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POP'NCUTE, always pop and cute

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POPNCUTE, Harajuku’s underground music, fashion and art event, spread some happiness earlier this month

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On May 5, the fifth POPNCUTE event took place. As always, it featured Harajuku artist Kurebayashi, the rock ‘n roll dance group Shakey, and the band Broken Doll—now with Junnyan as bassist and without drummer Maro. But it also featured the rock band Vinal (whose performance I unfortunately had to miss), and duo Glad Game who gave an amazing performance.

Glad Game’s awesome voices and professional performance wowed the crowd. They really deserve to perform for huge crowds instead of a small club like Shibuya Milkyway. The people who showed up for this POPNCUTE event got awfully lucky.

And then, surprise surprise, Harajuku style magician Shieru made an appearance. The first time ever I have seen a magician at an underground event.

I came in a little early and shot some of the preparations, including two of the rehearsals, for a rare behind the scenes look.

The next POPNCUTE takes place on Saturday, August 10. Don’t miss it!

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Broken Doll rehearsing

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Hand-made decorations

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Junnyan shooting photos

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Glad Game’s rehearsal

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Vinal Guitarist Ko tunes his guitar during the rehearsal

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Fashion show by the Fairy Kei brand Mello, designed by Moco (homepage)

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The increasingly popular Kurebayashi stole the show

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Glad Game

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Nocchi

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Milk

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Magician Shieru

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Dance group Shakey

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Broken Doll

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Kjeld Duits About the Author

Inspired by the stunningly creative street fashion that exploded on the streets of Tokyo and Osaka in the late 1990’s, photo-journalist Kjeld Duits launched JAPANESE STREETS in 2002. This makes JS one of the first fashion blogs on the net, and the very first to cover Japanese street fashion.

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Comment (日本語もOK)

Aww this looks like so much fun. Wish there was such an active fashion scene where I live.

MissMolly
Jun 2, 2013 (1656 days ago)

@MissMolly: Where do you live?

Kjeld Duits (author)
Jun 2, 2013 (1656 days ago)

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