Mana Watanabe

Shop representative galaxxxy

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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Public bathhouse
銭湯
Character bento
キャラ弁
Jinrikisha(Rickshaw)
人力車
Mt. Fuji
富士山
Harajuku girl
原宿ガール
Ramen Museum
ラーメン博物館
Shinjuku
新宿
Edo kiriko
江戸切子
Village of Long Life
長寿の里
Taketomi Island
竹富島
Mangroves
マングローブ
Kachaashii
カチャーシー
Japan
Fate/Zero , BLEACH
Austraria
Final Fantasy X
USA
Gunbuster
Denmark
Super Mario Bros.
Viewing Japanese gardens in Kyoto
日本庭園
Kyoto Streetcar
嵐電
Mizuura Mikuji
水占みくじ
Antique fair
東寺弘法市
FUJIKO F. FUJIO MUSEUM
manga master who “visualized” children’s dreams
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
KOBE TETSUJIN 28-GO
mega-size robot who saves the peace in Kobe city
Nishikigoi
錦鯉
SIRI SIRI
SIRISIRI
Department store basement
デパ地下
Candycrafts
あめ細工
RICE VINEGAR
お酢
WASABI
山葵
TEMPURA
天婦羅
ODEN
おでん
KOHEI NAWA
MANABU IKEDA
Nerhol
HISASHI TENMYOUYA
NEBUTA MATSURI
SANJA MATSURI
MENBURYU
AWA ODORI
KYUDO
弓道
NOH
JUDO
柔道
KENDO
剣道