Kumamiki

Partybaby designer

Ribbon

Apparel sales representative

Harajuku fashion is a way to express myself.

Polka dots on a vividly colored kimono, combined with ribbons and rainbow-colored hair. This is the seemingly eccentric style of so-called Harajuku girls, who make it their fashion statement. Kumamiki says, “I design children’s clothes that even adults can wear. I nicknamed myself kuma (bear) because I looked back at my childhood drawing of a teddy bear and found it to be so kawaii.”Another girl wears Harajuku fashion to create a character she calls “Ribbon.” “Thanks to Harajuku fashion, I’ve established my own character,” says Ribbon. “Her hair is girlish while her clothes are boyish. This is Ribbon’s concept. She’s not limited by gender.” Harajuku girls often say kawaii, which is nothing more than an exclamation of surprise. “Probably, for us kawaii means ‘That’s amazing!’”

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回転寿司
Karaoke
カラオケ
Public bathhouse
銭湯
Kaminari-mon
雷門
Edo kiriko
江戸切子
Ooedo Onsen Monogatari
大江戸温泉物語
Traditional Japanese guest house
古民家ゲストハウス
Gundam 1/1
ガンダム1/1
Sanshin
三線
Ryukyu Karate
琉球空手
International Avenue
国際通り
Resort beaches
リゾートビーチ
Japan
VOCALOID
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Neon Genesis EVANGELION
Hong Kong
BRAVE10/ TIGER&BUUNY
Russia
Magic Knight Rayearth
Yokai Costume Parade
百鬼夜行
Aburi-mochi
あぶり餅
Kyoto confectionary
京菓子
Shohekiga
障壁画
AKIRA BIKE
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ANIME PILGRIMAGE
a quest to visit locations relating to stories and characters
VACUUM TUBE HEADPHONES
a key item to bridge dreams and reality
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Department store basement
デパ地下
ANREALAGE
アンリアレイジ
Picks
楊枝
Kimono
着物
SUKIYAKI
すき焼き
URUSHI
漆芸
KAISEKI
懐石
KATSUOBUSHI
鰹節
MANABU IKEDA
Nerhol
KOHEI NAWA
YAYOI KUSAMA
SANJA MATSURI
NIIHAMA TAIKO MATSURI
MENBURYU
NACHI-NO-OGI MATSURI