Sonic Boom! Gaming in Japan, compulsion, obsession and the whole Otaku thing has always interested me. I wouldn't want to hazard what part of the national psyche it comes from.
you can see in that image how objects have a presence and the fullness of being, how they occupy space, how real they are, and how they, as much as the cat on the window-sill, are companions. again i think this is something the internet robs us of.and that we are trying to recover it. that part of the appeal of Japan is that it holds out the promise of recovering this precise state depicted in the image above
That movie was something !Lost In Translation was an important moment in orientalism, infusing that alienation and loneliness, that cut adrift state, with poetic longing and Scarlett Johannson. I think a lot of Japanese music is now viewed/heard through that film
Hmmm let's see ... manga, CG, Mercari.The main Japan----The West conduits being Lost in Translation, anime, video games, porn. Have I forgotten anything important? Food and music to a lesser extent.