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Adorable Art Captures The Spirit of Kawaii for Disney Food Lovers

In the context of popular Japanese culture "kawaii" represents all things cute. A multitude of adorable characters have become a true phenomenon in the modern era and can even be said to have taken over the more staided and refined national identity. The current art exhibit in the Bijutsu-kan Gallery at Epcot's Japan Pavilion showcases this movement, and you can read about it in our previous article Kawaii: The Culture of Cute.

Kawaii: The Culture of Cute In Epcot’s Japan Pavilion

Kawaii: Japan's Cute Culture is the latest exhibit to make its home in the Bijutsu-kan Gallery in Epcot's Japan Pavilion. A prominent aspect of modern Japanese culture, Kawaii is rooted in Shinto expression of self. The word means cute, loveable, or adorable, and the items on display certainly reflect all those things.