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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Paper fortune
おみくじ
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次世代型自販機
Meiji Shrine
明治神宮
Ooedo Onsen Monogatari
大江戸温泉物語
Tsukiji Market
築地市場
Edo kiriko
江戸切子
Village of Long Life
長寿の里
Resort beaches
リゾートビーチ
Shuri Castle
首里城
Kachaashii
カチャーシー
Spain
Negima! Magester Negi Magi
Netherland
Odin Sphere
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Neon Genesis EVANGELION
Hong Kong
BRAVE10/ TIGER&BUUNY
HOSHINOYA Kyoto
星のや 京都
Kitchen of Kyoto
錦市場
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銭湯表現
Artisans’ Row
あじき路地
VACUUM TUBE HEADPHONES
a key item to bridge dreams and reality
AKIRA BIKE
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OSAMU TEZUKA
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GAME BAR
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Candycrafts
あめ細工
Cosmetics
化粧品
Tenugui (Japanese towels)
手拭
Wrapping
ラッピング
WASABI
山葵
KAISEKI
懐石
RICE VINEGAR
お酢
WHISKY
ウイスキー
Nerhol
HISASHI TENMYOUYA
YAYOI KUSAMA
MANABU IKEDA
NIIHAMA TAIKO MATSURI
NEBUTA MATSURI
AWA ODORI
SANJA MATSURI
KENDO
剣道
IAI
居合
KYUDO
弓道
NIHONBUYO
日本舞踊
SUMI-SHOKUNIN
墨職人
FOOD MODEL CRAFTSMAN
食品サンプル職人
SUKIYA-DAIKU
数寄屋大工
KATANA-KAJI
刀鍛冶
GAME CENTER
GAME CENTER
e-Sports
e-Sports
FAMILY COMPUTER / NES
Family Computer / NES
SPACE INVADERS
SPACE INVADERS