Tag: Japan

The Loneliness Of Tokyo By Hiroharu Matsumoto

The Loneliness Of Tokyo By Hiroharu Matsumoto

| November 5, 2018

Words by Jo McTavish THE streets of Tokyo are often depicted as a vibrant centre of colour, technology and mixed fashion that all come together to form the heart of a futuristic epicentre, but when Japanese photographer Hiroharu Matsumoto captures the city streets another side is revealed… A member of the National Geographic, this Tokyo […]

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Suehiro Maruo’s Surreal & Graphic Magna

Suehiro Maruo’s Surreal & Graphic Magna

| May 13, 2016

Words by Jo McTavish [NSFW] SUEHIRO MARUO is Japanese manga artist who is known to depict graphic sex and violence through his illustrations, and while his work is not often published outside of Japan he remains to have a large abroad cult following… At the age of 15 he moved to Tokyo and began working […]

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JAPAN: INFINITE FETISHES, LOW CRIME RATE

JAPAN: INFINITE FETISHES, LOW CRIME RATE

| November 23, 2015

Words by Alissa Lonergan IN a country that hosts game shows featuring orgasm competitions and parlours offering sex with robots that talk and feel real, it’s definitely a place where people can feel quite normal no matter how they get off, or what they get off on. The sexual entertainment industry is called fuzoku and […]

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All The World’s Futures

All The World’s Futures

| August 3, 2015

  Words by Meghan Slater ON a recent trip to Italy, I had the privilege of attending the 56th Venice Biennale – All The World’s Futures. The Venice Biennale is without a doubt one of the most influential art exhibitions in the world, and can be described as a celebration of contemporary artistic creation. The […]

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The Weekly Wrap-Up

The Weekly Wrap-Up

| August 3, 2015

Words by Ryan Grice JAPAN speaks up, Uber has high hopes, Ballers gon’ ball, and Bulletproof armadillo (is the name of my new band). Since the Fukushima nuclear disaster occurred in 2011, following an earthquake and tsunami, Japanese attorneys have been wishing to prosecute those responsible, but have thus far refused to attempt to fight a losing battle. […]

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Cult Japan Hits GOMA

Cult Japan Hits GOMA

| July 23, 2015

Words by Conor Hughes THE Queensland Gallery of Modern Art, in partnership with the Australian Cinémathèque, is hosting Cult Japan until the beginning of September, showcasing the “who’s who” of post-war Japanese cinematography. The program includes underground and cult classics; Japan’s unique variation on horror and action cinema, and the excessive, surreal and kitsch depictions of […]

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Momember This?: Propaganda So Bad That It’s Good

Momember This?: Propaganda So Bad That It’s Good

| December 26, 2014

Words By Dominic Cansdale THERE was a time before social media and the internets. A time where people trusted their governments and actually believed what they read in newspapers and heard on the radio. In this glory age of propaganda, simple drawings on mass produced posters evoked such emotional responses that men would go to […]

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The Weekly Wrap-Up

The Weekly Wrap-Up

| November 23, 2014

Your DNA could be on the moon, Japan’s sexy soldiers, Space coffee will probably be shit, and Forget Buddy Christ; get drive thru blessings! Words by Ryan Grice A group of British scientists led by one David Iron are attempting to raise £500m over the next ten years using the crowd funding website Kickstarter to fund […]

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GOMA Celebrates Future Beauty

GOMA Celebrates Future Beauty

| November 6, 2014

Words by Aiho Tan LAST Friday, Moustache Magazine attended the media preview for Gallery of Modern Art’s latest exhibition featuring fashion archives from the Kyoto Costume Institute. “Future Beauty” presents 30 Years of Japanese Fashion characterised by the fusion of tradition and pop culture. Works from pioneer fashion designers Issey Miyake, Rei Kawakubo, Yohji Yamamoto, […]

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Children Of The Corn Meets Anime

Children Of The Corn Meets Anime

| November 4, 2014

Words by Michelle Cha HIKARI Shimoda is a brilliant painter from Japan who specialises in child paintings. Now don’t go thinking it’s your traditional paintings of children; Hikari paints portraits that are borderline creepy and cute. Her work is influenced by her love for reading and manga at an early age. The manga style of […]

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