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long journey to get home,a lot of teenagers have a long way home from the school/house.
Sometimes you can feel that they rather stay on the streets with his friends ,than getting early in home with a lot of stress and family problems.
Don't you wanna run away from that,from time to time.No wonder why suicide rates goes zuuuushh!!!
i was once stopped by a college girl in Kyoto doing a poll for school project asking me what would be my first move if i knew someone close to me
(ilke a neighboor),was going to commit suicide.See ... this is huger than me,i  can't live her life.
i may say good thing for now and makes her realize that her life is not soo bad but,in her home ... she will find the same anger or feeling useless /
society sucks that she once felt.And i told to that girl that,maybe more than 90% started in the school,how rude and jackass they are to themselves.
So , what would she do about it in the first place!!!
I mean ... they are there first, they could change it before it gets worse.
I do hope i helped her,in some sort of psycho way but,with a sense of real change,not just some stupid enquette .

but , sincerely . very doubtfully .




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skydragon209 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The lighting is so nice.I hope to see more of your work in the future.
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Someonewhoexists Featured By Owner May 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, I didn't know that the students really wore outfits like that. I though that they were just another anime exageration. I feel so underculturized. That is really cool.
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jyoujo Featured By Owner May 20, 2011  Student Photographer
the socks comes and goes but , this is forever .
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Someonewhoexists Featured By Owner May 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
cool :)
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llMerill Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2010
nice picture...i can almost like feel as if i were in that (picture) world...
lol...don't mind me...my mind just works that way.. XD
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RoberthKarter Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2010
Japan
y like
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wiewiorka-z-kamera Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010
It really gets to me sometimes how the mindset in Japan seems to be (forgive me if my perceptions are skewed; I've never been to Japan, I've only learned about it in school, so my opinion could be completely wrong, and I apologize) that failure equals dishonor. I mean, how else do we learn except from our mistakes? It saddens me that people feel their lives aren't worth living if their life doesn't adhere to a certain path. I just wish they would realize that they might have talents in other areas.
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StrictlyAshleyDee Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I completely agree with you.

You will learn from all your failures.
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jyoujo Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2010  Student Photographer
hmmm .. failure equals dishonor.
did you ever heard about how does we as more intelligent as do we get ,more easily we see disgrace and sour?
i don't know how to put in english but,i 'll give it a try.
as we grow old and we see how much "robot" we are .And of course we will be even more with the time,people feel this disbelieve in something greater and as we see our life as something in a loop of "routine" that we can't scape,i guess they found a scape.
i do not agree
but i hear so many friends giving up of life that,i guess one can see their point.
or not.
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wiewiorka-z-kamera Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2010
I suppose that maybe my statement was a little extreme...I hope I didn't offend you!
Thank you for explaining it to me though. I can imagine that people would become that way. That's really sad, but I'm glad that you don't agree.
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jyoujo Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2010  Student Photographer
you didn't.I see your point.
and i don't get the whole suicide idea because i am buddhist.
not going anywhere before my time Ms. ;P
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wiewiorka-z-kamera Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2010
Well, good for you. =)
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Panworld Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2010
燕尾蝶的感觉
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ryarox Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
*sigh* it's unfortunate that most, if not all, schools switched from Sailor Fuku uniforms to Plain blouse and skirt uniforms... :iconotlplz:
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kylarynn Featured By Owner May 5, 2009
That's interesting. I never knew the suicide rates were so high, nor did I know all that was expected of them. Are the expectations truly as high as they seem to be? I don't know how I'd handle that sort of pressure.

Awesome shot, as always. ;)
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jyoujo Featured By Owner May 6, 2009  Student Photographer
it's hard to know they handle the worse way they could , people still bully kids in streets , people still want someone to do something but themselves.
and the ones who are being bullied or just are in the suicide risk for their reasons,i just see them kill themselves everyday just like yesterday .
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kylarynn Featured By Owner May 6, 2009
Whoa, you don't literally mean you saw someone kill themself yesterday, do you? :o
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:iconjyoujo:
jyoujo Featured By Owner May 7, 2009  Student Photographer
no :D
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galdranorn Featured By Owner May 5, 2009
Maybe it's stupid, but I'm deeply moved after read your comments to the photo. I knew that in Japan is huge problem with suisides of teenagers, but I don't realized it. I can't comprehend it, it's sad.

nice shot.
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jyoujo Featured By Owner May 5, 2009  Student Photographer
we have this huge problem.
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Aiyai Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2009
I love your work ^^ ! Do you have a book published or thinking about publishing a book with all your amazing photography?
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:iconjyoujo:
jyoujo Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2009  Student Photographer
not really,although it seems that i am improving for somewhere.I don't consider photography as a career .
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Channel-Square Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
wow *.*

the lighting, compositions, the moment...all perfect!
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jyoujo Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2009  Student Photographer
thank you so much!
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KuroNeko90 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2009
Are the schools really that far away from their home?
I can't really imagine :hmm: seriously..
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:iconjyoujo:
jyoujo Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2009  Student Photographer
we bike everywhere,but some like to walk along with the sunset
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KuroNeko90 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2009
Sounds romantic :D
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SoyUnHamster Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2009
It's so sad that society has come to this, young people commiting suicide over something that shouldn't be that stressful in the first place, such as school :(
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LunasMoon Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2009
That's a very sad thing to hear about the Japanese teenagers! I never knew until i read your comment
It makes this picture seem beautiful...but also dark because of the knowledge behind it
Lovely none the less =3
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jyoujo Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2009  Student Photographer
unfortunately .
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TheRaito Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2009
"I wanna run away and never say goodbye" :D
You need to be strong - fight and dream, never give up. Suicude is a proof of WEAKNESS.
Do not young Japanese think about emigration?
They would find in Europe respect and friends, cause Japanese exotic culture gets respect and interest :)

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jyoujo Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2009  Student Photographer
thank you for your kind words
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NessaSaelind Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Well I guess the suicide rate in Japan has a lot to do with school schedules. When my Japanese teacher explained the high school schedule she had I was shocked. When I was in high school I was there from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. and I had a lot of time to spend with my family and friends, but kids in Japan are in school from 7 a.m and they get home at 8 p.m. That's just not right :no: You have no time to talk to your family or friends :-(. Makes me kind of sad...

But anyway the photo is great, I really like it :-) very simple, but really powerful.
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jyoujo Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2009  Student Photographer
thank you,i see them around to skip some courses but,there a lot of them to skip :D
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Caerolle Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2009
When you are teenager everything seems so different, the world seems to be bad and you are so useless, and in the same time you feel like the King of The World, you know what i mean? everything is black or white, so tragic... :confused:
but anyway, from the perspective of time, as you get older, it seems to be most beautiful part of your life :)
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jyoujo Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2009  Student Photographer
true thing C.!
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amie689 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Such a calm and peaceful picture,..contrary to the underlying turmoil it may hide.

I've read (national geographic and such) that the suicide rates among adolescents are related to the pressure to perform and conform. Japan had been a fairly rigid society from what I read), even from the olden days, so the pressure gets pretty high.

We are also seeing increasing rates here, although it is still low. One identifying factor some have thought of is to reduce expectations, and increase the opportunities for youngsters to develop outside the traditional vocations, so that they can find an outlet that suits them more.

But society may have other views and that is the difficult part.
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jyoujo Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2009  Student Photographer
it is a complex subject.
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amie689 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Agree totally :)
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StormOwlArt Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2009  Professional Writer
...why is the suicide rate so high?


beautiful photo and description by the way :heart:
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jyoujo Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2009  Student Photographer
when you realize that your life is made to get some place and,you failed to your family to get there.Shame and the feeling of useless,so beyond the others from your class.Some it's because the don't want to live a doll life,ken life ... a civil worker for the rest of his life,knowing that his wife wants so bad a new car,that one that you neighbor just bough.Things like that .... but this all is a maybe ..... we never know.Everybody is singular.
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StormOwlArt Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2009  Professional Writer
I guess it's pretty much like this everywhere in the world but I had read a while back that the suicide rate was highest in Japan...I guess it's just that way...sad, but true :(
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LostInspiration312 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2009   Writer
"Sometimes you can feel that they rather stay on the streets with his friends ,than getting early in home with a lot of stress and family problems."

You have no idea how much I identify with what you just said. =) You read my mind lol. I used to be just like that, before all my responsibilities caught up with me. Things aren't so bad nowadays, but they aren't the best either. Although, it's not to the point where I want to kill myself lol. I just try not dwell on it and surround myself with good people.

I'm sad to hear that the rumors I've heard about how much pressure and expectation there is on teenagers in Japan are true. I guess even if things in my family aren't like they used to be, the one thing that never changed is how much they encourage and support me. =)

And I'll shut up now hahahah! :blush:
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jyoujo Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2009  Student Photographer
may i ask how old are you ? Not that it makes much difference,but just to picture you here.
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LostInspiration312 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2009   Writer
Guess.

lol I'm joking. =P I'm turning eighteen in two months. In other words, I'm seventeen.
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milamander Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2009
In Japan there is an big psichical pressure on teenagers to be the best, to have the best notes and go to best school/university. I was shocked, when I heard about the number of suicides of young people in your country.

I have a friend, who had such problems. There was a time, I was really afraid of her. Now she's happy with her life - she found sense of it in music.
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jyoujo Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2009  Student Photographer
music is my best healer,there's no music without love.
and as they say : "no music,no life".
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