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Japan: Clichés and Stereotypes

Japan: Clichés and Stereotypes

What do you think of when you think of Japan? What words would you use to describe Japan? I’m sure most people would think of technology, Hello Kitty, sushi, and maybe geisha. They would use words like “bright”, “colourful”, “crazy”, and “strange”. I’m sure I’ve used a lot of these words and ideas, and I … Continue reading

IRO IRO – Japan, in Colour

Entering the room, I am met with a blast of colour. To my right, there are psychedelic paintings of flowers and angular shapes. To my left, a small painted jizo statue with a bright red bib. In front of me, a large sign proclaims “Kyoto, Nara, Wonderful!“, above a huge mural containing every stereotypical image … Continue reading