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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おみくじ
Jinrikisha(Rickshaw)
人力車
Gyudon(beef-on-rice bowl)
牛丼
Character bento
キャラ弁
Tsukiji Market
築地市場
Traditional Japanese guest house
古民家ゲストハウス
Novels of Haruki Murakami
村上春樹の小説
Meiji Shrine
明治神宮
Steakhouse
ステーキハウス
Utaki
御嶽
Shuri Castle
首里城
Kachaashii
カチャーシー
Japan
Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt
United Kingdom
Sailor Moon
Netherland
Odin Sphere
Japan
Kiki's Delivery Service
Viewing Japanese gardens in Kyoto
日本庭園
HOSHINOYA Kyoto
星のや 京都
Kitchen of Kyoto
錦市場
Shohekiga
障壁画
AKIRA BIKE
enthusiasts create a dream machine from the world of Otomo’s AKIRA
VACUUM TUBE HEADPHONES
a key item to bridge dreams and reality
OSAMU TEZUKA
creator of Japan’s manga and anime cultures
ANIME PILGRIMAGE
a quest to visit locations relating to stories and characters
Japanese knives
包丁
Tenugui (Japanese towels)
手拭
Elevator attendants
エレベーターアテンダント
Nambu ironware
南部鉄器
TEMPURA
天婦羅
RICE CAKES
SUKIYAKI
すき焼き
URUSHI
漆芸
TAKU OBATA
HISASHI TENMYOUYA
MANABU IKEDA
TABAIMO
NEBUTA MATSURI
AWA ODORI
MENBURYU
NIIHAMA TAIKO MATSURI
SADO
茶道
NOH
KENDO
剣道
IAI
居合
SUMI-SHOKUNIN
墨職人
SENSHOKU-KA
染織家
EDOKIRIKO
江戸切子職人
SUKIYA-DAIKU
数寄屋大工
GAME CENTER
GAME CENTER
e-Sports
e-Sports
GAME CREATOR
GAME CREATOR
PLAY STATION
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