GUNMA ASTRONOMICAL OBSERVATORY
gunma prefecture, japan:
story by scott christian
photography by yulia shur
landed. gunma astronomical observatory. gunma prefecture, japan. debarkation: five explorers. landscape: stark, mountainous horizon, cold light, geometric architecture. inventory: spring 2019 collection, four bar knitwear, tailoring in gray wool twill, sportswear in cotton twill, four bar sweats, shirts in white poplin.
morning rest. initial exploration yielded much, but no signs of life. geometric objects dot landscape. supply list: gray four bar cardigan and flannel sweat pants, grey wool twill four bar jacket and cotton twill shorts. astronomical instruments stowed in pebbled black leather crab bag. all well-suited to springtime climate.
architectural adaptation complete. supplies used: spring wool twill long jacket, cotton twill shorts, and white poplin shirts, contrast-striped v-neck sweater and anchor print unconstructed chinos, pebbled leather black boots and brogues. all well-suited to flat, geometric landscape. rest tonight, further exploration tomorrow.
first contact. gunma-ites sharply attired in springtime white cardigans, ties, and white pleated long skirts with cricket stripe, black bow heels and socks. astronomical society commander welcomed in exploration officer’s dress, black coat, black trousers, tie, brogues.
exploration society convenes. commander in black tailored officer’s dress. research team in thom browne uniform dress, gray tailoring, ties, brogues and boots.
gunma research and exploration mission evaluation: completed.
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