I Love Kawaii

    (Harper Entertainment, 2011)
™ and © Harper Entertainment

(from the publisher)

"Kawaii" is a word that originated in 1970s Japan when schoolgirls adopted the term to describe everything cute. This word is now understood world-wide and identifies a particular trend of visual aesthetics, with Hello Kitty being the most famous. Kawaii is a recognizable art form practiced by artists all over the world and covers the visual gamut from commercial art to high-brow contemporary art.

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