Harajuku district in japan

Harajuku Station
Harajuku refers to the area around . It is the center of Japan's most extreme teenage cultures and fashion styles, but also offers shopping for grown-ups and some historic sights.

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

Shops, cafes and restaurants for all ages are found along Omotesando, a broad, tree lined avenue, sometimes referred to as Tokyo's Champs-Elysees. Omotesando Hills, a recently opened shopping complex along the avenue, has been attracting particularly lots of attention.

However, Harajuku is not only about teenage culture and shopping. Meiji Shrine, one of Tokyo's major shrines, is located just west of the railway tracks in a large green oasis shared with Yoyogi Park, a spacious public park. Beautiful ukiyo-e paintings are exhibited in the small Ota Memorial Museum of Art.

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Fashion Coverage

The homegrown Japanese fashion covered by Fruits is similar to most modern global street fashions. The look of the fashion in

this magazine is eclectic and diverse, making it hard to categorize this magazine to a specific genre. That said, the "Fruits look" could be summarized as combining traditional Japanese styles of dress with an irreverent approach to modifying and combining elements of clothing, accessories, and technology.

Decora, also known as "Decoration" or "Decora-chan", is one of many street fashions showcased by the magazine. It consists of colorful clothing and accessories from head to toe. The style is sometimes mistakenly called "Fruits-style" by people outside of Japan.[citation needed] Decora clothing is simple, and the accessories include plastic toys and jewelry, which click together and make noise as the wearer moves.

Compared to other styles

The fashion styles showcased in Fruits have a parallel concerning the disregard to conventions that punk takes to the extreme. However, unlike the punk movement, there is no nihilist agenda.

photographs styles which are distinct from Cosplay, which is a hobby where people dress like their favourite manga, anime, or video-game character, and not an actual fashion statement.
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