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Jump to navigation. Japan is the king of cool. Unlike Cool Britannia or Hip America, though, Japanese cool is nothing if not cute, intensely cute, maddeningly cute, even cloyingly cute. The Japanese for cute - kawaii - is uttered so often and so reflexively by so many that it has become a mantra.
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The cuteness culture, or kawaii aesthetic, has become a prominent aspect of Japanese popular culture , entertainment, clothing , food , toys, personal appearance, and mannerisms. The original definition of kawaii came from Lady Murasaki's 11th century novel The Tale of Genji , where it referred to pitiable qualities. The rise of cuteness in Japanese culture emerged in the s as part of a new style of writing. These pictures would be inserted randomly and made the writing difficult to read. His conclusion was based on an observation that cute handwriting predates the availability of technical means for producing rounded writing in comics.
How do they accomplish this? Well before we begin let us with the same admonishment used in our Japanese Men article. This is a snapshot of the stereotypical Japanese woman , with emphasis on stereotypical. As with any culture and people there is a generality however it certainly does not apply to all of its citizenry. Starting off lightly, we have the topic of cuteness.