On Sunday I went with KXD down to Harajuku, the world famous section of
Tokyo where the Japanese youth gather to present their unique fashion.
Here are the first half of my pictures from the trip.
We walked around and took some photos with the different groups:
In addition to the 'average' visual kei types in the black or pink lacy
outfits, you get some interesting types like these two... who are
giving the three finger salute
Or these two... not sure what to call this genre of outfit... going for the syrupy sweet japanese cat vibe.
I should note that they look a LOT cuter in this picture than I
remember them looking in person. You know why? Cause in the web
resolution of this picture, you can't see their faces as clearly as I
could in person. Take a look at
this close-up and see if you want to kiss that face?
(hmm... tough call). :-P
From the pedestrian bridge, you can get a feeling for the photography
feeding frenzy that was going on this day. There was a TV crew doing a
remote taping, tons of professional photographers with big fancy
cameras (or maybe 'pro-sumers' at least), and tons of just regular
tourists, from every country in the world.
Although I didn't take their picture, there were three guys holding up
big Japanese flags while some guy rambled into a bull horn, we weren't
sure what they were saying, but once we saw the mysterious right wing
black van, we figured it out. They were probably saying
Then we walked down the street to check out the rest of Harajuku. At
the other end of the neighboorhood we ran into another group of
strangely dressed kids:
As KXD put it (he referred to them as
- chinese ghosts) -
The focus here is just an extremely eclectic combination of really bright colorful outfits. A fashion valetudo if you will...
Here are another two. Everyone here was generally very nice about taking pictures with tourists.
When we came back from lunch this group of new gui were doing a group
photo. Each one had brought their own camera and wanted a group
picture. A few of the professional camera type guys were there too.
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