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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Paper fortune
おみくじ
Maid cafe
メイド喫茶
Massage chair
マッサージチェア
Itsukushima Shrine
厳島神社
Monja
もんじゃ
Tokyo Sky Tree
東京スカイツリー
Gohtoku-ji
豪徳寺
Scramble crossing
スクランブル交差点
Okinawa soba
沖縄そば
Mangroves
マングローブ
Shuri Castle
首里城
Kachaashii
カチャーシー
Hong Kong
BRAVE10/ TIGER&BUUNY
Japan
Neon Genesis EVANGELION
Germany
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
Italy
Sengoku Muso
Kitchen of Kyoto
錦市場
Kyoto Proverbs
Uchimizu
打ち水
Modern jikatabi
モダン地下足袋
NEXT GENERATION
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ANIME PILGRIMAGE
a quest to visit locations relating to stories and characters
3D LATTE ART
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BRAIN WAVE CAT EARS
cutting-edge tech joins Japan’s “fetish” (moe) culture
Candycrafts
あめ細工
Metal tableware
金属食器
Hasamiyaki ceramics
波佐見焼
Daruma
達磨
WHISKY
ウイスキー
RICE CAKES
SOBA
蕎麦
KATSUOBUSHI
鰹節
KOHEI NAWA
Nerhol
YAYOI KUSAMA
TAKU OBATA
MENBURYU
NACHI-NO-OGI MATSURI
SANJA MATSURI
NEBUTA MATSURI
SHODO
書道
SADO
茶道
KENDO
剣道
KARATEDO
空手