Teacher K’s Adviser Room, no. 15

June 2nd, 2014


Teacher K’s advice column is regularly published in Misako & Rosen’s Telegraph.

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M&R Telegraph, December 1, 2013

No. 15

A Nightmare of a Halloween Night in Tokyo

Halloween is a recently discovered holiday in Japan. According to the TV news this year, 80% of the people in Japan know about Halloween. Halloween was first introduced in school texts and on news reports about the US starting in the year 2000. This new event has brought on active debates over the pros and cons of such a holiday. Once customized in Japan, there is no religious atmosphere to the holiday and, in fact, the custom of dressing-up is all too familiar within our cos-play culture. This is why Halloween causes headaches! Have you ever been to Shinjuku on Halloween night? It’s a crazy affair where non-costumed people look the strangest! Doesn’t this strike you as odd? Fine dining is a place for adults to relax but on Halloween night the situation is completely different…Teacher K witnessed this : children are wearing expensive looking Halloween costumes and overly done-up parents are releasing wild monsters to run free in the restaurant… this creates a nightmare for single men and women sharing this same public space…. Evidently there are many self conscious parents at the party : who has most expensive baby strollers? Most costly costume!? A Halloween social event makes for badly mannered mothers. Halloween events in Tokyo are completely different events when compared to original ones. Just one night, this Halloween night, can we just share a peaceful moment and enjoy a real Halloween experience…..


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Flowers

May 28th, 2014


Chosen by Noah, who has been helping with Contemporary Art Daily since 2012—first as an intern and later as a staff member. Next week, Noah is leaving us here at Contemporary Art Group and moving to New York. He’s played a role in all aspects of our organization’s growth over the past couple years. We’re going to miss his enthusiasm for the work we do, his music recommendations, and especially his incredibly thoughtful contributions to our editorial meetings. 


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Flowers

May 20th, 2014


Chosen by M.R.


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Adele Röder / Kate Bush

May 6th, 2014


Adele Röder at 1m3



Kate Bush – “Babooshka”

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Once every so often, Bryce posts an image of an artwork published on Contemporary Art Daily alongside a music video published on his personal blog.


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Flowers

April 21st, 2014


Chosen by F.M.


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Jos de Gruyter and Harald Thys / The Alan Parsons Project

April 18th, 2014


Jos de Gruyter and Harald Thys at Micheline Szwajcer



The Alan Parsons Project – “I Wouldn’t Want To Be Like You”

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Once every so often, Bryce posts an image of an artwork published on Contemporary Art Daily alongside a music video published on his personal blog.


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Flowers

April 17th, 2014


Chosen by T.K.


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Flowers

April 8th, 2014


Chosen by N.B.


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Flowers

March 24th, 2014


Chosen by E.W.


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Sandwiched

March 19th, 2014


From March 7–12, Jacob Fabricius enacted a project near Fulton Street Mall in Brooklyn called Sandwiched that he last carried out ten years ago.

Click here to view slideshow

Images courtesy of Jacob Fabricius. Photos by Lyndsy Welgos.


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