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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Capsule hotel
カプセルホテル
High-tech toilet
ハイテクトイレ
Character bento
キャラ弁
Itsukushima Shrine
厳島神社
Architecture Street
建築ストリート
Scramble crossing
スクランブル交差点
Novels of Haruki Murakami
村上春樹の小説
Harajuku girl
原宿ガール
Ryukyu Karate
琉球空手
Public market
公設市場
Utaki
御嶽
Umi-budoh
海ぶどう
Japan
Neon Genesis EVANGELION
Finland
Last Exile: Fam the Silver Wing
Malaysia
Final Fantasy VII Advent Children
Spain
Negima! Magester Negi Magi
Stay at Machiya
京町家ステイ
Jidai Matsuri
時代祭
Live music events at Machiya
京町家の音楽
Yokai Costume Parade
百鬼夜行
KOBE TETSUJIN 28-GO
mega-size robot who saves the peace in Kobe city
TOTTORI YOKAI ROAD
where yokais and humans live together
OTAKU CAMERA
the app that makes anyone a manga character
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Cosmetics
化粧品
SIRI SIRI
SIRISIRI
Nishikigoi
錦鯉
Japanese knives
包丁
SOBA
蕎麦
KAISEKI
懐石
URUSHI
漆芸
RAMEN
ラーメン
YAYOI KUSAMA
Nerhol
MANABU IKEDA
KOHEI NAWA
SANJA MATSURI
NACHI-NO-OGI MATSURI
NEBUTA MATSURI
MENBURYU
KENDO
剣道
KYUDO
弓道
SADO
茶道
JUDO
柔道
SENSHOKU-KA
染織家
FOOD MODEL CRAFTSMAN
食品サンプル職人
EDOKIRIKO
江戸切子職人
KACCHU-SHI
甲冑師