Fashion freedom in Japan

March 30, 2009 Comments disabled , ,

The traditional dress of Japan is the kimono and if you take a walk around Tokyo these days you will still see someone wearing kimono now and again, normally an older person.

Younger Japanese people are more likely to be wearing western style clothes, and in districts like Shibuya and Harajuku there are some very original styles on display.

In her blog Tokyo Kawaii etc Kirin says that Japanese fashion is “free from rules or fixed ideas”. In this post she talks about foreigners who go to Japan to enjoy Japanese fashion freedom. There’s also a video if you understand Japanese.

Nihon Sun captured some great photos of young fashionistas like the two below, out and about in Shibuya, Tokyo. Go here to look at the rest of the photos.

Image credit: Nihon Sun

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Lucy (Liz) Chatburn
Lucy is English and first ventured out of the UK she was 19. Since then she has lived in 4 different countries and tried to see as much of the world as possible. She loves learning languages, learning about different cultures and hearing different points of view.
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