Japan: tradition and modernity in popular culture

I recently saw an advert on the London Underground from the Japan National Tourism Organisation who have launched a campaign entitled Japan – where tradition meets the future and it reminded me that I’d been meaning for a while to write a post on this very theme. I wanted to examine this theme using images … Read more

Jean Paul Gaultier at the Barbican

I was in two minds about visiting this exhibition but I’m really glad I went. ¬†I found the staging of the exhibition imaginative but best of all were the clothes themselves. So groundbreaking, decorative and humorous – I ¬†actually found myself cackling with laughter and gasping with admiration at some of the pieces. You’re allowed … Read more