‘Cuties in Japan’ – an essay.
An essay about that word we all know and hear every day of our lives here in Tokyo – kawaii. This paper was written in 1995, but still has relevance and excellent data regarding the often-debated topic of cuteness and it’s superlative value in Japan.
(below, model, blogger & pop star Kyari Pamyu Pamyu)
What the heck is ‘cute’, anyways, and is it a form of beauty? Or does it encompass beauty>>>>>>>? Perhaps it is a form of categorizing an experience that is unqiue from beauty. What do you think?