Kikuko Kimura

Outdoor living enthusiast

Outdoor girl finds kawaii in a sleeping bag.

“I love the outdoors. Nearly every weekend, I climb mountains. If I don’t, I go camping instead. During my days off, I hardly ever stay home,” Ms. Kimura the “outdoor girl” explains. “The real thrill of outdoor activities is learning to be grateful for food, clothing, and shelter. There’s no electricity, so clothing is the only way to stay warm. When you can feel that you are alive, it gets you energized.” Colorful fashion is indispensable to this outdoor girl. Part of the outdoor spirit is trying different types of color coordination that wouldn’t occur in everyday life. In this way, the outdoor life is rather like cosplay, she jokes. Ms. Kimura thinks kawaii is “the moment when something right in front of you inspires you to imagine how you’d feel using it.” For example, very recently, when she purchased a sleeping bag for -27°C temperatures, she could imagine precisely how she could sleep in it, deep in the mountains.

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Japanese pub
居酒屋
Food model
食品模型
Sake(Japanese rice wine)
日本酒
Gyudon(beef-on-rice bowl)
牛丼
Tokyo Tower
東京タワー
Novels of Haruki Murakami
村上春樹の小説
Architecture Street
建築ストリート
Ooedo Onsen Monogatari
大江戸温泉物語
Okinawa soba
沖縄そば
Ryukyu Karate
琉球空手
Shuri Castle
首里城
Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium
美ら海水族館
Hong Kong
BRAVE10/ TIGER&BUUNY
Finland
Last Exile: Fam the Silver Wing
Japan
Suite PreCure
Indonesia
Kamen Rider The Next
Unique use of Kyoto bathhouses
銭湯表現
Modern jikatabi
モダン地下足袋
Cool terrace in Kyoto summer
納涼床
Secrets of autumn colors
紅葉
GAME BAR
a gathering spot for grownups where old games are available
AKIRA BIKE
enthusiasts create a dream machine from the world of Otomo’s AKIRA
SPACE BROTHERS
super-popular manga depicts the dreams of youths dedicated to space
OSAMU TEZUKA
creator of Japan’s manga and anime cultures
Tenugui (Japanese towels)
手拭
Nishikigoi
錦鯉
Cosmetics
化粧品
Japanese sake
日本酒
ODEN
おでん
SOBA
蕎麦
TEMPURA
天婦羅
KATSUOBUSHI
鰹節
TABAIMO
TAKU OBATA
YAYOI KUSAMA
HISASHI TENMYOUYA
AWA ODORI
NIIHAMA TAIKO MATSURI
MENBURYU
NACHI-NO-OGI MATSURI
KARATEDO
空手
SHODO
書道
KYUDO
弓道
SADO
茶道
SENSHOKU-KA
染織家
SUMI-SHOKUNIN
墨職人
FOOD MODEL CRAFTSMAN
食品サンプル職人
KATANA-KAJI
刀鍛冶
SPACE INVADERS
SPACE INVADERS
GAME CREATOR
GAME CREATOR
GAME CENTER
GAME CENTER
PLAY STATION
PlayStation