Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Harajuku: Tokyo's fashion-minded area for Sunday hanging

Harajuku Girls
Originally uploaded by Not so fast
Harajuku (原宿 "meadow lodging") is the common name for the area around Harajuku Station on the Yamanote Line in Tokyo, Japan. Harajuku is known for the patrons that visit the area every Sunday, says Wikipedia.

Every Sunday, many young people dress in a variety of styles that include gothic lolita, visual kei, and cosplay, among others and spend the day in Harajuku socializing. The fashion styles of these young people frequently vary and are rarely conformist 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. [1] However, Harajuku is not just known for its Sunday visitors. It is also a well-respected fashion capital of the world renowned for its unique street fashion.

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