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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Ultramodern vending machine
次世代型自販機
Kaminari-mon
雷門
Japanese hospitality
おもてなし
Karaoke
カラオケ
Asakusa
浅草
Harajuku girl
原宿ガール
Scramble crossing
スクランブル交差点
Roppongi Hills
六本木ヒルズ
Shiisaa
シーサー
Lunch “A”
Aランチ
Public market
公設市場
Shuri Castle
首里城
Denmark
Super Mario Bros.
Japan
(Original)
Singapore
Hakuohki
China
Kuroko's Basketball/ Magi
Uchimizu
打ち水
Suguki pickles
すぐき漬け
HOSHINOYA Kyoto
星のや 京都
Maiko documentary
舞妓
SPACE BROTHERS
super-popular manga depicts the dreams of youths dedicated to space
BRAIN WAVE CAT EARS
cutting-edge tech joins Japan’s “fetish” (moe) culture
AKIRA BIKE
enthusiasts create a dream machine from the world of Otomo’s AKIRA
KOBE TETSUJIN 28-GO
mega-size robot who saves the peace in Kobe city
Wrapping
ラッピング
Candycrafts
あめ細工
Nishikigoi
錦鯉
Nambu ironware
南部鉄器
RICE CAKES
SUKIYAKI
すき焼き
WASABI
山葵
RICE VINEGAR
お酢
KOHEI NAWA
YAYOI KUSAMA
Nerhol
TABAIMO
NIIHAMA TAIKO MATSURI
MENBURYU
AWA ODORI
NEBUTA MATSURI
SADO
茶道
NIHONBUYO
日本舞踊
IAI
居合
JUDO
柔道
KACCHU-SHI
甲冑師
SAMURAI AVATAR
侍アバター
KATANA-KAJI
刀鍛冶
EDOKIRIKO
江戸切子職人
GAME CENTER
GAME CENTER
PLAY STATION
PlayStation
FAMILY COMPUTER / NES
Family Computer / NES
GAME CREATOR
GAME CREATOR