(Photo: Rose Welsch)
Via beautiful Rose Welsch of Peace Boat:
The organizers say 150,000 attended tonight's rally in drizzly weather; the police: 21,000.You know you're in the middle of a Japanese revolution when a "revolutionary" is an older woman who sweetly passes out very carefully handcrafted origami hydrangea flowers. Each petal has been neatly folded out of paper, tiny buds glued one by one into the middle of each flower, and a real hydrangea leaf has been laminated and cut.Now, let's hope Japan's government will follow suit and very carefully and lovingly craft new energy policies instead of recklessly restarting its 54 nuclear reactors even though this is an EARTHQUAKE PRONE COUNTRY with reactors sitting on fault lines!!!!
NHK, Japan's public television channel, gave the demonstration 20 seconds of coverage, 40 minutes into the nightly news.