Kawaii is the Japanese word for cute or adorable. There is a modern culture in Japan, popular among the adolescent girls, to try and make every day to day item look adorable. Items that are colorful, round and small are considered kawaii. One of the arguments put forward for this growing culture is the sense of peace and serenity the objects give. They are not violent or belligerent but rather they offer the owner a sense of security, however false it may be.
One of the most outstanding things about the Japanese youth is the passion and commitment they have to their hobbies. From TV to Music to Comics, the Japanese take ‘fangirling’ to a whole new level. I remember watching a video once of this Japanese girl, a big Harry Potter fan, who got to meet Rupert Grint. She was so fascinated by Rupert’s ginger eyelashes that she, literally, had to touch them, granted this was a bit weird, but the glee and excitement it gave her made it adorable.