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26%OFFOkazaki, Manami; Johnson, Geoff - Kawaii! - 9783791347271 - V9783791347271
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Kawaii!

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Description for Kawaii! Paperback. Showcasing Japan's astonishingly varied culture of cute this volume takes the reader on a dazzling and adorable visual journey through Kawaii. Num Pages: 224 pages, 240. BIC Classification: 1FPJ; JFC. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 245 x 200 x 21. Weight in Grams: 856.
Although some trace the phenomenon of Kawaii as far back as Japan's Taisho era, it emerged most visibly in the 1970s, when schoolgirls instigated a quiet calligraphic rebellion. From cute stationery to illustrations, followed by manga, Hello Kitty, Harajuku, and, ultimately, a pervasive culture of cute that touches every aspect of Japanese life: from the robotics industry to the postal service, architecture to food. As colourful as its subject matter, this book contains numerous interviews with illustrators, graphic artists, fashion designers, scientists, and scholars. It explores the phenomena of Harajuku, Sanrio, and girls' manga, and traces the roots of Kawaii ... Read more

Product Details

Publisher
Prestel Germany
Number of pages
224
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2013
Condition
New
Number of Pages
224
Place of Publication
Munich, Germany
ISBN
9783791347271
SKU
V9783791347271
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About Okazaki, Manami; Johnson, Geoff
MANAMI OKAZAKI is the author of Tattoo in Japan, Japanese Buddhism, and Kicks Japan. Her writing on Japanese life has appeared in the Japan Times, CNN Traveler, Time Out, and numerous other publications across Asia, Europe, and North America. GEOFF JOHNSON was born in Australia, and has been living in Tokyo and photographing Japanese subcultures for two decades. ... Read more

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