Hello, and welcome to Kawaiianese: a blog dedicated to Japanese kawaii culture. I’m Hannah, a 30-year-old Japanophile based in Spain. My love affair with a country I’ve never visited began around 20 years ago, when Pokémon fever first swept the globe.
My teenage years were spent defeating gym leaders, trading Pokémon and kicking Team Rocket’s collective ass. I then discovered the super cute world of Sanrio, and my love for Japan — and kawaii — grew tenfold.
Needless to say, I’m now a full-blown addict, and look forward to spreading the spirit of kawaii around the world through the medium of this blog.