Totoro-san

Explorations in Japanese Culture

Lolita Fashion (ロリータ)

Introduction A lot of people start noticing Lolita fashion in anime, but saw it first at anime conventions. A lot of people, myself included, first mistake Lolita fashion for a … Continue reading

September 23, 2012 · 1 Comment

Japanese Consumer Behaviors (1950-Present)

It has been some time since I posted anything on the blog, because almost all my time has been spent earning my MBA and working on my thesis! My thesis … Continue reading

September 8, 2012 · 1 Comment

Trans-America Ultra Quiz! (アメリカ横断ウルトラクイズ)

The Japanese are a people who have taken the “no pain, no gain” mentality and made it an integral part of their culture. This sense of exchange pervades so many different … Continue reading

April 6, 2012 · Leave a comment

MomoCon 2012

Living in northwest Georgia tends to leave me feeling isolated from others with a similar love of Japanese culture and anime. So any chance I can get to share this … Continue reading

April 1, 2012 · 2 Comments

Otaku (オタク)

As someone who studies Japan from both an academic and hobby perspective, I am always a little sensitive in keeping my love of Japanese otaku culture and my love of … Continue reading

November 23, 2011 · 5 Comments

Dekotora (デコトラ)

Sometimes I hear about things from Japan from the most unexpected and strange places. While meeting with my marketing professor this week about my thesis, he brought up this crazy … Continue reading

November 16, 2011 · 1 Comment

Anime Weekend Atlanta (アニメの週末)

As I have mentioned before in my posts, living in northwest Georgia tends to leave me feeling isolated from others with a similar love of Japanese culture and anime. So … Continue reading

October 11, 2011 · Leave a comment

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