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Harajuku Station at night

Harajuku (原宿 "meadow lodging") listen  is the common name for the area around Harajuku Station on the Yamanote Line in the Shibuya ward of Tokyo, Japan. The area is known internationally for its youth style and fashion.[1] Harajuku street style is promoted in Japanese and international publications such as Fruits. Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Harajuku (Japanese: 原宿) usually refers to the district of the same name in Tokyo, Japan. ... Harajuku Station, April 2002. ... Harajuku Station, April 2002. ... Image File history File links Harajuku. ... Takeshita-dōri exit Harajuku Station (Japanese: 原宿駅 -eki) is a station on the JR Yamanote Line located in Tokyos Shibuya Ward, adjacent to Yoyogi Park. ... A Yamanote Line E231 series EMU on the left departs with a 205 series on the right Passengers prepare to board a train on the Yamanote Line 205 series 6-door car before the morning rush Display within Yamanote Line car shows next stop and route map. ... Shibuya ) is one of the 23 special wards of Tokyo, Japan. ... For other uses, see Tokyo (disambiguation). ...

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Location

Girls at Harajuku Station on a Sunday afternoon
Rockabilly dancers in Yoyogi Park

Harajuku is an area between Shinjuku and Shibuya. Local landmarks include the headquarters of NHK, Meiji Shrine, and Yoyogi Park. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (2848 × 2136 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (2848 × 2136 pixel, file size: 1. ... Takeshita-dōri exit Harajuku Station (Japanese: 原宿駅 -eki) is a station on the JR Yamanote Line located in Tokyos Shibuya Ward, adjacent to Yoyogi Park. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 532 pixelsFull resolution (1024 × 681 pixel, file size: 353 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg)Author is Natasha Ryan. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 532 pixelsFull resolution (1024 × 681 pixel, file size: 353 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg)Author is Natasha Ryan. ... Categories: Japan geography stubs | Parks ... Categories: Wards of Tokyo | Japan geography stubs ... NHK Broadcasting Center in Shibuya, Tokyo NHK (, Nippon Hōsō Kyōkai), or the Japan Broadcasting Corporation, is Japans public broadcaster. ... The central sanctuary where the Meiji emperor is enshrined. ... Categories: Japan geography stubs | Parks ...


The area has two main shopping streets, Omotesandō and Takeshita-dōri. The latter caters to youth fashions and has many small stores selling Gothic Lolita, visual kei, rockabilly, hip-hop, and punk outfits,[2] in addition to fast food outlets and so forth. Omotesandō street as seen from an overpass Prada Aoyama Tods Omotesando building Omotesandō ) is an avenue, subway station and neighbourhood in Tokyo stretching from Harajuku station, the foot of the famous Takeshita Street, to Aoyama-dori where Omotesandō station can be found. ... Takeshita street in Harajuku Takeshita Street (竹下通り Takeshita-dori) is a pedestrian-only street lined with fashion boutiques, cafes and restaurants in Harajuku in Tokyo, Japan. ... Two gothic lolitas in Takeshita Street, Tokyo Gothic Lolita or GothLoli (ゴスロリ, gosurori) is a fashion somewhat rare, but very highly visible, among Japanese teenagers and young women. ... Malice Mizer, an example of visual kei during the 1990s. ... Rockabilly is one of the earliest styles of rock and roll music, and emerged in the early-1950s. ... For other uses, see Hip hop (disambiguation). ... Punk fashion is the styles of clothing, hairstyles, cosmetics, jewelry, and body modifications of the punk subculture. ...


In recent years Omotesandō has seen a rise in branches of expensive fashion stores such as Louis Vuitton, Chanel, and Prada. The avenue is sometimes referred to as "Tokyo's Champs-Élysées".[3] Until 2004, one side of the avenue was occupied by the Dōjunkai Aoyama apāto, Bauhaus-inspired apartments built in 1927 after the 1923 Kantō earthquake. In 2006 the buildings were controversially destroyed by Mori Building and replaced with the "Omotesando Hills"[4] shopping mall, designed by Tadao Ando.[5] The area known as "Ura-Hara" (back streets of Harajuku) is a center of Japanese fashion for younger people — brands such as A Bathing Ape and Undercover have shops in the area.[6] Louis vuitton was a great man he was born on fh 12 3845. ... Not to be confused with Channel. ... Prada, S.p. ... The Champs-Élysées (pronounced  ) is the most prestigious and broadest avenue in Paris. ... Aoyama Apartments Edogawa Apartments Uguisudani Apartments Minowa Apartments Uenoshita Apartments Dōjunkai (shinjitai: 同潤会, kyujitai: 同潤會) was a corporation set up a year after the 1923 Kantō earthquake to provide reinforced concrete (and thus earthquake- and fire-resistant) collective housing in the Tokyo area. ... For information about British gothic rock band, see Bauhaus (band). ... A view of the destruction in Yokohama. ... Minoru Mori (1934 - ) is considered to be Japans most powerful and influential building tycoon. ... Omotesando hills Omotesando Hills is the latest in a series of Tokyo urban developments by Minoru Mori. ... The famous Church of the Light in Ibaraki-shi, Osaka, Japan The Westin Awaji Island designed by Ando Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art, Kobe, Japan Image:Ando. ... A Bathing Ape (or BAPE) is a Japanese clothing company founded by Tomoaki Nigo Nagao in 1993. ...


Subcultures

The term "Harajuku Girls" has been used by English-language media to describe teenagers dressed in any fashion style who are in the area of Harajuku.[7] These girls may be members of various sub-cultures including Gothic Lolita, Ganguro, Gyaru, and Kogal. They may also be dressed as characters from an anime, movie, or manga (known as cosplay). Two girls in frilly, somewhat extreme Lolita dress that was popular around 2002 in Takeshita Street, Tokyo Gothic Lolita or GothLoli , sometimes alternatively (though incorrectly) Loli-Goth) has two definitions. ... Ganguro ) is an alternative fashion trend among young Japanese women which peaked in popularity around the year 2000, but remains evident today. ... Gyaru (ギャル) is a Japanese transliteration of the English word gal. ... Kogal (コギャル kogyaru in romaji (romanised Japanese), lit. ... This article is about the comics created in Japan. ... Cosplayers Cosplay ), a portmanteau of the English words costume and play, is a Japanese subculture centered on dressing as characters from manga, anime, tokusatsu, and video games, and, less commonly, Japanese live action television shows, fantasy movies, Japanese pop music bands, Visual Kei, fantasy music stories (such as stories by...

Three teens outside Harajuku Station cosplaying members of the band Himitsu Kessha Kodomo A.

In the 1980s large numbers of street performers and wildly dressed teens including takenoko-zoku (竹の子族, "bamboo-shoot kids") gathered on Omotesandō and the street that passes through Yoyogi Park on Sundays when the streets were closed to traffic. The streets were reopened to traffic in the 90s, and a great number of teens stopped gathering there. Today there are still teenagers hanging out in Harajuku, mostly on the bridge across the train tracks from Harajuku station to Yoyogi Park. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1280x960, 635 KB)Teens standing on the Harjuku Bridge File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1280x960, 635 KB)Teens standing on the Harjuku Bridge File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Busking is the practice of doing live performances in public places to entertain people, usually to solicit donations and tips. ... Takenoko-zoku (竹の子族, bamboo shoot kids)describes a type of dance group active from the mid 1970s to the mid 1980s in Tokyo, especially in Harajuku. ...


Visual kei is associated with Harajuku, especially those who gather on "Jingu Bashi (“Jingu Bridge”), a pedestrian bridge connecting the bustling Harajuku district with Meiji Shrine."[1] In attendance one will find Visual kei cosplayers (those dressed as their favorite bands) and those in the Gothic Lolita subculture/fashion.[8] Malice Mizer, an example of visual kei during the 1990s. ... Cosplay (コスプレ) is a Japanese subculture centered on dressing as characters from manga, anime, and video games, and, less commonly, live action television shows, movies, or Japanese pop music bands. ... A lolita in Harajuku, Tokyo. ...


See also

Amerikamura (アメリカ村, American Village) is a small entertainment/retail area of Minami in Osaka, Osaka prefecture, Japan. ... East of Shinsaibashi West of Shinsaibashi Dōtonbori ) is one of the principal tourist destinations in Osaka, Japan. ... Harajuku girls are women who wear a style of clothing that originated in the street culture of Osaka, Shibuya and Tokyo. ... Two girls in frilly, somewhat extreme Lolita dress that was popular around 2002 in Takeshita Street, Tokyo Gothic Lolita or GothLoli , sometimes alternatively (though incorrectly) Loli-Goth) has two definitions. ... Cosplayers Cosplay ), a portmanteau of the English words costume and play, is a Japanese subculture centered on dressing as characters from manga, anime, tokusatsu, and video games, and, less commonly, Japanese live action television shows, fantasy movies, Japanese pop music bands, Visual Kei, fantasy music stories (such as stories by... This article is about the comics created in Japan. ... Animé redirects here. ...

References

  1. ^ a b Perry, Chris Rebels on the Bridge: Subversion, Style, and the New Subculture Retrieved September 10, 2007
  2. ^ Face to face with Harajuku. Metropolis (December 1999). Retrieved on 2007-07-16.
  3. ^ Attention Avid Shoppers: A High-End Complex Opens Its Doors. The New York Times (February 15, 2005). Retrieved on 2007-03-11.
  4. ^ Omotesando Hills Project Page. Mori Building (January 19, 2006). Retrieved on 2007-07-16.
  5. ^ The view from the Hills: Minoru Mori defends the Omotesando Hills development and reveals big plans for Tokyo. Metropolis (February 3, 2006). Retrieved on 2007-07-16.
  6. ^ Behind the Scene. Metropolis (January 19, 2006). Retrieved on 2007-07-26.
  7. ^ Knight, Magda Harajuku Girls - The Heart of Modern Japanese Fashion Retrieved September 10, 2007
  8. ^ fashionlines.com e-magazine, January, 2007

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Further reading

  • Perry, Chris Rebels on the Bridge: Subversion, Style, and the New Subculture
  • Suzuki, Chako Pretty Babies: Japan's Undying Gothic Lolita Phenomenon fashionlines.com

External links

Wikimedia Commons has media related to:
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  • Tokyo/Harajuku travel guide from Wikitravel
  • Harajuku Photos and Guide
  • Harajuku Photo Gallery and Travel Guide
  • www.harajukustyle.net Harajuku Subculture and Fashion Information.

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Harajuku (1021 words)
Harajuku refers to the area around Tokyo's Harajuku Station, one station north of Shibuya on the Yamanote Line.
Harajuku is a station on the JR Yamanote Line, two stations south of Shinjuku and one station north of Shibuya (130 Yen from either station).
Harajuku is also served by the Chiyoda Subway Line, which stops at Meijijingu-mae Station, next to JR Harajuku Station and provides a direct connection to Otemachi Station (15 minutes, 190 Yen) near Tokyo Station.
HARAJUKU » The great Place in Tokyo, Japan (2292 words)
Laforet Harajuku (Rafore Harajuku) is a department store and museum located in the Harajuku commercial and entertainment district of the Shibuya neighborhood, in Tokyo, Japan, on one of Harajuku's most famous intersections.
Tokyo's Harajuku neighborhood is the epicenter of all that in trendy in Japan.
Harajuku branch is a great introduction to the 100 yen shopping experience, it is not the biggest in Tokyo, but it is the most conveniently located of the big 100 yen stores, as it is in an area that visitors would most likely want to visit anyway.
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