Welcome to The Wagamama Diaries!

The Wagamama Diaries is a lifestyle and beauty blog founded by Tokyo-based content creator and entrepreneur Teni Wada.

About Me 

A resident of Japan for nearly 20 years, I am a former kindergarten teacher with a background in fashion retail. In fact, it was a chance encounter with a Japanese fashion subculture known as “gyaru” that led me to Japan. 

Along the way, I became a mother. Soon after, blogging became a creative outlet for me to connect with other international mothers while exploring the exciting world of Japanese beauty products, or J-beauty.

My motto is “self-care through skincare,” with an emphasis on prevention and as a means of ritualized healing. Daily self-care sessions are my way of finding calm in the chaos of motherhood.

What I Do

I create engaging content that connects my audience with domestic and international brands. I’ve worked with amazing clients like American Express, Coca Cola Japan, Dove, iHerb, TeamLab Planets, Namco, Sheraton Hotel, and Universal Music Japan, to name a few.

I also work with Japanese beauty brands, and also assist Korean beauty brands looking to boost their position in the Japanese market.

In summer 2021, I founded [EDO BEAUTY LAB], a sustainable green beauty brand that uses komatsuna, a Japanese superfood native to Tokyo’s Edogawa City.

Top Posts in The Wagamama Diaries 

The Wagamama Diaries consistently ranks high in Google searches for topics related to motherhood in Japan and Japanese beauty products. Take a look at my top 10 posts to date:

1. Learning From the Japanese Approach To Anti-Aging Skincare

2. The Truth About Japanese Whitening Cosmetics

3. LuLuLun Precious White, Red, and Green Sheet Masks

4. Japanese/English Baby Names For Boys and Girls

5. Pregnant In Japan? Here’s What You Should Know

6. My Experience Going to Driving School in Japan

7. An Inside Look At Kindergarten in Japan

8. 6 Best Japanese Drinks For Pregnant And Nursing Women

9. Where To Buy Makeup In Japan

10. Oh Baby! Pregnancy, Maternity, and Child Care Leave in Japan

Honorable Mention: Japanese Products That I Use On My Natural Hair

Contact Me

To get in touch with me regarding collaborations or inquiries, please use the contact form

I am also available for social media marketing and blogging consultations. Book a session with me to discuss WordPress, blog setup, content writing, SEO optimization, monetization, marketing, and more!

Welcome to The Wagamama Diaries!