Miku Hatsune: http:/www.youtube.com/watch?v=DTXO7KGHtjI
When we were discussing Miku, the Prof commented, imagine if u were
the band & someone asked who u played for, and u said a hologram w/
blue hair, wouldnt that b depressing, nobody would know who u
East-Asian Co-Prosperity Sphere.
Use of comfort women from Korea & all over Asia.
Popular culture breakdown walls of youth b/t Koreans & Japanese, both of whom
dont know their history.
Simultaneous attack on Philippines & Pearl Harbor, aimed for Indonesia
Spirited Away ():
Scene of small Shinto shrine to huge wall shows history & growth of Shinto.
Statue of frog: means turn around.
Excess in Japan in 1980 buddle econ:
Referenced in Dads mention of credit card & 4-wheel drive.
Symbolized in her parents ove
Documentary, In Search of Wabi Sabi.
Wabi Sabi: warped, imperfect perfection.
Hegal: Thesis + Antithesis = synthesis.
Japan: Thesis + Antithesis = combo.
Way of the Kami.
Shin: Kami (spirits).
What is humanity? A class discu
Compensated dating: men want expensive stuff, spend time w/ older women (banned
Parasite single: stays home, women do house work & maintain a job (2nd shift).
Tax: give 1,000 per kid to parents.
Mother complex: dad always gone, boy w/ mom constantl
Shjo (girls) & yaoi (boys love): power relationship dominant.
Yaoi: no point (climax), no fall (dnouement), no meaning.
Written by women for girls.
Yuri (girls love) now targets (originally targeted girls) both genders.
Why r character White in manga?
Japanese say they r Japanese, while Westerners say they r White. Example of
Why big eyes? Emotive, influence of Disney, and convey inner feeling of characters.
Why diff. colored eyes like blue & pink? Aesthe
Mini assignment 1: What is postmodernism?
Humanities philosophical definition: Postmodernism (inclusive, borrowed, open to ideas)
questioned the mode of transition and place of reception of an image; however, the modernists
believed transmission & recepti
Introduction (? ? ):
What is Japanese?
Koreans brought over during colonization, but identify as Japanese.
Pakistanis (econ boom).
Brazilians (1980s boom).
Some Japanese in Brazil still speak Japanese of t
Ukiyo-e: Dark & Serine Views of Nature
Ando Hiroshiges woodblock print Rain Shower (1857) is a scene that is not
harmonious or one of serenity but rather one of nature unpleasantness. In previous courses like
ones on humanities or art appreciati
Top 5 anime in Japan:
1) Sazae-san (time changes shown via seasons, ideal family, offers escape from
reality & nostalgia - 20% of Japan view).
2) ChibiMaruko (more accurate than #1 but still somewhat removed from reality,
way point, father drinks).