A Look Back at Last Year's JAPANESE STREETS Photo Exhibition

Last year, Israel’s famous Tikotin Museum of Japanese Art exhibited over 100 of JAPANESE STREETS photographs

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From July through December, the Tikotin Museum of Japanese Art in Haifa dedicated three of its exhibition halls to photographs of JAPANESE STREETS.

The exhibition was covered extensively by Israeli media and attracted a record number of visitors. Actually, it was so successful that I have been invited back to do an exhibition on cosplay later this year.

On the opening day, I photographed a few Israeli Harajuku street fashion and cosplay fans (see below). They were so kind to pose for me, even though they were about to participate in a fashion show organized by the museum. They told me that there is a small but thriving community of Japanese street fashion and cosplay fans in Israel. They even run their own Harajuku Fashion Walk in Tel Aviv.

It was a bit hectic, with an inconvenient location and terrible light, but thanks to the people posing the photographs are still OK.

To all the people, who worked on, supported, visited or posed, thank you very much! I am looking forward to seeing you again this year.

Ten Israeli fans of Japanese street fashion and cosplay were so kind to pose for me during the opening of the exhibition. I have made a small selection of their photographs.

MAGDALEN, Piano Teacher

RINI RAW, Musician & Fashion Designer

GAIA, Student

EINAV IZACK, Animator & Seamstress

AYA ILAN, Officer in Israel Defense Forces (IDF)

ADI, Student

NICOLE, Student

ANAN, Student

OPHIR, Student

↓ Noga, Soldier

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 saw that poster online and I recognized it was one of your photos, but I didn’t know what it was for. It’s really awesome to see Japanese fashion popping up in other places. Congrats on the successful exhibition!

Jan 21, 2016 (3008 days ago)

@Emma: Awesome that you recognized the poster, Emma, and thanks for the kind words. It was quite an experience!

Kjeld Duits (author)
Jan 21, 2016 (3008 days ago)

Oh wow, I adore that photo of Vani from 2011 !! What a memorable shoot !! … I haven’t seen any photos of Vani since she left 6%DOKIDOKI. Is she still around?

Jan 29, 2016 (3000 days ago)

@Alex: Thanks, Alex. I haven’t run into her since she left and the community hasn’t really heard from her anymore.

Kjeld Duits (author)
Jan 29, 2016 (3000 days ago)

Please continue this great work and I look forward to more of your awesome blog posts.

Nov 1, 2017 (2358 days ago)

Thank you for your kind words, Ollie. I have been struggling with some health issues. Hopefully, I can get back to photographing Japanese street fashion again!

Kjeld Duits (author)
Nov 2, 2017 (2358 days ago)

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