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
参拝
Japanese pub
居酒屋
Sushi-go-round
回転寿司
Sumo wrestler
大相撲力士
Shinjuku
新宿
Asakusa
浅草
Harajuku girl
原宿ガール
Gundam 1/1
ガンダム1/1
Awamori
泡盛
Haarii
ハーリー
Resort beaches
リゾートビーチ
International Avenue
国際通り
Italy
Neon Genesis EVANGELION
Netherland
Odin Sphere
Japan
Inu x Boku SS
Japan
Fate/Zero , BLEACH
Aburi-mochi
あぶり餅
Maiko documentary
舞妓
New Kyoto-style umbrellas
新しい京和傘
Kitchen of Kyoto
錦市場
ANIME PILGRIMAGE
a quest to visit locations relating to stories and characters
NEXT GENERATION
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VACUUM TUBE HEADPHONES
a key item to bridge dreams and reality
OSAMU TEZUKA
creator of Japan’s manga and anime cultures
SIRI SIRI
SIRISIRI
Elevator attendants
エレベーターアテンダント
Hasamiyaki ceramics
波佐見焼
Nambu ironware
南部鉄器
RAMEN
ラーメン
URUSHI
漆芸
KAISEKI
懐石
WHISKY
ウイスキー
Nerhol
KOHEI NAWA
TAKU OBATA
MANABU IKEDA
MENBURYU
AWA ODORI
NACHI-NO-OGI MATSURI
NEBUTA MATSURI
KENDO
剣道
KYUDO
弓道
NIHONBUYO
日本舞踊
KARATEDO
空手
EDOKIRIKO
江戸切子職人
SUMI-SHOKUNIN
墨職人
SUKIYA-DAIKU
数寄屋大工
KATANA-KAJI
刀鍛冶
SHOGI
SHOGI
e-Sports
e-Sports
FAMILY COMPUTER / NES
Family Computer / NES
PLAY STATION
PlayStation