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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Hot spring spa
温泉
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アイス珈琲
Chopsticks
Meiji Shrine
明治神宮
Ooedo Onsen Monogatari
大江戸温泉物語
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新宿
Monja
もんじゃ
Okinawa soba
沖縄そば
International Avenue
国際通り
Awamori
泡盛
Village of Long Life
長寿の里
Japan
Kinnikuman
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Hakuohki
Finland
Last Exile: Fam the Silver Wing
Austraria
Final Fantasy X
Modern jikatabi
モダン地下足袋
Kyoto confectionary
京菓子
Ippon udon
一本饂飩
Antique fair
東寺弘法市
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GAME BAR
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ラッピング
Japanese sake
日本酒
Japanese knives
包丁
Candycrafts
あめ細工
WHISKY
ウイスキー
RICE CAKES
KAISEKI
懐石
TEMPURA
天婦羅
MANABU IKEDA
TAKU OBATA
KOHEI NAWA
HISASHI TENMYOUYA
NACHI-NO-OGI MATSURI
NEBUTA MATSURI
MENBURYU
SANJA MATSURI
KENDO
剣道
KYUDO
弓道
KARATEDO
空手
NIHONBUYO
日本舞踊
SENSHOKU-KA
染織家
KATANA-KAJI
刀鍛冶
FOOD MODEL CRAFTSMAN
食品サンプル職人
SUMI-SHOKUNIN
墨職人
GAME CREATOR
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SPACE INVADERS
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SHOGI
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e-Sports
e-Sports