Hello Kawaii

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Japan has embraced cuteness with a vengeance -- from the ubiquitous Hello Kitty to the successful artist-designer Takashi Murakami, the Andy Warhol of Japan. Sarah Lilley tries to figure out why an ancient culture like Japan’s would strive to be super adorable.

Music Playlist

  1. Twiggy Twiggy/Twiggy vs. James Bond

    Artist: Pizzicato 5
    Album: Made in USA
    Label: Matador
  2. Comment Te Dire Adieu?

    Artist: Tokyo's Coolest Combo
    Album: Sushi 3003
    Label: Bungalow
  3. Kepler

    Artist: Nobukazu Takemura
    Album: Scope
    Label: Thrill Jockey
  4. My Super Lover

    Artist: SP 1200 Productions
    Album: Sushi 3003
    Label: Bungalow
  5. Sweden, Heaven & Hell

    Artist: K-Taro Takanami
    Album: Sushi 3003
    Label: Bungalow