Since the 1970s, cuteness, in Japanese kawaisa (可愛さ) (literally, "lovability", "cuteness" or "adorableness"), has become a prominent aspect of Japanese popular culture, entertainment, clothing, food, toys, personal appearance, behavior, and mannerisms. It is also referred to as kawaii (literally, adorable, precious, lovable, or innocent). wikipedia.There is a Wikipedia article titled Cuteness in Japanese culture!
Amigurumi - literally knitted stuffed toy, is the Japanese art of knitting or crocheting small stuffed animals and anthropomorphic creatures.
Here are a few free patterns!
Nuigurumi literally means 'sew and wrap' in Japanese - but refers to rag dolls and stuffed animals!
There is of course origami,
I think I shall have to give Amigurumi a go in honor of the Japanese x