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Tokyo Rockability Club

by ebreilly

No two individuals relate in exactly the same way to the traditions and materials of "their" culture; a society as diverse as the United States is shaped by the interactions of many much smaller cultural communities.Consider another classic example of a youth subculture. This group of Rockabilly fans gathers regularly on the outer edges of Yoyogi Park in Tokyo, Japan. They have chosen an identity for themselves which harkens back to iconography associated with America in the 1950s, reclaiming the greased back hair, the leather jacket and motorcycle pants, and the Rockabilly music as signs they used both to claim affiliation with each other and to signal their distance from the culture around them.

Tokyo Rockabilly Club

A clip exemplifying youth subculture as a way to understand what "subculture" means.

from Tokyo Rockabilly Club (2005)
Creator: youtube user airfrance
Posted by ebreilly