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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Sake(Japanese rice wine)
日本酒
Massage chair
マッサージチェア
Character bento
キャラ弁
Ramen (Japanese soup noodles)
ラーメン
Yakatabune
屋形船
Scramble crossing
スクランブル交差点
Tokyo Sky Tree
東京スカイツリー
Asakusa
浅草
Public market
公設市場
Mangroves
マングローブ
Lunch “A”
Aランチ
Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium
美ら海水族館
Japan
Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt
Mexico
Street Fighter 4
Italy
Neon Genesis EVANGELION
France
The Royal Doll Orchestra
Machiya bars
京町家の夜
Maiko documentary
舞妓
Fushimi Inari Taisha
伏見稲荷大社
Unique use of Kyoto bathhouses
銭湯表現
3D LATTE ART
the ultimate shape of art to come — too cute to drink?
FUJIKO F. FUJIO MUSEUM
manga master who “visualized” children’s dreams
OSAMU TEZUKA
creator of Japan’s manga and anime cultures
AKIRA BIKE
enthusiasts create a dream machine from the world of Otomo’s AKIRA
Elevator attendants
エレベーターアテンダント
Candycrafts
あめ細工
Kimono
着物
Japanese sake
日本酒
ODEN
おでん
WHISKY
ウイスキー
WASABI
山葵
KATSUOBUSHI
鰹節
Nerhol
YAYOI KUSAMA
MANABU IKEDA
KOHEI NAWA
SANJA MATSURI
MENBURYU
NEBUTA MATSURI
NIIHAMA TAIKO MATSURI
NOH
NIHONBUYO
日本舞踊
JUDO
柔道
KARATEDO
空手
SENSHOKU-KA
染織家
FOOD MODEL CRAFTSMAN
食品サンプル職人
SUKIYA-DAIKU
数寄屋大工
KATANA-KAJI
刀鍛冶
e-Sports
e-Sports
PLAY STATION
PlayStation
GAME CENTER
GAME CENTER
FAMILY COMPUTER / NES
Family Computer / NES