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KAWAII FAQ

 

Kawaii Essentials - All Things Cute

What Is Kawaii, & What Does it All Mean?

Well firstly, Kawaii is never mean.. Kawaii cuteness comes in all shapes and forms, from fashion to food! The word 'Kawaii' Originates in Japan and means.. ‘Cute’. It is used in everyday language when referring to something or someone as cute, but not only kittens, puppies and babies can be cute, and not everything cute is Kawaii. Kawaii is pleasing to the eye, sweet in nature, delicate, kind and cute enough that it sparks joy and a little warmth in your heart...

Where Does Kawaii Come From?...

Japan has had a long history of having a high interest and output of the cuter, smaller things in life. Traditional life in Japan could be rigid and strict, and so, applying ‘kawaii’ touches to everyday life, would bring joy to ones heart. Keeping things cute but simple allows for a healthy balance of work and play. Traditionally in the West, having Soft toys in your room or wearing cat ears can be seen as childish past the age of 14, yet in Japan, continuing to wear Hello Kitty clothing into adulthood and sporting a Cartoon character handbag is not uncommon at all.

What Are The Different Kawaii Sub-Cultures?...

As Kawaii has spread into popular western culture, there is nothing that can’t be Kawaii these days. Fashion, Kawaii Bento, Cute Stationery Trends, Kawaii Charm Craft, Homewares to make the house cute too, and even Pets love Kawaii
The kawaii shoppu. kawaii everything - oblivion

HOW TO BE KAWAII...

Being and behaving Kawaii is another matter entirely. It is seen to be a way of behaving cutely, politely, being sweet and fun in nature and living a Kawaii lifestyle.
But there are no real rules of Kawaii, it is a feeling, not a handbook.
Here at The Kawaii Shoppu, we believe everyone has the key to Kawaii in their hearts, and that the warmth and joy of cuteness have a place in everyone’s homes.
Embracing cuteness in our lives can be fun, soothing and allows ourselves time for new hobbies and different kind of self care in the form of cuteness therapy...
So let’s take a look at some various expressions of what we have come to know, as Kawaii…

KAWAII AESTHETICS

Typical Kawaii Aesthetics would consist of Pastel Tones of Rainbow colours with plenty of cute touches and Kawaii characters.....
pastel aesthetic kawaii
 

KAWAII CHARACTERS

Kawaii cartoons have roots in the world of Anime, and have since produced a wide selection of childhood cartoon character hero’s who have grown to become household names...
Listed below are some Kawaii characters you may already be familiar with..
 
Molang...
molang
Hello kitty..
 
Sailor moon...
sailor moon pastel
 
Totoro..
pastel totoro studio ghibli kawaii
 
 

KAWAII PLUSHIES & MORE...

All characters will have their own merchandise, mainly in the form of Plushies and cuddly toys. They are just as cute if not cuter than the characters on screen, and one can’t resist adorning their bedroom with these loveable, bundles of fluff.

KAWAII DRAWINGS...

We Love all the Kawaii Drawings we see on Instagram, so many talented artists out there! Here are a few we really like, with links to their accounts...
 

HOW TO DRAW KAWAII?

You can learn to draw Kawaii too, here are a few links to get your cuteness skills down to a fine art...

Doodles By Sarah


 

Candy Kane Koneko

 

KAWAII BENTO ( KYARABEN) ...

If you thought those Kawaii food drawings looked good enough to eat, well you’ll be glad to hear you make food just as cute! Using Rice Moulds and Nori cutters and a little creativity, you can make meal times fun with Cute Bento.
 bento kyaraben cute food rice mould

KAWAII GAMING..

If you’re into a Kawaii Lifestyle, there’s a good chance you’re into gaming too, if you have the time. Kawaii, Anime and Gaming go hand in hand, side by side, and gaming brings our favourite characters to life, and into our control. Below are some some popular kawaii Apps and Games that Shoppu Loves…

Lily’s day off..

 

Spoon Pet Collector..

Gacha life...

gacha life
 

COSPLAY...

Cosplay is the Hobby of dressing up and impersonating your favourite Animated Cartoon Character! From Studio Ghibli to Marvel there are no Characters untouched. Cosplay Fans Like to meet up at Cosplay Conventions and Share their love for Cosplay!
cosplay dream
 
 

WHAT IS KAWAII FASHION?

Kawaii Fashion has spread across the globe, from east to west, allowing Kawaii Fashionistas to express themselves through different sub-cultures of Kawaii. Take a look at some of the different styles..

Fairy kei & Decora ...

fairykei decora

Pastel Goth..

pastel goth girls

Mori Girl...

japanese kawaii mori girl wearing fashion

Casual, still Kawaii...

casual kawaii girl
Our Kawaii Conclusion...
Whichever style you’re into, we believe that Kawaii is in the eye of the beholder. If its cute to you, then its kawaii in your heart...❤︎
Stay Kawaii,

The Kawaii Shoppu


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