Romi Mizukami

Designer for Ray BEAMS, “Kittyist”

I want to become Hello Kitty, the icon of Japan.

Ms. Mizukami has been a passionate fan of Hello Kitty ever since she saw a Kitty T-shirt in a Kitty exhibition several years ago. From then on, she started to create Kitty-style fashions. “Hello Kitty’s charm comes from the color balance of red, navy, and white, and from her, emotionless face with the mouth not drawn. Also, Kitty’s head size is almost equal to her body. I like this proportion very much,” says Ms. Mizukami. She adds, “I often use Kitty items as part of my own fashion style. I love Kitty too much, so I ended up designing Kitty goods and they are being sold now by my company brand, BEAMS!” Her cherished Kitty creations include the designs for an iPhone case and a hand mirror. “Oh, I love Kitty! I’ll go on adding Kitty items to my fashion. I wish I could be Kitty some day… I’ll keep hoping this!”

Note:

"Kittyler" is a Japanese-English term popularized in Japan that means Hello Kitty fan or "Kittyist."

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Maid cafe
メイド喫茶
Sushi-go-round
回転寿司
Sumo wrestler
大相撲力士
Karaoke
カラオケ
Scramble crossing
スクランブル交差点
Shinjuku
新宿
Ooedo Onsen Monogatari
大江戸温泉物語
Monja
もんじゃ
Awamori
泡盛
Utaki
御嶽
Resort beaches
リゾートビーチ
Lunch “A”
Aランチ
Japan
Dekirukana
United Kingdom
Sailor Moon
Taiwan
Mobile Suit Gundam
Korea
Hakuohki / Adekan
Stay at a Buddhist temple
宿坊
Uchimizu
打ち水
Viewing Japanese gardens in Kyoto
日本庭園
Tea master
茶道家
VACUUM TUBE HEADPHONES
a key item to bridge dreams and reality
SPACE BROTHERS
super-popular manga depicts the dreams of youths dedicated to space
FUJIKO F. FUJIO MUSEUM
manga master who “visualized” children’s dreams
GAME BAR
a gathering spot for grownups where old games are available
Nambu ironware
南部鉄器
Candycrafts
あめ細工
Nishikigoi
錦鯉
Cosmetics
化粧品
RAMEN
ラーメン
SOBA
蕎麦
URUSHI
漆芸
KATSUOBUSHI
鰹節
KOHEI NAWA
HISASHI TENMYOUYA
Nerhol
YAYOI KUSAMA
NIIHAMA TAIKO MATSURI
MENBURYU
AWA ODORI
NEBUTA MATSURI
NOH
KARATEDO
空手
SHODO
書道
SADO
茶道
SAMURAI AVATAR
侍アバター
KACCHU-SHI
甲冑師
KATANA-KAJI
刀鍛冶
FOOD MODEL CRAFTSMAN
食品サンプル職人