Harajuku Girls Tokyo
Harajuku Girls Tokyo originated among teens on the streets near Harajuku Station in Shibuya, Japan. It may have been brought to many people’s attention by American singer Gwen Stefani, but the evolution of the style certainly didn’t begin with her and it certainly won’t end with her. Like many “street fashions” it is difficult to characterise because it is constantly changing and because it has many manifestations.
Very cute indeed
These photos were taken a few years ago, I believe now in 2016 there are not as many girls gathering here every Sunday.
Mix and (mis)match different fashions. What is now known as Harajuku (like Halloween in Japan every Sunday) style started as teens in the district began to integrate traditional Japanese attire, especially kimonos and geta sandals, into their wardrobe. Before, they wore primarily clothes that were influenced by the West, but by mixing the traditional with the modern, they created a new style. Other examples of mixing and matching including the punk look with the schoolgirl uniform or a goth look with designer clothes. In Harajuku, mixing different styles and mismatching colours and patterns is encouraged – you can do anything you want, as long as your outfit is a thoughtful expression of your individuality.
Lots of style here
It’s impossible to pinpoint one “Harajuku style.” Many styles have originated or developed on the streets of Harajuku, and many Harajuku girls (and boys) integrate one or more of these somewhat more defined styles into their outfits.
Pink is my colour
Decora style favours bright colours, flamboyance and accessories from head to toe. You decorate yourself with plastic toys and jewellery, and it’s not uncommon to have so many that you can hear them click together when the person moves
Here I am
I just had to get a shot with the Harajuku Girls Tokyo.
Love the purple hat
A beautiful Japanese face.
Lots of style this girl
A very interesting fashion statement.
A great hat & a nice tie.
Perhaps I’m a little confused
Don’t be worried what other people think of you. People might think your weird, Asian people might call you gaijin, but if you’re happy, don’t change for other people. Advice from this webpage.
Ah! What the heck
Many styles have originated or developed on the streets of Harajuku, and many Harajuku girls (and boys) integrate one or more of these somewhat more defined styles into their outfits.
I must say I’m not a fan of body piercing.
A couple of very cool dudes.
I’m guessing they are Goths
A good horror movie outfit.
A gathering of Goths
Harajuku girls are one of the most interesting sights to see in Tokyo.
Lets finish with “cute”
Bye bye girls, nice to meet you.
Here is where it all begins, Harajuku Station is a railway station near Shibuya.
Here is where they buy their clothes
A nearby busy street is where many of them buy their clothes.
Don’t buy anything
What you are wearing now is perfect. 🙂
Just walking the dogs
They all seem to be the same breed. 🙂
Hmmm, not sure he approves.
A very interesting face in the crowd.
This should explain everything
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