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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Japanese pub
居酒屋
Electrical goods store
家電量販店
Soba (Japanese traditional noodles)
日本蕎麦
Ramen (Japanese soup noodles)
ラーメン
Tokyo Tower
東京タワー
Yakatabune
屋形船
Ooedo Onsen Monogatari
大江戸温泉物語
Scramble crossing
スクランブル交差点
Utaki
御嶽
Kachaashii
カチャーシー
Ryukyu Karate
琉球空手
Village of Long Life
長寿の里
Denmark
Super Mario Bros.
USA
Gunbuster
China
Kuroko's Basketball/ Magi
Spain
Negima! Magester Negi Magi
Machiya bars
京町家の夜
Uchimizu
打ち水
Manga Museum
マンガミュージアム
Inspiration of Buddha Statues
仏像
ANIME PILGRIMAGE
a quest to visit locations relating to stories and characters
BRAIN WAVE CAT EARS
cutting-edge tech joins Japan’s “fetish” (moe) culture
AKIRA BIKE
enthusiasts create a dream machine from the world of Otomo’s AKIRA
KOBE TETSUJIN 28-GO
mega-size robot who saves the peace in Kobe city
SIRI SIRI
SIRISIRI
Kimono
着物
Department store basement
デパ地下
Picks
楊枝
KAISEKI
懐石
RICE CAKES
ODEN
おでん
WHISKY
ウイスキー
Nerhol
KOHEI NAWA
TAKU OBATA
HISASHI TENMYOUYA
NACHI-NO-OGI MATSURI
AWA ODORI
NEBUTA MATSURI
SANJA MATSURI
SHODO
書道
IAI
居合
KARATEDO
空手
KENDO
剣道
KATANA-KAJI
刀鍛冶
SUMI-SHOKUNIN
墨職人
KACCHU-SHI
甲冑師
EDOKIRIKO
江戸切子職人
GAME CENTER
GAME CENTER
FAMILY COMPUTER / NES
Family Computer / NES
e-Sports
e-Sports
SPACE INVADERS
SPACE INVADERS