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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銭湯
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Character bento
キャラ弁
Tokyo Tower
東京タワー
Monja
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Edo kiriko
江戸切子
Roppongi Hills
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国際通り
Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium
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首里城
Awamori
泡盛
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Lupin III
Japan
Neon Genesis EVANGELION
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VOCALOID
Brazil
Final Fantasy VI
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紅葉
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水占みくじ
Antique fair
東寺弘法市
Fushimi Inari Taisha
伏見稲荷大社
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
TOTTORI YOKAI ROAD
where yokais and humans live together
FUJIKO F. FUJIO MUSEUM
manga master who “visualized” children’s dreams
SIRI SIRI
SIRISIRI
Kimono
着物
Picks
楊枝
Department store basement
デパ地下
URUSHI
漆芸
KAISEKI
懐石
KATSUOBUSHI
鰹節
RICE VINEGAR
お酢
Nerhol
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NIIHAMA TAIKO MATSURI
NACHI-NO-OGI MATSURI
SANJA MATSURI
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空手
SHODO
書道
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柔道
SUMI-SHOKUNIN
墨職人
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刀鍛冶
FOOD MODEL CRAFTSMAN
食品サンプル職人
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江戸切子職人