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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Sushi-go-round
回転寿司
Decorate anything
デコる
Jinrikisha(Rickshaw)
人力車
Sake(Japanese rice wine)
日本酒
Tsukiji Market
築地市場
Traditional Japanese guest house
古民家ゲストハウス
Shinjuku
新宿
Ooedo Onsen Monogatari
大江戸温泉物語
Steakhouse
ステーキハウス
Utaki
御嶽
Kachaashii
カチャーシー
Umi-budoh
海ぶどう
Russia
Magic Knight Rayearth
United Kingdom
Sailor Moon
Denmark
Super Mario Bros.
Italy
One Piece
Stay at a Buddhist temple
宿坊
Jidai Matsuri
時代祭
Ikkyu-ji Natto
一休寺納豆
Café from another world
純喫茶
3D LATTE ART
the ultimate shape of art to come — too cute to drink?
AKIRA BIKE
enthusiasts create a dream machine from the world of Otomo’s AKIRA
BRAIN WAVE CAT EARS
cutting-edge tech joins Japan’s “fetish” (moe) culture
VACUUM TUBE HEADPHONES
a key item to bridge dreams and reality
Picks
楊枝
Department store basement
デパ地下
Cosmetics
化粧品
Japanese knives
包丁
WASABI
山葵
URUSHI
漆芸
ODEN
おでん
WHISKY
ウイスキー
TAKU OBATA
YAYOI KUSAMA
Nerhol
TABAIMO
NEBUTA MATSURI
AWA ODORI
NIIHAMA TAIKO MATSURI
NACHI-NO-OGI MATSURI
KARATEDO
空手
SADO
茶道
IAI
居合
JUDO
柔道
KATANA-KAJI
刀鍛冶
SENSHOKU-KA
染織家
EDOKIRIKO
江戸切子職人
FOOD MODEL CRAFTSMAN
食品サンプル職人
e-Sports
e-Sports
PLAY STATION
PlayStation
SHOGI
SHOGI
GAME CREATOR
GAME CREATOR