Harakiri Schoolgirls and other awesome art at the Japan Society in NY

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If you’re in NYC and hate Hello Kitty but otherwise love Japanese art, you should definitely check out the Japan Society’s current exhibit, called Bye Bye Kitty!!! Between Heaven and Hell in Contemporary Japanese Art. One of my favorite pieces there was this painting by Makoto Aida, called Harakiri Schoolgirls, showing a bunch of hot teenaged girls in schoolgirl uniforms piled up on top of each other as they commit samurai-style suicide en masse.

Exhibit main page

2 thoughts on “Harakiri Schoolgirls and other awesome art at the Japan Society in NY

  1. Well, that looks pretty cool, and even better, it’s only about 20 minutes on the bus from where I live. On Saturday (9th) there’s a Concert for Japan from 11 am to 11 pm that offers free unlimited access to this gallery in addition to the rest of the event. I know what I’ll be doing this weekend.