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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How global fans see Japan: kawaii heaven.
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Japanese pub
居酒屋
Jinrikisha(Rickshaw)
人力車
Sushi-go-round
回転寿司
Sumo wrestler
大相撲力士
Edo kiriko
江戸切子
Ramen Museum
ラーメン博物館
Monja
もんじゃ
Roppongi Hills
六本木ヒルズ
Sanshin
三線
Taketomi Island
竹富島
Public market
公設市場
Utaki
御嶽
Japan
Fate/Zero , BLEACH
Brazil
Final Fantasy VI
Japan
Inu x Boku SS
Spain
Negima! Magester Negi Magi
Kitchen of Kyoto
錦市場
Aburi-mochi
あぶり餅
Machiya bars
京町家の夜
Jidai Matsuri
時代祭
3D LATTE ART
the ultimate shape of art to come — too cute to drink?
VACUUM TUBE HEADPHONES
a key item to bridge dreams and reality
AKIRA BIKE
enthusiasts create a dream machine from the world of Otomo’s AKIRA
ANIME PILGRIMAGE
a quest to visit locations relating to stories and characters
Cosmetics
化粧品
Japanese sake
日本酒
Candycrafts
あめ細工
Hasamiyaki ceramics
波佐見焼
KATSUOBUSHI
鰹節
SUKIYAKI
すき焼き
ODEN
おでん
KAISEKI
懐石
TAKU OBATA
HISASHI TENMYOUYA
YAYOI KUSAMA
KOHEI NAWA
NACHI-NO-OGI MATSURI
NEBUTA MATSURI
NIIHAMA TAIKO MATSURI
AWA ODORI