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A Quick Guide to Osaka’s Hipster Town

There is no Japanese word for ‘hipster’, which, ironically, is about as hipster as you can get. The closest you’ll find to the Western pejorative here is “ultra individual” (超個性的) or “one who loves novelty” (新しがり屋). But there is a term for the stuff hipsters love to buy. Zakka (雑貨) refers to all those miscellaneous items you’d find in Urban Outfitters – the ones…

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