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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Iced coffee
アイス珈琲
Decorate anything
デコる
Maid cafe
メイド喫茶
Food model
食品模型
Scramble crossing
スクランブル交差点
Tokyo Station
東京駅
Traditional Japanese guest house
古民家ゲストハウス
Edo kiriko
江戸切子
Resort beaches
リゾートビーチ
Umi-budoh
海ぶどう
Taketomi Island
竹富島
International Avenue
国際通り
Indonesia
Kamen Rider The Next
France
The Royal Doll Orchestra
Singapore
Hakuohki
Japan
Dekirukana
Inspiration of Buddha Statues
仏像
Stay at a Buddhist temple
宿坊
Yokai Costume Parade
百鬼夜行
Cool terrace in Kyoto summer
納涼床
TOTTORI YOKAI ROAD
where yokais and humans live together
OSAMU TEZUKA
creator of Japan’s manga and anime cultures
ANIME PILGRIMAGE
a quest to visit locations relating to stories and characters
KOBE TETSUJIN 28-GO
mega-size robot who saves the peace in Kobe city
Picks
楊枝
Daruma
達磨
Cosmetics
化粧品
Department store basement
デパ地下
WHISKY
ウイスキー
KATSUOBUSHI
鰹節
WASABI
山葵
SOBA
蕎麦
TAKU OBATA
MANABU IKEDA
HISASHI TENMYOUYA
KOHEI NAWA
SANJA MATSURI
AWA ODORI
NEBUTA MATSURI
NACHI-NO-OGI MATSURI
NIHONBUYO
日本舞踊
JUDO
柔道
SHODO
書道
IAI
居合
SENSHOKU-KA
染織家
FOOD MODEL CRAFTSMAN
食品サンプル職人
KATANA-KAJI
刀鍛冶
SUMI-SHOKUNIN
墨職人
e-Sports
e-Sports
GAME CREATOR
GAME CREATOR
GAME CENTER
GAME CENTER
FAMILY COMPUTER / NES
Family Computer / NES