Growing Interest on Japanese Culture
Salz’s love affair with Japan began with an unusual trigger – metal and rock music. When she turned 18, a friend introduced her to Visual Kei, a Japanese rock music genre that embodies elaborate make-up and punk costumes. She was immediately hooked, and her interest in the Japanese language quickly grew. She dived into the culture of Japan and found it absolutely amazing, and eventually inspired her to visit the country.
While her work as a mechanic was satisfying, she couldn’t imagine doing the same routine until she got old. The idea of immigrating to Japan excited her so much that she sold almost all her belongings and moved to Tokyo with one suitcase in hand.
According to Anji, she fell head over heels in love with Japanese fashion, especially the Harajuku scene. Throughout her stay in Japan, her passion and interest for all things Japan increased, and so did her devotion to the Japanese kimono culture.