Tattooing is the most misunderstood art form in Japan today. Looked down upon for centuries and rarely discussed in social circles, people with tattoos are outcasts in this country, banned from most public spaces such as beaches, bathhouses, and even gyms. Tattoos have an extensive history in Japan, and to truly understand the stigma behind them it is essential to be aware of their significance. The first records of tattoos...Read More
Podcast Overview: Students Madeline, David, Julia, and Galek sit down at an underground cafe to discuss their initial impressions of Hiroshima, Japan, including their thoughts on the benefits and pitfalls of an ever-present language barrier, the stark cultural differences that exist between Japan and the rest of the world, and Julia’s newfound desire to engage in a Japanese bow-off.