Monday, March 10, 2008

The Obama For Obama Phenomena

The small fishing village of Obama, Japan has generated its own style of Obamamania supporting the candidate Barack Obama. First to notice the coincidence was the local Buddhist Priest who alerted the Mayor. The Mayor sent Barack Obama a set of the lacquered chopsticks that the town is known for and a good luck charm to help him win the election. In another happy coincidence Barack Obama’s birthday, August 4, is celebrated as "Chopstick Day" in Obama, Japan. The village of Obama was once an important gateway to the city of Kyoto, home of the Emperor during the Edo period. Residents of Obama are hopeful that their connection to Barack Obama will bring good fortune to their town.

For a more in depth look at the Obama for Obama phenomena please check out this series of reports from from Obama, Japan by American Barack Obama supporter the lovely and vivacious Alcillene Wilson.

In Obama for Obama Part 1 of 4
In Obama for Obama Part 2 of 4
In Obama for Obama Part 3 of 4
In Obama for Obama Part 4 of 4

And don't forget, you can get your Buddhists For Obama buttons and bumperstickers at Cafe Press: Link to Cafe Press

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