Saturday, June 17, 2006

Nutopia

Nutopia was the name of a conceptual country announced by John and Yoko at a special press conference on April Fool's Day, 1973.

The official declaration of Nutopia
We announce the birth of a conceptual country, Nutopia.
Citizenship of the country can be obtained by declaration of your awareness of Nutopia.
Nutopia has no land, no boundaries, no passports, only people.
Nutopia has no laws other than cosmic. All people of Nutopia are ambassadors of the country.
As two ambassadors of Nutopia, we ask for diplomatic immunity and recognition in the United Nations of our country and its people.

Yoko Ono Lennon
John Ono Lennon
Nutopian Embassy
One White Street
New York,New York 10013
April 1st, 1973

* The flag of Nutopia is a plain white square.
* John recorded a track called the "Nutopian International Anthem" which was actually just a few seconds of silence. It was included on his "Mind Games" album.
* A plaque with the words "Nutopian Embassy" was hung outside John and Yoko's apartment at the Dakota.

John and Yoko waving the flag of Nutopia (white handkerchiefs):




Some interesting links:

John Plays For Time - Announces Nutopia At Press Conference (From www.instantkarma.com)

First Exhibition of Nutopian Embassy Seal on display at the John Lennon Museum.

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