Kylo Ren appears in Japanese traditinal comedy in Kyoto
Kyōgen (狂言, “mad words” or “wild speech”) is a form of traditional Japanese comic theater (Wiki)
Last Tuesday Rian Johnson visited Kyoto for a promotional event for TLJ. As you know, a folding screen featuring three characters from SW was unveiled then and also a Japanese traditional comedy play “Kyogen” titled “Fumi-Ninai(Carrying a Letter)” was performed in front of the director.
You can see a main performer in black in this photo, that I thought was Darth Vader at first, but later I came to know that he actually was Kylo Ren. As the lines are spoken in old Japanese and with specific melody, it’s almost impossible to catch the words even for us. But the thing is, at least for me, that the story is about a love letter from this man in black( in this case, Kylo) . Kylo is supposed to be a master of the other two(a man in gold=C-3PO, another one in grey=R2-D2) and orders them to carry his love letter to his secret love interest(a beautiful boy)
Again, while I don’t think it’s an intentional promotion for a potential romance or something, it still looks intriguing.
Also I said that pine tree is a sort of sacred in Japan. Moreover, I noticed every platform for Japanese traditional play features a huge pine tree picture on the background.
So, the Sumie on the folding screen turns out to present the play itself featuring the three characters and a background.
I guess as there’s no platform for Kyogen in this Temple, they must’ve put the Sumie with pine tree behind the performers instead.
Natalie Johnson loathed Tuesdays and Thursdays. There had only been four of them total this far this year, but it was enough to make her regret becoming a counselor for an elementary school. She greatly preferred older children and while she was completely capable of dealing with younger ones as well, she was a bit tired of Story Bookman coming into her office twice a week and losing her mind. Tantrums were one thing. This was something else. She screamed. She cried. She knocked things off of Natalie’s desk. She threw things in class and some of the teachers called her “unable to be worked with.” All children who were “unable to be worked with” got sent to Natalie. So for two days over the last two weeks, Story came to see Natalie and knocked things off her desk, threw things, screamed, cried, and said nothing of her problems. Natalie couldn’t take it anymore. She wouldn’t say she was giving up, she would say she recognized when this was beyond her and it was in Story’s best interest to seek help from someone more… specialized to help her.
And so, Natalie picked up the pens from her floor and checked her picture frame for damage and then sat back down at her desk and opened her e-mail.
Hello, I am Natalie Johnson, the school guidance counselor. We have spoken once before when it was advised that Story come to see me to work through her tantrums and anger problems. After conducting several sessions, I feel it is safe for me to say that I believe it would be in Story’s best interests if she saw a more specialized professional.
I have looked to a few possible counselors and therapists in the area, their information is to follow. My top recommendation is a newly licensed therapist who specializes in Art and Animal Therapy. His name is Allen Walker and while we cannot discuss confidential patient files, I will say he is very good at working with children like Story. Of course, the choice is yours and Story’s, but I think this would be the best possible choice for her especially considering her behavior needs to be addressed for her to continue in school. We do not want to hold any student back, but it may be inevitable if she does not learn to work appropriately with other children.
That’s what Trump called Frederica Wilson’s account of his tone-deaf conversation with the widow of a fallen soldier. The soldier’s family would like to disagree.
The mother of a soldier killed in an ambush in Africa said Wednesday that President Trump “did disrespect my son” with remarks in a condolence telephone call.
Sgt. La David T. Johnson’s mother, Cowanda Jones-Johnson, told The Washington Post that she was present during the call from the White House on Tuesday to Johnson’s widow, Myeshia Johnson. Johnson’s mother also stood by an account of the call from Rep. Frederica S. Wilson (D-Fla.) that Trump told Johnson’s widow that her husband “must have known what he signed up for.”
“President Trump did disrespect my son and my daughter and also me and my husband,” Jones-Johnson said.[…]
“She was crying the whole time, and when she hung up the phone, she looked at me and said, ‘He didn’t even remember his name.’ That’s the hurting part.” Wilson told MSNBC on Wednesday that Johnson’s widow was shaken by the exchange. […]
On Tuesday, Wilson told The Washington Post that Trump had told Johnson’s widow, “He knew what he was signing up for, but I guess it hurts anyway.”
Wilson said she was riding in a limousine with Johnson when the president called, and said she heard the conversation on speakerphone.
“He made her cry,” Wilson said.
Jones-Johnson, speaking to The Post via Facebook Messenger, declined to elaborate.
But asked whether Wilson’s account of the conversation between Trump and the family was accurate, she replied: “Yes.”
Now comes the question that you shouldn’t have to ask about a US President, sitting or otherwise: Is he willing to go to war with another Gold Star family over this?
I woke up today and ventured into the kitchen to find this letter from the inimitable Tuesday Johnson, which was both informative and hilarious. Expect return correspondence directly! People need to write more letters. This internet business is giving me a rash.