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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High-tech toilet
ハイテクトイレ
Electrical goods store
家電量販店
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Ramen Museum
ラーメン博物館
Meiji Shrine
明治神宮
Gundam 1/1
ガンダム1/1
Public market
公設市場
Mango
マンゴー
Mangroves
マングローブ
Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium
美ら海水族館
Singapore
Hakuohki
Hong Kong
BRAVE10/ TIGER&BUUNY
Japan
Kinnikuman
Russia
Magic Knight Rayearth
Aburi-mochi
あぶり餅
Yokai Costume Parade
百鬼夜行
Kyoto confectionary
京菓子
Stay at Machiya
京町家ステイ
KOBE TETSUJIN 28-GO
mega-size robot who saves the peace in Kobe city
OTAKU CAMERA
the app that makes anyone a manga character
OSAMU TEZUKA
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VACUUM TUBE HEADPHONES
a key item to bridge dreams and reality
Japanese knives
包丁
ANREALAGE
アンリアレイジ
Cosmetics
化粧品
Nambu ironware
南部鉄器
ODEN
おでん
SUSHI
寿司
RAMEN
ラーメン
SUKIYAKI
すき焼き
HISASHI TENMYOUYA
KOHEI NAWA
TABAIMO
TAKU OBATA
NIIHAMA TAIKO MATSURI
NEBUTA MATSURI
AWA ODORI
SANJA MATSURI