“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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Introducing Japan’s latest arts to the world.
Cute community character promotes local charms.
Harajuku girl leads next-generation kawaii.
Natural kawaii with new balance for future fashion.
Ramen (Japanese soup noodles)
ラーメン
Food model
食品模型
High-tech toilet
ハイテクトイレ
Ultramodern vending machine
次世代型自販機
Tokyo Station
東京駅
Ooedo Onsen Monogatari
大江戸温泉物語
Traditional Japanese guest house
古民家ゲストハウス
Edo kiriko
江戸切子
Mangroves
マングローブ
Village of Long Life
長寿の里
Steakhouse
ステーキハウス
Mango
マンゴー
Taiwan
Mobile Suit Gundam
Germany
STEINS;GATE
Italy
Neon Genesis EVANGELION
Japan
Lupin III
Nurturing the arts
京都ギャラリー
Jidai Matsuri
時代祭
Art of brush and ink
書道家
Viewing Japanese gardens in Kyoto
日本庭園
KOBE TETSUJIN 28-GO
mega-size robot who saves the peace in Kobe city
ANIME PILGRIMAGE
a quest to visit locations relating to stories and characters
AKIRA BIKE
enthusiasts create a dream machine from the world of Otomo’s AKIRA
3D LATTE ART
the ultimate shape of art to come — too cute to drink?
Kimono
着物
ANREALAGE
アンリアレイジ
Tenugui (Japanese towels)
手拭
Candycrafts
あめ細工
RICE VINEGAR
お酢
WASABI
山葵
WHISKY
ウイスキー
ODEN
おでん
HISASHI TENMYOUYA
MANABU IKEDA
TABAIMO
YAYOI KUSAMA
NIIHAMA TAIKO MATSURI
MENBURYU
NACHI-NO-OGI MATSURI
NEBUTA MATSURI
IAI
居合
KYUDO
弓道
KENDO
剣道
JUDO
柔道
KACCHU-SHI
甲冑師
EDOKIRIKO
江戸切子職人
SUMI-SHOKUNIN
墨職人
SUKIYA-DAIKU
数寄屋大工
SPACE INVADERS
SPACE INVADERS
SHOGI
SHOGI
e-Sports
e-Sports
GAME CENTER
GAME CENTER