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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食品模型
Massage chair
マッサージチェア
Gyudon(beef-on-rice bowl)
牛丼
Itsukushima Shrine
厳島神社
Tsukiji Market
築地市場
Gundam 1/1
ガンダム1/1
Tokyo Tower
東京タワー
Novels of Haruki Murakami
村上春樹の小説
Haarii
ハーリー
Ryukyu Karate
琉球空手
International Avenue
国際通り
Village of Long Life
長寿の里
United Kingdom
Eternal Sonata
Japan
Dekirukana
Japan
VOCALOID
Mexico
Street Fighter 4
Unique use of Kyoto bathhouses
銭湯表現
Ippon udon
一本饂飩
Live music events at Machiya
京町家の音楽
Cool terrace in Kyoto summer
納涼床
FUJIKO F. FUJIO MUSEUM
manga master who “visualized” children’s dreams
OTAKU CAMERA
the app that makes anyone a manga character
AKIRA BIKE
enthusiasts create a dream machine from the world of Otomo’s AKIRA
OSAMU TEZUKA
creator of Japan’s manga and anime cultures
Tenugui (Japanese towels)
手拭
Wrapping
ラッピング
Nishikigoi
錦鯉
Metal tableware
金属食器
KATSUOBUSHI
鰹節
SUKIYAKI
すき焼き
ODEN
おでん
WHISKY
ウイスキー
Nerhol
TABAIMO
KOHEI NAWA
MANABU IKEDA
NACHI-NO-OGI MATSURI
AWA ODORI
NEBUTA MATSURI
NIIHAMA TAIKO MATSURI