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
Ultramodern vending machine
次世代型自販機
Jinrikisha(Rickshaw)
人力車
Capsule hotel
カプセルホテル
Monja
もんじゃ
Traditional Japanese guest house
古民家ゲストハウス
Tokyo Tower
東京タワー
Harajuku girl
原宿ガール
Okinawa soba
沖縄そば
Utaki
御嶽
Haarii
ハーリー
Umi-budoh
海ぶどう
Italy
One Piece
Japan
(Original)
USA
Gunbuster
Germany
STEINS;GATE
I am your Yuzen
友禅の色
Café from another world
純喫茶
Moon watching
観月の夕べ
Ikkyu-ji Natto
一休寺納豆
OSAMU TEZUKA
creator of Japan’s manga and anime cultures
GAME BAR
a gathering spot for grownups where old games are available
BRAIN WAVE CAT EARS
cutting-edge tech joins Japan’s “fetish” (moe) culture
TOTTORI YOKAI ROAD
where yokais and humans live together
Nishikigoi
錦鯉
Tenugui (Japanese towels)
手拭
Candycrafts
あめ細工
SIRI SIRI
SIRISIRI
RICE VINEGAR
お酢
RICE CAKES
SOBA
蕎麦
RAMEN
ラーメン
YAYOI KUSAMA
KOHEI NAWA
MANABU IKEDA
HISASHI TENMYOUYA
SANJA MATSURI
AWA ODORI
NACHI-NO-OGI MATSURI
MENBURYU