2005-murakami: “Earth in My Window”, (2012-03-04; ; ):
Essay by Pop Art artist Takashi Murakami on Japanese society and on WWII infantilizing Japanese culture as revealed by media, anime, and otaku.
“Earth In My Window” is a long essay by Superflat pop artist Takashi Murakami meditating on post-WWII consumerist Japanese society and on WWII infantilizing Japanese pop culture as revealed by its influences on media, anime, and the otaku subculture.
This transcript has been prepared from a PDF scan of pg 98–149 of Little Boy: The Arts of Japan’s Exploding Subculture, ed. Murakami, published 2005-05-15, ISBN 0300102852. (See also the transcript of a discussion moderated by Murakami, “Otaku Talk”.)
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- “Earth in My Window”
- Little Boy
- Japanese Film in the 60 Years After the War
- Death and Narrative Merge
- DAICON IV
- The Adult Empire Strikes Back
- Memories of the Atomic Bomb
- An Endless Summer Vacation
- The Beast that Shouted Love at the Heart of the World
- Yuru Chara
- Phantoms in the Brain
- New Type
- Earth in My Window
- Further reading
2005-sawaragi.pdf: “On The Battlefield of "Superflat": Subculture and Art in Postwar Japan”, Noi Sawaragi translated by Linda Hoaglund (2005-01-01; )
2005-murakami.pdf: “Earth In My Window”, Takashi Murakami (2005-01-01; )
2004-okada.pdf: “Otaku Talk”, Toshio Okada, Kaichiro Morikawa (2004-01-01; )