From Wikipedia:

Harajuku became famous in the 1980s due to the large numbers of street performers and wildly dressed teens who gathered there on Sundays when Omotesando was closed to traffic. Those movements lead to the vibrant "Hokoten Band Scene". This was stopped at the end of the ’90s and the number of performers, Visual Kei fans, rockabilly dancers and punks has steadily decreased since. Today on Sundays one 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 such a large exhibition of Japanese youth dressed up in often shocking outfits.

Near the train station there is the Meiji Shrine, which is famous for the large number of people who come to visit every year, as well as Yoyogi Park. Also nearby are Takeshita Street, a street lined with fashion boutiques and various goods mostly for young teenagers, and Omotesando, a very long street with cafes and upscale fashion boutiques popular with residents and tourists alike.

Harajuku gallery at thejapanesearecrazy


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Posted: December 11th, 2006
at 1:42pm by Koookiecrumbles

Categories: photo,fo' real?

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  1. yes! harajuku fun! we are so close!


    17 Dec 06 at 4:44 am


  2. thanks so much i didn’t know that the style has faded i have never been to japan but ive always love their style


    29 Sep 07 at 6:29 pm



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