Tuesday, 27 April 2010

Kubi Kubi, Evil Fighto ACTIVATE!

holy boob-titties, it's been a hwile! So much to say...
Well, while my good friend Salah has been stuffing his face and karaoke-ing his time away up in Sapporo, us down here at Kyodai have more... refined things to worry about... Like stuffing our faces with french cuisine meals for about 8$ for example... (what? yeah you heard me. But more on that awesomeness later.)

I'd also like to take some time to mention the wonderful Kubi Kubi Café (Kubi = neck, kubi kubi is synonym for getting fired in Japan, to have your metaphorical neck cut off). Micheal-san came across it first, near the KyoDai Kusonogi (tree emblem of the school).

 the Café as it stood in April 2009, taken from MutantFrog's Flicker, it's been since then removed to a few feet away from the Kusonogi tree by virtue of Kyodai's pressure.


This little group of the most laid back "anarchists" you'll ever meet have once more scrapped together a small improvised café that at first glance I thought was a refugee tent. They are protesting difference in wages between male and female workers, and also the fact that women workers are usually offered part-time contracts that automatically expire after 5 years, thus inevitably getting you fired.

Outraged? good. Because the coffee served at Kubi Kubi Café is hand roasted and ground, strong and delicious, and the people are warm and welcoming, so if you're around Kyoto, you should pass by. If not for the ideals, then the coffee (or even the delicious little homemade cookies they sometimes sell!).

Coincidentally, 2 days ago they had participated (or staged? DAMN MY WEAK JAPANESE SKILLS!) in a protest in downtown Kyoto against the USA building a new military base down in Okinawa.  Their symbolic color was yellow! Completely by mistake, Juan and I ran into them as we were walking around with Elitza and her friend, and decided to join in! The cause was sound.
Here's a picture of the incredibly peaceful, organized and cheerful protest:

yellow!


Good times! :D More on even more good times, later!

2 comments:

patmak said...

its about time you updated!
That cafe in the tree looks like it belongs in a video game or something, it looks great. Also, that dude on the yellow Vespa looks so laid back, I wouldn't have known it was a protest if you hadn't mentioned it. Sweet.

tah said...

Haha awesomeness!
You teasing with the French restaurant though :(
MOAR DETAYLS!

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