Rising Sun Jean / Kimono Skirt

Inspiration

 

We are in the midst of an astonishing era comparable only to the Roman Empire. I believe that its influence has become much greater in scale in a relatively short period. America has become the most powerful nation in the history of mankind. From music to politics, America’s influence is dominating the world.

 

I will call this “Americanization”.

 

My objective for this project is to illustrate how Japan, my native country, was Americanized after World War II and how America resolved our cultural differences through the use of force.

 

Even though the following information evokes painful memories, I wish to remain optimistic that America has the capacity to exercise her power with wisdom and justice and thereby bring peace to the world.