Cos-play-zoku (costume-play gang) abound at Harajuku. Perfect visual-kei (visual types) for grabbing the kids’ attention. Their labels for different age groups are fascinating as well. But that’s another story.
Kids out shopping. Note the “No smorking” in the top right hand corner. Always good for a laugh.
Get high – whenever you arrive. !!
From the top of Tokyo tower.
One of the repetitive themes in this presentation is the use of figures as left hand borders. By cropping this image and applying a gradient (transparency to black), the design feature is repeated again.
A typical Japanese family or not? There are enough members here to work out age/sex and dependency ratios. Then compare with national figures and the most recent British wedding group that you can lay your hands on. The kids love it.
The background is actually too busy for this treatment. Back to the drawing board!
Japan has the lowest proportion of juvenility of any country in the world but you don’t have to write that on the slide for the students to remember it. You can fill the empty space with facts however, if you want to put up a revision document on your intranet.
Never crop a facial image off at the neck! Always head and shoulders at the very least.
Note that it’s not just the men who have to work late. Your typeface says a lot about you, seemingly. Mine are big, bold and ugly – just like me!
I like this – the gunfighters are out on the town. Socializing with your peers is almost compulsory in most companies. The salary men are good company but not one of them can sing!
I haven’t come across a better way of showing how small and cramped flats are in Japan. Tabaimo has produced a whole series of drawings on the subject. She refers to her art as “danmen”. With the word &quot;danmen&quot; (literally &quot;cross-section&quot;), the artist provides a clever moniker for her generation that is in fact a play on the phrase &quot;dankai no sedai&quot; (literally, &quot;solidarity generation&quot;) given to Japanese baby-boomers. The idea of &quot;cross-section&quot; is key to the artistic work at hand.