Shojono Tomo

Artist

Caro

Producer, Representative Director of Sweet Streets

Introducing Japan’s latest arts to the world.

Shojono Tomo is a conceptual artist in the medium of costume production, and Caro is a producer who introduces Japanese artists to the world. Their activities are attracting increasing attention in Japan and worldwide as Shojono Tomo fashion items become popular, due to the growing patronage of celebrities like Kyary Pamyu Pamyu and many other artists among Japan’s latest kawaii icons. Shojono Tomo says, “For me, kawaii can be as useful as a car or as useless as the calyx of an eggplant. It isn’t intentional but simply looks adorable. I’d like to express such things through my art.” Caro says, “Kawaii culture is flourishing in many parts of the world. Kawaii just might be a way to escape from reality.”

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Cute community character promotes local charms.
“Twintail” — simple dream-come-true magic for change.
Outdoor girl finds kawaii in a sleeping bag.
How global fans see Japan: kawaii heaven.
Maid cafe
メイド喫茶
Paper fortune
おみくじ
Japanese pub
居酒屋
Capsule hotel
カプセルホテル
Roppongi Hills
六本木ヒルズ
Traditional Japanese guest house
古民家ゲストハウス
Gohtoku-ji
豪徳寺
Tokyo Station
東京駅
Utaki
御嶽
International Avenue
国際通り
Sanshin
三線
Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium
美ら海水族館
Brazil
Final Fantasy VI
Japan
Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt
Austraria
Final Fantasy X
Netherland
Odin Sphere
Café from another world
純喫茶
Antique fair
東寺弘法市
Moon watching
観月の夕べ
Unique use of Kyoto bathhouses
銭湯表現
ANIME PILGRIMAGE
a quest to visit locations relating to stories and characters
KOBE TETSUJIN 28-GO
mega-size robot who saves the peace in Kobe city
BRAIN WAVE CAT EARS
cutting-edge tech joins Japan’s “fetish” (moe) culture
OSAMU TEZUKA
creator of Japan’s manga and anime cultures
Elevator attendants
エレベーターアテンダント
Candycrafts
あめ細工
Tenugui (Japanese towels)
手拭
Picks
楊枝
WASABI
山葵
KATSUOBUSHI
鰹節
SOBA
蕎麦
RICE VINEGAR
お酢
TABAIMO
KOHEI NAWA
HISASHI TENMYOUYA
TAKU OBATA
NIIHAMA TAIKO MATSURI
NEBUTA MATSURI
AWA ODORI
SANJA MATSURI
NOH
KENDO
剣道
IAI
居合
NIHONBUYO
日本舞踊
EDOKIRIKO
江戸切子職人
KACCHU-SHI
甲冑師
SAMURAI AVATAR
侍アバター
KATANA-KAJI
刀鍛冶