pop culture in japan

Japan is probably the country with the most interesting pop-culture. Many things that start from the street become topic of academic studies, books, movie…
Here you can find an academic paper about otaku,

Also about the same topic is the company founded by Takashi Murakami: Kaikai Kiki
Murakami a few years ago organized an exhibition titled Superflat:
Superflat is a concept being proposed by artist Takashi Murakami, whose paintings deal with two dimensional spatiality rendered somewhere between traditional Japanese painting and modern anime. The phrase, though coined by Murakami for his art, has recently drawn attention from young scholars due to its connotations: ‘devoid of perspective and devoid of hierarchy, all existing equally and simultaneously.’
BT Monthly Art Magazine, Japan, Issue 5, May 2000″



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