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kagemushi

You may have heard of a kagemusha, a "shadow warrior"; this is a body double for a general and is used to confuse the enemy.

Well, in Japanese there's also the word "mushi"; it means "insect."

And here is a kagemushi--a shadow insect:


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deponti
Aug. 13th, 2006 11:08 am (UTC)
neat word play, and lovely photograph!
sufitom
Aug. 13th, 2006 02:20 pm (UTC)
Is there a Kurasawa film called something like that.

As far as confusing the enemy, my dad told me during World War II our government made a bunch of cardboard airplanes and put them on airfields to let the enemy think we had more planes than we did. They also would change the names and numbers of the troops to make it look like we had more soldiers.
badmantra
Aug. 14th, 2006 05:06 am (UTC)
Very funny. A lot more innocent that the original term.
ex_stdymphna813
Aug. 14th, 2006 07:21 am (UTC)
I like it!
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