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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Ramen (Japanese soup noodles)
ラーメン
Electrical goods store
家電量販店
Sake(Japanese rice wine)
日本酒
Soba (Japanese traditional noodles)
日本蕎麦
Edomae Zushi
江戸前寿司
Tokyo Station
東京駅
Monja
もんじゃ
Gundam 1/1
ガンダム1/1
Public market
公設市場
Okinawa soba
沖縄そば
Shuri Castle
首里城
Resort beaches
リゾートビーチ
Japan
Neon Genesis EVANGELION
Italy
Sengoku Muso
Japan
Kiki's Delivery Service
United Kingdom
Sailor Moon
Maiko documentary
舞妓
Mizuura Mikuji
水占みくじ
Antique fair
東寺弘法市
Small Torii
小さな鳥居
KOBE TETSUJIN 28-GO
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VACUUM TUBE HEADPHONES
a key item to bridge dreams and reality
AKIRA BIKE
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TOTTORI YOKAI ROAD
where yokais and humans live together
Metal tableware
金属食器
SIRI SIRI
SIRISIRI
Daruma
達磨
Picks
楊枝
WASABI
山葵
KAISEKI
懐石
SOBA
蕎麦
RICE VINEGAR
お酢
HISASHI TENMYOUYA
KOHEI NAWA
TAKU OBATA
Nerhol
NIIHAMA TAIKO MATSURI
MENBURYU
AWA ODORI
NACHI-NO-OGI MATSURI
KARATEDO
空手
SHODO
書道
KYUDO
弓道
KENDO
剣道