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Sunday July 15, 2012


harajuku, tokyo
SUMMER 2012,
Kjeld Duits


Blouse – Baby, the stars shine bright
Dress – Baby, the stars shine bright
Shoes – Angelic Pretty

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Emika en Miu are wearing futago dresses, the same design, but inverted colors. Futago means twins.


Wig – N/A – N/A (friend’s) | Ribbon – Baby, the stars shine bright – JPY 4,000


Blouse – Baby, the stars shine bright – N/A | Dress – Baby, the stars shine bright – JPY 25,000


Socks – Baby, the stars shine bright – JPY 2,000 | Shoes – Angelic Pretty – N/A (friend’s)


Bag – Swimmer – N/A (friend’s)


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)

Miu and Emika both have bags that are from a friend…wonder if they exchanged them xD

Jul 21, 2012 (3794 days ago)

@Maria: As usual, you have great observational powers. And you’re correct. Miu and Emika are using each other’s bags. ^^

Kjeld Duits (photographer)
Jul 21, 2012 (3793 days ago)

I love the little red riding hood print on the skirt! The shoes match that theme so perfectly :]

Jul 22, 2012 (3793 days ago)

Why does it say “lolita” where it is usually written the girl/boy’s profession?

Jul 22, 2012 (3792 days ago)

@Ana: The person’s profession is still at the same spot (“STUDENT, 18”), but we have begun adding the fashion style to each shoot. This is actually a clickable link. It will take a while before this is done for all shoots on JAPANESE STREETS, but this will give you a richer experience as you can now more easily see shoots of similar fashion styles. ^^

Kjeld Duits (photographer)
Jul 22, 2012 (3792 days ago)

@Sarah: I always find it interesting how such a gruesome story can be presented in such a cute way… As a kid I found that story rather terrifying. LOL

Kjeld Duits (photographer)
Jul 22, 2012 (3792 days ago)

Yes a lot of the fairy tales are that way! Supposedly in the original Cinderella story one of the step sisters cuts off her toe to try and fit the glass slipper onto her foot! I think the dark side of the cuteness is what appeals to a lot of people though

Jul 22, 2012 (3792 days ago)

@Sarah: And apparently the stories have been toned down a lot! Originally, they weren’t really stories for kids, I believe.

Kjeld Duits (photographer)
Jul 23, 2012 (3792 days ago)

Or a lot of them were meant for kids, but as cautionary tales and ways of keeping them in check and surviving. If they didn’t go out after dark, they wouldn’t be attacked by animals, if they didn’t talk to strangers, they were safer, etc. In many of the tales, they ended badly as lessons of “that’s what happens to children who misbehave”. When times were a lot more dangerous, it was often safer to scare the children in a safe manner like a story rather than having actual harm occur.

Jul 25, 2012 (3789 days ago)

@MaliceInWonderland: Here’s some excellent background information: Fairy tales have ancient origin (The Telegraph), Grimm and the Origin of Fairy Tales (

Kjeld Duits (photographer)
Jul 25, 2012 (3789 days ago)

Every tale disney turned into an animation is tuned down, the original stories are always a looooot scarier. And often without a happy ending..

I love her strawberry bag.

Aug 1, 2012 (3782 days ago)

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