Hello kitty city:
Tokyo is starting to see young western anime tourists. On Wednesday I was talking with a young textile-artist in Leek, at Mark Wood’s Peak District artists’ bash, and we both found a common desire to visit Japan. I’d prefer Osaka over Tokyo, though. Hmm, I wonder… has anyone published a good history of the intense cross-pollination of the Japanese and English cultures? There’s Japan and Britain after 1859: Creating Cultural Bridges (2002) & The Japanese discovery of Victorian Britain (1988) – but they only cover the Victorian/Edwardian period.