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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I want to become Hello Kitty, the icon of Japan.
“Twintail” — simple dream-come-true magic for change.
How global fans see Japan: kawaii heaven.
I want to create awesome kawaii nail art.
Japanese hospitality
おもてなし
Massage chair
マッサージチェア
Kaminari-mon
雷門
Sumo wrestler
大相撲力士
Ramen Museum
ラーメン博物館
Harajuku girl
原宿ガール
Roppongi Hills
六本木ヒルズ
Gundam 1/1
ガンダム1/1
Steakhouse
ステーキハウス
Umi-budoh
海ぶどう
Utaki
御嶽
Ryukyu Karate
琉球空手
Japan
Hakuohki
Japan
Kiki's Delivery Service
Italy
Sengoku Muso
Japan
VOCALOID
Stay at a Buddhist temple
宿坊
Zazen
坐禅
Uchimizu
打ち水
Shohekiga
障壁画
KOBE TETSUJIN 28-GO
mega-size robot who saves the peace in Kobe city
FUJIKO F. FUJIO MUSEUM
manga master who “visualized” children’s dreams
TOTTORI YOKAI ROAD
where yokais and humans live together
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Elevator attendants
エレベーターアテンダント
Japanese knives
包丁
Hasamiyaki ceramics
波佐見焼
Kimono
着物
SUKIYAKI
すき焼き
WASABI
山葵
ODEN
おでん
RICE CAKES
MANABU IKEDA
TAKU OBATA
Nerhol
YAYOI KUSAMA
NEBUTA MATSURI
NACHI-NO-OGI MATSURI
MENBURYU
SANJA MATSURI
NIHONBUYO
日本舞踊
IAI
居合
JUDO
柔道
SADO
茶道
SAMURAI AVATAR
侍アバター
FOOD MODEL CRAFTSMAN
食品サンプル職人
KATANA-KAJI
刀鍛冶
SENSHOKU-KA
染織家