Monthly Archives: June 2011

Keanu Reeves and the 47 Ronin

47 Ronin cast So, the greatest of all Japanese folk tales is to be re-imagined at a cost of 175 million dollars. November 2012 sees the 3D release of the latest of nine film versions of The Revenge of the … Continue reading

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“Paris Syndrome” – Culture Clashes From East to West

The BBC has reported on a serious issue that affects Japanese when travelling to Europe – so called ‘Paris Syndrome’. Being careful here not ruffle anyone’s feathers, this manifests itself as an antipathy between East and West – something that … Continue reading

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Japonisme? – non merci: “The Cult of Beauty” at the V&A London

The Cult of Beauty exhibition currently showing at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London is a disappointing affair, looking in detail at the mainly British Aesthetic Movement which flourished in the very late nineteenth century. The most obvious problem … Continue reading

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