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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The color wizard behind 80s kawaii revival.
Introducing Japan’s latest arts to the world.
How global fans see Japan: kawaii heaven.
Cute community character promotes local charms.
Japanese hospitality
おもてなし
Sumo wrestler
大相撲力士
Shrine visit
参拝
Paper fortune
おみくじ
Architecture Street
建築ストリート
Tokyo Tower
東京タワー
Monja
もんじゃ
Ramen Museum
ラーメン博物館
Public market
公設市場
Haarii
ハーリー
Sanshin
三線
Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium
美ら海水族館
Japan
Kinnikuman
Thailand
Summer Wars
Denmark
Super Mario Bros.
Singapore
Hakuohki
Kitchen of Kyoto
錦市場
Zazen
坐禅
Nurturing the arts
京都ギャラリー
Suguki pickles
すぐき漬け
NEXT GENERATION
TOYOTA x STUDIO4°C collaboration begins a new PES Project called “Next Generation”
GAME BAR
a gathering spot for grownups where old games are available
AKIRA BIKE
enthusiasts create a dream machine from the world of Otomo’s AKIRA
OSAMU TEZUKA
creator of Japan’s manga and anime cultures
Daruma
達磨
Nambu ironware
南部鉄器
Elevator attendants
エレベーターアテンダント
Kimono
着物
URUSHI
漆芸
RICE CAKES
SOBA
蕎麦
RICE VINEGAR
お酢
YAYOI KUSAMA
KOHEI NAWA
MANABU IKEDA
TAKU OBATA
AWA ODORI
NIIHAMA TAIKO MATSURI
NEBUTA MATSURI
SANJA MATSURI
SADO
茶道
JUDO
柔道
NOH
IAI
居合