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
The final weXplore experience in China took the TGS family to the Yunnan province where we learned about good luck – or fu – at this mountaintop temple in Dali. Our guide, Zhang Jiong, explains why people spin three times in front of the fu symbol, and the students attempt to bring good luck to themselves and their families.