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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Massage chair
マッサージチェア
Jinrikisha(Rickshaw)
人力車
Japanese pub
居酒屋
Gyudon(beef-on-rice bowl)
牛丼
Tsukiji Market
築地市場
Gundam 1/1
ガンダム1/1
Architecture Street
建築ストリート
Edo kiriko
江戸切子
Lunch “A”
Aランチ
Steakhouse
ステーキハウス
Utaki
御嶽
Awamori
泡盛
Japan
Inu x Boku SS
USA
Gunbuster
United Kingdom
Eternal Sonata
Japan
Neon Genesis EVANGELION
Kitchen of Kyoto
錦市場
Kyoto Proverbs
New Kyoto-style umbrellas
新しい京和傘
Inspiration of Buddha Statues
仏像
FUJIKO F. FUJIO MUSEUM
manga master who “visualized” children’s dreams
OSAMU TEZUKA
creator of Japan’s manga and anime cultures
SPACE BROTHERS
super-popular manga depicts the dreams of youths dedicated to space
GAME BAR
a gathering spot for grownups where old games are available
Cosmetics
化粧品
Nishikigoi
錦鯉
Hasamiyaki ceramics
波佐見焼
Department store basement
デパ地下
SUKIYAKI
すき焼き
RICE VINEGAR
お酢
URUSHI
漆芸
RICE CAKES
TAKU OBATA
Nerhol
HISASHI TENMYOUYA
TABAIMO
MENBURYU
AWA ODORI
NIIHAMA TAIKO MATSURI
NEBUTA MATSURI
SHODO
書道
IAI
居合
JUDO
柔道
NOH
SAMURAI AVATAR
侍アバター
FOOD MODEL CRAFTSMAN
食品サンプル職人
KATANA-KAJI
刀鍛冶
KACCHU-SHI
甲冑師
PLAY STATION
PlayStation
GAME CREATOR
GAME CREATOR
GAME CENTER
GAME CENTER
SPACE INVADERS
SPACE INVADERS