Japan Photo Journal: Harajuku Kids and a Battle of the Bands

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Spend a day walking around Harajuku and you’ll get more than you ever need for a gaggle of sights. Harajuku is well-known for its boutiques and bistros and famous for its Harajuku Kids and Cos-play-zoku aka The Costume Play Gang. A day spent here is a day in voyeur’s paradise.

Harajuku

Despite the gorgeous weather, there weren’t many kids out when we arrived at Harajuku station shortly after 2pm. After strolling around the station area, we headed for Yoyogi Park, where we spent an hour wandering around the main entrance gawking at the Rockabilly Greasers and debating on which band deserved our attention. It was a hard decision, but I liked Loovee the best. They really know how to get a crowd going.

Harajuku Kids

Greaser

Rockabilly Greaser in Yoyogi Park.

Jazz!

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Post Author: Carrie Kellenberger

I'm a chronically ill Canadian who has been living in Asia since 2003. I moved from China to Taiwan in 2006. I'm an experienced businesswoman and have worked in many leadership positions. My husband and I have owned our own business in Taiwan since 2012. In addition to my own work, I've been writing professionally about Asia, travel and health advocacy since 2007, providing regular content to several publishing companies and travel publications in Asia and North America. I started writing about my health journey in 2009 after being diagnosed with Ankylosing Spondylitis. In 2014, I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and ME/CFS, which came with other massive health issues. These diagnoses were the start of my journey as a health advocate and patient leader. Since then, My Several Worlds has been recognized worldwide as a top site for chronic illness by WEGO Health and Healthline. Twitter @globetrotteri Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/carriekellenberger/. I also have a dedicated page for My Several Worlds at https://www.instagram.com/myseveralworlds/. Each IG feed features different content.

7 thoughts on “Japan Photo Journal: Harajuku Kids and a Battle of the Bands

    erinp

    (November 28, 2007 - 1:25 am)

    This makes me homesick! Great photos. Did you venture down Takeshita-dori?

    Piotr J

    (November 28, 2007 - 1:53 am)

    How I miss Japan! Studied abroad there in 2006, but I’d lived in Asia for 18 years until 2004.

    Have you seen any Ganguro Girls?

    Tori-chan

    (November 28, 2007 - 2:10 am)

    I love it ^^ YAY Harajuku!

    fightingwindmills

    (November 28, 2007 - 2:17 am)

    These photos are awesome. Thank you for posting them!

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    (November 28, 2007 - 3:03 am)

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    Juan Ariel Comia

    (November 28, 2007 - 1:47 pm)

    I love the way they look – so Japa-nice! 🙂

    globetrotteri

    (November 28, 2007 - 9:45 pm)

    Thanks Everyone.

    Unfortunately we arrived later in the day. There weren’t many kids out in costume, so I was only able to snap a few photos. I wish we’d been able to spend a bit more time in Tokyo. It’s an amazing city.

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