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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Maid cafe
メイド喫茶
Massage chair
マッサージチェア
Character bento
キャラ弁
Japanese pub
居酒屋
Edomae Zushi
江戸前寿司
Gundam 1/1
ガンダム1/1
Ramen Museum
ラーメン博物館
Asakusa
浅草
Shuri Castle
首里城
Ryukyu Karate
琉球空手
Steakhouse
ステーキハウス
Resort beaches
リゾートビーチ
Italy
Neon Genesis EVANGELION
Spain
Negima! Magester Negi Magi
Finland
Last Exile: Fam the Silver Wing
Thailand
Summer Wars
Artisans’ Row
あじき路地
Uchimizu
打ち水
Aburi-mochi
あぶり餅
Café from another world
純喫茶
BRAIN WAVE CAT EARS
cutting-edge tech joins Japan’s “fetish” (moe) culture
OSAMU TEZUKA
creator of Japan’s manga and anime cultures
GAME BAR
a gathering spot for grownups where old games are available
FUJIKO F. FUJIO MUSEUM
manga master who “visualized” children’s dreams
ANREALAGE
アンリアレイジ
Candycrafts
あめ細工
Cosmetics
化粧品
Hasamiyaki ceramics
波佐見焼
RICE CAKES
SUSHI
寿司
WASABI
山葵
TEMPURA
天婦羅
KOHEI NAWA
MANABU IKEDA
TABAIMO
TAKU OBATA
NIIHAMA TAIKO MATSURI
NACHI-NO-OGI MATSURI
SANJA MATSURI
NEBUTA MATSURI
IAI
居合
NOH
NIHONBUYO
日本舞踊
KENDO
剣道
SUMI-SHOKUNIN
墨職人
KACCHU-SHI
甲冑師
SAMURAI AVATAR
侍アバター
FOOD MODEL CRAFTSMAN
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