with just two people in Kyoto - John Lennon, a Beatle, and Yoko Ono"
in Asahi Graphic in February 1971
"Out of the blue,
the Beatle, John Lennon, and Yoko Ono paid a secret visit to Japan on January
13, 1971. They visited Yoko's "old home" in order to meet Yoko's family
for the first time after they got married. On the 25th, they left the Haneda airport
and left a message for fans, promising to visit Japan again. During the six days
of their visit, they enjoyed their private life in Kyoto without being disturbed
by anyone else, except when one friend of theirs (who took these photographs and
wrote this text) paid a visit."
it is, there it is." John who wanted to buy a wooden sword brandished it
he sees something he likes, he would raise his fist like Banzai. When he found
the land developed for housing lots on a shaved mountain, he furrowed his brow
and screamed, "Kusobaka *"
means "shit," and "Baka" means "stupid," or "fool,"
so two together mean, I would say, "shitty fool," or something like
that. John must have learned this coinage "Kusobaka" from Yoko.
are most human when they are in nature. There was free space for just two people."
town of Kyo viewed from Hiei was fogged like Koharu-biyori *. (John) whispered,
"Ah, this is a town that made history!"
: An Indian summer day, a balmy autumn day.
called over to a monk who was practicing Kangyo (winter austerities as spiritual
exercise) to give him alms. When the monk received a 10,000 Yen bill, he was doubtly