Like Christmas, Electric Daisy Carnival Japan has come and gone, and now we’re all left with a feeling of longing and emptiness. Yes, it was that good and it left us with wanting more than just 2 days.
“Us”, meaning during EDCJP I followed PartyFish Yuri and SaoriMilk to the first EDC JP. By the way, it’s been two years since we met Yuri in our first interview and since then she has been taking more of role within our iHeart community. She partnered up with a close friend Saori to become our beloved unicorns to represent iHeartRaves in the first EDC in Japan. I’m sure you’ve seen them take over the official iHR snapchat. If you did, you must’ve seen very well of how Japan likes to party, especially in big music festivals such as EDC.
After last year’s disappointment with the cancellation of EDC Tokyo 2016, the time has come, my ninjas. The coming of EDC to Japan can mark a big introduction of a more electronic dance music culture presence here in Japan. Big news!
Some of you are getting ready to pack your bags for the first ever Electric Daisy Carnival Tokyo. But hold up, there are a couple of things you need to bring and a few things to take note of if you’re raving in Japan.
Unfortunately, this is not an article that will tell you what to bring physically. However, because I have been living here for about 3 years, I have some insight on the scene here as well as Japanese society. I hope to bring you the awareness that you will need to enjoy EDC Japan fully, or at least be able to understand it from a new perspective.
As I currently live in Japan, I was asked by a good friend, Angela (editor of Studio 240), to interview someone she followed on Instagram. This person goes by the name of @partyfishjp.
Everyone is entitled to their opinions about rave culture and fashion. However you view the community and its fashion trends is up to you. It is an undeniably controversial topic within the community. Some people fully embrace it and others may shy away from it. In Part 1 we talked about how rave fashion is expressive, liberating, and though it may be risque, it isn’t necessarily slutty. The reasoning and intentions behind your actions are what truly define them. Therefore, if you are dressing at your own comfort levels, no matter how little or much clothing that may be, it would then be considered a form of expression. Considering the amount of people who love to rock pasties and booty shorts, it’s safe to say many share this point of view. However, there is another side of the community who doesn’t.
“Music is a universal language.”
You have probably heard this saying sometime in your life, and you don’t have to think about it for too long as it already makes sense: Music brings people together despite language and cultural barriers. We can see this at our very own EDM festivals, events, and rave gatherings.