Just photos over the years I want to use or reference maybe.
These are from Japantown and Chinatown in San Francisco from a journalism conference in Feb-March 2013 when I was on my previous college’s student paper as the photo editor. A lot of the shops had “No Photography” signs and I was short on time, so I didn’t get a lot of photos. The ones of Seattle were from the International Club field trip in 2012.
Also stressed out and wanted to look for some “kawaii” items and still focus on the medical side to otaku culture. There are a few studies I have to read through, but here’s the link to one done by the Research Ethics Committee of the Graduate School of Integrated Arts and Sciences in Hiroshima University – The Power of Kawaii: Viewing Cute Images Promotes a Careful Behavior and Narrows Attentional Focus – ncbi.nlm.nih.gov