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 graders Joseph, Gawa, Alejandro, and Liisa sit back down for a postXplore roundtable talk concerning their recent trip to New York City. During the episode, they discuss whether their impressions of the city have changed after visiting, how they got around the five boroughs and their opinions of New Yorkers. Joseph, Gawa, Alejandro, and Liisa’s impressions prior to visiting NYC can be heard in Episode 4: New York City Student Roundtable.