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
Shrine visit
参拝
High-tech toilet
ハイテクトイレ
Idol
アイドル
Ooedo Onsen Monogatari
大江戸温泉物語
Tokyo Station
東京駅
Architecture Street
建築ストリート
Edo kiriko
江戸切子
Mangroves
マングローブ
International Avenue
国際通り
Okinawa soba
沖縄そば
Village of Long Life
長寿の里
Japan
Final Fantasy VI
Taiwan
Mobile Suit Gundam
Japan
VOCALOID
Japan
Kinnikuman
Yokai Costume Parade
百鬼夜行
Unique use of Kyoto bathhouses
銭湯表現
Uchimizu
打ち水
Kitchen of Kyoto
錦市場
TOTTORI YOKAI ROAD
where yokais and humans live together
AKIRA BIKE
enthusiasts create a dream machine from the world of Otomo’s AKIRA
SPACE BROTHERS
super-popular manga depicts the dreams of youths dedicated to space
3D LATTE ART
the ultimate shape of art to come — too cute to drink?
Daruma
達磨
Tenugui (Japanese towels)
手拭
Nishikigoi
錦鯉
Department store basement
デパ地下
RICE VINEGAR
お酢
SUKIYAKI
すき焼き
KAISEKI
懐石
KATSUOBUSHI
鰹節
MANABU IKEDA
YAYOI KUSAMA
Nerhol
KOHEI NAWA
SANJA MATSURI
NIIHAMA TAIKO MATSURI
NEBUTA MATSURI
NACHI-NO-OGI MATSURI
NIHONBUYO
日本舞踊
SHODO
書道
KENDO
剣道
KARATEDO
空手
SENSHOKU-KA
染織家
KACCHU-SHI
甲冑師
SUKIYA-DAIKU
数寄屋大工
SAMURAI AVATAR
侍アバター
e-Sports
e-Sports
SPACE INVADERS
SPACE INVADERS
PLAY STATION
PlayStation
FAMILY COMPUTER / NES
Family Computer / NES