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.
High-tech toilet
ハイテクトイレ
Maid cafe
メイド喫茶
Chopsticks
Mt. Fuji
富士山
Tsukiji Market
築地市場
Gohtoku-ji
豪徳寺
Scramble crossing
スクランブル交差点
Gundam 1/1
ガンダム1/1
Steakhouse
ステーキハウス
International Avenue
国際通り
Public market
公設市場
Ryukyu Karate
琉球空手
Japan
Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt
Japan
(Original)
Korea
Hakuohki / Adekan
Japan
VOCALOID
Secrets of autumn colors
紅葉
Aburi-mochi
あぶり餅
Zazen
坐禅
Art of brush and ink
書道家
OTAKU CAMERA
the app that makes anyone a manga character
BRAIN WAVE CAT EARS
cutting-edge tech joins Japan’s “fetish” (moe) culture
ANIME PILGRIMAGE
a quest to visit locations relating to stories and characters
KOBE TETSUJIN 28-GO
mega-size robot who saves the peace in Kobe city
Picks
楊枝
Cosmetics
化粧品
Nambu ironware
南部鉄器
Department store basement
デパ地下
RICE VINEGAR
お酢
SUSHI
寿司
WHISKY
ウイスキー
TEMPURA
天婦羅
KOHEI NAWA
TABAIMO
TAKU OBATA
MANABU IKEDA
NACHI-NO-OGI MATSURI
AWA ODORI
MENBURYU
NEBUTA MATSURI
JUDO
柔道
SHODO
書道
NIHONBUYO
日本舞踊
SADO
茶道
FOOD MODEL CRAFTSMAN
食品サンプル職人
SENSHOKU-KA
染織家
KACCHU-SHI
甲冑師
SAMURAI AVATAR
侍アバター
PLAY STATION
PlayStation
e-Sports
e-Sports
GAME CENTER
GAME CENTER
SHOGI
SHOGI