‘Gangnam Style’ by Korean hip-hop artist with six albums, Psy, has had more than 333m views in two months and became the most “liked” video on YouTube. Rapper Psy became the first South Korean musician to reach No 1 in the UK.
An absolutely bizzare Korean pop (K-pop) music video is blowing up on YouTube, becoming one of the most shared videos in the world nowadays.
The Shadow Puppet is a clothing brand that was created in September 2009 that features visions and images of Indonesia’s culture and folklore to inspire and motivate people to love their own culture. Just like wayang, standard modern daily Javanese and Indonesian vocabulary of shadow puppet, (wayang is most often associated with the puppet itself or the whole puppet theatre performance), most of the shadow puppet designs are adaptations of the classic Indonesian epics, the Mahabharata and the Ramayana.
Meet Samurai, the military nobility of pre-industrial Japan, the one that described themselves as followers of “The Way of the Warrior” in the 10th century, while the path of the warrior was one of honor, emphasizing duty to one’s master, and loyalty unto death.
But uniique (cannot find the real name of this artist!) combines this ancient culture with punk culture which emerged in the mid-1970s. Giving paradoxical illustration, because the message of punk is counter-cultural, rebellious, and politically outspoken. Punk was a message to society that all was not well and all were not equal; giving a re-birth to what we’ll call as Samurai Punk.
Over here if you want to see Samurai Punk on printed tee.