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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ハイテクトイレ
Jinrikisha(Rickshaw)
人力車
Capsule hotel
カプセルホテル
Architecture Street
建築ストリート
Meiji Shrine
明治神宮
Roppongi Hills
六本木ヒルズ
Gundam 1/1
ガンダム1/1
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リゾートビーチ
Utaki
御嶽
Okinawa soba
沖縄そば
Lunch “A”
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Italy
Neon Genesis EVANGELION
Denmark
Super Mario Bros.
Thailand
Summer Wars
Germany
STEINS;GATE
Maiko documentary
舞妓
Ippon udon
一本饂飩
Yokai Costume Parade
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I am your Yuzen
友禅の色
FUJIKO F. FUJIO MUSEUM
manga master who “visualized” children’s dreams
KOBE TETSUJIN 28-GO
mega-size robot who saves the peace in Kobe city
TOTTORI YOKAI ROAD
where yokais and humans live together
VACUUM TUBE HEADPHONES
a key item to bridge dreams and reality
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楊枝
SIRI SIRI
SIRISIRI
ANREALAGE
アンリアレイジ
Japanese knives
包丁
TEMPURA
天婦羅
WASABI
山葵
RAMEN
ラーメン
SUSHI
寿司
TABAIMO
MANABU IKEDA
Nerhol
KOHEI NAWA
MENBURYU
NIIHAMA TAIKO MATSURI
AWA ODORI
SANJA MATSURI
JUDO
柔道
IAI
居合
KYUDO
弓道
KENDO
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