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Interesting, odd, outrageous or informative quotes about Japan

Kawaii- Quotes about the Japanese cult of cute

Kitsch in Japan (Sanrio, Hello Kitty etc.)

“That cute animal, the panda, is so beloved that no-one found it strange when the announcer on NHK… broke down on announcing the death of one of the beasts at the Ueno Zoo” Donald Ritchie

“The Japanese language has no word for kitsch. Nor would one expect it to. To quote an old Japanese proverb, ‘Fish have no word for water.’” Donald Ritchie


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