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Sunday August 15, 2010


harajuku, tokyo
SUMMER 2010, girls


Style: Mori Girl (Forest Girl)

Cardigan – N/A
Blouse – N/A
Skirt – Menou
Zori – Parling

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Skirt – Menou – JPY 6,000 | Cardigan – N/A – JPY 4,000 | Blouse – N/A – (mother’s)


Hair – Enoki – JPY 0 | Hat – N/A – N/A


Zori – Parling (shop) – N/A


Cow Bell – Meiji Park (shop) – JPY 2,000


Bag – N/A – (present) | Tail – N/A – JPY 3,000


Cigarette – Black Devil – N/A
Vanilla flavored cigarette produced by Dutch tobacco company Heupink & Bloemen Tabak BV
Health warning: smoking messes up your health and makes your kiss taste like an ashtray


Hair – Enoki – JPY 0 | Hat – N/A – N/A


Hair – Enoki – JPY 0 | Hat – N/A – N/A


Bag – N/A – N/A


Color Contact Lenses – Candy Magic (shop) – JPY 5,000


Phone – au – JPY 20,000

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Comment (日本語もOK)

Lately vintage and soft colors like cream are in 99% of TS’s photos…I love it n_n
Looks like that’s latest fashion, maybe I am going to start buying soft color clothes :P
Hanako is so pretty! Her eyes really catch you!

Aug 15, 2010 (4338 days ago)

@Maria: Yes, you noticed that well. Mori Girl (above) and Dolly (or Dolly Kei — dressed like an antique European doll) are quite popular. Expect more of this kind of fashion over the next few weeks and months.

Hanako has wonderfully expressive eyes, doesn’t she!

Nice tidbit: Tomorrow some photos go live, in the background of one of which you can see a German TV crew shoot Marie shooting Hanaka. See if you can find it tomorrow!

The German crew was making a program about JS for German and Austrian TV. After it has been on air we will show it on our blog as well.

Kjeld Duits
Aug 15, 2010 (4338 days ago)

@Marie: Thumbs up for soft colour clothes! Hanako’s coloured contact lenses are relatively expensive and the colours are very unique:) Her light brown eyes which is rare for Japanese doubles the uniqueness.

Marie Sasago
Aug 15, 2010 (4338 days ago)

WOW! I was SOO glad that I got to see you guys scout her that day! She is one of the coolest street snap people I have ever seen. I like that she is smiling here..I saw her around Harajuku more that day and she always had a super worried or sad look on her face. She must be really shy!

Lactose Intoler-Art
Aug 15, 2010 (4338 days ago)

@Lactose Intoler-Art: I briefly talked to Hanako, and I think you’re absolutely right, she seemed extremely shy. Even so, almost every photo of her face that Marie took featured a completely different facial expression (kudos to Marie!), so it was actually quite difficult to make a selection.

Kjeld Duits
Aug 15, 2010 (4338 days ago)

She looks like she jumped out of Dragon Quest or something! An interesting look and I like the running colour scheme. Not for the cigarette, mind.

Aug 15, 2010 (4338 days ago)

@Mel: Dragon Quest! Haha, cool.

Kjeld Duits
Aug 15, 2010 (4338 days ago)

@Lactose Intoler-Art: I can’t agree with you more! Hanako is just… wow! Do you remember how I screamed, “Oh my goodness,” when I found her? Thank you very much for your company and I’m already looking forward to going to Harajuku with you, Emi and Kjeld!

@Kjeld: I’m not too sure but I guess Hanako was acting in a special way kind of on purpose and I personally think it might be part of her fashion! Hanako's behavior and style remind me of Jack Sparrow for some reason.

@Mel: That’s so true! There is this famous Japanese video game called Seikendensetsu and I randomly took a look at the website because Hanako’s style reminded me of the game. Please visit the website and check out the characters of 聖剣伝説 (seikendensestu) 4! I wouldn’t think it’s strange even if Hanako was one of them. Funny thing, Hanako stressed that she hadn’t been influenced by any Japanese games.

Marie Sasago
Aug 16, 2010 (4337 days ago)

@Kjeld: By the way, Hanako was very cool and mature when she saw her friends after shooting!

Marie Sasago
Aug 16, 2010 (4337 days ago)

It is very interesting, even for me, to read some of the backstage info. Thanks, Marie.

Kjeld Duits
Aug 16, 2010 (4337 days ago)

Hanako is my favorite mori girl that I have seen yet!
Marie Sasago About the Jack Sparrow comment: Interesting how a personality can be like an outfit; how it can be put on and changed to fit a style.

Aug 16, 2010 (4337 days ago)

@Arc: Great observation. It reminds me of the famous passage by William Shakespeare from As You Like It:

All the world’s a stage,
And all the men and women merely players.
They have their exits and their entrances;
And one man in his time plays many parts…

And one man would these days, I guess, be And one person … ^ O ^

I like your words comparing a personality with a style or an outfit a lot better!

Kjeld Duits
Aug 16, 2010 (4337 days ago)

@Kjeld: Thanks! That’s very interesting. I never would have thought of that passage in relation to style but in many ways it makes sense!

Aug 16, 2010 (4337 days ago)

@Arc: The old bard himself would be surprised, I think. ^ _ –

Kjeld Duits
Aug 16, 2010 (4337 days ago)

Her makeup and expressions somehow remind me of an actress in a French play. I think I’ve got all sorts of Phantom of the Opera/Moulin Rouge references coming to mind.

Oh, and what you guys said. xD

Aug 17, 2010 (4336 days ago)

After seeing Hanako here I just had to go and read more about the Mori Girl style, and I have to say it’s quickly becoming one of my favourite Japanese street styles ^^

Aug 17, 2010 (4336 days ago)

@Anya: Mori Girl is cool. Please also check out Dolly Kei, which is increasing in popularity and offers a lot more freedom than Mori Girl (the Mori Girl style has a list of strict rules to limit the number of people who will dress like this).

Kjeld Duits
Aug 17, 2010 (4336 days ago)

@Kjeld Duits: It does? :O Didn’t realize, tried to do some search about it in English but the descriptions I found were pretty vague – I guess I would have to know Japanese to find out more ^^ Could you give me some examples of the rules please, I’m very intrigued xD So far the main thing I noticed about it are the colours, the main ones seem to be light beige and cream.

Dolly Kei seems cool as well though, reading about it at the moment!

Aug 17, 2010 (4336 days ago)

GAH! She’s so cute! Love the outfit, though the flip flops throw me off.

Sep 10, 2010 (4312 days ago)

She is like a character from some play..Straight from the tearther: p Beatiful.

Sep 30, 2010 (4292 days ago)

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