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The photo originates from a traditional Japanese sake house north of Tokyo. After dinner, the tavern’s guests can watch Japanese macaques performing tricks with various props on a makeshift stage. In the old days, the Japanese macaque, or snow monkey, was a sacred religious symbol, known to mediate between gods and humans. Today, the animal has been reduced to a secular scapegoat, a defaced outcast and target of mockery.


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