Words by James Hadfield
When people first land in Japan, the most common phrase used to describe the experience is: 'It blew my mind.' We've taken this feeling, analysed it, and broken it down into 100 specific ways that this country will blow you away. Starting with kawaii icon Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, our list includes things like the receptionist robots at newly opened Henn-na Hotel, the crazy new Kawaii Monster Cafe in Harajuku, the bonsai that 'flew' to space, and everyday wonders like the pens with erasable ink and the sun visors that sparked a fashion trend on global catwalks. Who ever said culture shock was a bad thing?