But I started to find undeniable evidence everywhere.
In Asakusa outside the Tube Station
Walking down a concourse at Shinagawa
On my way to a tiny nursery in Ohsaki
and on my way back
In Odaiba, my suspicion that I had somehow been captured by a UFO, only got more convincing
Then I looked up a bit further, and I really started to worry
or, as soon as I got off that train
and started walking to one of my daily story venues
or, once the day was done, it was night, and I was on my way home
it was always the same - look around, look up, look down - see another glaring bit of spaceship technology. Eep!
At Haneda Airport, I couldn't help noticing that the Ship might need a few repairs soon
and that whoever was in charge of engineering really HAD to try and make outside spaces look at least a little bit more realistic
This building, for example, was just taking the mickey
and this one
I get it, I thought: make something look enough like a spaceship, and no-one will believe it actually is a spaceship. But by this time my brain was working overtime. Was there anyone I could ask why, when I looked out of my office window, it now felt as if I was looking straight into outer space?
Tokyo is far, far away from home in lots of ways - anyone can tell you that. But now, I can't help but wonder exactly how far?? I am looking forward to making my best attempt at finding out.