Karakuri Babble is a daily column by the editors of i360.com, usually on topics tangentially related to anime and cosplay.
In the past we have endorsed many things; in the future we shall support many others.
The Tower has become a part of the everyday scenery and it symbolizes any number of things. Nation. War. Race. Despair. Even admiration. How it's interpreted differs between generations . . . but the one constant is that everyone sees it as a symbol of something beyond their reach. Something that can't be changed.Of course, like all such meta-commentary, that can't be trusted. But the mere existence of the line tells us that he means for us to think in that direction, and I really do admire him for it.