Here we all are… heading to Harajuku 原宿 . Street fashion capital in Tokyo. We were all geared up for a day of shopping and so not much pictures were taken at Harajuku itself! Most of the pictures were taken while we were on the train bound for Harajuku 原宿 station. I guess it’s also because Clara wanted to test out her new Lumix camera.
If you head to Harajuku 原宿 on a Sunday, you’ll see a lot of cosplayers in the area. My sister absolutely adores this place. We headed straight for Takeshita Street 竹下通り once we arrived. Takeshita Street 竹下通り is located right in front of the JR Harajuku Station 原宿駅 and is impossible to miss!
In this extremely crowded streets you can find many independent stores selling everything from socks,lingerie, accessories, street fashion, cosplay costumes and all the cutest stuff. School kids flock to this area after school ends to do their shopping as well. The shops in this area sometimes operate as a bellwether for up and coming street fashion with some of the stores selling prototype goods and outfits. It sends a buzz of excitement to be right in the middle of a area of trend-starters.
In the candid photos above you can see sushi’s glamourous bun with the lovely structured bow as well as a close up of Koji’s gorgeous braids. All of which are Ms Clara’s handiwork.
We had our lunch in one of the underground pasta cafes along the street. Lots of youth make up the general crowd. In fact we had a Jack Sparrow look-a-like just 2 tables away!
Looks good? Well it was pretty yummy! Definitely nicer than pasta mania.
As usual, I don’t blog about my shopping buys. But here is one exception… my new rain boots with glitter inlays ( so that it looks less fish monger style) which served me well when I head up to Fuji Mountain. One of my most practical buys and it wasn’t even very costly… less then ¥3000 if I remember right.
Enjoy the video that was taken with the new pink video cam I bought from Akihabara. Definitely not as good a quality as my professional sony one but it’s perfect for the small purse.