Mysterious Faustyn Langowski

The Babies proudly present this additional historical information concerning the Mysterious Faustyn Langowski’s adventures in the Far East during the 20th Century. History buffs will, no doubt, seek to incorporate the information presented into the official historical record.

We miss our friend Faustyn.

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Faustyn Langowski at Kokyo, in Tokyo, Japan, circa 1924. Pictured with Faustyn is Emperor Taishoo seated at the fabled Chrysanthemum Throne. After this picture was taken, Faustyn is purported to have informed the Emperor that the continued misguided belief that he, or any of his descendants is a Arahitogami (living god) will lead their country to ruin. Under the circumstances which prevailed at that time, such a statement by any other person would result in immediate execution. Knowing that his country was not yet ready for the war of world-wide proportions which would surely follow should he attempt to execute Faustyn, the Emperor expelled Faustyn from Japan for 39 years and removed his name from Japan’s official historical record. In 1931 during a dinner party in Washington, D.C., Faustyn recounted this story to those present at the party, which included an up-and-coming Douglas MacArthur. Faustyn is reported to have said, “The Japanese people think their Emperor is a living god. The spirit of the people would be broken should their Emperor ever be seen as lower or even equal to any other person.” MacArthur would use the knowledge provided by Faustyn years later at the end of World War II during the negotiation of Japan’s surrender terms and also in the planning of the now famous publicity photograph of General Douglas MacArthur and Emperor Hirohito.

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Faustyn Langowski in Nagasaki, Japan, circa 1907, after his completion of the Akasaka Detached Palace design modifications at Kokyo, in Tokyo, Japan. Faustyn’s creative application of mechanical and hydraulic design concepts figured significantly into the European “Rocco” style redesign of the Akasaka palace, which he was commissioned to perform by the Crown Prince in 1906. The secure water canal network and lock system–expertly conceived by Faustyn– routes throughout the palace complex serving as a pedestrian travel medium, drinking water supply, air-conditioning, fish hatchery, protective moat, and miscellaneous aesthetic functions and was the first of its type in the world. Faustyn’s canal lock network design has been profusely copied since its inception and also formed the heart of the Panama Canal lock system. Faustyn is shown here wearing the ornate golden Hakama and silken Tabi given to him by the Crown Prince’s father, Emperor Meiji.

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Faustyn Langowski, at the Kokugikan in Tokyo, Japan, circa 1985. Faustyn spent considerable time in Indonesia and Japan in the early 1980’s in the development of offshore oil drilling technologies for earthquake prone environments. During his brief rest and relaxation excursions onto the Japanese mainland from his work, Faustyn would spend some time as a special guest Gyoji for high-stakes tournament matches sponsored by the Japanese Sumo Association. A legendary supreme grandmaster Gyoji, Faustyn easily mastered the art in the early 20th century during his visits with Emperor Meiji

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Faustyn Langowski at the Aichi Prefectural Gymnasium, Aichi Prefecture, Japan, circa 1971, presiding over the match between L. Yokamoto and Chao Man. A 12 year old avid Sumo fan named Yoshiki Okamoto requested Faustyn’s signature on this photograph early in 1973, which Faustyn gladly provided, along with additional words of encouragement. Carefully examining the sumo wrestlers shown in the photograph will reveal the similarity between them and the now ubiquitous video game Okamoto went on to develop for the Capcom corporation in the early 1980’s known as Street Figher II, which he claims he derived from watching the sumo wresting match shown in the photograph. The referee shown on the video game is purported to be a likeness of Faustyn Langowski. The autographed photograph still hangs in Okamoto’s office today and serves as a constant reminder to Okamoto of the positive inspiration provided to him by Faustyn Langowski.

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Faustyn Langowski at the Fukuoka Kokusai Center, Fukuoka, Japan, circa 1974. In this photograph, Faustyn is being hailed as “Supreme Grandmaster Gyoji Langowski” for his expert calls associated with the match of sumo giants Ono Kawasaki and Xe Li. The legendary and controversial match between these giants of Sumo was filmed and is studied by sumo wrestlers, trainers, gyoji, and fans for the expert, thorough, and insightful Sumo rule interpretations provided by Faustyn. The Japanese Sumo Association has enhanced certain portions of the official Sumo Wrestling Code to better coincide with the interpretations made by Faustyn during this legendary match. The match is continuously studied by Gyoji students as part of their core training program and was hailed by the Government of Japan as a symbol of Fukuoka, the great city of cultural exchange.

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A talented painter whose works are often mistaken for Rembrandt’s, Faustyn Langowski developed a custom line of art materials in the early 1970’s. His continual visits to Sumo wrestling tournaments in Aichi Prefecture provided him with a first-hand grasp of the industrial manufacturing infrastructure that existed in the region. Faustyn realized that additional business ventures were possible there and formed the “Crimson Blush Art Works” company, whose products became popular in the Far East and were manufactured in the Aichi Prefecture. This line of gel-based pens was used by Indira Ghandi in the late 1970’s.

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This handsome portfolio was custom designed by Faustyn Langowski for former President Jimmy Carter in 1977. President Carter carried the Camp David Peace Accords in this portfolio in his world changing meetings with Anwar Sadat and Menachem Begin in September of 1978. White House legend indicates that Faustyn presented President Carter with a non-empty portfolio. It is said that the portfolio contained notes which include negotiation strategies and the main components of the Peace Accords.

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This versatile painting stand was custom designed for zoologist Marlin Perkins by Faustyn Langowski and frequently used by Perkins in his spare time during in his travels abroad in search of wildlife for filming in his television program “Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom”. In 1975 this stand was employed with success by Perkins and Jim Fowler in self defense against an Amazonian Anaconda that was attempting to eat them. While the episode was filmed, it has never broadcast on public television. No remains of the stand have ever been found.

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Faustyn Langowski at the Aichi Prefectural Gymnasium, Aichi Prefecture, Japan, circa 1971, presiding over the match between L. Yokamoto and Chao Man. A 12 year old avid Sumo fan named Yoshiki Okamoto requested Faustyn’s signature on this photograph early in 1973, which Faustyn gladly provided, along with additional words of encouragement. Carefully examining the sumo wrestlers shown in the photograph will reveal the similarity between them and the now ubiquitous video game Okamoto went on to develop for the Capcom corporation in the early 1980’s known as Street Figher II, which he claims he derived from watching the sumo wresting match shown in the photograph. The referee shown on the video game is purported to be a likeness of Faustyn Langowski. The autographed photograph still hangs in Okamoto’s office today and serves as a constant reminder to Okamoto of the positive inspiration provided to him by Faustyn Langowski.
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