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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Capsule hotel
カプセルホテル
Sushi-go-round
回転寿司
Ramen (Japanese soup noodles)
ラーメン
Idol
アイドル
Tokyo Station
東京駅
Architecture Street
建築ストリート
Meiji Shrine
明治神宮
Traditional Japanese guest house
古民家ゲストハウス
Resort beaches
リゾートビーチ
Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium
美ら海水族館
Shiisaa
シーサー
Steakhouse
ステーキハウス
United Kingdom
Sailor Moon
Denmark
Super Mario Bros.
Indonesia
Kamen Rider The Next
Japan
Dekirukana
Mizuura Mikuji
水占みくじ
Kyoto Streetcar
嵐電
Machiya bars
京町家の夜
Maiko documentary
舞妓
OTAKU CAMERA
the app that makes anyone a manga character
ANIME PILGRIMAGE
a quest to visit locations relating to stories and characters
OSAMU TEZUKA
creator of Japan’s manga and anime cultures
AKIRA BIKE
enthusiasts create a dream machine from the world of Otomo’s AKIRA
Nishikigoi
錦鯉
Metal tableware
金属食器
Department store basement
デパ地下
SIRI SIRI
SIRISIRI
RICE CAKES
KATSUOBUSHI
鰹節
SUKIYAKI
すき焼き
ODEN
おでん
KOHEI NAWA
TAKU OBATA
TABAIMO
HISASHI TENMYOUYA
NACHI-NO-OGI MATSURI
MENBURYU
NIIHAMA TAIKO MATSURI
NEBUTA MATSURI
KARATEDO
空手
NIHONBUYO
日本舞踊
KENDO
剣道
KYUDO
弓道
SAMURAI AVATAR
侍アバター
SUMI-SHOKUNIN
墨職人
FOOD MODEL CRAFTSMAN
食品サンプル職人
EDOKIRIKO
江戸切子職人