japan’s gross national cool

Foreign Policy–Japan’s Gross National Cool

by Douglas McGray

“Sometimes, like an Issey Miyake gown, the Japan that travels is authentic. Sometimes, like cream cheese–and–salmon sushi, it is not. But cultural accuracy is not the point. What matters is the whiff of Japanese cool.”

^ An interesting article I read for a class last spring.

I’ll be in Tokyo for the next year, checking out that Japanese Cool, so check this out every now and then!

downtown osaka, 2007

downtown osaka, 2007


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