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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Natural kawaii with new balance for future fashion.
Gyudon(beef-on-rice bowl)
牛丼
Hot spring spa
温泉
Karaoke
カラオケ
Food model
食品模型
Monja
もんじゃ
Traditional Japanese guest house
古民家ゲストハウス
Edomae Zushi
江戸前寿司
Gundam 1/1
ガンダム1/1
Sanshin
三線
Ryukyu Karate
琉球空手
Umi-budoh
海ぶどう
Shuri Castle
首里城
Japan
ANA
Austraria
Final Fantasy X
Korea
Hakuohki / Adekan
Japan
VOCALOID
Unique use of Kyoto bathhouses
銭湯表現
Tea master
茶道家
Ippon udon
一本饂飩
Stay at Machiya
京町家ステイ
SPACE BROTHERS
super-popular manga depicts the dreams of youths dedicated to space
NEXT GENERATION
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BRAIN WAVE CAT EARS
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FUJIKO F. FUJIO MUSEUM
manga master who “visualized” children’s dreams
Cosmetics
化粧品
Wrapping
ラッピング
Hasamiyaki ceramics
波佐見焼
Kimono
着物
KAISEKI
懐石
SUSHI
寿司
RICE CAKES
URUSHI
漆芸
TAKU OBATA
KOHEI NAWA
TABAIMO
MANABU IKEDA
NIIHAMA TAIKO MATSURI
MENBURYU
AWA ODORI
SANJA MATSURI
SHODO
書道
SADO
茶道
IAI
居合
JUDO
柔道
KACCHU-SHI
甲冑師
SAMURAI AVATAR
侍アバター
SUMI-SHOKUNIN
墨職人
KATANA-KAJI
刀鍛冶
FAMILY COMPUTER / NES
Family Computer / NES
GAME CREATOR
GAME CREATOR
PLAY STATION
PlayStation
e-Sports
e-Sports