The character that symbolizes Murakami is this smiling flower.

In the English-speaking world, it's called "Happy Flower" or "Murakami Flower," but in Korea, many people don't know the name of this flower character, so they usually call it "sunflower," "rainbow flower," or "smile flower.

Murakami is said to have been inspired by the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and wanted to reveal the despair and horror behind the smiling faces.

"Murakami says the inspiration for his flowers came from his early training in the Nihonga tradition, in which he learned how to paint stylized individual flowers in a traditional manner. However, as with much of his art, there is also a darker strand to Murakami’s flowers. He says their smiling faces reflect the repressed collective emotions held by Japanese locals whose lives were affected by the extreme violence of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings of 1945."

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1. It looks cute

2. The meaning is so disturbing

3. Wow seriously, what is this......... this is not it

4. Dropping an Atomic Bomb...? Is this really a fact?

5. Why would you only write "NewJeans"? All Korean idols who get sponsored by him uses his products

6. Isn't this person doing a lot of collabs?ㅎㅎ

7. Huh? It's my first time learning about the meaning behind it....ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ creepy... It feels like they just made it up to grab attention and then said something ridiculous like being inspired by the atomic bomb to stir controversy.

8. Where's the source? Is that an interview of his? I looked it up and couldn't find anything
"While his Flowers appear whimsical and innocent, the motivations behind Murakami’s smiling floral figures are much darker. In a 2005 article from the New York Times, the artist explained that the smiling Flowers evoked repressed, contradictory emotions and collective trauma of Japanese locals triggered by the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings back in 1945. The violence portrayed in the artist’s aforementioned animated video for Eilish, especially showing the decimation of the Flowers, makes the sinister concept even more apparent."

9. I've known this person a long time ago but it's my first time hearing thisㅋㅋㅋㅋ

10. Please don't use this for forced hate


7 songs within the top 50 and 9 songs within the top 100

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1. Oh interestingㅋㅋㅋㅋ it looks like the Korean chart

2. I thought that it was a Korean chart

3. I can see why. So everyone has similar tastes in the end

4. I think they really blew up in Japan now. They even appeared in the news

5. Impressive

6. Ditto is higher than I thought. So they have true taste in music🥹

7. Wow insane

8. Is this like the Melon chart?
> Apple Music is like Melon in Japan

9. Kyah, thank you for making this OP-yah!!!

10. I thought that it was a Korean chart after seeing Supernaturalㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ

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