“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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Capsule hotel
カプセルホテル
Electrical goods store
家電量販店
Sake(Japanese rice wine)
日本酒
Food model
食品模型
Harajuku girl
原宿ガール
Edomae Zushi
江戸前寿司
Tokyo Station
東京駅
Scramble crossing
スクランブル交差点
Kachaashii
カチャーシー
Resort beaches
リゾートビーチ
Shuri Castle
首里城
Okinawa soba
沖縄そば
Russia
Magic Knight Rayearth
Brazil
Final Fantasy VI
Mexico
Doraemon
Japan
Kiki's Delivery Service
Ippon udon
一本饂飩
Viewing Japanese gardens in Kyoto
日本庭園
Modern jikatabi
モダン地下足袋
Suguki pickles
すぐき漬け
OTAKU CAMERA
the app that makes anyone a manga character
VACUUM TUBE HEADPHONES
a key item to bridge dreams and reality
OSAMU TEZUKA
creator of Japan’s manga and anime cultures
BRAIN WAVE CAT EARS
cutting-edge tech joins Japan’s “fetish” (moe) culture
Candycrafts
あめ細工
Elevator attendants
エレベーターアテンダント
Cosmetics
化粧品
Nambu ironware
南部鉄器
URUSHI
漆芸
SUKIYAKI
すき焼き
RICE CAKES
RAMEN
ラーメン
HISASHI TENMYOUYA
Nerhol
YAYOI KUSAMA
TABAIMO
NEBUTA MATSURI
NACHI-NO-OGI MATSURI
AWA ODORI
MENBURYU
KENDO
剣道
IAI
居合
NIHONBUYO
日本舞踊
SADO
茶道
SUMI-SHOKUNIN
墨職人
FOOD MODEL CRAFTSMAN
食品サンプル職人
SENSHOKU-KA
染織家
SAMURAI AVATAR
侍アバター