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
Ramen (Japanese soup noodles)
ラーメン
Food model
食品模型
Karaoke
カラオケ
Monja
もんじゃ
Ramen Museum
ラーメン博物館
Novels of Haruki Murakami
村上春樹の小説
Tokyo Tower
東京タワー
International Avenue
国際通り
Lunch “A”
Aランチ
Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium
美ら海水族館
Resort beaches
リゾートビーチ
Malaysia
Final Fantasy VII Advent Children
Japan
Dekirukana
Austraria
Final Fantasy X
Japan
Neon Genesis EVANGELION
Aburi-mochi
あぶり餅
Uchimizu
打ち水
I am your Yuzen
友禅の色
Cool terrace in Kyoto summer
納涼床
TOTTORI YOKAI ROAD
where yokais and humans live together
GAME BAR
a gathering spot for grownups where old games are available
FUJIKO F. FUJIO MUSEUM
manga master who “visualized” children’s dreams
3D LATTE ART
the ultimate shape of art to come — too cute to drink?
Nambu ironware
南部鉄器
SIRI SIRI
SIRISIRI
Candycrafts
あめ細工
Cosmetics
化粧品
WHISKY
ウイスキー
SOBA
蕎麦
SUSHI
寿司
URUSHI
漆芸
HISASHI TENMYOUYA
TABAIMO
YAYOI KUSAMA
Nerhol
MENBURYU
SANJA MATSURI
NIIHAMA TAIKO MATSURI
NACHI-NO-OGI MATSURI
KENDO
剣道
KARATEDO
空手
NIHONBUYO
日本舞踊
NOH