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The Beatles’ performance at Budokan Hall in 1966 caused a Japanese teen sensation. Nearly overnight, teens would change the way bands were formed, how popular music was played, and how these bands were idolized. This new sound would come to be known as Group Sounds (GS) and would lead to the creation

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Being a parent with macabre interests, it stuns me how sanitized a version of reality we share with our kids today. For example, my kids have both the original Beatrix Potter books and reprints that were done in the 2000s. In the reprinted version of Squirrel Nutkin, there are so

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Born in 1940, Araki has been shooting since the mid-1960s, heavily documenting his own life and the world around him. From commonplace objects in still life to highly elaborate compositions featuring naked female bodies, he aims to capture the entire spectrum of life while always foreshadowing death. Using the medium

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Ex Libris is a series of artworks by Japanese artist Alphonse Inoue, and it pictures young women with innocent faces doing not-so-innocent stuff with the rest of their body. It seems to be mythologically inspired, as we encounter the impersonation of Death touching those young girls full of life, or

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Butoh is a Japanese avant garde dance form that draws from Kabuki and Noh and other traditional art forms, imagined in post-WWII Japan by Hijikata Tatsumi and Ohno Kazuo. In a country ravaged by fire and steeped in radiation, this dance embraced the distress the nation was feeling and gave

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via Lazerhorse Yōkai are a group of supernatural Japanese monsters, kind of similar to our notion of ghosts. The kanji (or symbol) that describes the Yōkai is made up of two other symbols meaning “bewitching; attractive; calamity” and “apparition; mystery; suspicious”. Sounds good already doesn’t it? The Yōkai have a

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