COSPLAYERS & SWEET LOLITAS ON HARAJUKU'S JINGU BRIDGE. PHOTOS OF JAPANESE YOUTHS, LOLITAS STREET STYLE.


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Jingu is a pedestrian bridge that connects Harajuku to Yoyogi Park / Meiji Shrine. On Sundays especially, you’ll see cosplayers, Gothic Lolitas and other alt-styled youths congregating here.

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The bridge isn’t as busy as it was in the old days of Harajuku “pedestrian heaven,” but it remains a marvelous spot to see and be seen.

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What better place to be inspired before shopping for Gothic Lolita Punk clothes in Harajuku? (Maps and a store guide for your reference.)

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Many of the teens bring food and hang out here all day. Most ignore the swarm of tourists that snap photos of the action.

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Want to see more? Check out my post about stylish CHILDREN and Gothic Lolitas on Jingubashi Bridge.

Have you stepped foot on Harajuku’s infamous bridge?

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MAY 15th in Tokyo… come party with my spooky crew at Midnight Mess! Xenophobia and Rose Noire are performing; it shall be a night of Goth/Fetish/Dark/Industrial fashion and music. The info is here and in my club guide; if you have questions, let me know in the comments.

Japanese Word of the Day: Bridge = Hashi
Song of the Day: Grendel – Industrial Zombie Dance (Goth guys dancing in a graveyard — fun!)

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  • Christina

    Hiii, Oh my gosh, I was on Amazon and seen your book… I Can not wait to get it! Cute Yummy Time =) I’m actually a vegetarian, although I think I can sub some of the stuff for veggie food and make… either way, I can still use it to cook for my friends!

    Thanks for the so cool vids, and books!!!
    =) Christina

    Are you allowed to say if you’re planning a third book? So I can keep my eye out for it.. =)

    • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

      Thank you!! I’m so glad to hear!
      I’m certainly going to keep writing books… not sure what the next project is yet, but it probably will have to do with Jpop culture…

  • arashi x rieeeee

    hehe really like boy’s shoes in the fifth pic :)
    ah and the cute eyelashes!
    oh! your map of takeshita doori was INCREDIBLY helpful on my trip to harajuku last summer =)
    so much fun trying to search for all the boutiques! ahahh thank you!

    • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

      That is SO great to hear!! Osaka coverage coming right up…. we went to almost all of the stores in a 12 hour shopping marathon

  • Moon Maiden 90

    an inflatable pink panther! that would be nifty to carry around. lol

    • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

      hahah I would be afraid that someone would pop it..

  • The Other East

    I wish. But I get to see lilac on the 16th so I’m not totally missing out on fun :)

  • Mai

    I wanna goooo on the 15th :)

    • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

      You should!! If you’re free! I’m also going to the Gundam and dansou cafes in Akiba w/ my friends on the 15th. COME!

  • Diana

    This is awesome!

  • Christina

    Hiii, Oh my gosh, I was on Amazon and seen your book… I Can not wait to get it! Cute Yummy Time =) I'm actually a vegetarian, although I think I can sub some of the stuff for veggie food and make… either way, I can still use it to cook for my friends!

    Thanks for the so cool vids, and books!!!
    =) Christina

    Are you allowed to say if you're planning a third book? So I can keep my eye out for it.. =)

  • arashi x rieeeee

    hehe really like boy's shoes in the fifth pic :)
    ah and the cute eyelashes!
    oh! your map of takeshita doori was INCREDIBLY helpful on my trip to harajuku last summer =)
    so much fun trying to search for all the boutiques! ahahh thank you!

  • Moon Maiden 90

    an inflatable pink panther! that would be nifty to carry around. lol

  • The Other East

    I wish. But I get to see lilac on the 16th so I'm not totally missing out on fun :)

  • Mai

    I wanna goooo on the 15th :)

  • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

    hahah I would be afraid that someone would pop it..

  • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

    You should!! If you're free! I'm also going to the Gundam and dansou cafes in Akiba w/ my friends on the 15th. COME!

  • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

    That is SO great to hear!! Osaka coverage coming right up…. we went to almost all of the stores in a 12 hour shopping marathon

  • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

    Thank you!! I'm so glad to hear!
    I'm certainly going to keep writing books… not sure what the next project is yet, but it probably will have to do with Jpop culture…

  • Diana

    This is awesome!

  • http://twitter.com/Dravarious Yukiro Dravarious

    the infamous cosplay bridge is not what it used to be >_<, I wish I'd came here 12 years earlier ^_^

    Midnight Mess へいらっしゃい!!☆★

    • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

      ahah can you imagine us in Tokyo 12 years ago… we would be about 12 ahahahahah. Scandalous!

  • Anonymous

    Tsk I wish I could go >_> But dude, I don’t think it matters what it used to be or what it is now, so long as there are still the same people you saw years ago lol.
    Even if only a few people were to go there, I still want to go there.

  • Rose Saga

    I was there already, but sadly it was raining a lot… .____.” I definitely will go to Jingu-bashi again when I go to Tokyo in August!

    • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

      It’ll be hotttt in August… but hey, it’s Tokyo! :) Sigh, the fashions aren’t as good as they were years ago…

  • isa

    oh my! i really want to go to midnight mess. i dont know anyone in tokyo. i will just be there for vaccation. please let me know if anyone will go to the place with me. i cant go by myself ;______;
    im a 27 year girl from sweden. i was alot at goth clubs in when i was younger.

  • http://twitter.com/Dravarious Yukiro Dravarious

    the infamous cosplay bridge is not what it used to be >_<, I wish I'd came here 12 years earlier ^_^

    Midnight Mess へいらっしゃい!!☆★

  • stillprince

    Tsk I wish I could go >_> But dude, I don't think it matters what it used to be or what it is now, so long as there are still the same people you saw years ago lol.
    Even if only a few people were to go there, I still want to go there.

  • Rose Saga

    I was there already, but sadly it was raining a lot… .____.'' I definitely will go to Jingu-bashi again when I go to Tokyo in August!

  • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

    It'll be hotttt in August… but hey, it's Tokyo! :) Sigh, the fashions aren't as good as they were years ago…

  • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

    ahah can you imagine us in Tokyo 12 years ago… we would be about 12 ahahahahah. Scandalous!

  • isa

    oh my! i really want to go to midnight mess. i dont know anyone in tokyo. i will just be there for vaccation. please let me know if anyone will go to the place with me. i cant go by myself ;______;
    im a 27 year girl from sweden. i was alot at goth clubs in when i was younger.

  • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

    Yukiro is Swedish and will be there! (And other English/Swedish speakers). Please come – don't feel weird about it — everyone is very friendly! It's at Club Marz, beginning around Midnight. You can see a map and info here – http://www.lacarmina.com/blog/2009/04/japan-got

  • http://hibari-sensei.livejournal.com/ Jen

    I have the worst luck when it comes to people-watching/photo opps at Jingu-bashi. The first two times I visited Harajuku weren’t Sunday (though I did spot a couple GazettE cosplayers). The third time, I had scheduled my Tokyo trip to where I could go on a Sunday, and it rained (and I had dressed up too T_T). Then I went to LaForet and discovered that it was where the Lolis, rockers, and goths go afterward. ^^

    • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

      It’s generally unimpressive, nowadays… <__< . Not really the "in" thing to do, ahah. You'll probably see better dressed people shopping around Harajuku.

  • http://hibari-sensei.livejournal.com/ Jen

    I have the worst luck when it comes to people-watching/photo opps at Jingu-bashi. The first two times I visited Harajuku weren't Sunday (though I did spot a couple GazettE cosplayers). The third time, I had scheduled my Tokyo trip to where I could go on a Sunday, and it rained (and I had dressed up too T_T). Then I went to LaForet and discovered that it was where the Lolis, rockers, and goths go afterward. ^^

  • isa

    well, we will see… is it dresscode? do i have to buy ticket before or can i buy it there? thank you!

    • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

      You can send a RSVP to rsvp@midnightmess.com or maya@midnightmess.com — just tell her your name and you’ll be on the discounted list. It’s best to wear at least Gothic/black clothing, but anything goes if it’s theatrical! More info in the club guide section of my site, including a video about how to get there and what to expect. xx

  • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

    It's generally unimpressive, nowadays… <__< . Not really the “in” thing to do, ahah. You'll probably see better dressed people shopping around Harajuku.

  • isa

    well, we will see… is it dresscode? do i have to buy ticket before or can i buy it there? thank you!

  • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

    You can send a RSVP to rsvp@midnightmess.com or maya@midnightmess.com — just tell her your name and you'll be on the discounted list. It's best to wear at least Gothic/black clothing, but anything goes if it's theatrical! More info in the club guide section of my site, including a video about how to get there and what to expect. xx

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