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Japanese fashion goes pop

Sep 24, 2017

Japanese fashion goes pop

by Samuel Thomas

Cast your mind back to the giddy days of 2010, when the group of subcultural artists Chaos Lounge issued its first proclamation. While its stated goal was earnest and postmodern, the output was seen as a shock to the art world as it brought ...

Ex-Ghibli auteur reflects on his Oscar-nominated animation

Feb 17, 2016

Ex-Ghibli auteur reflects on his Oscar-nominated animation

by Yuri Kageyama

The coming-of-age story is familiar: A shy girl has problems fitting in and conjures up an imaginary friend. In Oscar-nominated animation "When Marnie Was There" the inner torment of the girl is expressed with originality through luscious, hand-drawn images. Hand-illustrated animation is the trademark of ...

Hayao Miyazaki cleans up Japan

| Jul 15, 2015

Hayao Miyazaki cleans up Japan

by Mark Schilling

Rich, famous, semi-retired people commonly take up good causes (based on whatever they define as "good"), but animation maestro Hayao Miyazaki does things differently. Instead of penning an op-ed or speaking at a rally, he recently invited members of the The Foreign Correspondents' Club of ...