Critical Writing Index

A Bright, Shiny, Fabricated Family Life: Mothers, Sons, and Daughters in the Work of Mako Idemitsu

by Hiroko Hagiwara

"A Bright, Shiny, Fabricated Family Life" is an essay exploring notions of the home, the family unit, and the gender roles within the works of Mako Idemitsu."She [Idemitsu] depicts the home as a place which trains people into male or female roles in family environments based on a strict sexual division of labour" (1). Idemitsu also uses a television set to show images of the history of the family.

Note: This article does not specify the publishing date and url was accessed on 19/03/10.

ITEM 2010.010 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

The Marriage of YasushiMako Idemitsu

Yoji, What's Wrong with YouMako Idemitsu

The Great MotherMako Idemitsu

YumikoMako Idemitsu

Kae, Act Like a GirlMako Idemitsu

Kiyoko's SituationMako Idemitsu