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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富士山
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牛丼
Soba (Japanese traditional noodles)
日本蕎麦
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家電量販店
Monja
もんじゃ
Traditional Japanese guest house
古民家ゲストハウス
Ramen Museum
ラーメン博物館
Yakatabune
屋形船
Mango
マンゴー
Village of Long Life
長寿の里
Lunch “A”
Aランチ
Haarii
ハーリー
Japan
Kiki's Delivery Service
Japan
Kinnikuman
Japan
Inu x Boku SS
Finland
Last Exile: Fam the Silver Wing
Shohekiga
障壁画
Suguki pickles
すぐき漬け
Kyoto Proverbs
Secrets of autumn colors
紅葉
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3D LATTE ART
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BRAIN WAVE CAT EARS
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NEXT GENERATION
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ANREALAGE
アンリアレイジ
Japanese sake
日本酒
Tenugui (Japanese towels)
手拭
Wrapping
ラッピング
SUKIYAKI
すき焼き
URUSHI
漆芸
ODEN
おでん
RAMEN
ラーメン
KOHEI NAWA
YAYOI KUSAMA
MANABU IKEDA
Nerhol
NEBUTA MATSURI
SANJA MATSURI
MENBURYU
NIIHAMA TAIKO MATSURI
IAI
居合
SADO
茶道
KARATEDO
空手
NIHONBUYO
日本舞踊
SUKIYA-DAIKU
数寄屋大工
KATANA-KAJI
刀鍛冶
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KACCHU-SHI
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FAMILY COMPUTER / NES
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SHOGI
SHOGI
SPACE INVADERS
SPACE INVADERS
GAME CENTER
GAME CENTER