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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Food model
食品模型
Sumo wrestler
大相撲力士
Character bento
キャラ弁
Public bathhouse
銭湯
Asakusa
浅草
Tsukiji Market
築地市場
Gohtoku-ji
豪徳寺
Roppongi Hills
六本木ヒルズ
Umi-budoh
海ぶどう
Mango
マンゴー
Village of Long Life
長寿の里
Resort beaches
リゾートビーチ
Japan
Lupin III
Brazil
Final Fantasy VI
Hong Kong
BRAVE10/ TIGER&BUUNY
Spain
Negima! Magester Negi Magi
Modern jikatabi
モダン地下足袋
Secrets of autumn colors
紅葉
Café from another world
純喫茶
Aburi-mochi
あぶり餅
BRAIN WAVE CAT EARS
cutting-edge tech joins Japan’s “fetish” (moe) culture
3D LATTE ART
the ultimate shape of art to come — too cute to drink?
GAME BAR
a gathering spot for grownups where old games are available
TOTTORI YOKAI ROAD
where yokais and humans live together
Picks
楊枝
SIRI SIRI
SIRISIRI
Nishikigoi
錦鯉
Wrapping
ラッピング
KATSUOBUSHI
鰹節
SUSHI
寿司
WHISKY
ウイスキー
TEMPURA
天婦羅
Nerhol
HISASHI TENMYOUYA
KOHEI NAWA
YAYOI KUSAMA
MENBURYU
NIIHAMA TAIKO MATSURI
NEBUTA MATSURI
SANJA MATSURI
SADO
茶道
NOH
KYUDO
弓道
SHODO
書道
SENSHOKU-KA
染織家
KACCHU-SHI
甲冑師
FOOD MODEL CRAFTSMAN
食品サンプル職人
EDOKIRIKO
江戸切子職人
GAME CENTER
GAME CENTER
SHOGI
SHOGI
PLAY STATION
PlayStation
FAMILY COMPUTER / NES
Family Computer / NES