Both Maki & Taka are regular contributors to TokyoFashion.com, a Harajuku-based English language website dedicated to Japanese street fashion. The site is updated daily with fresh street fashion photos from Harajuku and other areas of Tokyo. TokyoFashion.com also covers runway shows, fashion events, fashion news, and anything else related to fashion in the world’s most crowded metropolis.
“Thanks to FRUITS photographer Shoichi Aoki, Harajuku is world renowned as the hipster place in Tokyo to namedrop. It is home to the kookiest fashion Japan has to offer, being the center of the Gothic Lolita and Visual kei looks scene since the 80s. Every Sunday, hordes of photographers come to shoot the gloomy kids in their Victorian garb whilst they pose coquettishly on the bridge, reveling in the attention.
Most visitors coming to Harajuku scour the main Takeshita Dori area, with its rows of kitschy boutiques and cheap teen shopping. From there, they walk to the iconic LaForet plaza on the corner, and then up the Omotesando shopping area – often referred to as the Champs Elysses of Tokyo. “
Article by Manami “Maki” Okazaki // Photos by Taka Kira