About The Wagamama Diaries
Welcome! I’m happy you’re here. I’m Teni Wada, founder of The Wagamama Diaries.
Originally from Charleston, South Carolina, my curiosity for Japanese culture led me to a life-changing decision: relocating to Tokyo, Japan, my home for nearly 20 years. Living in the heart of Japan has allowed me to immerse myself in the latest beauty trends, minimalist fashion styles, and holistic lifestyle practices.
I started this blog in 2017 as Baby Kaiju, and renamed it in 2019 after my “selfish” (wagamama) desire to rediscover and reinvent myself in motherhood.
Since then, The Wagamama Diaries has become an invaluable English-language resource for foreign women in Japan as they navigate motherhood, lifestyle, and beauty trends. In fact, this blog consistently ranks high Google searches for topics related to Japanese beauty products and motherhood in Japan! As such, I have been featured in The Guardian, BBC 100 Women, and The Japan Times.
Take a look at my top 10 posts to date: