Monday, June 20, 2011

Will Miss #332 - lady liberty replicas

Being American, seeing replicas of the Statue of Liberty around Japan always strikes me as smile-worthy for two reasons. First of all, it feels like a curious homage to all things American without any consideration for what this symbol means. Second, since the statue was placed in New York Harbor to welcome immigrants, and Japan is one of the least immigrant friendly countries in the world, it seems quite ironic to see such statues here.

I'll miss seeing these replicas of lady liberty in Japan.