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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Electrical goods store
家電量販店
Idol
アイドル
Sushi-go-round
回転寿司
Maid cafe
メイド喫茶
Traditional Japanese guest house
古民家ゲストハウス
Gundam 1/1
ガンダム1/1
Gohtoku-ji
豪徳寺
Tsukiji Market
築地市場
Shiisaa
シーサー
Mangroves
マングローブ
Public market
公設市場
Village of Long Life
長寿の里
Austraria
Final Fantasy X
Japan
Suite PreCure
Spain
Negima! Magester Negi Magi
Finland
Last Exile: Fam the Silver Wing
Mizuura Mikuji
水占みくじ
Fushimi Inari Taisha
伏見稲荷大社
Ikkyu-ji Natto
一休寺納豆
Zazen
坐禅
SPACE BROTHERS
super-popular manga depicts the dreams of youths dedicated to space
NEXT GENERATION
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3D LATTE ART
the ultimate shape of art to come — too cute to drink?
OSAMU TEZUKA
creator of Japan’s manga and anime cultures
ANREALAGE
アンリアレイジ
Hasamiyaki ceramics
波佐見焼
Elevator attendants
エレベーターアテンダント
Daruma
達磨
RICE VINEGAR
お酢
RAMEN
ラーメン
URUSHI
漆芸
WASABI
山葵
HISASHI TENMYOUYA
TAKU OBATA
YAYOI KUSAMA
Nerhol
SANJA MATSURI
NEBUTA MATSURI
AWA ODORI
NIIHAMA TAIKO MATSURI
IAI
居合
KENDO
剣道
JUDO
柔道
KYUDO
弓道