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: 10th grade students Joseph, Gawa, Alejandro and Liisa hold a roundtable discussion ahead of their weXplore trip to New York City. The trip marks the first time visiting the Big Apple for all four students. During the roundtable they discuss their preconceived notions about New York and New Yorkers, what made New York such a famous city, and how they plan on getting around the five boroughs.