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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“Twintail” — simple dream-come-true magic for change.
I want to create awesome kawaii nail art.
Outdoor girl finds kawaii in a sleeping bag.
Natural kawaii with new balance for future fashion.
Capsule hotel
カプセルホテル
Idol
アイドル
Decorate anything
デコる
Ramen (Japanese soup noodles)
ラーメン
Edomae Zushi
江戸前寿司
Roppongi Hills
六本木ヒルズ
Edo kiriko
江戸切子
Monja
もんじゃ
Sanshin
三線
Steakhouse
ステーキハウス
Okinawa soba
沖縄そば
Taketomi Island
竹富島
Japan
Kinnikuman
Netherland
Odin Sphere
Thailand
Summer Wars
Japan
Fate/Zero , BLEACH
Maiko documentary
舞妓
Zazen
坐禅
Inspiration of Buddha Statues
仏像
Modern jikatabi
モダン地下足袋
TOTTORI YOKAI ROAD
where yokais and humans live together
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Elevator attendants
エレベーターアテンダント
Japanese knives
包丁
SIRI SIRI
SIRISIRI
Picks
楊枝
KAISEKI
懐石
RICE VINEGAR
お酢
WASABI
山葵
RAMEN
ラーメン
TABAIMO
MANABU IKEDA
TAKU OBATA
KOHEI NAWA
NIIHAMA TAIKO MATSURI
MENBURYU
NEBUTA MATSURI
AWA ODORI
NOH
SHODO
書道
KENDO
剣道
JUDO
柔道
SAMURAI AVATAR
侍アバター
SUMI-SHOKUNIN
墨職人
FOOD MODEL CRAFTSMAN
食品サンプル職人
EDOKIRIKO
江戸切子職人