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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人力車
Shrine visit
参拝
Maid cafe
メイド喫茶
Manga cafe
マンガ喫茶
Asakusa
浅草
Edomae Zushi
江戸前寿司
Harajuku girl
原宿ガール
Tsukiji Market
築地市場
Public market
公設市場
Shuri Castle
首里城
Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium
美ら海水族館
Mango
マンゴー
Japan
Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt
Germany
STEINS;GATE
Italy
One Piece
United Kingdom
Sailor Moon
Aburi-mochi
あぶり餅
I am your Yuzen
友禅の色
Ippon udon
一本饂飩
Kyoto confectionary
京菓子
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TOTTORI YOKAI ROAD
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VACUUM TUBE HEADPHONES
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Department store basement
デパ地下
ANREALAGE
アンリアレイジ
Elevator attendants
エレベーターアテンダント
Nambu ironware
南部鉄器
SOBA
蕎麦
RICE CAKES
SUSHI
寿司
RICE VINEGAR
お酢
MANABU IKEDA
TAKU OBATA
Nerhol
KOHEI NAWA
AWA ODORI
MENBURYU
NIIHAMA TAIKO MATSURI
NACHI-NO-OGI MATSURI
NIHONBUYO
日本舞踊
SADO
茶道
JUDO
柔道
KARATEDO
空手
KACCHU-SHI
甲冑師
SENSHOKU-KA
染織家
SAMURAI AVATAR
侍アバター
FOOD MODEL CRAFTSMAN
食品サンプル職人
GAME CENTER
GAME CENTER
FAMILY COMPUTER / NES
Family Computer / NES
GAME CREATOR
GAME CREATOR
PLAY STATION
PlayStation