The blog of Tokyo based photographer and photojournalist, Damon Coulter

Under Pressure

Police kettle operation at right wing protest near Yasukuni Shrine to mark the end of the Pacific War. Tokyo, Japan August 15th 2013

Police kettle operation at right wing protest near Yasukuni Shrine to mark the end of the Pacific War. Tokyo, Japan August 15th 2013

Picture from inside a police kettle near Yasukuni shrine yesterday, as they tried to contain the right-wing activists and para-militaries from attacking the peace protesters’ march.

It was a new  technique the police are using that I have never experienced here before.

Sitting down in bars and cafes; buying drinks and socialising with the uyoku is also another technique I observed yesterday for the first time.

Funny sort of day. Lots of new experiences.

More to come

Off out with my boys today.

Damon

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One response

  1. Pretty crazy photo. I went to Yasukuni last year and based on the photo it doesn’t seem as though much has changed from years past. On a side, despite what the shrine represents and other countries’ interpretations of it, I highly recommend any museum / history enthusiasts go and spend a day at the war history museum in Yasukuni. It’s incredibly fascinating and a must see when visiting Tokyo.

    August 16, 2013 at 9:33 am

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