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
When the 11th grade Anthropology class of THINK Global School began their unit on Marriage and Sexuality, teacher Nick Martino called for a creative output product. Four weeks later, a twenty minute long Bachelor spoof had been planned, shot, edited and privately showed to the TGS community. It is now released to the public, serving as a simultaneously entertaining and informative anthropological video.
In order to preserve the humorous nature of the content, anthropological terms are sometimes not expressly stated. Rather, they will appear in the top left-hand corner of the screen as they are being discussed. We encourage viewers to google terms with which they are unfamiliar, as the educational value of the video is a top priority.
This video is the product of many hours of work and planning from the five Anthropology students, in conjunction with volunteers from the larger TGS community. It is intended to educate in a humorous manner; significant effort was taken in order to ensure that the content was not offensive or ethnocentric. However, feel free to give both comments and criticisms, as this was a first effort with such material.