Ban! Japan






Why are Japanese cities full of "ban" signs?


The scene suddenly reminded me of the school rules from my school days. I was distrustful of the many rules and regulations that restricted my appearance, from my hair to the color of my underwear. I feel the same kind of suffocation in Japanese society as I did back then. The national character of "don't bother people" sometimes leads to over-regulation, which foreshadows the arrival of a surveillance society with no tolerance. A certain amount of rules are necessary in the world, but who would want to belong to an organization or society with too many restrictions? How do one-sidedly suppressed and twisted emotions, such as distrust of adults and repercussions of repression, affect society?