Punk In Translation

9 Jan 2016 – 11 Jan 2016

The Horse Hospital

London, United Kingdom


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Japanese leather initiative Leather Japan has collaborated with avant-garde brand Blackmeans to create the exhibition Punk in Translation.


Produced by Harris Elliott – co-creator of the widely acclaimed Return of the Rudeboy, Punk in Translation features work from Japanese documentary photographers Yusuke Yamatani, Tatsuo Suzuki and Naoya Matsumoto. Their images document the raw community of Japanese punks, following the underground music scene;; diversified sounds, ‘live houses’, discreet characterless buildings, and Tokyo’s loyal punk youth.

Punk in Translation showcases the scene’s style and attitude in its rebellious form unique to Tokyo’s surroundings, highlighting the radical Japanese interpretation of punk. The unmistakable style has been integrated with traditional Japanese festival culture, incorporating sensitivity towards detail, a natural characteristic of the Japanese.

Held at The Horse Hospital, the exhibition highlights the lifestyle and culture of how the UK punk fashion & music scene has influenced, and informed a new breed of subculture.

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