Wednesday, August 27, 2003

Good Voice

Digital Eve Japan, a part of Digital Eve, is the non-profitable organization run by a mix of Japanese and non-Japanese females. Joined recently with growing interests in P2P and Blog, I've heard a very interesting voice there some days ago.

This cozy coven sells an original T-shart whose design is a CG illustrated Ukiyoe type Geisha women wearing Kimono and half covered by Futon and looking into the PC monitor on its front. I must admit that at first glance, I thought it's not a taste of Japanese but this foreigner taste of Japanese women looked as some promising sign of INTERNATIONAL organization.

One Japanese member appealed to change this image because this traditional geisha image dose not represents modern active high tech-minded women like ours. Yes!!! She has pointed two important themes.

Not only Geisha-girl in tradition, but also Enkou-girl, yellow cabs?cimages of modern young Japanese females are still prone to relate sex. Japanese female is supposed to be easy internationally. It's sad but it's true. We've got to behave carefully not to accept such discredit and try to eliminate it from around.

The other is that although traditionally being "international" for Japanese meant rather Japanese accommodates to foreign culture, it's about time to look for the way to coexist with foreign culture. Accommodating is not the real COMMUNICATION. Accommodating was the style of days foreign cultures meant just the sources of novels to appeal among Japanese. For Digital Eve Japan being well COMMUNICATED international organization in Japan, both Japanese and non-Japanese tastes must be reflected equally to the image picture.

p.s. I don't mean to deny Ukiyoe Geisha at all. It's great art. I am happy to love those drawing as art. What mattered here is just a commercial message thing.