So, why Japan? For a moment, I'll pretend to have an answer other than the honest truth (I haven't a clue).
Think Eiko Ishioka, not as a designer now living in New York, but the Eiko Ishioka that had a coffee table book published in 1990, "Eiko by Eiko", featuring most of her work for Parco.
She is/was connected with Kazumi Kurigami (a name I'd swear I'd never heard of 72 hours before this post).
He's responsible for something
like the following
for at least
another 90 seconds
consuming an egg
I'll never be able to watch anyone eat an egg, ever again.
In my mind, the Land of the Rising Sun was not full of the uber-kitsch. None of the women would dare wear their high school uniform and call it sexy. There were women here once (and maybe even now). But things have changed....
Ishioka's sense of what she saw, with people like Kurigami, were broadcasting something from here that I'd swear I've never encountered.