A study in the contrasting whimsies of adjoining prefectures.
The Tokyo Metropolitan District, via World Order
(best in wide screen view)
Kanagawa Prefecture, via AKB 48
It is an unfair competition. Tokyo has its mountainous interior (not depicted) while Kanagawa has both the Tanzawa Range and the Shonan Beach scene with hotspots Kamakura/Zushi, the Miura Peninsula and Manazuru.
While Governor Kuroiwa Yuji's performance in the Kanagawa Prefecture video does not dispell my impression of him as a complete dufus, gained from having had to listen to him hold forth at the bar during his television anchor years, I can entertain the possibility that he is a not-entirely-uncool complete dufus.
Tips of the hat to tips to Michael Rofe and Eleanor Warnock for the links.
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