A circle of friends connected by goof-touch! The “FIST BUMP” corner of the radio program “GRAND MARQUEE” features people who live and enjoy Tokyo in a relay format.
On July 10, Kenichi Taira, a stylist and outdoor professional, will appear. He has been camping since his childhood and has been camping for 37 years. We asked him about his outdoor brands and his favorite summer festivals.
Education for the Gifted in the Outdoors
Celeina (MC): Kenichi Taira was born in Yamagata Prefecture in 1980, graduated from Bunka Fashion College in 2001 as a stylist, and started his own business in 2007. He has a deep knowledge of the outdoors and has been camping for 37 years. In 2021, he launched the outdoor brand “T SPEC GEAR. Currently, he is involved in styling for magazine advertisements and artists, as well as branding and producing collaborative products.
Takano (MC): When did you start camping 37 years ago?
Taira: My father took me camping for the first time when I was in the first grade of elementary school. It was more of an encampment than a camp.
Takano: What is camping?
Taira: I went to the mountains where there was really nothing to do but pitch a tent, build a kiln, and cook rice in a rice pot.
Takano: That sounds more serious than camping.
Taira: Yes, it is. My father likes to fish, so we would catch fish and eat them.
Takano: It’s a gifted education for outdoor activities (laughs).