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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Japanese knives
包丁
Metal tableware
金属食器
Candycrafts
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Tenugui (Japanese towels)
手拭
KATSUOBUSHI
鰹節
KAISEKI
懐石
RAMEN
ラーメン
ODEN
おでん
Nerhol
TABAIMO
KOHEI NAWA
YAYOI KUSAMA
MENBURYU
NIIHAMA TAIKO MATSURI
SANJA MATSURI
NACHI-NO-OGI MATSURI
KENDO
剣道
KYUDO
弓道
SADO
茶道
KARATEDO
空手
KACCHU-SHI
甲冑師
SUMI-SHOKUNIN
墨職人
KATANA-KAJI
刀鍛冶
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SPACE INVADERS
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GAME CREATOR
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FAMILY COMPUTER / NES
Family Computer / NES
PLAY STATION
PlayStation