Meanwhile, in Japan…

rebellious phase

“Rebellious Phase,” Japanese high school student Kimura Daisuke’s painting of himself as a sailor scout, recently won the Grand Prize in Shizuoka Prefecture’s Arts and Crafts Exhibition. As the Japanese newspaper Asahi Shimbun puts it, “it’s a unique piece depicting a fearless look”. Considering the culture in Japan (they make chocolate that looks like sushi so men can eat it in public without being thought of as girly), this is serious rebellion.

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