Songs of Apple: The Flâneuse in Nocturnal Tokyo

  • Karen Anne Mata
Part of the Pop Music, Culture and Identity book series (PMCI)


This chapter explores Tokyo as depicted in Sheena Ringo’s songs, Marunouchi Sadistic, Kabukicho no Joou, Kamisama Hotokesama and Nagai Mijikai Matsuri. The chapter aims to offer a re-mapping of identity and thoughts of Ringo, through the images provided in the songs as narrated by the figure of the flâneuse, a wandering figure often not the subject of detailed scrutiny when discussing these contexts. In order to do this, the chapter focuses on the close reading of the lyrics through the flâneuse’s exploration of, meditation on and interventions in nocturnal Tokyo.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Karen Anne Mata
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  1. 1.Ateneo de Manila UniversityQuezon CityPhilippines

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