Kawaii: Japan’s Culture Of Cuteness

Japan is a country famous for being unique. This takes form in many ways, and of those if its Kawaii culture. What exactly is Kawaii, you ask? It’s best defined as a “culture of cuteness”, and can refer to many things, From keychains to sushi, to cosplayers, and even to people, Kawaii means all things that are charming, shy, and childlike. Here are a couple of adorable examples below.

 

Kyaraben

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Like bento boxes, but somehow more adorable.

 

Maid Cafes

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Drawing condiment hearts on people’s food is common practice.

 

Washi Tape

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This is every scrapbooker’s dream come true.

 

Origami

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Because apparently the only thing cuter than kittens is folded paper kittens.