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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Shrine visit
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Iced coffee
アイス珈琲
Capsule hotel
カプセルホテル
Tokyo Tower
東京タワー
Novels of Haruki Murakami
村上春樹の小説
Edo kiriko
江戸切子
Tsukiji Market
築地市場
Awamori
泡盛
Utaki
御嶽
Village of Long Life
長寿の里
Mango
マンゴー
Japan
ANA
Mexico
Street Fighter 4
Russia
Magic Knight Rayearth
Austraria
Final Fantasy X
Tea master
茶道家
Inspiration of Buddha Statues
仏像
Maiko documentary
舞妓
Small Torii
小さな鳥居
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化粧品
Hasamiyaki ceramics
波佐見焼
Japanese sake
日本酒
Metal tableware
金属食器
SOBA
蕎麦
RAMEN
ラーメン
WASABI
山葵
TEMPURA
天婦羅
MANABU IKEDA
TABAIMO
HISASHI TENMYOUYA
TAKU OBATA
MENBURYU
AWA ODORI
NACHI-NO-OGI MATSURI
NEBUTA MATSURI
NIHONBUYO
日本舞踊
KENDO
剣道
JUDO
柔道
KYUDO
弓道
KATANA-KAJI
刀鍛冶
KACCHU-SHI
甲冑師
FOOD MODEL CRAFTSMAN
食品サンプル職人
SAMURAI AVATAR
侍アバター
e-Sports
e-Sports
FAMILY COMPUTER / NES
Family Computer / NES
GAME CENTER
GAME CENTER
SHOGI
SHOGI