Harajuku Fashion

Harajuku FashionHarajuku (原宿?) Is a popular designation for the area around the JR Harajuku Station, Shibuya district, Tokyo. This region is renowned as a place young people gather. The location includes approximately Meiji Temple, Yoyogi Park, shopping Takeshita Street (Takeshita-dori), department store Laforet, and the National Yoyogi Gymnasium. Harajuku is not a formal name for the place, and not included when writing the address.

Around 1980, Harajuku is the place of the subkultur Takenoko-zoku. Until this day, groups of young people dressed in strange area can be found in Harajuku. In addition, school children from different corners of the Japanese Harajuku often include as objectives of the study tour during a visit to Tokyo.

Actually called "Harajuku" is used only for the area north of Omotesando. Onden is the name of the area on the south side of Omotesando, but the name is not popular and is called Harajuku participate.

Before the era of Edo, Harajuku is one of the city's lodging (juku) for people who travel through the Main Street route Kamakura. Tokugawa Ieyasu Harajuku to award control of the Province of Iga ninja who help him run away from going after Sakai incidence Honnōji.

Harajuku FashionIn the Edo era, a group of ninja Iga Harajuku establish headquarters in the city to protect the Edo because the strategic location in the southern part of Main Street Kōshū. Besides ninja, samurai class Bakushin also choose to live in Harajuku. Farmers planting rice in the area of Shibuya River edge, and use the paddle wheel to grind or make rice flour.

In the Meiji era, was built as the Harajuku area that connects the city with the region surrounding Tokyo. In the year 1906, JR Harajuku Station opened as part of the expansion rail Yamanote. After that, Omotesando (the main road to the temple) was built in 1919 after the Meiji Temple was founded.

After many department store was opened in the 1970s, became the center of Harajuku fashion. This area became popular throughout Japan after blanketing fashion magazines such as non-Anan and no. At that time, groups of girls who called Annon-zoku often found walking in the area of Harajuku. Mimic their style in clothes clothes charged Anan magazine model and non-no.

Harajuku FashionAround 1980, Takeshita Street became crowded because people want to see Takenoko-zoku the strange dress up and dancing in The Streets. Once established as a special pedestrian area, Harajuku favorite place to be young people. Once the bustling Harajuku, boutiques that sell goods from the famous brands began to appear around Omotesando in 1990.

The focal point of Harajuku's Fashion culture is Takeshita Dori (Takeshita Street) and its side streets, which are lined by many trendy shops, Harajuku fashion boutiques, used clothes stores, crepe stands and fast food outlets geared towards the Harajuku fashion and trend conscious teens.

In order to experience the teenage culture at its most extreme, visit Harajuku on a Sunday, when many young people gather around Harajuku Station and engage in cosplay ("costume play"), dressed up in crazy costumes to resemble anime characters, punk musicians, etc.


Post a Comment