Nov – Dec 2010, no. 11: Subculture

Art
The Art Underground:
A subculture of manga & anime, crisis & innocence

Photography
Yokoyama Taisuke
Interview with Japan’s first surf photographer

Feature
Suganuma Shige
Custom car culture in Japan

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Koe. Voice(s). Each culture has its own. They have many in fact, many voices from their subcultures because no one national culture is pure. These voices make a chorus that can sound like a single voice, but listen to each and every one. The melodies are all different. All wonderful.

声。それぞれの文化が独自の声を持つ。独自のたくさんの声を。それぞれのサブカルチャーからたくさんの声が聞こえてくる。混じりけの全く無い国民文化など存在しないから。そのたくさんあるはずの声は時として一つの声にしか聞こえないこともある。耳を澄まして聞いてみよう。そうすればきっと色々なメロディーが聞こえてくるはず。そしてそれぞれのメロディーがそれぞれに美しいことが分かるだろう。