Uchimura Amika, known as Lita to friends, is a 28-year-old housewife and graphic designer in Osaka. She used to be the lead vocalist in a band, and has the tattoos to prove it. Now her room is filled up with manga, books on Japanese monsters and hundreds of character figurines. Most are just for display, but some make their way into the hands of Uchimura’s six-year-old daughter.

Uchimura Amika, known as Lita to friends, is a 28-year-old housewife and graphic designer in Osaka. She used to be the lead vocalist in a band, and has the tattoos to prove it. Now her room is filled up with manga, books on Japanese monsters and hundreds of character figurines. Most are just for display, but some make their way into the hands of Uchimura’s six-year-old daughter.