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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Cute community character promotes local charms.
Harajuku fashion is a way to express myself.
Toybox kawaii shop shows people power.
Outdoor girl finds kawaii in a sleeping bag.
Sushi-go-round
回転寿司
Chopsticks
Sake(Japanese rice wine)
日本酒
Sumo wrestler
大相撲力士
Tokyo Sky Tree
東京スカイツリー
Architecture Street
建築ストリート
Tsukiji Market
築地市場
Tokyo Station
東京駅
Utaki
御嶽
Okinawa soba
沖縄そば
Haarii
ハーリー
International Avenue
国際通り
Denmark
Super Mario Bros.
Italy
One Piece
Germany
STEINS;GATE
Japan
Neon Genesis EVANGELION
Modern jikatabi
モダン地下足袋
Antique fair
東寺弘法市
Maiko documentary
舞妓
Yokai Costume Parade
百鬼夜行
TOTTORI YOKAI ROAD
where yokais and humans live together
3D LATTE ART
the ultimate shape of art to come — too cute to drink?
NEXT GENERATION
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OSAMU TEZUKA
creator of Japan’s manga and anime cultures
Tenugui (Japanese towels)
手拭
Daruma
達磨
Elevator attendants
エレベーターアテンダント
Kimono
着物
URUSHI
漆芸
RICE CAKES
SUSHI
寿司
WASABI
山葵
KOHEI NAWA
YAYOI KUSAMA
TAKU OBATA
MANABU IKEDA
AWA ODORI
NIIHAMA TAIKO MATSURI
NEBUTA MATSURI
SANJA MATSURI
NOH
KARATEDO
空手
JUDO
柔道
NIHONBUYO
日本舞踊