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120303-7173: Japanese street fashion in Harajuku, Tokyo (Cure, Snidel, Tokyo Bopper)
Tuesday March 6, 2012


harajuku, tokyo
WINTER 2012, girls
Kjeld Duits


Coat – Snidel
Apron – (self)
Tights – N/A

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Hair – Cure (Akihabara) – JPY 9,000


Coat – Snidel – JPY 20,000 | Apron – (self) – JPY 0


Detail of Coat – Snidel – JPY 20,000 | Brooch – (self) – N/A


Shoes – TOKYO BOPPERJPY 20,000 | Tights – N/A – JPY 1,000


Fur – N/A – (present) | Brooch – (self) – N/A

Kjeld Duits About the Photographer

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.

Recent photos by Kjeld Duits:

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Comment (日本語もOK)

love the shoesss

Mar 6, 2012 (3730 days ago)

The apron is used very nicely in this outfit. I’ve never really thought of layering one under anything before.

Mar 6, 2012 (3730 days ago)

@Irene: Tokyo Bopper actually has some of the coolest shoes in Tokyo.
@MaliceInWonderland: It is not visible in my photos, but she also wore a beautiful sheer skirt under the apron.

Kjeld Duits (photographer)
Mar 6, 2012 (3729 days ago)

I have a teddybear backpack exactly the same but in light brown

Mar 6, 2012 (3729 days ago)

@KD-san: Oooh, a lovely idea. I really like how the ruffles stick out, but it doesn’t look like she’s wearing an apron in the traditional sense. I’d like to try wearing a skirt, apron, and shirt over it to see how it plays out.

Mar 6, 2012 (3729 days ago)

@MaliceInWonderland: Great idea. Really curious how that works out. ^_-

Kjeld Duits (photographer)
Mar 6, 2012 (3729 days ago)

Your coat is really really very lovely.

Mar 6, 2012 (3729 days ago)

Japanese street fashion is curiously child like! It has an innocence not seen in Europe and very definitely a cuteness about it!

Mar 7, 2012 (3728 days ago)

@Zoe: Your comment immediately made me wonder about our values for clothing. Where do our assumptions for what is supposed to be appropriate clothing for children and adults originate from? And why do we accept and internalize these assumptions so thoroughly that deviations strike us so strongly? Until the industrial revolution brought us mass production and thereby gave birth to our consumer society, children’s clothing didn’t really exist. Children wore miniature versions of clothing that adults wore. Now we’re starting to experience the opposite, adults are beginning to wear large versions of clothing that used to be considered only for children. Here is an interesting related article about gender typing in clothing: When Did Girls Start Wearing Pink?

Kjeld Duits (photographer)
Mar 7, 2012 (3728 days ago)

Her face looks younger, but her eyes show a mature look.
The outfit makes me want to go to bed, it looks so comfy ^^U I like the soft colors and textures, and I love the brooch. I would buy one from her!

Mar 7, 2012 (3728 days ago)

Ha! Another pair of that style of shoe! Now I’m madly on the watch… and what a pretty color, too.

Mar 7, 2012 (3728 days ago)

@Maria: The outfit makes me want to go to bed, it looks so comfy — Haha, nice. For some reason, Yuriko’s coat created pictures in my mind of little lambs jumping around in a spring meadow. Put your bed and my sheep together and you will sleep real well. ^_-

Kjeld Duits (photographer)
Mar 8, 2012 (3727 days ago)

@Alexandra: If you manage to make it to Tokyo in the near future, definitely go and visit Tokyo Bopper. It is one of the original Harajuku shops, dating back to the trendy 1990s when what is now known as Harajuku fashion exploded onto the scene. By the way, you can find lots of pictures on their blog

Kjeld Duits (photographer)
Mar 8, 2012 (3727 days ago)

@Kjeld hmmm thought provoking article about clothing values you posted there.. A while ago I said to my mummy (jokingly) about how she never dressed me up as a “girl” when I was younger, so people I’ve known for ages think I’m very tomboyish. My mum just said something along the lines of I didn’t want to waste so much effort when you were a baby(so she’s a practical type keke), now that you’re old just wear whatever you want with your money. Haha ~

Mar 8, 2012 (3727 days ago)

@karyn: Great article, eh. I love learning something new about everyday things we take for granted. It is so easy—and wrong—to think that the world always was the way it was when you were born, and will remain the way it is today. Your mother has a great sense of humor. ^^

Kjeld Duits (photographer)
Mar 8, 2012 (3727 days ago)

The apron is used very nicely in this outfit. I have never really thought of layering one under anything before.

Mark White
Jul 28, 2017 (1759 days ago)

Your outfits is very beautiful, i really loved it. And I appreciated a photographer who took really good pictures. Thanks for sharing!

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