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Color on the Street: Purple

Lots of purple on the street. As both red and blue are popular at the moment, and purple is a color between these two, perhaps this is not so surprising

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Traditionally, colors have been strongly associated with the seasons in Japan. Geisha wore purple especially in Winter, but the color was also used in Spring.

I wonder if this traditional color system unconsciously influences the color choices of young people who are often not aware of these old Japanese customs, but are still exposed to them in their daily life.

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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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I’m loving this site, so much info!!! Stay cool!

Mr Pascall
Mar 16, 2010 (2717 days ago)

Thanks, Mr. Pascall!

Kjeld Duits (author)
Mar 16, 2010 (2717 days ago)

purple is my very favorite color.. im happy that is a trend now ‘coz i can get stuff in my fav color, on the other side – im sad, coz im not so unique haha..

ojisanbaka
Mar 17, 2010 (2715 days ago)

purple s baaaack….again!!

glenda
Apr 8, 2010 (2693 days ago)

Hahah, I love your afterthought, glenda: “again!!”

Kjeld Duits (author)
Apr 8, 2010 (2693 days ago)

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