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.
Outdoor girl finds kawaii in a sleeping bag.
Harajuku girl leads next-generation kawaii.
I want to become Hello Kitty, the icon of Japan.
Ramen (Japanese soup noodles)
ラーメン
Idol
アイドル
Itsukushima Shrine
厳島神社
Karaoke
カラオケ
Asakusa
浅草
Novels of Haruki Murakami
村上春樹の小説
Traditional Japanese guest house
古民家ゲストハウス
Tokyo Tower
東京タワー
Sanshin
三線
Mangroves
マングローブ
Shiisaa
シーサー
Utaki
御嶽
Mexico
Doraemon
Japan
ANA
United Kingdom
Sailor Moon
Russia
Magic Knight Rayearth
Unique use of Kyoto bathhouses
銭湯表現
Nurturing the arts
京都ギャラリー
Kyoto confectionary
京菓子
Yokai Costume Parade
百鬼夜行
SPACE BROTHERS
super-popular manga depicts the dreams of youths dedicated to space
FUJIKO F. FUJIO MUSEUM
manga master who “visualized” children’s dreams
NEXT GENERATION
TOYOTA x STUDIO4°C collaboration begins a new PES Project called “Next Generation”
KOBE TETSUJIN 28-GO
mega-size robot who saves the peace in Kobe city
Cosmetics
化粧品
Daruma
達磨
Kimono
着物
Candycrafts
あめ細工
RAMEN
ラーメン
TEMPURA
天婦羅
RICE CAKES
RICE VINEGAR
お酢
KOHEI NAWA
HISASHI TENMYOUYA
TAKU OBATA
YAYOI KUSAMA
AWA ODORI
MENBURYU
NIIHAMA TAIKO MATSURI
SANJA MATSURI
SHODO
書道
IAI
居合
KENDO
剣道
NOH