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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大相撲力士
Kaminari-mon
雷門
Paper fortune
おみくじ
Massage chair
マッサージチェア
Monja
もんじゃ
Gohtoku-ji
豪徳寺
Scramble crossing
スクランブル交差点
Tokyo Tower
東京タワー
Resort beaches
リゾートビーチ
Ryukyu Karate
琉球空手
International Avenue
国際通り
Lunch “A”
Aランチ
Japan
Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt
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Kinnikuman
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Fate/Zero , BLEACH
Japan
Lupin III
Tea master
茶道家
Ippon udon
一本饂飩
Cool terrace in Kyoto summer
納涼床
Modern jikatabi
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OTAKU CAMERA
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Japanese sake
日本酒
Candycrafts
あめ細工
Tenugui (Japanese towels)
手拭
Kimono
着物
TEMPURA
天婦羅
SUSHI
寿司
SOBA
蕎麦
WHISKY
ウイスキー
Nerhol
MANABU IKEDA
HISASHI TENMYOUYA
YAYOI KUSAMA
AWA ODORI
NEBUTA MATSURI
MENBURYU
SANJA MATSURI
IAI
居合
KENDO
剣道
SHODO
書道
KYUDO
弓道
KACCHU-SHI
甲冑師
KATANA-KAJI
刀鍛冶
FOOD MODEL CRAFTSMAN
食品サンプル職人
SAMURAI AVATAR
侍アバター
GAME CENTER
GAME CENTER
GAME CREATOR
GAME CREATOR
FAMILY COMPUTER / NES
Family Computer / NES
SPACE INVADERS
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