Saturday, November 7, 2009

Harajuku Fashions Origin

Harajuku Fashion derives its name from the Harajuku district of Tokyo. All lit harajuku kids go there to explore the many clothes shops and gather Yoyogi park, cafes Omotesando street or on the way to the Meiji shrine to display their latest creations Harajuku for tourists and for their friends.

Harajuku became famous in the 1980s because of street performers and wildly dressed teens who gathered there on Sundays when Omotesando was closed to traffic. Omotesando is a very long street with cafes, boutiques and upscale fashion popular with residents and tourists. Once it became pedestrian Sunday was the perfect place to meet, play music and show off!

Having a regular meeting place for art, conversation and performance has led to the vibrant scene tape Hokoten. This was interrupted in the late 1990s and the number of performers, Visual Kei fans, rockabilly dancers and punks has steadily decreased since. Today, Sunday, we can see many Gothic Lolita as well as many foreign tourists taking pictures of them on the way to Meiji Shrine. Some tourists are surprised to see an exhibition of young Japanese women dressed in outfits often shocking.

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