Kawaii: Japan’s Cute Culture

Hi my friends! Happy fall! This year is going way too quickly for me! Only 2 more months left of the year!

Last month, while on my mini Walt Disney World vacation, I found a hidden gem at Epcot! Located at the back of the Japan Pavillion, inside the White Heron Castle, near the back entrance of Mitsukoshi Department Store, you will find the Bijutsu-kan Gallery which displays both traditional and modern Japanese art.

The current exhibit in the Bijutsu-kan Gallery showcases:

Kawaii: Japan’s Cute Culture

  • Kawaii means “cute” or “loveable”
  • This exhibit debuted in October 2015.

Did you know that many of the cartoon or video game characters we are familiar with are considered Kawaii?

I loved that in the display of Kawaii: At Home, there is a popular Disney character near the bed? Seems fitting as it is merchandise available only at Tokoyo Disneyland at the moment!

I love learning about different cultures and how it impacts our culture as well! I spent about a good 30 minutes looking around this exhibit and I still didn’t see everything that was in the gallery! 

This space always has something new to offer, as it appears exhibits change out every few year or so. Check it out on your next WDW vacation!  Comment below or on our Facebook page what your favorite Kawaii character is!

Thanks for Zoning in today!  Have a magical day my friends!

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