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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Ultramodern vending machine
次世代型自販機
Idol
アイドル
Manga cafe
マンガ喫茶
Shrine visit
参拝
Scramble crossing
スクランブル交差点
Tokyo Station
東京駅
Edomae Zushi
江戸前寿司
Tokyo Tower
東京タワー
Public market
公設市場
Mangroves
マングローブ
Okinawa soba
沖縄そば
Shuri Castle
首里城
Japan
Kiki's Delivery Service
Mexico
Street Fighter 4
Japan
Lupin III
Mexico
Doraemon
Stay at a Buddhist temple
宿坊
Maiko documentary
舞妓
Live music events at Machiya
京町家の音楽
Café from another world
純喫茶
ANIME PILGRIMAGE
a quest to visit locations relating to stories and characters
OSAMU TEZUKA
creator of Japan’s manga and anime cultures
AKIRA BIKE
enthusiasts create a dream machine from the world of Otomo’s AKIRA
3D LATTE ART
the ultimate shape of art to come — too cute to drink?
Japanese sake
日本酒
Hasamiyaki ceramics
波佐見焼
Tenugui (Japanese towels)
手拭
Picks
楊枝
SOBA
蕎麦
RAMEN
ラーメン
RICE VINEGAR
お酢
WHISKY
ウイスキー
Nerhol
TAKU OBATA
HISASHI TENMYOUYA
TABAIMO
MENBURYU
NACHI-NO-OGI MATSURI
SANJA MATSURI
NIIHAMA TAIKO MATSURI
NOH
JUDO
柔道
NIHONBUYO
日本舞踊
KYUDO
弓道
SAMURAI AVATAR
侍アバター
KACCHU-SHI
甲冑師
FOOD MODEL CRAFTSMAN
食品サンプル職人
SUMI-SHOKUNIN
墨職人
GAME CENTER
GAME CENTER
SHOGI
SHOGI
FAMILY COMPUTER / NES
Family Computer / NES
e-Sports
e-Sports