Freaky Fashion & Cosplay At Funky Stores In Harajuku
An oasis for every fashion and cosplay lover, Harajuku is a funky little district in the heart of Tokyo where art meets fashion, this is a must-see when visiting Japan.
After years of planning my dream was finally coming true. I was finally going to meet the crazy Japanese cosplayers, the amazing Harajuku stores and experience the Harajuku lifestyle first hand.
I tried to take as many pictures and videos as I possibly could. It surprised me that SoftBank, a big cell phone provider in Japan, was using Cameron Diaz as their company face. She was literally on posters all over the city.
People around the city were so happy and cheerful which truly made it a happy fun paradise, any Anime fan can appreciate its beauty.
I also noticed a lot of girls holding up signs saying: "FREE HUGS", a little strange with all the old men walking around. Gothic Lolita cosplay seemed to be primarily present on the Yoyogi park premises last Sunday.
Every Sunday, young people dressed in a variety of styles including gothic lolita, visual kei, and decora, as well as cosplayers spend the day on Jingu Bridge in Harajuku socializing. The fashion styles of these youths rarely conform to one particular style and are usually a mesh of many.
Most young people gather on Jingu Bridge, which is a pedestrian bridge that connects Harajuku to the neighboring Meiji Shrine area.
Harajuku is also a fashion capital of the world, renowned for its unique street fashion. Harajuku street style is promoted in Japanese and international publications such as Kera, Tune, Gothic & Lolita Bible and Fruits.
Many prominent designers and fashion ideas have sprung from Harajuku and incorporated themselves into other fashions throughout the world. Harajuku is also a large shopping district that includes international brands, its own brands, and shops selling clothes young people can afford.
More information about this district can be found on the Japan Guide.