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Takashi Murakami's 'kawaii' art reflects human yearning for religion
Takashi Murakami's 'kawaii' art reflects human yearning for religion
Arts&DesignJan 29, 2023
BUSAN -- Japanese leading contemporary artist Takashi Murakami showed up in South Korea’s southern port city of Busan for his first exhibition in the country in 10 years. Inspired by Japan’s “otaku” subculture, his art may look bright and “kawaii,” cute in Japanese, at first glance. However, its content is more profound than what first meets the eye. Otaku is a Japanese word that refers to people with an obsessive interest in particular subjects such as animat