Tuesday, 7 August 2012

Kyo-Bashi, Kobe

Kyo-Bashi is a bridge in Kobe, Japan.

Lowry also refers to the bridge during Dana'a drift around the red light district of Dairen in his novel Ultramarine - while Dana is waiting for a film to start adverts appear on the screen; "The American Hatoba, the Oriental Hotel, and the Kyo-Bashi...Oh these infernal advertisments on the screen!" ( Pg.98). It is not impossible that adverts for the Japanese mainland may have been advertised in Japanese occupied Manchuria. Or it might be Lowry simply transposing Kobe into Dairen. However, it isn't clear how the bridge might be advertised.

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