Hikikomori

Italian photographer Francesco Jodice worked together with film director Kal Karman on a well-edited video documentary about a little-known Japanese social phenomenon: hikikomori which Wikipedia describes as reclusive adolescents or young adults who have chosen to withdraw from social life, often seeking extreme degrees of isolation and confinement due to various personal and social factors in their lives.

Nothing too new here, but it’s pretty rare to find videos in English about the subject. I would recommend Jodice to put the video on YouTube though. (via wmmna)

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