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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Outdoor girl finds kawaii in a sleeping bag.
Sake(Japanese rice wine)
日本酒
Mt. Fuji
富士山
Itsukushima Shrine
厳島神社
Food model
食品模型
Tokyo Sky Tree
東京スカイツリー
Monja
もんじゃ
Architecture Street
建築ストリート
Roppongi Hills
六本木ヒルズ
Taketomi Island
竹富島
Lunch “A”
Aランチ
Steakhouse
ステーキハウス
Mango
マンゴー
Japan
VOCALOID
Singapore
Hakuohki
Netherland
Odin Sphere
Japan
Inu x Boku SS
Manga Museum
マンガミュージアム
Uchimizu
打ち水
Viewing Japanese gardens in Kyoto
日本庭園
Machiya bars
京町家の夜
AKIRA BIKE
enthusiasts create a dream machine from the world of Otomo’s AKIRA
OTAKU CAMERA
the app that makes anyone a manga character
SPACE BROTHERS
super-popular manga depicts the dreams of youths dedicated to space
TOTTORI YOKAI ROAD
where yokais and humans live together
ANREALAGE
アンリアレイジ
Kimono
着物
Candycrafts
あめ細工
Nambu ironware
南部鉄器
RAMEN
ラーメン
SUSHI
寿司
TEMPURA
天婦羅
KATSUOBUSHI
鰹節
Nerhol
MANABU IKEDA
KOHEI NAWA
YAYOI KUSAMA
NEBUTA MATSURI
SANJA MATSURI
NACHI-NO-OGI MATSURI
NIIHAMA TAIKO MATSURI
KARATEDO
空手
KENDO
剣道
NIHONBUYO
日本舞踊
IAI
居合
KATANA-KAJI
刀鍛冶
SAMURAI AVATAR
侍アバター
SUMI-SHOKUNIN
墨職人
EDOKIRIKO
江戸切子職人