DC Kawaii Style, DC to Japan

Perseverance Tattoo Exhibit & Matcha Tea Time

Perseverance: Japanese Tattoo Tradition in a Modern World explores the artistry of traditional Japanese tattoos along with its rich history and influence on modern tattoo practices in this groundbreaking photographic exhibition.

Curated by Takahiro Kitamura, photographed &designed by Kip Fulbeck

Perseverance features the work of seven internationally acclaimed tattoo artists, Horitaka, Horitomo, Chris Horishiki Brand, Miyazo, Shige, Junii, and Yokohama Horiken, along with tattoo works by selected others.

Hi kawaii + creative family!

My client, turned friend, Terra and I took a day trip to the popular Japanese tattoo exhibit, Perseverance.

This exhibit debuted at Japanese American National Museum and would have been well worth the trip but I had prior obligations.

So I stalked the exhibit online and lived vicariously through friends who were able to attend.

However, it was so successful that it became a traveling exhibit. And the first stop was Towson, which is far more accessible for the DC area.

Secretly, I think the tattoo Gods were pleased with my growth efforts and decided to throw me a bone. ^.^

Terra offered to take me since I don’t have access to a car.

We made a day of it and went for lunch and kawaii finds.

Enjoy our day with us~

Terra’s healing sailor sinshi collar rocker

🌸Perseverance, The Exhibit

I was so amped, so we skipped lunch to visit the exhibit FIRST!

Perseverance, yokoso!

🎀The Artists

female tattooers represent!

🎀Around the Exhibit

The tattoo portraits & bodysuits were EVERYTHING!

start here ~
tattoo portraits ~
body suits ~
the art of Shige
it was a beautiful display


yes, I had a budget!
me when I’m hangry 😭😹

🌸Lunch + Tea Time

Lunch was at the historic Ellicott City’s , Matcha Time Cafe.

let’s eat!
itadakimasu ~
I want to be a regular here >.<

🌸Kawaii Finds

We didn’t have to wander far for a daily dose of cuteness.

Match Time has the cutest store here. So many kawaii things ~

at the entrance & counter

even Doctor Who!


daruma + manekineko

so cute, right?!

2015-03-23 14.56.06
a reference book from my haul

I hope you enjoyed our adventure as much as we did ^.^
For more on Pereserverance visit

JAMN Site | Facebook

Thanks for reading!

Follow my snapchat + Instagram (@ipukekawaii) to enjoy Japan with me!^.^

Gambare, minna


Imani (イマーニ)

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