This Interactive Exhibition in Japan Celebrates Naomi Watanabe

By: Laura McQuarrie - Aug 6, 2016
References: instagram & japantrends
A new interactive exhibition in Japan is paying tribute to the Instagram account of Naomi Watanabe, who frequently shares colorful photos of her favorite foods.

The 'Naomi’s Party' exhibit features eight different rooms, including a Dance Hall, Laundry Room, Photo Room and Game Room. At one of the stations, fans will be able to peer into a vanity mirror in order to see a video of Watanabe applying makeup, or try their hand at re-enacting one of her famous TV commercials for instant noodles.

In a culture where being thin is the norm, Japan's "Pocchari culture" boldly embraces body positivity, while also rejecting stereotypes and fat-shaming. This movement has also introduced a variety of dedicated plus-size magazines, fashion shows and clothing lines to the country.