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Love, Like, Follow Japan.

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Fukuroda Falls.

Fukuroda Falls.

Aogashima, Japan, island from another world.

Aogashima, Japan, island from another world.

Sahoji shrine garden. Harmony of Japan.

Illustration by Yumiko Kayukawa.

Illustration by Yumiko Kayukawa.

Color in Ueno Park by Mikio Umeda.

Color in Ueno Park by Mikio Umeda.

Samuraï ( picture from the 19th century )

Samuraï ( picture from the 19th century )

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Help Japan

As a follow up to my earlier post about ‘help Japan’ being a poster competition here are 10 posters out of the 28 I collected in a mere 45mins of surfing the interwebs yesterday. The issues I am having with all these Japan posters are also raised by John Pavlus here and there is also a twitter conversation happening on the same topic here.

"Let’s say I did buy one of these posters: what on earth am I supposed to do with it? Hang it in my living room like some overly aestheticized/sanitized symbol of a blindly horrific natural disaster that I had no direct experience of? Or, worse, as some sick, bragging monument to my own willingness to “help”? To be honest, the only sane thing to do with a poster like this might be to just burn the thing as soon as it arrives in the mail.”