Melbourne photographer Heather Lighton 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.