VISUAL KEI J-ROCK MEMORABILIA STORES IN HARAJUKU, TOKYO JAPAN. WHERE TO BUY JPOP STARS PHOTOS & SOUVENIRS.


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Harajuku is just like my favorite movie, The Ten Commandments: each time you revisit it, you discover something new and amazing! The legendary Tokyo district may not the Fruits fashion heaven that people imagine it to be, but if you ask me, it’s still the best place around to shop and soak up colored-hair, pierced-faced, punk-booted inspiration. (Where else would a cute fetish polar bear make total sense?)

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I’ve posted hundreds of Harajuku boutique photos, but neglected to put up pictures of rock star merchandise shops. Usually packed with teenage schoolgirls, these stores are plastered with J-pop and Visual Kei posters, photos, tour souvenirs…

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Pop idols take up most of the racks, but you’ll find Hide, X Japan, Gackt, Mana and your other favorites in the mix. Most stores offer gachopon (lottery machines); insert 200 yen in this one and you’ll get a Nightmare trinket.

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I leave you with a D’espairs Ray 10th anniversary poster from the music store inside Laforet, the Harajuku shopping complex. You can see more Visual Kei music store photos, as well as every Gothic Lolita Punk brand inside Lafore, on this page.

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  • http://generoushypocrisy.blogspot.com/ Laura

    VISUAL KEI GACHOPON? THAT'S SIMPLY AMAIJING! suuuugoiiii desu~ (^___^)-b

  • alicebello

    O_O. Why can't they have things like that HERE!? *cry*

  • Exist Trace

    hahaha cool…XDD

  • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

    Sugoi, ne? XD

  • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

    ;__;

  • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

    There are maid cafe gachopon, h.NAOTO and Hello Kitty ones… love them!

  • http://generoushypocrisy.blogspot.com/ Laura

    VISUAL KEI GACHOPON? THAT’S SIMPLY AMAIJING! suuuugoiiii desu~ (^___^)-b

    • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

      There are maid cafe gachopon, h.NAOTO and Hello Kitty ones… love them!

  • Anonymous

    O_O. Why can’t they have things like that HERE!? *cry*

    • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

      ;__;

  • Exist Trace

    hahaha cool…XDD

    • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

      Sugoi, ne? XD

  • Viva_La_Escapism

    Oh win. I'm so going there! *~* I can still see paint on my walls, need more posters!!

  • Anonymous

    Oh win. I’m so going there! *~* I can still see paint on my walls, need more posters!!

    • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

      They sell tons of posters, photos, everything to turn your room into a VK paradise!

  • Kaguya

    Laforet is very good!
    However, I has been there only still once.
    Because it is very far from my house.

  • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

    Laforet is great… the basement is fun!

  • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

    They sell tons of posters, photos, everything to turn your room into a VK paradise!

  • Kaguya

    Laforet is very good!
    However, I has been there only still once.
    Because it is very far from my house.

    • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

      Laforet is great… the basement is fun!

  • http://twitter.com/fluffyconti Fluffy Conti

    AHHHHHH I love Nightmare!! ;_;

  • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

    All the major VK bands have photos and memorabilia for sale… you'd go broke! ;)

  • http://twitter.com/fluffyconti Fluffy Conti

    AHHHHHH I love Nightmare!! ;_;

    • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

      All the major VK bands have photos and memorabilia for sale… you’d go broke! ;)

  • rubyredshoes

    There is a really big store selling those types of things, near paris kids accessories (which is awesome and has accessories for 300 yen each) and a whole lot of stores selling v.kei cosplay and tutus, its just off the station road….I cant remember what near :s

  • Anonymous

    There is a really big store selling those types of things, near paris kids accessories (which is awesome and has accessories for 300 yen each) and a whole lot of stores selling v.kei cosplay and tutus, its just off the station road….I cant remember what near :s

  • rubyredshoes

    There is a really big store selling those types of things, near paris kids accessories (which is awesome and has accessories for 300 yen each) and a whole lot of stores selling v.kei cosplay and tutus, its just off the station road….I cant remember what near :s

  • Hopeuknow

    LOL is that like a Hard-gay polar bear mask xD it looks like HG’s hat and glasses and I can see the G lol

  • Neo

    About all I have where I live is WalMart. A store like the one above is like a magical place to me . . . I can’t believe no one sells this stuff online. They’d make a fortune and make others happy. I don’t get it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/sesxquai ギンセンソウ ピーター

    Can you please tell me what shop is that photo taken, the second from the top one with hanging small photos? I need to get these SUGIZO photos so badly when I go to Tokyo in January.