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
Electrical goods store
家電量販店
Manga cafe
マンガ喫茶
Shrine visit
参拝
Novels of Haruki Murakami
村上春樹の小説
Meiji Shrine
明治神宮
Tsukiji Market
築地市場
Gohtoku-ji
豪徳寺
Mango
マンゴー
Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium
美ら海水族館
Shiisaa
シーサー
Utaki
御嶽
Japan
VOCALOID
Indonesia
Kamen Rider The Next
Germany
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
Japan
Neon Genesis EVANGELION
Machiya bars
京町家の夜
Nurturing the arts
京都ギャラリー
Kyoto Proverbs
Modern jikatabi
モダン地下足袋
ANIME PILGRIMAGE
a quest to visit locations relating to stories and characters
BRAIN WAVE CAT EARS
cutting-edge tech joins Japan’s “fetish” (moe) culture
VACUUM TUBE HEADPHONES
a key item to bridge dreams and reality
3D LATTE ART
the ultimate shape of art to come — too cute to drink?
SIRI SIRI
SIRISIRI
Department store basement
デパ地下
Nambu ironware
南部鉄器
Candycrafts
あめ細工
KATSUOBUSHI
鰹節
RICE VINEGAR
お酢
WHISKY
ウイスキー
WASABI
山葵
MANABU IKEDA
TABAIMO
YAYOI KUSAMA
KOHEI NAWA
SANJA MATSURI
AWA ODORI
NEBUTA MATSURI
NACHI-NO-OGI MATSURI
SADO
茶道
IAI
居合
KARATEDO
空手
SHODO
書道
SAMURAI AVATAR
侍アバター
KATANA-KAJI
刀鍛冶
FOOD MODEL CRAFTSMAN
食品サンプル職人
KACCHU-SHI
甲冑師