Friday, July 31, 2009

Around the World, Around the World

Hey young world. I wonder what Slick Rick is doing right now? Is he eating a sandwich? Is he drinking a delicious beverage? What is he possibly doing? I know it's random but I really want to know. Maybe he's wondering what I'm doing. Then we can be psychic twins.

Anyways, I have an announcement, I am going international. The world is so large and I, for one, want to expand my horizons. Let's go to sleep in Paris and wake up in Tokyo. Hey, speaking of Tokyo, I love Japan. I like their art and their fashion and I find it to be simply beautiful. As I expand my horizons, I plan to learn about and travel to different countries. Anyways, I'm starting with Japan. I just ordered these anime movies off Netflix (is anime for nerds? Usually yes. But, I'm above stereotype) and though the stories are simple, they are very fulfilling and are so beautifully drawn. For instance, I am a fan of director Hayao Miyazaki. He does such an excellent job with his films "Howl's Moving Castle" and "Princess Mononoke", which are shown below, respectively:






Anyways, though most people associate anime with nerds and weird Asian people, it's actually one of the most beautiful art forms in the world.

Another aspect of Japanese culture that I have come to love is the art of Takashi Murakami. He is most famous for his work on Kanye West's "Graduation" album. Though his work seems simple and childish at first glance, it is actually very intricate and detailed. Here's an example:


Anyways, I hope this new change of pace for my blog didn't make anyone want to kill me. I'm just trying to expand people's horizons as I try to expand my own. My mind wanders a lot and guess where it happened to wander tonight-Japan! Isn't that great? All right. Guess not. But anyways, I'm out. Wherever I go, she goes.