“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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Harajuku fashion is a way to express myself.
Cute community character promotes local charms.
“Twintail” — simple dream-come-true magic for change.
I want to create awesome kawaii nail art.
Sumo wrestler
大相撲力士
Massage chair
マッサージチェア
Gyudon(beef-on-rice bowl)
牛丼
Sushi-go-round
回転寿司
Shinjuku
新宿
Meiji Shrine
明治神宮
Edo kiriko
江戸切子
Ooedo Onsen Monogatari
大江戸温泉物語
Ryukyu Karate
琉球空手
Haarii
ハーリー
Umi-budoh
海ぶどう
Lunch “A”
Aランチ
China
Kuroko's Basketball/ Magi
Thailand
Summer Wars
Italy
Neon Genesis EVANGELION
Netherland
Odin Sphere
Viewing Japanese gardens in Kyoto
日本庭園
Shohekiga
障壁画
Small Torii
小さな鳥居
Manga Museum
マンガミュージアム
GAME BAR
a gathering spot for grownups where old games are available
VACUUM TUBE HEADPHONES
a key item to bridge dreams and reality
NEXT GENERATION
TOYOTA x STUDIO4°C collaboration begins a new PES Project called “Next Generation”
KOBE TETSUJIN 28-GO
mega-size robot who saves the peace in Kobe city
Department store basement
デパ地下
Japanese sake
日本酒
Wrapping
ラッピング
Cosmetics
化粧品
WASABI
山葵
RAMEN
ラーメン
ODEN
おでん
RICE VINEGAR
お酢
TAKU OBATA
YAYOI KUSAMA
TABAIMO
Nerhol
MENBURYU
NEBUTA MATSURI
NACHI-NO-OGI MATSURI
SANJA MATSURI
KYUDO
弓道
NOH
KENDO
剣道
KARATEDO
空手
SENSHOKU-KA
染織家
SUKIYA-DAIKU
数寄屋大工
SUMI-SHOKUNIN
墨職人
FOOD MODEL CRAFTSMAN
食品サンプル職人
FAMILY COMPUTER / NES
Family Computer / NES
PLAY STATION
PlayStation
GAME CENTER
GAME CENTER
e-Sports
e-Sports