Christina

Student

How global fans see Japan: kawaii heaven.

Christina is a Canadian student attending a fashion school in Japan. She says, “I absolutely wanted to study fashion in Japan. Even when I was in Canada, I imitated and enjoyed the ‘Harajuku girl’ look, using Japanese Harajuku-style fashion magazines as my guide. My finances were limited, but I tried my best to combine clothes in vibrant colors and patterns as I imagined they should be, working by myself. After actually visiting Japan, I felt that while many countries have fantastic fashion, there isn’t any place like Harajuku, with its great creative energy, filled with so many kawaii clothes.” What is the origin of Japan’s spirit? She says, “The original source of kawaii fashion, I guess, may be in kimono — which I love and often wear, recently. If you think of kimono as a box of clothing, that box is richly filled with a variety of kawaii colors and patterns.”

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How global fans see Japan: kawaii heaven.
Capsule hotel
カプセルホテル
Japanese pub
居酒屋
Idol
アイドル
Sumo wrestler
大相撲力士
Ramen Museum
ラーメン博物館
Meiji Shrine
明治神宮
Harajuku girl
原宿ガール
Yakatabune
屋形船
Okinawa soba
沖縄そば
Awamori
泡盛
Utaki
御嶽
Steakhouse
ステーキハウス
Japan
Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt
Russia
Magic Knight Rayearth
Italy
Neon Genesis EVANGELION
Japan
VOCALOID
Café from another world
純喫茶
Tea master
茶道家
Nurturing the arts
京都ギャラリー
I am your Yuzen
友禅の色
TOTTORI YOKAI ROAD
where yokais and humans live together
BRAIN WAVE CAT EARS
cutting-edge tech joins Japan’s “fetish” (moe) culture
GAME BAR
a gathering spot for grownups where old games are available
AKIRA BIKE
enthusiasts create a dream machine from the world of Otomo’s AKIRA
Department store basement
デパ地下
Nambu ironware
南部鉄器
Daruma
達磨
Cosmetics
化粧品
SUSHI
寿司
WASABI
山葵
RAMEN
ラーメン
TEMPURA
天婦羅
TAKU OBATA
Nerhol
YAYOI KUSAMA
KOHEI NAWA
NEBUTA MATSURI
AWA ODORI
SANJA MATSURI
NIIHAMA TAIKO MATSURI
SHODO
書道
KARATEDO
空手
KYUDO
弓道
KENDO
剣道