Thu, 28th August   130856

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THE BEGINNINGS OF KAWAII

No, no, you have no idea. It actually IS the beginning of the whole so-called “kawaii culture”. And it started because girls started using mechanical pencils, which provided fine handwriting. After being banished (more precisely, during the 80s), this kind of writing started being used in products like magazines and make-up. And, during this time, icons we usually associate with the whole kawaii industry (like the characters from Sanrio) came to life too.

And what many people don’t realize is that this subculture was born as a way for young girls to express themselves in their own way. And it was also used as something against the adult life and the traditional culture, often seen as dull and boring and oppressive. By embracing cuteness, these young girls (and adult women, after a while) were showing non-conformation with the current standards.

So yep. Kawaii is important, and it all started with cute, simple handwritting a few hearts and cat faces in some girls’ school notebooks <3


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NO OK THIS IS SO IMPORTANT!

This is also how the kawaii fashions started! Girls began dressing in cute and off beat styles for themsleves, they were criticized by adult figures telling them “you’ll never find a husband if you dress that way!” to which they began to reply “Good!”

All the japanese subcultures and fashions that evolved out of this became a rebellion to tradition and the starch gender roles and expectations the adults were forcing on the younger generations. As early as the 70s and still to this day you’ll see an emphasis on child-like fashion and themes in more kawaii styles and the dismissal of the male gaze with styles like lolita (a lot of western people assume lolita is somehow sexual due to the name of the fashion, but ask any japanese lolita and they will tell you that men hate the style and find it unattractive which is sometimes a large reason they gravitate towards the style - they can express their femininity and individuality while remaining independent and without the pressure to appeal to men)

Its so so so important to understand the hyper cute and ‘odd’ fashions of Japanese girls carry such a huge message of feminism and reclaiming of their own lives.   

so are you telling me that Japan’s punk phase was really the kawaii phase

Thu, 28th August   215902

dreaming-a-reality:

oreooficial:

spelling bee administrator: your word is delicious
me: D to the E to the L I C I O U S to the D to the E to the to the to the
spelling bee administrator: hit it fergie

Thu, 28th August   9215

What dream? What future? I don’t have any of that.

Thu, 28th August   200876

youhavetobeshipping:

best response ever

Thu, 28th August   68127

soaply:

fvckie:

please do not smoke the frogs

why is it holding a stick this is a forest guardian or at least a frog in a position of power clearly

Thu, 28th August   635186

officialputin:

putins-boyfriend:

putins-girlfriend:

yourtubes:

reblog if your url represents who you really are 

I am really Putin’s girlfriend

then we have a problem

I can explain it

Thu, 28th August   17489

tittily:

my little cousin got bit by a house spider and she was crying so i went to get some stuff to soothe and numb it but before i could even walk out the door i heard her quietly whisper ‘i can’t handle the responsibility of being spiderman’

Thu, 28th August   14570
So I was scrolling through my Facebook and..

tibby-wynter:

leemajsiwel:

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Can not be unseen.

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I’m sorry.

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Thu, 28th August   44013

schoolsorrow:

thetremblingofmyhand:

fenchurchdent:

chicklikemeblog:

Playboy’s catcall flowchart.  

I’m reblogging Playboy. Somebody stop me. 

No. Don’t stop. This is perfect

the cat one though

Thu, 28th August   55215

people-like-anime:

brocks fuckiing eyes ARE YIU SERIYOUS

Thu, 28th August   11374

softbit:

HE JUST FUCKING LETS MOMOTAROU RUN INTO HIM

Thu, 28th August   61008

vegandragon:

egobus:

they’re very proud

I really want to talk about what’s going on in the first panel.

Thu, 28th August   318305

southpauz:

True story.

I just wanted a refill on my Sprite. 

That’s all I wanted.

and I would have done anything for it

Thu, 28th August   3497

dc9spot:

This must be the year of Link!!!

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