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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Itsukushima Shrine
厳島神社
Shrine visit
参拝
Hot spring spa
温泉
Mt. Fuji
富士山
Traditional Japanese guest house
古民家ゲストハウス
Shinjuku
新宿
Tokyo Sky Tree
東京スカイツリー
Gohtoku-ji
豪徳寺
Haarii
ハーリー
Public market
公設市場
Village of Long Life
長寿の里
Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium
美ら海水族館
Germany
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
Japan
Hakuohki
Brazil
Final Fantasy VI
Japan
Inu x Boku SS
Machiya bars
京町家の夜
Nurturing the arts
京都ギャラリー
Yokai Costume Parade
百鬼夜行
Maiko documentary
舞妓
NEXT GENERATION
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VACUUM TUBE HEADPHONES
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where yokais and humans live together
OSAMU TEZUKA
creator of Japan’s manga and anime cultures
Elevator attendants
エレベーターアテンダント
Japanese knives
包丁
Nambu ironware
南部鉄器
Nishikigoi
錦鯉
SOBA
蕎麦
KAISEKI
懐石
RICE CAKES
WHISKY
ウイスキー
KOHEI NAWA
TAKU OBATA
YAYOI KUSAMA
MANABU IKEDA
NIIHAMA TAIKO MATSURI
NACHI-NO-OGI MATSURI
SANJA MATSURI
AWA ODORI
KENDO
剣道
IAI
居合
SHODO
書道
NIHONBUYO
日本舞踊
EDOKIRIKO
江戸切子職人
KATANA-KAJI
刀鍛冶
SUKIYA-DAIKU
数寄屋大工
KACCHU-SHI
甲冑師
FAMILY COMPUTER / NES
Family Computer / NES
SPACE INVADERS
SPACE INVADERS
SHOGI
SHOGI
GAME CREATOR
GAME CREATOR