Schoolgirls Grow Up

Feature

Friday, January 08, 2010

The Japanese schoolgirl image was made famous by comic books and cartoons. But not everyone thinks they’re so kawaii (cute). What do Japanese women make of this archetype? Lisa Katayama met three young art stars whose work reclaims and re-invents female pop imagery, in some disturbing ways. But don’t call them feminists.

Toast Girl in Action:

    Music Playlist
  1. Super Sucker
    Artist: Toast Girl
    Album: Mini Album
    Label: Philter Records
  2. I'm Bored
    Artist: Toast Girl
    Album: Mini Album
    Label: Philter Records
  3. Go Romantic
    Artist: Toast Girl
    Album: Mini Album
    Label: Philter Records
  4. Hello Afro
    Artist: Toast Girl
    Album: Mini Album
    Label: Philter Records
  5. Kaiju No Ballad
    Artist: Toast Girl
    Album: Spring, River, Flower, Moon, Night
    Label: Philter Records

Contributors:

Lisa Katayama

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