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Thursday, May 21, 2009

PopMatters on Japanese Goth (the book)

If you haven't seen it, PopMatters has a lengthy critique on Tiffany Godoy's and Ivan Vartanian's recent book Japanese Goth. Neither of us here have read the book yet (though we will!) so it's impossible for us to comment on it directly, but with 200 pages (out of 240) dedicated to photos, it seems like PopMatters' criticism might be almost as long as the text in the book itself! It does also give a pretty detailed rundown of what the book's all about, so if you're at all interested, you might want to check it out. It's not often that we get an English-language account of Japanese goth culture (both Lolita and not).

The two authors' previous background includes Style Deficit Disorder: Harajuku Street Fashion - Tokyo, a title crammed with every Google keyword possible, but nonetheless it's obvious they're no stranger to this stuff. And that's a book with some pretty high praise on Amazon.

If any of you have read Japanese Goth, what did you think?


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This is the official blog of Tokyo Rebel, New York City's only Japanese street fashion store! We also ship worldwide. Specializing in gothic, Lolita, rock and punk styles, we carry real brands imported directly from Japan. Our brands include SEX POT ReVeNGe, Listen Flavor, PUTUMAYO, Innocent World, Novalar's, Lumiebre, Yosuke USA, ATELIER-PIERROT, Victorian maiden, Pullip, and more!

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