6 Popular Accessories Japanese Girls Feel kawaii!

6 Popular Accessories Japanese Girls Feel kawaii!

I think you have heard the word “kawaii” meaning “cute” since it is one of the famous Japanese words all over the world. We, Japanese girls/women love kawaii things but what kind of things we think is “kawaii”? Here, I would like to explain 6 popular accessories Japanese girls feel “kawaii” focusing on their motifs.



 

6 Popular Accessories Japanese Girls Feel kawaii!

 

1. Heart

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When thinking about what is Kawaii, most Japanese girls first imagine heart shaped stuffs. Especially for an accessory like a necklace, a lot of women tend to choose heart motifs since they will make girls look more kawaii! But it is boring if the shape of the heart is too normal – people prefer unique ones. For instance, I have a necklace that has interesting shape -the one half of the heart is bigger than the other half. Moreover, it would be wonderful if the heart is combined with other kawaii things –such as pearls, flowers and things I’m going to explain later. The next time when having a chance to look for an accessory with a heart, try to find a unique one!

 

2. Star

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Star might be one of the most popular shapes all over the world –Japan is not an exception. Unlike heart, many Japanese girls are likely to think that standard star shape is kawaii. However, they still seek for some uniqueness. For example, I often see women who wear accessories such as pierces, necklace and hair accessories that have 2-3 or more stars each. One of my friends said that 3-5 starts would be the best since they look like shiny shooting stars. When it comes to stars, moderately shiny ones are more likely to be thought as kawaii among Japanese girls. Try to find a twinkle stars when giving an accessory to Japanese woman.

 

3. Flower

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Flower motifs are loved by so many Japanese girls and women in a wide variety of age. Just having things that have flower is thought to be kawaii. There are many kinds of flower motifs such as simple flowers, many types combined, and even flower petals. One of the flower accessories that I thought to be the most kawaii is the one with pressed flower in a glass. It is very beautiful and you can enjoy the color of real flower without going wrong. When we choose accessories with flower motifs, we tend to look for the one having kawaii/beautiful color. But what kind of flowers (like rose, cherry blossoms, and tulip) would be very different depending on each individual, so ask your friend when you’d like to know her specific preference.

 

4. Ribbon

6 Popular Accessories Japanese Girls Feel kawaii!_ribbon

This is also widely preferred motif –especially for hair accessories. Kawaii things I explained above are mainly for necklace and pierce, but not so many are used for hair accessories. When watching Japanese TV shows, you might realize that a lot of female celebrities put hair accessories with ribbon motifs. Since these people are some of the representatives of Kawaii, many Japanese girls/women try to imitate them and buy ribbon accessories to be kawaii people. Furthermore, ribbon is often used when wrapping gifts/presents in special occasions, so wearing ribbon accessories might make girls/women feel special. Find your (or her) best ribbon and be much more kawaii!

 

5. Animal

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There are a lot of accessories having animal motifs –such as dogs, cats, and birds. Some of my friends around me tend to buy ones that are similar to their pets. Other people buy them just because they are so kawaii. For example, I bought a necklace that has a motif that a hedgehog is eating an apple. Although just a normal posture of animal is still kawaii, the one with animals doing something would be much more kawaii! If you have a pet, this type of accessories would be one of the best gifts for your family and for yourself.

 

6. Clover leaf

6 Popular Accessories Japanese Girls Feel kawaii!clover leaf

Have you heard about the legend of clover having 4 leaves? Since most clovers only have 3 leaves, it is said that people who find 4-leaf-clover would be happy. Based on the story, many Japanese women/girls tend to buy clover motif accessories (often necklace) as symbol of happiness. For this one, smaller motifs seem to be more popular and thought to be more kawaii. Moreover, unlike flower, not very colorful and a little bit shiny clovers would be better. I think this is because that’s how clover leaves are supposed to be –simple and one-colored. So be careful not to choose too bright/colorful one for a gift!

 

Conclusion

In Japan, there are accessories that have various kinds of motifs such as heart, star, and animals. Although there are individual differences, a lot of Japanese girls/women have similar preferences. The next time buying accessories to yourself or to someone, remember the list and find something very “kawaii”!

 

6 Popular Accessories Japanese Girls Feel kawaii!

1. Heart
2. Star
3. Flower
4. Ribbon
5. Animal
6. Clover leaf