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.
Natural kawaii with new balance for future fashion.
Toybox kawaii shop shows people power.
The color wizard behind 80s kawaii revival.
Public bathhouse
銭湯
Chopsticks
Capsule hotel
カプセルホテル
Idol
アイドル
Scramble crossing
スクランブル交差点
Shinjuku
新宿
Tokyo Station
東京駅
Ooedo Onsen Monogatari
大江戸温泉物語
Shiisaa
シーサー
Mango
マンゴー
Haarii
ハーリー
Taketomi Island
竹富島
Japan
ANA
Japan
Dekirukana
Finland
Last Exile: Fam the Silver Wing
USA
Gunbuster
Manga Museum
マンガミュージアム
Ikkyu-ji Natto
一休寺納豆
Unique use of Kyoto bathhouses
銭湯表現
Inspiration of Buddha Statues
仏像
VACUUM TUBE HEADPHONES
a key item to bridge dreams and reality
BRAIN WAVE CAT EARS
cutting-edge tech joins Japan’s “fetish” (moe) culture
OSAMU TEZUKA
creator of Japan’s manga and anime cultures
KOBE TETSUJIN 28-GO
mega-size robot who saves the peace in Kobe city
Picks
楊枝
Japanese sake
日本酒
Tenugui (Japanese towels)
手拭
SIRI SIRI
SIRISIRI
SUSHI
寿司
ODEN
おでん
RAMEN
ラーメン
URUSHI
漆芸
MANABU IKEDA
YAYOI KUSAMA
TABAIMO
TAKU OBATA
AWA ODORI
NACHI-NO-OGI MATSURI
MENBURYU
NIIHAMA TAIKO MATSURI
SADO
茶道
KARATEDO
空手
JUDO
柔道
SHODO
書道
FOOD MODEL CRAFTSMAN
食品サンプル職人
SAMURAI AVATAR
侍アバター
KATANA-KAJI
刀鍛冶
SUKIYA-DAIKU
数寄屋大工