In 1969, Beatles and Rolling Stones reached their apogee in Britain; Paris, de Gaulle resigned; Vietnam, war went on; in China, next successor was announced; started using sanitary pads instead of cotton balls; high school students when Ryu Murakami and his classmates were seventeen years old.
In recently popular Korean drama "Squid Game", under guise of wealth and power, a middle-aged fat white man said that this was his favorite number. Regardless of other meanings, 69 does have artistic meaning. beauty echoes rebellious and absurd youth of a seventeen-year-old youth.
Small Japanese town in 1969
This year, European and American culture is gradually immersed in world of youth. Rock, poetry, novels, films, Bob Dylan, Arthur Rimbaud, Camus, Jean-Luc Godard, etc. began to communicate with high school students. complacent after lunch, and students spontaneously formed a soft school (focused on women, tobacco, alcohol, fighting, etc.), a rock school (also known as an art school), a political school, etc., opening a new student era . But embers were not extinguished after defeat. Teachers and parents are still a generation that has suffered deeply. Many teachers have no education whatsoever. Some even like to spank students and bring them to their knees. Laomei still uses Japanese ports to attack Vietnam. Some girls of same level don't go to school anymore, and they go in and out with heavy makeup and black soldiers on their arms. At that time, perhaps, Japanese society was in a period of drastic changes and violent clashes in values, social origins, internal and external structures.
17 years of youth
In book, Jian and his two buddies, Adama and Iwase, are not content with usual college entrance exam preparation and always want to do something unique. Jian, that is, "I", mastermind of everything, first prompted two high school sophomores to complete "Campus Blockade" task together, that is, on day of graduation ceremony before summer break, a group of people sneaked into school and sprayed paint: "The power of power" Run dogs, criticize yourself”, “Comrades, take up arms” and other satirical teachers, left a bunch of shit on director’s desk, put up a banner “Imagination takes over”. ", blocked school with tables, chairs and iron nets. Live on roof. Later, former goal was continued, and a grand literary festival was held, including filming, drama productions, band performances, etc. At first glance, this should have been cause a wave of art, but in fact essence of event was same as before, to attract attention of girls How much youthful impulsiveness and individualism is associated with hormonal restlessness In territory of youth there are friends, angels and absurd deeds, which is why she seems so happy and complete .
Someone asked this question: "Could it be that Japanese society hasn't changed much since about 1969?" My youth is not outdated, and some things may not happen in our high school until now. Hitomi Jinyuan wrote in his 69 message, "High school students, let's go!" Walk Happy Road An unscrupulous exploration of world is something young teenagers can enjoy. Youth is invincible, youth is innocent, youth is aimless, youth will not expire!