Shoppers on Omotesandō in the Harajuku district in Tōkyō.

Harajuku

Harajuku Fashion and Youth Culture

Harajuku is a famous center of trends in fashion and youth culture.

Takeshita Takeshita is an intense center of youth culture.

Omotesandō Omotesandō resembles the Avenue des Champs-Élysées in Paris.

Cat Street Cat Street is a trendy side street connecting Harajuku to Shibuya.

Visit by way of Harajuku Station on the Yamanote Line. That's one train stop (or a short walk) north from Shibuya Station, and two stops south from Shinjuku.


The Anthropology of Culture and Street Fashion

Now I understand how William Gibson can write novels set in a very near future in which cultural or even fashion trends are the driving forces behind a highly technical thriller. As he points out:

The future is here. It's just not widely distributed yet.

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