Thursday, March 14, 2013
Who is that masked Japanese Político?
A storm sits percolating in the southern Japan city of Oita, where a politician a la Santo Enmascarado refuses to take off his Luchador mask in order to attend city council meetings. The council members are prohibiting newly elected Skull Reaper A-ji to participate in city business unless he is unmasked. Skull Reaper refuses to give into the demand explaining that without his mask he is someone else.
¡Claro! Because when the real Santo went places without his cape, and instead donned meticulous leisure suits, no one demanded the removal of his silver mask. The mask was the point. Citing his past civil work, Mr. Skull Reaper Aji expresses he simply wants to keep helping his constituents. Stay tuned for the unraveling of this suspenseful Japanese Mexican novela.
On another note, let us meditate on the mesmerizing effects of the transnational power of Mexican Lucha Libre all the way in Japan.
To learn more about the black, red, and white Skull Reaper, and if you read Japanese, check this out.