Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Harajuku, Tokyo Japan

Takeshita Street in Harajuku

This store is used to be the popular "Snoopy Town" (now closed) located just across the Harajuku Train Station

Harajuku girls wearing unique styles

I missed this couple but look at their styles, "kawaii" (cute)

Another harajuku girl

Harajuku girl or boy?

Harajuku Train Station

Store in Takeshita Street Harajuku

Students strolling along Takeshita Street caught my camera

Jingu Bridge, a meeting and socializing place of Harajuku girls

Our 5th day in Tokyo, Thursday, Feb. 19, 2009

Harajuku is popularly known for younger crowds that dress in a variety of unique styles such as gothic lolita, visual kei, and cosplay. A lot of visitors come here every Sunday to see these young people walking around the streets with their "harajuku styles." We missed Harajuku on Sunday and we didn't get to see a lot of Harajuku teenagers. It was an ordinary weekday and so few people were dressed up and not too many people along Jingu Bridge where Harajuku teenagers are socializing.

The term "Harajuku Girls" has been used by English-language to describe teenagers dressed in any fashion or unique style who are in the area of Harajuku.

The pictures above were taken in Takeshita Street, it is a narrow street that has a lot of small stores selling different types of unique dresses that caters for youth fashions.


HalfCrazy said...

Wow, that is so cool! Thanks for all the information, would love to see some of these Harajuku girls someday! I wonder why they dress up like that. Maybe just to express, I guess?

I looove those uniforms! Oh if only it's the same like that in the Philippines!

Looking forward to more of your photos!

Missy said...

Thanks halfcrazy for visiting my site. I guess you're right harajuku teenagers just want to express themselves in a different way. But there's always history behind that :-)

HalfCrazy said...

Yeah, why didn't you tried asking them? :P

Joy said...

Love this place. I definitely would like to visit here.

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Missy said...

halfcrazy- I didn't try to ask them bcoz....I can't speak Japanese hahaha and they can't understand english

joy- thanks for dropping by :-)

the donG said...

the place is so clean. who would not love it? beautiful japan.

HalfCrazy said...

Ah well, I figured that not a lot of "Hapon" can speak English. Which makes me very proud that our country, the Philippines, is probably the best English speaking country in the Southeast. Maybe all of Asia! :P

Garando said...

Cool ng cosplay no? I remember once while strolling around Akihabara I saw some cosplay dude who was covered with winnie the pooh accessories. He even had winnie the pooh ears and tigger's buntot. Natakot ako, baka psycho eh. he was like... over 40 yrs old na kase. And he looked at me funny.

Missy said...

Garando- you should have taken a picture of that cosplay with winnie the pooh costume hehehe

cpsanti said...

love love harajuku ;-) but lately, it just seems so crowded---or am i just getting older? heehee.

Missy said...

cpsanti- thanks for dropping by my site; when I went to Harajuku was in weekday and not that crowded maybe if it's Sunday the harajuku are coming out from their cave hahaha