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 Emma, Cameron L., Gillian, and Hudson sit down for a teatime chat about their recent eight day trip in the north of India. They kick things off with a discussion about their time in the city of Amritsar, where the tranquility of the Golden Temple provides a stark contrast to the bombastic flag lowering ceremony at the India/Pakistan border. The topic switches to their journey aboard a cramped and sweaty train between Amritsar to Delhi, an authentic experience met with keen enthusiasm. Next, differing opinions on the Taj Mahal are shared, as well as thoughts on Delhi’s silver market and Jain monks. The roundtable is closed out with a discussion on their time in Bhopal, the site of an infamous chemical disaster which has claimed over 20,000 lives since 1984.