The clothing feat. Japanese artist Jun Inagawa, and his exhibition of Magical Girl Destroyers (Moe) express otaku culture!Culture
In the exhibition of work drawn by Jun Inagawa, a story unfolds in which anarchic, magical girls are created to restore Japanese otaku culture - a culture that has been obliterated by the “two-dimensional removal law.”
Up-and-coming Japanese artist Jun Inagawa is holding his first private exhibition, “Magical Girl Destroyers (Moe).” It is being shown at the Diesel Art Gallery located on the first floor of Cocoti in Shibuya. More than 20 new pieces are showcased in the exhibition, and some merchandise(including clothing, e.g. T-shirts) is up for sale.
2019, Japan. Otaku culture - the Japanese subculture - represented by anime, games, figures, and two-dimensional waifus, has been obliterated by the “two-dimensional removal law.” With nowhere to go and nothing to do, the otakus, abandoned from society and worth little more than sacks of trash, create “Magical Girl Anarchy,” “Magical Girl Destroy,” and “Magical Girl Blue.” Making use of their knowledge, wisdom, and technology acquired by investing most of their youth in otaku activities, the ultra-anarchistic magical girls are made to fight the government to restore otaku culture in Japan!
■ JUN INAGAWA
Jun Inagawa started his career as an artist in 2012 after relocating to San Diego, California. Since then, he has actively pursued his path utilizing his two weapons: Moe and street culture. In 2018, he collaborated with VLONE, AWGE, and Diesel’s brand-campaign “HA(U)TE COUTURE.” Today, he has returned to Japan and contributes to magazines and catalogs while pursuing his career as a manga artist.
From Friday, March 1 to Thursday, May 23, 2019
Venue: DIESEL ART GALLERY
Shibuya 1-23-16, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Cocot B1F
Hours: 11:30 - 21:00