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Kawaii! : Japan's culture of cute

Author: Manami Okazaki; Geoff Johnson
Publisher: Munich : Prestel, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Showcasing Japan's astonishingly varied culture of cute, this volume takes the reader on a dazzling and adorable visual journey through all things kawaii. Although some trace the phenomenon of kawaii as far back as Japan's Taisho era, it emerged most visibly in the 1970s when schoolgirls began writing in big, bubbly letters complete with tiny hearts and stars. From cute handwriting came manga, Hello Kitty, and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Manami Okazaki; Geoff Johnson
ISBN: 9783791347271 3791347276
OCLC Number: 813941762
Description: 223 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: The roots of kawaii: Yayoi-Yumeji Museum --
Eico Hanamura --
Kyoto International Manga Museum --Macoto Takahashi --
Yumiko Igarashi --
Cute design overload: Hello Kitty --
San-X --
PetWORKs --
Gloomy Bear --
Kigurumi --
Swimmer --
Bukkoro --
Nameneko --
Tokidoki --
Street cute --
MonsterGirls --
Paro the seal --
Itasha --
Adorable eats: Maid cafes --
Bento boxes --
Kewpie mayonnaise --
Micarina --
Kazarimakisushi --
Kintaro Ame Honten --
How to dress kawaii: Fruits --
Harajuku map --
Harajuku fashion walk --
Pop n cute--
Cosplay street snaps--
Takuya angel --
6% dokidoki --
Conomi --
Nails --Gothic and Lolita models --
Hangry & angry --
Hanabi --Comiket --
Cute crafts: Otome Kokeshi ribbon --
Design festa --
Kokeshi in naruko onsen --
Kokeshka --
Useless --
Michi66 --
Larger than life --
Kawaii visual art: John Hathway --
Chikuwaemil --
Yosuke Ueno --
Yoskay Yamamoto --
Shojono Tomo --
Junko Mizuno --
Osamu Watanabe.
Responsibility: Manami Okazaki & Geoff Johnson.

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Showcasing Japan's astonishingly varied culture of cute this volume takes the reader on a dazzling and adorable visual journey through Kawaii.  Read more...
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