What is Harajuku? Many of us have heard of it from Gwen Stephani, but where did it originate from?
From Wikipedia: Harajuku is also a fashion capital of Japan renowned for unique street fashion. Harajuku street style is promoted in Japanese and international publications such as Kera, Tune, Gothic & Lolita Bible and Fruits. Many prominent designers and fashion ideas have sprung from Harajuku and incorporated themselves into other fashions throughout the world. Harajuku is also a large shopping district.
Every Sunday in Japan, young people dressed in a variety of styles including gothic lolita, visual kei, and decora, as well and spend the day in Harajuku socializing. The fashion styles of these youths rarely conform to one particular style and are usually a mesh of many. Most young people gather on Jingu Bridge, which is a pedestrian bridge that connects Harajuku to the neighboring Meiji Shrine area.