Your image of a vaguely sexualized, brutalized, east asian woman in traditional garb trivializes the sexualized racism that east asian women face in the western world.

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grody-san

You are sadly uninformed. Images such as the one depicted have been popular in Japan since the Edo period. Like modern day manga, the woodblock-printed images ukiyo-e were mass produced and admired by people from all sectors of society.This type of imagery can be traced back centuries to mediaeval scrolls such as the Yobutsu Kurabe (The Penis Competition) a Buddhist work. The popularity of this imagery peaked in the 19th century, when masters such as Hokusai,Kuniyoshi and Kunichika produced endless images such as these. The last ten years of the Edo period also produced garish works full of images of death, transgression and decadence.This art form has gone on to influence countless artists globally, particularly artists involved in the tattoo culture and it is not uncommon to see images representing buggery, bondage and bestiality to decapitations, demons and designs drawn from the classic irezumi (body tattoos).That you have re blogged my colleagues image and used it to attack my studio in the name of racism does nothing more than highlight your own ignorance, all be it you may have done so with the intentioin of highlighting a very disturbing social problem, your sentiment is sadly misplaced. I suggest you remove this post. Tashi  

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