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(via Japanese-Paraguayan Photographer Searches for a Homeland)
Leaving one’s country to make a new life in another can be an isolating experience, but growing up as the child or grandchild of an immigrant can also be lonely in its own way. Photographer Ricardo Nagaoka knows this firsthand. His grandparents were part of a diaspora that fled World War II-era Japan for South American soil. Having spent the first 12 years of his life in Paraguay, he is a sansei — a Japanese word used to distinguish children of parents born in a different country.
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(via Japanese-Paraguayan Photographer Searches for a Homeland)

Leaving one’s country to make a new life in another can be an isolating experience, but growing up as the child or grandchild of an immigrant can also be lonely in its own way. Photographer Ricardo Nagaoka knows this firsthand. His grandparents were part of a diaspora that fled World War II-era Japan for South American soil. Having spent the first 12 years of his life in Paraguay, he is a sansei — a Japanese word used to distinguish children of parents born in a different country.

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(via Kitsch, Myth, and Technology: Japanese Art in the West)
In a conference last year at the Mori Art Museum on the subject of internationalism in contemporary art, scholar Michio Hayashi theorized that the popular perception of “Japaneseness” in the West was cemented in the 1980s by triangulating “kitsch hybridity,” “primordial nature,” and “technological sophistication.”
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(via Kitsch, Myth, and Technology: Japanese Art in the West)

In a conference last year at the Mori Art Museum on the subject of internationalism in contemporary art, scholar Michio Hayashi theorized that the popular perception of “Japaneseness” in the West was cemented in the 1980s by triangulating “kitsch hybridity,” “primordial nature,” and “technological sophistication.”

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(via The Dancing Designs of Modern Art Kimono)
Many of us, when we picture kimono, envision the traditional Japanese garment covered in similarly traditional images: blossoming floral motifs, soaring or leaping animals, mountain peaks and cresting seascapes in Ukiyo-e style. But cross-cultural exchange between Japan and the West started in earnest during the Meiji period (1868–1912), causing the spread of different technologies and styles in both directions.
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(via The Dancing Designs of Modern Art Kimono)

Many of us, when we picture kimono, envision the traditional Japanese garment covered in similarly traditional images: blossoming floral motifs, soaring or leaping animals, mountain peaks and cresting seascapes in Ukiyo-e style. But cross-cultural exchange between Japan and the West started in earnest during the Meiji period (1868–1912), causing the spread of different technologies and styles in both directions.

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