Thursday, April 24, 2008

The Robot in Japan, 1920-1938.

I've got twenty images--pictures, cartoons, and paintings--of the robot in Japan in the eighteen years leading up to World War Two up over here. I can't provide any context for them, since I don't read Japanese, but some of them are self-explanatory. Others...well, whatever ideas we come up with to explain what people were thinking is undoubtedly not going to match the strange reality.

But then, that's life, isn't it? Always stranger than fiction, and always stranger than anything we can imagine.

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