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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温泉
Ultramodern vending machine
次世代型自販機
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大相撲力士
Idol
アイドル
Gohtoku-ji
豪徳寺
Shinjuku
新宿
Roppongi Hills
六本木ヒルズ
Ramen Museum
ラーメン博物館
Taketomi Island
竹富島
Umi-budoh
海ぶどう
Shuri Castle
首里城
Sanshin
三線
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Hakuohki / Adekan
Japan
VOCALOID
Japan
Inu x Boku SS
Germany
STEINS;GATE
HOSHINOYA Kyoto
星のや 京都
Kyoto Proverbs
Kitchen of Kyoto
錦市場
Shohekiga
障壁画
NEXT GENERATION
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3D LATTE ART
the ultimate shape of art to come — too cute to drink?
TOTTORI YOKAI ROAD
where yokais and humans live together
OTAKU CAMERA
the app that makes anyone a manga character
Japanese sake
日本酒
Hasamiyaki ceramics
波佐見焼
Picks
楊枝
Nishikigoi
錦鯉
TEMPURA
天婦羅
ODEN
おでん
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ウイスキー
RAMEN
ラーメン
YAYOI KUSAMA
TABAIMO
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NACHI-NO-OGI MATSURI
NIIHAMA TAIKO MATSURI
SANJA MATSURI
SADO
茶道
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柔道
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剣道
SAMURAI AVATAR
侍アバター
EDOKIRIKO
江戸切子職人
KATANA-KAJI
刀鍛冶
SUMI-SHOKUNIN
墨職人
GAME CREATOR
GAME CREATOR
e-Sports
e-Sports
SPACE INVADERS
SPACE INVADERS
FAMILY COMPUTER / NES
Family Computer / NES