Strange Fruit

Strange Fruit

Saw this strange ‘flower’ in the forest of Kamikochi. If anyone can ID it, please let me know.

The title reminds me of the great song "Strange Fruit" by Billy Hollyday.

Info – WiKi
""’Strange Fruit’ is a song recorded by Billie Holiday in 1939, written by Abel Meeropol and published in 1937. It protests the lynching of Black Americans, with lyrics that compare the victims to the fruit of trees. Such lynchings had reached a peak in the Southern United States at the turn of the 20th century, and the great majority of victims were black.
The song has been called "a declaration of war" and "the beginning of the civil rights movement"".

Kamikochi (上高地, Kamikōchi) is a popular resort in the Northern Japan Alps of Nagano Prefecture.

Posted by De Rode Olifant on 2020-09-30 07:31:03

Tagged: , marjan smeijsters , strange fruit , billy holiday , abel meeropol , song , japan , kamikochi , 上高地 , kamikōchi , northern japan alps , nagano

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