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Saturday January 16, 2016

Rika Sai

koto, tokyo
AUTUMN 2015,
Kjeld Duits


Dress – Conpeitou
Shoes – Yosuke U.S.A.

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This post is one of a series featuring photos that I shot in 2015, but weren’t uploaded

Hair – Lino Eheu – JPY 15,000 | Ribbon – Conpeitou – JPY 500 | Ring – Jane Lemon a di – N/A

Hair – Lino Eheu – JPY 15,000 | Ribbon – Conpeitou – JPY 500

Hair – Lino Eheu – JPY 15,000 | Ribbon – Conpeitou – JPY 500 | Dress – Conpeitou – N/A

Dress – Conpeitou – N/A

Necklace – Jane Lemon a di – N/A

Necklace – Jane Lemon a di – N/A

Bag – 6%DOKIDOKI – JPY 4,000

Dress – Conpeitou – N/A

Shoes – Yosuke U.S.A. – JPY 10,000

Escape – Priceless!

Rika’s listening to (でんぱ組.inc): Den Den Passion (でんでんぱっしょん)

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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.

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Comment (日本語もOK)

Great shoes and hair! (they look perfect together) Her blue eyebrow is on the pink-ish side of her hair and the pink one is on the blue side. not sure if this was on purpose because it’s not the exact same colors but if it was then it’s a smart move. :D

Jan 19, 2016 (3100 days ago)

@MJ: Knowing Rika, that was definitely on purpose!

Kjeld Duits (photographer)
Jan 19, 2016 (3100 days ago)

Do you think harajuku street fashion is dying out? I’ve heard from some people that you just don’t really see it as much anymore and that there used to be people on the harajuku bridge on Sundays and that you just don’t see that much anymore. I sure hope its not. But I thought I’d ask a professional on the topic like you. Thanks.

Mar 28, 2016 (3031 days ago)

@Miyuki: I don’t think that Harajuku street style is dying out yet, but Harajuku is now mostly a tourist attraction and not so interesting anymore for the cool kids. Many shops in Harajuku cater to tourists instead of Japanese, so it is becoming difficult for them to find cool things there now.

Jingubashi Bridge in Harajuku was never really a place for Harajuku fashion, more a location for cosplayers to get together. But that already stopped many years ago when the police asked them to leave.

Contributing factors are an extremely low birth rate and an economy that makes it difficult for young people to find good jobs. So there are fewer young people, they have less money to spend, and they are worried about their future.

Anyway, it has now become more difficult to see cool people on the street. They have gone underground again and you will need to go to events to meet them.

Kjeld Duits (photographer)
Mar 28, 2016 (3031 days ago)

@Miyuki: One more reason for seeing fewer cool people on the street: social networking sites like Instagram. People don’t need to go to a central place like Harajuku anymore to see cool fashion or show off their own.

Kjeld Duits (photographer)
Mar 28, 2016 (3031 days ago)

I must find shoes like this! When I was young (might as well have been back in the dark ages: pre-internet!) It was so much more difficult to find clothing and accessories from all over the world and in so many styles and price points… I stalked all the nearby thrift stores, it actually took a lot of time and effort to put together some of my favorite looks. Occasionally I’m still in wonder at the fact that almost ANYTHING I can imagine to wear I can find online anywhere in the world and have it mailed right to my home! Lol, the wonders of our modern world!

Sep 23, 2016 (2852 days ago)

@Lydianon: Glad you like the site, Lydianon. Yes, things have gotten a lot easier, haven’t they!

Kjeld Duits (photographer)
Sep 23, 2016 (2852 days ago)


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