Thursday, July 08, 2010

Branches and Wires


  1. Japan and wires... a wild forest of aerial wires - could you explain that to me?

  2. Claudia,
    I have no idea! Possibly it's related to notions of private property and the "intrusiveness" that would be required to modernize (in the aesthetic sense) the electrical grid. I used to think it might be connected to earthquakes. I've actually had a Japanese say to me that the ubiquitous wires were in fact a "part of Japan."

  3. Thank you, Rick. I guess that Japanese is right - sometimes there are no explanations to somethings, they just are what they are.

    "Ubiquitous wires are a part of Japan" - as simple as that!