일본에 걸으면서 부러웠던 것들 중 하나는 이런 근사한 기와 건물이 곳곳에 있었다는 점이다. 이런 느낌을 예전에도 가진 적이 있었는데 스페인 여행을 갔을 때였다. 두 나라 모두 건축물을 일종의 예술품으로 보고 보존하려는 경향이 있는듯 하다. 한번 지을 때 제대로 짓고 웬만하면 부수지 않다보니 예전의 건축양식을 그대로 가지고 있다.
One thing I envied about when I was strwaling along the streets in Japan was that they have so many elegant houses with tiled roofs. The same feeling had occurred to me when I was traveling in Spain. What these two countries have in common is that they consider archtecture as part of artistic beauty and preserve them. Once they build them, they don't tear them down. Therefore many buildings still preserve their own traditional fashion.
이런 건축물들은 문화재도 아닌데 길거리에 널려 있으니 길만 걸어도 기분이 좋아진다. 그래서인지 일본에는 외국인 관광객들이 많다. 굳이 관광객을 유치하려고 이벤트를 개최할 필요도 없다. 삶 자체가 콘텐츠 생산 및 유지에 초점이 맞춰져 있다보니 그냥 평소의 모습을 유지하면 사람이 모여든다.
These buildings are not even cultural assets, and can be seen everywhere. Walking between them makes anybody feel good. This might be the reason why there are many foreign tourists in Japan. No need to create some kind of fancy events to attract tourists. Just being themselves, whose lives are mainly focused on creating and preserving the contents, is what attracts new comers.
FATHER AND SON .
Son: Daddy, what does 'emi o ku ikuku kan bi o se yiye' mean?
Daddy: Where did you hear that one?
Son: That's what they always say at the end of those movies we rent from Neyo Video club. One man will just enter in white when the lawyer is about to read the will. He will say emi o ku.... Daddy: (smiles) That's a stereotype
Son: What is a stereotype?
Daddy: Remember those times I told you Satan has horns?
Son: Yes sir.
Daddy: Imagine I'm still telling you that.
Son: That'd be lame.
Daddy: Exactly. Lame. That's a stereotype. Stereotypes are lame. Don't do stereotypes. Don't be a stereotype.
Son: I won't sir.
Daddy: Repeat after me: don't be a stereotype.
Son: Don't be a stereotype.
Son: I am going to shoot a film about this.
Daddy: You have my blessing. .
And very many years later, the son shot the film and posted it on Instagram.
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