Ric explains: “Shibuya is the busiest crossing in the world, where thousands of people congregate and cross the streets from the train station there. In the movieThe Cove, at the very end, you see me standing still in the Shibuya crossing, wearing my body screen with video of the bloody dolphin hunts. Around me, speeded up, pass hundreds of Japanese people. But just at the end, a few of them gather around me to find out what I am doing.
“Flippers Japan decided this year, five years after the opening of The Cove, to recreate that scene in the film, only this time with activists from Japan and the international community joining me in Shibuya crossing. So last night, that’s where we were.”
Mr. Izumi Ishii (center), a former dolphin hunter, holds up one of his photographs of a dead dolphin from the drive hunts in Futo. Photo by Tim Burns.
Photo by Tim Burns.
Matt Sorum Photo by Lincoln O’Barry.