One of many Japan's cultures, the deep-seated one is the spirit of Kawaii.
Now, a lot of manga lovers among us may already be familiar with the word Kawaii, which comes into play for everything "cute" that makes eyes shine brighter and smile a bit wider.
And when you hear it more often than you can imagine, you know you have touchdown the land of Kawaii, Japan!
What is Kawaii, after all?
A prominent culture of cuteness overload, found in visual arts, manga sparkly eyes, rosy cheeks, Hello Kitty bags, panda iPhone covers, restaurant interiors with disney characters, printed socks, bicycles..phew! Essentially, every aspect of design transformed into having a life of it's own.
The outfits are put together with a lot of thought and distinctive personality, where one can easily spot the person behind the prints and the layers.
In my journey, everything was a visual treat and everything inspired me to take back home a bag full of Kawaii experiences and expression.