Mana Watanabe

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Harajuku girl leads next-generation kawaii.

Ms. Watanabe dreams of her future as a fashion designer. She says, “My fashion balances materials and colors. My recent trend is to combine showy with chic, as well as heavy and light — for example, mixing knits with artificial leather and organdy with metallic materials.” She continues, “I recently enjoyed putting OLED (Organic Light-Emitting Diode) fiber on clothing and bags. Someday, I’d like to establish a brand that not only leads fashion but also the entire Harajuku culture.” Ms. Watanabe is equally ambitious in her definition of kawaii: “It’s a communication tool. Gothic Lolita (GothLoli) fashion and anime are often linked to Japanese kawaii culture in countries overseas, but I’d like people to know there are many other aspects to kawaii.”

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Jinrikisha(Rickshaw)
人力車
Electrical goods store
家電量販店
Sushi-go-round
回転寿司
Sake(Japanese rice wine)
日本酒
Tokyo Station
東京駅
Gundam 1/1
ガンダム1/1
Meiji Shrine
明治神宮
Ramen Museum
ラーメン博物館
Ryukyu Karate
琉球空手
Steakhouse
ステーキハウス
Umi-budoh
海ぶどう
Awamori
泡盛
Indonesia
Kamen Rider The Next
Japan
Dekirukana
Japan
Suite PreCure
Netherland
Odin Sphere
I am your Yuzen
友禅の色
Moon watching
観月の夕べ
Jidai Matsuri
時代祭
Unique use of Kyoto bathhouses
銭湯表現
OSAMU TEZUKA
creator of Japan’s manga and anime cultures
TOTTORI YOKAI ROAD
where yokais and humans live together
GAME BAR
a gathering spot for grownups where old games are available
ANIME PILGRIMAGE
a quest to visit locations relating to stories and characters
Japanese knives
包丁
Japanese sake
日本酒
Candycrafts
あめ細工
Kimono
着物
WHISKY
ウイスキー
SOBA
蕎麦
WASABI
山葵
SUKIYAKI
すき焼き
MANABU IKEDA
TABAIMO
Nerhol
KOHEI NAWA
SANJA MATSURI
NACHI-NO-OGI MATSURI
NEBUTA MATSURI
MENBURYU
KENDO
剣道
SADO
茶道
SHODO
書道
JUDO
柔道