Davy Crockett...

And after what Hollywood did to Alexander the Great and the Trojan War, I am not hopeful....
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