A Buddhist Temple, Chocolate Covered Bananas, and a Harajuku Style Pig

Today, the Harajuku Fashion Walk ventured outside Harajuku and explored Tokyo’s Asakusa and Ueno districts

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For the first time in its history, the Harajuku Fashion Walk left Harajuku. With over 20 people, we explored Tokyo’s Asakusa and Ueno districts. After visiting the historical Buddhist temple of Sensoji, we walked through the backstreets where we discovered a Harajuku style pig, a Japanse ghost on stilts, and some excellent chocolate covered bananas.

Later, a smaller group checked out Ueno Park, and Ameyokocho, Tokyo’s last black market.

The next Harajuku Fashion Walk will take place on Sunday, January 31. Once again in Harajuku. As always, we will leave at 2 PM from the Takeshita-dori exit of JR Harajuku Station. The next Special Edition Harajuku Fashion Walk will be on March 6, when we go and sweep the streets of Tokyo’s Akihabara. We will depart at 2 PM from JR Akihabara Station’s Electric Town Exit.

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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You shot a lot of nice outfits! I wonder how often people dress up like this because it looks like an enormous effort to create a detailed outfit (like the ones we can see here). many people use lots of accessoires and/or draw on their faces or put stickers on it. they put a lot of energy into this even though it won’t last to the next day. i really like the outfit of the girl who was dressed in beige with the fuzzy hat (even though i hope it is fake or 2nd hand fur). it looks so classy. but the colorful outfits are also great to look at, they have something joyful and happy about them.

Jan 19, 2016 (3100 days ago)

@MJ: Many of the people in these photographs dress like this everyday. It is really a form of modern art, brought right to the people instead of hidden in a museum or an art gallery. ^_-

The girl you refer to, reminded me of Maetel of Galaxy Express 999.

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

Wow! Looks amazing!

Jan 19, 2016 (3100 days ago)

@Kjeld Duits: Me too, but I didn’t wanna sound like a nerd. /// It’s the hat probably. (:

Jan 20, 2016 (3099 days ago)

@Zolpo: Thank you.
@MJ: Nerds are considered cool, these days. Incidentally, she told me that the resemblance was not coincidental

Kjeld Duits (author)
Jan 20, 2016 (3099 days ago)

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