Art X War, The Art of Resistance, Japan and America
This paper is set out to examine and explore the history of the Japanese culture and how it came to be used to display their resistance towards the Americans presence in Japan. The American presence had been brought about by the signing of Anpo between Japan and America after the end of the Second World War which was a treaty that allowed the presence of American troops in Japan. The Anpo was passed in secret to allow United States of America bases to be stationed in Japan and in exchange the United States would offer protection to the Japanese. Linda Hoaglund's documentary ANPO: Art X War uses the provocative photos, films, paintings, and anime by the Japanese in order to express the powerful message that brought out the continued Japans resistance of 1960 that was unified against ANPO (Yonamine).
ANPO: Art X War documentary shows the tale of Japan's historic opposition to United States of America military bases in Japan via an electrifying set of artwork developed by that times artists of Japan. The documentary articulates the sinister, enduring effect that the American military presence has brought on Japanese lifestyle, and the innovative methods that artists have come up with to broadcast the spirit of opposition or resistance.
The occupation of the troops from United States of America continued until 1952 in most parts of Japan. The presence of troops in Okinawa however continued until the year 1972. The removal of trips in Japan unfortunately does not mean that the presence of United States military in Japan ended. Currently it is estimated that there are about 90 United States of America military bases in Japan and an estimation of about 40000 soldiers that are American (Yonamine). This presence of United States troops caused mass resistance among Japanese citizens and thus incorporated the use of art in their culture to show their distaste in this presence of troops in their land.
[...] Conclusion This paper has shown the use of culture by Japan to demonstrate dissatisfaction with reference to the film on Anpo. The documentary also shows the poor governance in a nation that should have been completely independent. The Japanese rich culture in art has been showcased in the documentary in a way that it stands out and thus the intended message is well understood. Works Cited Parsons, Lee. ANPO: Art X War—Art and opposition in postwar Japan October 2010. Web November 2013. Troop, Ryan. Japanese Media-The Teaching of A Nation. n.d. [...]
[...] In Japan, the growth of media is mostly due to its effort to make itself better both intellectually and socially. In all of Japan's history, the top level associates of Japan's community have competed with each other culturally by keeping up to date with the newest literature, theater, and artwork. The government has over the years used Japan's love for the artistry into an easy, extensive, technique to educate its citizens about politics, political interests, and history after the Meiji revolution. [...]
[...] Anpo: Art X War: The Art of Resistance This paper is set out to examine and explore the history of the Japanese culture and how it came to be used to display their resistance towards the Americans presence in Japan. The American presence had been brought about by the signing of Anpo between Japan and America after the end of the Second World War which was a treaty that allowed the presence of American troops in Japan. The Anpo was passed in secret to allow United States of America bases to be stationed in Japan and in exchange the United States would offer protection to the Japanese. [...]
[...] Web November 2013. Yonamine, Moé. ANPO: Art X War: A Film Tackles the U.S. Occupation of Japan Web November 2013. [...]
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