PHOTOS - Epcot's Japan Pavilion gallery updated with new 'Kawaii - Japan's Cute Culture' exhibit

Oct 20, 2015 in "Japan (Pavilion)"

Kawaii - Japan's Cute Culture exhibit
Posted: Tuesday October 20, 2015 1:09pm EDT by WDWMAGIC Staff

The Bijutsu-kan gallery at Epcot's Japan Pavilion has a new exhibit -'Kawaii: Japan's Cute Culture.'

The exhibit explores how the Kawaii culture became so popular in modern Japan, and includes as it's centerpiece the Melty-Go-Round statue of a Harajuku Girl designed by Kawaii artist and designer Sebastian Masuda.

The gallery is open daily from 11am to park close. Click the gallery for more photos.

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Sped2424Oct 22, 2015

no this has replaced spirited beasts.

note2001Oct 22, 2015

From a distance, to me, it looks like it's made out of wads of chewed bubble gum. :D However, the zoomed pic shows it's filled with dollar store type toys, the kind you can get bag fulls of.

BJones82Oct 21, 2015

Was just there, it is a replacement for the old exhibit.

wdwgreekOct 21, 2015

Its nice to see cultural exhibits being changed out and updated. The morocco one hasn't changed in a few years, but I look forward to checking this one out in March! Thanks for the pics!

Cmdr_CrimsonOct 21, 2015

Then you've never been to an anime convention then...It's pretty much that.

BairstowOct 21, 2015

Wasn't "Spirited Beasts" always kinda clogged up with Inuyasha, and later, Naruto fankids? Not exactly the atmosphere I would describe as "meditative." The back of the Japanese Pavilion has long been the Hot Topic store of Disney World.

ABQOct 21, 2015

It's not actually a Minnie, though not a crazy assumption, given the bow and all, I clipped this from @wdwmagic 's photo gallery, if you zoom in you can read the description. edit, oops, sorry @alissafalco and @Retroman40 , I meant to quote within the other thread posting but hit this one instead, but they are related threads anyway.

ThelazerOct 21, 2015

In B4 Someone suggest the Japanese girls there change costumes to reflect the "Cute" culture.... yum!

Retroman40Oct 21, 2015

Not 100% sure - shows how observant I am. The outside is some type of plastic/resin. My daughter think the inside is just random objects.

alissafalcoOct 21, 2015

What is that Minnie made out of? wax? glass?

Retroman40Oct 21, 2015

Stopped into the new display in the Bijutsu-kan Gallery at Japan yesterday. It's a pretty decent collection and definitely worth a stop to check it out, particularly if you have any interest in Japanese cultural history.

halltdOct 21, 2015

Besides The American Adventure (because I ADORE the show), the Japan pavilion is always my favorite in World Showcase. It could be because I love the Japanese culture so much, but their retail store, food, and the cultural exhibits are always so cool.

shipley731Oct 20, 2015

Looking forward to browsing this next week. The exhibits they put in here always are interesting. I loved the toy exhibit they had several years ago.

RSoxNo1Oct 20, 2015

Wouldn't that indicate that this is just an addition then?