Tea-Partiers in America Take Note: Marcel Theroux’s Creepy Tea Party in Japan

Marcel Theroux is a novelist and documentary film makers for BBC 4. He does some really interesting work. Here’s a clip from his documentary on Japan (In Search of Wabi Sabi ). I suppose that the clip below depicts some Blakean innocence fantasy, Japanese style, but I’m not really sure. In any event, it suggests (at least to me) a partial explanation for Michael Jackson’s popularity in Japan. Let’s hope the American tea party movement never finds its way into Japanese politics. It could get really weird.

The “innocent” tea parties above recall for me comedian Sarah Silverman playing, on her show, the role of an adult obsessed with watching each week a fictional children’s program called Cookie Party :

Whatever floats your boat?

About Santi Tafarella

I teach writing and literature at Antelope Valley College in California.
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