Archive for the ‘Japan’ Category

Beautiful artwork of cute decor in the anime Mawaru Penguindrum.


Artist Junko Mizuno’s creepy cute or “kawaii noir” art.

Dual screen anime wallpaper for xxxHolic.

Look at the Japanese fashion trend Mori Girl and how it relates to Lolita and Hime Gyaru.

Posters for kitsch Japanes horror/gore film Robo Geisha by Noboru Iguchi.

Coming from an academic background I’m always interested to read academic articles discussing otaku culture. Sharon Kinsella has written these articles on the subject. Sounds a bit dry? Here’s a quote from Japanese Subculture in the 1990s: Otaku and the Amateur Manga Movement: A limitless secret world of smoldering underground clubs where baby girls in […]

Punk yukata (kimono) by Natsuki Shigeta’s Tsukikageya.