Jul 21, 2008

Teenage Tokyo: Takeshita Dori

One of the pillars of youth culture is fashion. In Tokyo street fashion is a religion for the city’s teens. The iconic clothing is nonconformist, a little rock and roll and a lot of bizarre.

Not far from the serene, traditional Meiji Shrine is Takeshita Dori in Harajuku. This pedestrianised street is a mecca for teens shopping for the latest trends while strutting their stuff. Clothing shops, music stores and crepe stalls line the narrow lane, which on weekends is jam-packed with a sea of adolescent humanity.

These shoes remind me of what you might see on Camden High Street in London.

Only in Tokyo is rebellion and cute combined.

Do you look back at what you wore as a teenager with a smile or do you prefer not to look at all?

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Lakshmi said...

i prefer not to think about it at all..though early teens were fun..In india, clothes are still in a transition phase between the traditional and the western looks

Wendy said...

Lakshmi-I'm with you on not thinking about it.