March 21, 2012

Shopping at Harajuku: Things You Convince Yourself You Need

Sea of umbrellas down Takeshita-dori on a rainy Sunday afternoon.
Harajuku. Takeshita-dori. It is the stuff that dreams are made of. The kind of dreams that are neon green, acid pink, sparkly, glittery, fizzy, kawaii, and oh-so-rock 'n' roll. I like to think of myself as a sensible person when it comes to shopping. I'm not easily seduced by shiny new products, or glitzy marketing, or anything with Hello Kitty's adorable mouthless face on it. But when it comes to Harajuku, I am hypnotised.

I nearly bought a Winnie the Pooh outfit for a dog. I don't have a dog. But in Harajuku, I found myself thinking, 'maybe I should buy this in case I get a dog in the future...?"
I nearly bought a bright pink tutu. I am 21 years old. I stopped taking ballet lessons when I was 6. But something about Harajuku makes a tutu seem like a respectable wardrobe staple item.
Then of course, I wanted to buy shoes that would go with the bright pink tutu. I thought the lime green ones were rather pleasing to the eye.

Or, how about a sweater brandished with the smiling face of a monster wearing a hair ribbon? So cute! So hip! So Harajuku.


  1. I would go crazy shopping there xD

  2. Your blog makes me feel nostalgic. My stepdad is Japanese and I used to spend summer vacations in Japan.

  3. I used to love Harajuku..!! Full of the coolest shops~~
    Welcome to Japan! :) I found your blog from the Japan blog directory, and they way you write is really entertaining..! I've really enjoyed all your posts.
    I hope you keep updating..! :)

  4. this is one of my dream destinations ... harajuku, dressed as a gothic lolita <3

    love your blog!


    1. You should go and dress up there! I didn't see many lolita when I was there unfortunately, it was raining so maybe they didn't want to get the beautiful dresses wet? =D Thanks heaps!