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I Went To Japan And All I Got Were These Photos of Animals and Children

Heather Lighton's pictures of cute kids and hilarious pets from the world capital of kawaii.

by VICE Australia
Nov 20 2014, 4:34pm

Melbourne photographer ​Heather L​ighton recently returned from the world capital of kawaii, and although we're sure she saw a lot of interesting things, she mostly chose to take pictures of cute kids and hilarious pets.

There's an argument that the west's obsession with Japan as a saccharine, novelty wonderland that exists only to fuel our green tea Kit Kat–flavored fantasies is patronizing and archaic. But come on. There's a picture here of someone taking a raccoon for a walk. We're only human, people.