Animé to Art

Ukiyo-e (pictures of the floating world) is a collective term for a certain genre of Japanese paintings and Japanese prints that reflected the spirit and the world view of the emerging middle class during the Edo period.

wave   Hokusai, The Great Wave off Kanagawa, c.1830

Naruto is an ongoing Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Masashi Kishimoto.

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Cosplay, short for "costume play", is a type of performance art in which participants don costumes and accessories to represent a specific character or idea.

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Harajuku is the common name for the area around Harajuku Station on the Yamanote Metro Line in Tokyo, Japan. Every Sunday, young people dressed in a variety of styles including gothic lolita, visual kei, and decora, as well as cosplayers spend the day in Harajuku socializing.

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Tokyo Rose Advertising Tokyo Rose was a generic name given by Allied forces in the South Pacific during World War II to any of approximately a dozen English-speaking female broadcasters of Japanese propaganda. The intent of these broadcasts was to disrupt the morale of Allied forces listening to the broadcast.


Takashi Murakami ( born in Tokyo) ) is a contemporary Japanese artist. He works in fine arts media such as painting and sculpture as well as what is conventionally considered commercial media : fashion, merchandise, and animation.

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Takashi Murakami, clockwise from top left: Nurse ko2 (Project ko2), 2011; Flower Ball (3-D), Kindergarten, 2007; Oval Buddha, Palace of Versailles, 2010; Miss ko2 (Project ko2), 1997


Eva and Franco Mattes were born in Italy in 1976. They are counted among the pioneers of the Net Art movement, and are renowned for their subversion of public media.

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Eva and Franco Mattes, It's always six o'clock, 2008

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Chiho Aoshima, (born 1974) is a Japanese pop artist and member of
Takashi Murakami's Kaikai Kiki Collective



Deanna Havas (2012) All your bases belong to me




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