Tuesday 11 November 2008

51 Japanese Characters

What is an Otaku, a Jukensei, a Narikin or an Obatarian? Where does the name Yakuza come from, and what is special about Fugu? What exactly is Shintoism and what is Kabuki.

Japanese society is full of special expressions for certain strange, cute or funny characters. 51 Japanese Characters is an insightful collection of figurines showcasing several typical members and cultural phenomena of Japanese society.

(via Everlasting Blort)

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