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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Soba (Japanese traditional noodles)
日本蕎麦
Japanese hospitality
おもてなし
Ramen (Japanese soup noodles)
ラーメン
Idol
アイドル
Tokyo Station
東京駅
Tsukiji Market
築地市場
Shinjuku
新宿
Harajuku girl
原宿ガール
Sanshin
三線
International Avenue
国際通り
Shuri Castle
首里城
Mangroves
マングローブ
Spain
Negima! Magester Negi Magi
United Kingdom
Sailor Moon
Japan
Kiki's Delivery Service
Denmark
Super Mario Bros.
Kyoto Proverbs
HOSHINOYA Kyoto
星のや 京都
Manga Museum
マンガミュージアム
Kyoto Streetcar
嵐電
KOBE TETSUJIN 28-GO
mega-size robot who saves the peace in Kobe city
NEXT GENERATION
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GAME BAR
a gathering spot for grownups where old games are available
ANIME PILGRIMAGE
a quest to visit locations relating to stories and characters
Elevator attendants
エレベーターアテンダント
Hasamiyaki ceramics
波佐見焼
Department store basement
デパ地下
Daruma
達磨
RAMEN
ラーメン
RICE VINEGAR
お酢
WASABI
山葵
WHISKY
ウイスキー
KOHEI NAWA
TABAIMO
HISASHI TENMYOUYA
YAYOI KUSAMA
SANJA MATSURI
NACHI-NO-OGI MATSURI
NEBUTA MATSURI
AWA ODORI
JUDO
柔道
KYUDO
弓道
SADO
茶道
KARATEDO
空手
EDOKIRIKO
江戸切子職人
SUMI-SHOKUNIN
墨職人
KACCHU-SHI
甲冑師
FOOD MODEL CRAFTSMAN
食品サンプル職人