For youth culture Japan - "cool" and "cute" - Harajuku, just north of Shibuya, is the number one fashionable, fun, faddish, ridiculous, crazy "crib" to "chill out". Come along on a Sunday and you'll see it all!
Harajuku first burst onto the scene in 1964 - the Olympic year. With the Olympic gymnasium and village located nearby, the prospect of meeting somebody famous in the street drew people from far and wide. Today, the area includes Takeshita Street, Meiji Dori Avenue and Omotesando Dori Avenue.
Takeshita Dori Street is opposite the Takeshita Dori Exit of Harajuku Station. Here, shops sell a most extraordinary blend of goods reflecting the Japanese notions of "cute", "cool and American" and "rebellious and British". In other words a strange mixture of Hello Kitty, hip-hop and the infamous British punk. As for the shoppers? Well, any form of fancy dress goes.
Harajuku Girl by Jáed Fonseca Toledo is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 2.5 Brazil License.
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berto (77) 2004-11-16 12:47
nice picture. the girls acting all grown up and still carrying around a pink school bag.
nice contrast on the subjects.
nofer (3215) 2004-12-22 19:22
Xará. Esta foto me chamou muito a atenção. Para outros também... veja a quantia de visitas... e os dados estão bons. Sei que dá trabalho mas quando fizer download (e você estiver em português), há possibilidade de por notas em inglês e português.
Gostei mesmo da foto!
pedrooliveira (0) 2004-12-29 23:07
Acredito que de visita as fotos "harajuku" batem o recorde.
Boa expressão da moça.
- Copyright: Jaed Fonseca Toledo (jackpkn) (863)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2004-10-17
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC-P92, Sony Memory Stick
- Exposure: f/4.5, 1/20 seconds
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: My third trip to Japan
- Theme(s): CosPlay [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2004-11-16 7:43
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