Compared to the bland and incoherent Olympics ceremonies, this Paralympics opening was much more impressive. The "We have wings" message was clearly demonstrated with a solid storyline throughout the show.
Hooray to all the performers today and the competing athletes from tomorrow!
5 ( +7 / -2 )
I can't believe any of the editors and journalists could point out this is pure plagiarism before it went published.
-23 ( +3 / -26 )
I was expecting comments like above from the typical, precarious Westerners.
But this logo was sickening at a glance.
I'm not affiliated with the Japanese nor Tokyo Metropolitan Government. I'm one of those who suspects the feasibility of the Olympics next year myself.
Nonetheless, it hits home as I share the frustration with the athletes around the world and those who have devoted massive energy and money to host a successful event.
Congratulations if this logo amuses and entertains you while sitting around in a stakeless life.
-5 ( +3 / -8 )
Some posters seem to be really confusing issues. The Japanese were never upset about ninja/katana/samurai word to describe blades or sharp objects that are not too far from the image of the ancient items or people.
Kim Kardashian's brand, on the other hand, is about shapewear designed to enhance women's curves, which is exactly the opposite to how the kimono flattens the women's body to present the style.
And while kimono literally means "things to wear" originally, it is referred to the certain Japanese ethnic dress style. The Chinese never called their garments "kimono" in Japanese.
The Japanese may have raised eyebrows a little but never really took issues out of Hollywood celebrities calling polyester bathrobes "kimono" or wearing it in a cheap geisha style. What's offending them is mislabeling the underwear with high-end outerwear. If Kardashian had named it "Kim's fundoshi," the Japanese would've enjoyed the humor.
-2 ( +0 / -2 )