Author: La Carmina

La Carmina writes about Harajuku pop culture and all things spooky-cute. She is the author of three books about Japanese pop culture and food, including "Cute Yummy Time" and "Crazy Wacky Theme Restaurants: Tokyo" -- for which she did all the photos and illustrations. Both books were released in October, accompanied by a U.S. major city book tour.

Her Japanese fashion/pop culture blog has been featured in publications including The New Yorker, WWD, Village Voice, LA Times. She has appeared on The Today Show and co-hosted an episode of Bizarre World with Andrew Zimmern for Travel Channel

For more, please visit her website.

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