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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大相撲力士
Manga cafe
マンガ喫茶
Gyudon(beef-on-rice bowl)
牛丼
Mt. Fuji
富士山
Monja
もんじゃ
Edomae Zushi
江戸前寿司
Gundam 1/1
ガンダム1/1
Gohtoku-ji
豪徳寺
Kachaashii
カチャーシー
Public market
公設市場
Village of Long Life
長寿の里
Haarii
ハーリー
Netherland
Odin Sphere
Japan
Hakuohki
Singapore
Hakuohki
Germany
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
Aburi-mochi
あぶり餅
Kitchen of Kyoto
錦市場
Jidai Matsuri
時代祭
Ippon udon
一本饂飩
KOBE TETSUJIN 28-GO
mega-size robot who saves the peace in Kobe city
OTAKU CAMERA
the app that makes anyone a manga character
TOTTORI YOKAI ROAD
where yokais and humans live together
AKIRA BIKE
enthusiasts create a dream machine from the world of Otomo’s AKIRA
Nishikigoi
錦鯉
Tenugui (Japanese towels)
手拭
SIRI SIRI
SIRISIRI
Wrapping
ラッピング
SUSHI
寿司
KATSUOBUSHI
鰹節
ODEN
おでん
KAISEKI
懐石
TABAIMO
MANABU IKEDA
KOHEI NAWA
YAYOI KUSAMA
AWA ODORI
SANJA MATSURI
NIIHAMA TAIKO MATSURI
NACHI-NO-OGI MATSURI