MANAMI OKAZAKI is the author of Tattoo in Japan, Japanese Buddhism, and Kicks Japan. Her writing on Japanese life has appeared in the Japan Times, CNN Traveler, Time Out, and numerous other publications across Asia, Europe, and North America. GEOFF JOHNSON was born in Australia, and has been living in Tokyo and photographing Japanese subcultures for two decades. His photographs have appeared in TIME, the Wall Street Journal, Harper's Bazaar Japan, Esquire Magazine Japan, and The Economist.
Los Angeles Times Kawaii!: Japan's Culture of Cute listed on the Summer Recommended Fashion Reading list. Chicago Tribune: Kawaii!: Japan's Culture of Cute included on the 5 Great Fashion Forward Summer Readings Books list. Fodor's Essential Japan: Kawaii!: Japan's Culture of Cute selected in their Read This list.