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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The color wizard behind 80s kawaii revival.
Harajuku girl leads next-generation kawaii.
Cute community character promotes local charms.
Introducing Japan’s latest arts to the world.
Shrine visit
参拝
Karaoke
カラオケ
Iced coffee
アイス珈琲
Jinrikisha(Rickshaw)
人力車
Ramen Museum
ラーメン博物館
Edo kiriko
江戸切子
Tokyo Sky Tree
東京スカイツリー
Ooedo Onsen Monogatari
大江戸温泉物語
Kachaashii
カチャーシー
Sanshin
三線
Mangroves
マングローブ
Resort beaches
リゾートビーチ
China
Kuroko's Basketball/ Magi
Japan
VOCALOID
Thailand
Summer Wars
Singapore
Hakuohki
Kyoto confectionary
京菓子
Viewing Japanese gardens in Kyoto
日本庭園
Kyoto Streetcar
嵐電
Live music events at Machiya
京町家の音楽
NEXT GENERATION
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BRAIN WAVE CAT EARS
cutting-edge tech joins Japan’s “fetish” (moe) culture
KOBE TETSUJIN 28-GO
mega-size robot who saves the peace in Kobe city
TOTTORI YOKAI ROAD
where yokais and humans live together
Tenugui (Japanese towels)
手拭
SIRI SIRI
SIRISIRI
Nishikigoi
錦鯉
Metal tableware
金属食器
URUSHI
漆芸
KATSUOBUSHI
鰹節
SOBA
蕎麦
TEMPURA
天婦羅
KOHEI NAWA
YAYOI KUSAMA
HISASHI TENMYOUYA
TABAIMO
NIIHAMA TAIKO MATSURI
AWA ODORI
NEBUTA MATSURI
SANJA MATSURI