Premire: 11th JAN 2020

d-soko, Tokyo, Japan

Choreography & Dance: Misato Shimizu

Supported by cocozine

I am Japanese.

I have been told “Be the same with others” since I was little and I hated for it.

“MADE IN JAPAN” products are said to be high quality because the manufacturing process is well controlled. Every product is exactly the same.

But sometimes I feel like I am also a part of a large machine - aka Japan.

Probably I am also marked as “MADE IN JAPAN”.

This work is based on a research of “what is to be Japanese” and “how foreigners see Japanese people”.

Japanese university students wear the same black suits, same make-up, and do the same hair when they do job hunting. After they start their job, they work until late at night because other people are doing the same. They have to attend social drinking party after work and sleep on the train. Next morning they go to the office by the over-crowded train, almost crushed by others. 

Photo by bozzo

​© 2020 Misato Shimizu

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