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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Food model
食品模型
Gyudon(beef-on-rice bowl)
牛丼
Sumo wrestler
大相撲力士
Decorate anything
デコる
Tokyo Tower
東京タワー
Architecture Street
建築ストリート
Edo kiriko
江戸切子
Ooedo Onsen Monogatari
大江戸温泉物語
Umi-budoh
海ぶどう
Resort beaches
リゾートビーチ
Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium
美ら海水族館
Village of Long Life
長寿の里
Japan
VOCALOID
Japan
Suite PreCure
Japan
Neon Genesis EVANGELION
Austraria
Final Fantasy X
Tea master
茶道家
Kitchen of Kyoto
錦市場
Fushimi Inari Taisha
伏見稲荷大社
HOSHINOYA Kyoto
星のや 京都
BRAIN WAVE CAT EARS
cutting-edge tech joins Japan’s “fetish” (moe) culture
TOTTORI YOKAI ROAD
where yokais and humans live together
3D LATTE ART
the ultimate shape of art to come — too cute to drink?
OTAKU CAMERA
the app that makes anyone a manga character
Kimono
着物
Cosmetics
化粧品
Metal tableware
金属食器
Department store basement
デパ地下
URUSHI
漆芸
RICE CAKES
SUSHI
寿司
WHISKY
ウイスキー
Nerhol
KOHEI NAWA
HISASHI TENMYOUYA
TAKU OBATA
NIIHAMA TAIKO MATSURI
NEBUTA MATSURI
AWA ODORI
MENBURYU
NOH
NIHONBUYO
日本舞踊
KARATEDO
空手
KYUDO
弓道
KATANA-KAJI
刀鍛冶
SUKIYA-DAIKU
数寄屋大工
FOOD MODEL CRAFTSMAN
食品サンプル職人
KACCHU-SHI
甲冑師
PLAY STATION
PlayStation
SHOGI
SHOGI
FAMILY COMPUTER / NES
Family Computer / NES
SPACE INVADERS
SPACE INVADERS