JAPAN: Unseen, Unheard, Unsmelt

When Japanese thought that they sensed in the air, last week, a prodigious, ghostly bustling, they knew quite well and rationally what they thought was happening, although they could neither feel, hear, see, taste or smell it.

They knew that the Sun Goddess, Amaterasu-O-Mikami, was arriving with all the 123 dead Emperors of Japan, her lineal descendants, to witness and to bless the coronation of the present Emperor, the Sublime Tenno Hirohito.

In order that the Heavenly Host and the earthly Sublime Tenno may be sufficiently honored, next week, the Japanese Exchequer is spending 10,000,000 yen ($4,660,000) on the festivals and...