“stereo-tennis”

Graphic designer

The color wizard behind 80s kawaii revival.

In her design career, “stereo-tennis” has become known for her wide genre coverage of graphics and artworks for DVDs and CDs, boldly using colorful visual techniques that were once popular in the 1980s. According to her, “Vibrant colors and an almost ugly kind of straightforward design typified the attractive power of the 80s. Since our present period is filled with subtler, more sophisticated designs, this type of spirited visual appears very new.” She also says, “There are rules for kawaii. For example, certain colors, like pink, yellow, and purple have to be combined and used in a particular order. If some colors are missing, it will never be kawaii. I have to use my intuition in determining good color coordination.” For stereo-tennis, kawaii means “a genre that cannot be expressed through words like cute, sweet, or pretty. The moment I see it, I should feel instantly invigorated and respond like… ‘Oh, that’s so kawaii.’ It should touch my heart. It doesn’t come from logic.”

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Toybox kawaii shop shows people power.
“Twintail” — simple dream-come-true magic for change.
Outdoor girl finds kawaii in a sleeping bag.
Harajuku fashion is a way to express myself.
Maid cafe
メイド喫茶
Kaminari-mon
雷門
Chopsticks
Paper fortune
おみくじ
Edomae Zushi
江戸前寿司
Shinjuku
新宿
Meiji Shrine
明治神宮
Ooedo Onsen Monogatari
大江戸温泉物語
Mango
マンゴー
Ryukyu Karate
琉球空手
Public market
公設市場
Mangroves
マングローブ
Japan
VOCALOID
Japan
Fate/Zero , BLEACH
Mexico
Doraemon
Japan
ANA
Antique fair
東寺弘法市
Ippon udon
一本饂飩
Art of brush and ink
書道家
Suguki pickles
すぐき漬け
OTAKU CAMERA
the app that makes anyone a manga character
AKIRA BIKE
enthusiasts create a dream machine from the world of Otomo’s AKIRA
OSAMU TEZUKA
creator of Japan’s manga and anime cultures
GAME BAR
a gathering spot for grownups where old games are available
Kimono
着物
Metal tableware
金属食器
Elevator attendants
エレベーターアテンダント
Picks
楊枝
KAISEKI
懐石
WASABI
山葵
RICE CAKES
URUSHI
漆芸
Nerhol
TABAIMO
KOHEI NAWA
MANABU IKEDA
NIIHAMA TAIKO MATSURI
MENBURYU
NEBUTA MATSURI
NACHI-NO-OGI MATSURI
IAI
居合
KARATEDO
空手
NIHONBUYO
日本舞踊
KYUDO
弓道
SUKIYA-DAIKU
数寄屋大工
KACCHU-SHI
甲冑師
KATANA-KAJI
刀鍛冶
SUMI-SHOKUNIN
墨職人
e-Sports
e-Sports
FAMILY COMPUTER / NES
Family Computer / NES
PLAY STATION
PlayStation
SPACE INVADERS
SPACE INVADERS