Kate Sakai

Model and designer, K and Kate fur fur

Natural kawaii with new balance for future fashion.

“My whole outfit today is a subtle gradation of white to beige. This kind of natural look is easy to match in an everyday wardrobe, so I love it. It also fits a home interior. The more you use it, the better it suits your taste,” says Keito Sakai, a model and designer. “I believe that kawaii is becoming freer and freer, day by day. I like both the girlish style I’m wearing today as well as the hard-edged fashion. Recently, I noticed that a new balance of 70% cool and 30% girlish works well — for example, feminine ribbons and frills on top of cool black, gray, and navy colors.” She herself combines black nails and a studded black-toned iPhone case with her natural-colored dresses. Ms. Sakai really enjoys kawaii fashion.

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Hot spring spa
温泉
High-tech toilet
ハイテクトイレ
Character bento
キャラ弁
Public bathhouse
銭湯
Tsukiji Market
築地市場
Traditional Japanese guest house
古民家ゲストハウス
Gohtoku-ji
豪徳寺
Roppongi Hills
六本木ヒルズ
Steakhouse
ステーキハウス
Shuri Castle
首里城
Resort beaches
リゾートビーチ
Mangroves
マングローブ
United Kingdom
Eternal Sonata
Mexico
Street Fighter 4
Italy
Neon Genesis EVANGELION
Japan
Kinnikuman
Fushimi Inari Taisha
伏見稲荷大社
Mizuura Mikuji
水占みくじ
HOSHINOYA Kyoto
星のや 京都
Kitchen of Kyoto
錦市場
OSAMU TEZUKA
creator of Japan’s manga and anime cultures
GAME BAR
a gathering spot for grownups where old games are available
AKIRA BIKE
enthusiasts create a dream machine from the world of Otomo’s AKIRA
SPACE BROTHERS
super-popular manga depicts the dreams of youths dedicated to space
Japanese knives
包丁
Picks
楊枝
Tenugui (Japanese towels)
手拭
Daruma
達磨
URUSHI
漆芸
RAMEN
ラーメン
SUKIYAKI
すき焼き
WASABI
山葵
Nerhol
MANABU IKEDA
KOHEI NAWA
TAKU OBATA
MENBURYU
NEBUTA MATSURI
SANJA MATSURI
NIIHAMA TAIKO MATSURI
SHODO
書道
KENDO
剣道
SADO
茶道
NOH
KACCHU-SHI
甲冑師
SENSHOKU-KA
染織家
SAMURAI AVATAR
侍アバター
SUMI-SHOKUNIN
墨職人
GAME CREATOR
GAME CREATOR
FAMILY COMPUTER / NES
Family Computer / NES
SPACE INVADERS
SPACE INVADERS
SHOGI
SHOGI