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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Harajuku girl leads next-generation kawaii.
Cute community character promotes local charms.
Natural kawaii with new balance for future fashion.
Outdoor girl finds kawaii in a sleeping bag.
Hot spring spa
温泉
Iced coffee
アイス珈琲
Gyudon(beef-on-rice bowl)
牛丼
Soba (Japanese traditional noodles)
日本蕎麦
Scramble crossing
スクランブル交差点
Harajuku girl
原宿ガール
Gohtoku-ji
豪徳寺
Meiji Shrine
明治神宮
Awamori
泡盛
Resort beaches
リゾートビーチ
Shuri Castle
首里城
Okinawa soba
沖縄そば
Mexico
Street Fighter 4
Austraria
Final Fantasy X
Finland
Last Exile: Fam the Silver Wing
Japan
Neon Genesis EVANGELION
Ikkyu-ji Natto
一休寺納豆
HOSHINOYA Kyoto
星のや 京都
Machiya bars
京町家の夜
Jidai Matsuri
時代祭
KOBE TETSUJIN 28-GO
mega-size robot who saves the peace in Kobe city
NEXT GENERATION
TOYOTA x STUDIO4°C collaboration begins a new PES Project called “Next Generation”
GAME BAR
a gathering spot for grownups where old games are available
SPACE BROTHERS
super-popular manga depicts the dreams of youths dedicated to space
Wrapping
ラッピング
Japanese knives
包丁
Tenugui (Japanese towels)
手拭
Nishikigoi
錦鯉
URUSHI
漆芸
WASABI
山葵
WHISKY
ウイスキー
RAMEN
ラーメン
Nerhol
MANABU IKEDA
TAKU OBATA
TABAIMO
NACHI-NO-OGI MATSURI
MENBURYU
NEBUTA MATSURI
AWA ODORI
NOH
JUDO
柔道
IAI
居合
SHODO
書道
FOOD MODEL CRAFTSMAN
食品サンプル職人
SAMURAI AVATAR
侍アバター
KATANA-KAJI
刀鍛冶
SUKIYA-DAIKU
数寄屋大工
SPACE INVADERS
SPACE INVADERS
SHOGI
SHOGI
FAMILY COMPUTER / NES
Family Computer / NES
e-Sports
e-Sports