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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“Twintail” — simple dream-come-true magic for change.
Cute community character promotes local charms.
Introducing Japan’s latest arts to the world.
Outdoor girl finds kawaii in a sleeping bag.
Manga cafe
マンガ喫茶
Public bathhouse
銭湯
Itsukushima Shrine
厳島神社
Food model
食品模型
Traditional Japanese guest house
古民家ゲストハウス
Edomae Zushi
江戸前寿司
Tokyo Tower
東京タワー
Ooedo Onsen Monogatari
大江戸温泉物語
Utaki
御嶽
Village of Long Life
長寿の里
Okinawa soba
沖縄そば
Resort beaches
リゾートビーチ
Malaysia
Final Fantasy VII Advent Children
USA
Gunbuster
Taiwan
Mobile Suit Gundam
Italy
Neon Genesis EVANGELION
Nurturing the arts
京都ギャラリー
Jidai Matsuri
時代祭
Antique fair
東寺弘法市
Viewing Japanese gardens in Kyoto
日本庭園
FUJIKO F. FUJIO MUSEUM
manga master who “visualized” children’s dreams
ANIME PILGRIMAGE
a quest to visit locations relating to stories and characters
NEXT GENERATION
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OSAMU TEZUKA
creator of Japan’s manga and anime cultures
Daruma
達磨
Cosmetics
化粧品
Department store basement
デパ地下
Wrapping
ラッピング
TEMPURA
天婦羅
WHISKY
ウイスキー
SUKIYAKI
すき焼き
RICE VINEGAR
お酢
HISASHI TENMYOUYA
TAKU OBATA
TABAIMO
Nerhol
MENBURYU
AWA ODORI
NACHI-NO-OGI MATSURI
NEBUTA MATSURI
KARATEDO
空手
IAI
居合
SADO
茶道
SHODO
書道
SUKIYA-DAIKU
数寄屋大工
SUMI-SHOKUNIN
墨職人
KACCHU-SHI
甲冑師
EDOKIRIKO
江戸切子職人
GAME CENTER
GAME CENTER
SHOGI
SHOGI
FAMILY COMPUTER / NES
Family Computer / NES
e-Sports
e-Sports