“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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I want to create awesome kawaii nail art.
Natural kawaii with new balance for future fashion.
Outdoor girl finds kawaii in a sleeping bag.
Harajuku girl leads next-generation kawaii.
High-tech toilet
ハイテクトイレ
Hot spring spa
温泉
Manga cafe
マンガ喫茶
Electrical goods store
家電量販店
Tokyo Sky Tree
東京スカイツリー
Scramble crossing
スクランブル交差点
Tokyo Station
東京駅
Meiji Shrine
明治神宮
Ryukyu Karate
琉球空手
Sanshin
三線
Shuri Castle
首里城
Umi-budoh
海ぶどう
Singapore
Hakuohki
Japan
Suite PreCure
Japan
VOCALOID
Japan
Kinnikuman
Small Torii
小さな鳥居
Aburi-mochi
あぶり餅
Kyoto Streetcar
嵐電
Maiko documentary
舞妓
FUJIKO F. FUJIO MUSEUM
manga master who “visualized” children’s dreams
SPACE BROTHERS
super-popular manga depicts the dreams of youths dedicated to space
3D LATTE ART
the ultimate shape of art to come — too cute to drink?
GAME BAR
a gathering spot for grownups where old games are available
Metal tableware
金属食器
Department store basement
デパ地下
Tenugui (Japanese towels)
手拭
Nishikigoi
錦鯉
SUKIYAKI
すき焼き
SUSHI
寿司
TEMPURA
天婦羅
KAISEKI
懐石
Nerhol
MANABU IKEDA
YAYOI KUSAMA
TAKU OBATA
NACHI-NO-OGI MATSURI
NIIHAMA TAIKO MATSURI
AWA ODORI
MENBURYU
KENDO
剣道
IAI
居合
NIHONBUYO
日本舞踊
KYUDO
弓道
SUMI-SHOKUNIN
墨職人
SUKIYA-DAIKU
数寄屋大工
EDOKIRIKO
江戸切子職人
SENSHOKU-KA
染織家