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RIDICULOUS STORE: AMERIKAMURA & SHINSAIBASHI VINTAGE SHOPPING, OSAKA'S HARAJUKU STREET STYLE. WEIRD JAPAN LOVE HOTEL.


RIDICULOUS STORE: AMERIKAMURA & SHINSAIBASHI SHOPPING, OSAKA'S HARAJUKU. WEIRD JAPAN LOVE HOTEL, store guide, women's clothing osaka, shopping map, funny love hotel exterior

Yukiro and I had a ridiculous time in Osaka! Here I am in a ridiculous outfit, kissing one of the four big-head statues outside a Shinsaibashi love hotel. (Remember my bizarre photos of Tokyo love hotels?)

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Shinsaibashi is the number one district to encounter random ridiculousness. How about Yukiro molesting a man in a takoyaki hat…

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However, the award for “Most Ridiculous Store in Osaka” goes to… Ridiculous in Amerikamura. Point one: the shop mascot is an immense blue monster with blood trailing from its eyes and mouth.

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Point two: Ridiculous is run by a ridiculous fellow with hair all over his face and an infestation of piercings. (Note the subdermal circle implant in his hand in the last photo.)

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Point three: the shop is painted neon pink and blue, and the floor is made up of staggered levels that make it impossible to walk without tripping.

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Point four: Swinging from the racks are ridiculous 1980s secondhand trash (or treasures), such as a witch’s hat, Robocop sunglasses and Toni Basil rejects from the 1980s.

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And the prices? Absolutely ridiculous! Yukiro found a ridiculously short black and white dress for 2000 yen ($20), which you’ll see in upcoming photos…

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The Ridiculous store owner insisted on taking photos — and the following day, we ran into him at DJ Taiki’s Black Veil Goth party! I say there’s only one word to describe that, and it begins with an R…

Ridiculous Store
7/F, 2-18-6 Avenue, West Shinsaibashi (by Triangle Park), Osaka
Map of the building location

More photos from occult and Lolita stores in the same building coming up ASAP. What’s the most ridiculous clothing boutique you’ve ever stepped into?

Japanese Word of the Day: Matomo ja nai = Ridiculous
Song of the Day: Pentagram – Sign of the Wolf (is there anything more ridiculous than 1970s doom metal?)

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38 Comments

  1. Yukiro Dravarious
    Posted June 28, 2010 at 12:50 pm | Permalink

    OHHH!! the Ridicolous store, it was natrually my favourite<3<3

    "♪Mischief were making mischief making MISCHIEF♪"
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0HOzL72Axic

  2. MissMercurial
    Posted June 28, 2010 at 2:23 pm | Permalink

    1. That store looks AWESOME.
    2. Subdermal implants give me the heebie jeebies. Just thinking about something stuck permanently under my skin makes me twitch/shudder. But it looks pretty cool.

    • lacarmina
      Posted June 28, 2010 at 5:40 pm | Permalink

      We touched the implant… and the French TV shoot featured a segment where people got saline drips into their foreheads, creating “donuts”… ahhh@

  3. ButterflyNightmare
    Posted June 28, 2010 at 5:33 pm | Permalink

    I would so fall every 2 seconds in that store. ^_^

  4. Deborah
    Posted June 28, 2010 at 5:46 pm | Permalink

    Brilliant!

  5. Yukiro Dravarious
    Posted June 28, 2010 at 12:50 pm | Permalink

    OHHH!! the Ridicolous store, it was natrually my favourite<3<3

    “♪Mischief were making mischief making MISCHIEF♪”
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0HOzL72Axic

  6. MissMercurial
    Posted June 28, 2010 at 2:23 pm | Permalink

    1. That store looks AWESOME.
    2. Subdermal implants give me the heebie jeebies. Just thinking about something stuck permanently under my skin makes me twitch/shudder. But it looks pretty cool.

  7. Alessandro
    Posted June 28, 2010 at 8:22 pm | Permalink

    Very fashion. Nice!

  8. shadowpal2
    Posted June 28, 2010 at 10:00 pm | Permalink

    …what made me think of Harry Potter automatically when I read this blog?hmm…OH BOY now I know. There’s that spell called in Harry Potter with a spell known as “Ridiculous/Ridikulus.” And then YOU had to go and decide that morning to complete your outfit with a Sorceress’ hat. But hey I actually like it! ^_^And is that…ALICE? (4th picture)….”the….ALICE?” from Wonderland? Carrying a piggy in a bonnet? Now that certainly is ridiculous…course it’d be evenmore ridiculous if the pig had wings…and if the Madhatter showed up…-oh waitthere he is on your Facebook fan list! Gotta love how everything connects – andthat’s certainly not ridiculous. But unfortunately I shall no longer be visiting this blog. “But that’s RIDICULOUS!” Haha it is…but I won’t be able to look at anything for 6-7 weeks…very sadly. SinceI’m going on a tour of Singapore and India! I’ll be constantly on the move…I most likelywon’t see anymore gothic lolita fashion for some time…but I guess I’ll see some fashion mainlyin India. But I certainly wish you the best of luck – kiotsukete!

    • lacarmina
      Posted June 28, 2010 at 11:33 pm | Permalink

      Wow, that’s a long trip!! I wish you the best as well — tell me all about it when you get back. That’s incredible… Singapore, India, ahhh!

  9. ButterflyNightmare
    Posted June 28, 2010 at 5:33 pm | Permalink

    I would so fall every 2 seconds in that store. ^_^

  10. lacarmina
    Posted June 28, 2010 at 5:39 pm | Permalink

    Hehehehehe!

  11. lacarmina
    Posted June 28, 2010 at 5:40 pm | Permalink

    We touched the implant… and the French TV shoot featured a segment where people got saline drips into their foreheads, creating “donuts”… ahhh@

  12. lacarmina
    Posted June 28, 2010 at 5:40 pm | Permalink

    I fell… :(

  13. Deborah
    Posted June 28, 2010 at 5:46 pm | Permalink

    Brilliant!

  14. mariesfbayarea
    Posted June 28, 2010 at 11:31 pm | Permalink

    you and yukiro are ridiculously adorable! i love the 80’s treasures.

    • lacarmina
      Posted June 28, 2010 at 11:33 pm | Permalink

      The whole store was a treasure trove in our eyes! :)

  15. Alessandro
    Posted June 28, 2010 at 8:22 pm | Permalink

    Very fashion. Nice!

  16. Tony
    Posted June 29, 2010 at 2:45 am | Permalink

    You two are A-w-e-s-o-m-e!!!
    I love this type of colorfull Photo stuff!!
    t

  17. shadowpal2
    Posted June 28, 2010 at 10:00 pm | Permalink

    …what made me think of Harry Potter automatically when I read this blog?

    hmm…

    OH BOY now I know. There's that spell called in Harry Potter with a spell known as “Ridiculous/Ridikulus.” And then YOU had to go and decide that morning to complete
    your outfit with a Sorceress' hat. But hey I actually like it! ^_^

    And is that…ALICE? (4th picture)….”the….ALICE?” from Wonderland?
    Carrying a piggy in a bonnet? Now that certainly is ridiculous…course it'd be even
    more ridiculous if the pig had wings…and if the Madhatter showed up…-oh wait
    there he is on your Facebook fan list! Gotta love how everything connects – and
    that's certainly not ridiculous.

    But unfortunately I shall no longer be visiting this blog. “But that's RIDICULOUS!”
    Haha it is…but I won't be able to look at anything for 6-7 weeks…very sadly. Since
    I'm going on a tour of Singapore and India! I'll be constantly on the move…I most likely
    won't see anymore gothic lolita fashion for some time…but I guess I'll see some fashion mainly
    in India.

    But I certainly wish you the best of luck – kiotsukete!

  18. MoonMaiden90
    Posted June 29, 2010 at 3:41 am | Permalink

    *haha* great photos.
    & that’s one lucky bighead statue. lol

  19. mariesfbayarea
    Posted June 28, 2010 at 11:31 pm | Permalink

    you and yukiro are ridiculously adorable! i love the 80's treasures.

  20. lacarmina
    Posted June 28, 2010 at 11:33 pm | Permalink

    Wow, that's a long trip!! I wish you the best as well — tell me all about it when you get back. That's incredible… Singapore, India, ahhh!

  21. lacarmina
    Posted June 28, 2010 at 11:33 pm | Permalink

    The whole store was a treasure trove in our eyes! :)

  22. Tony
    Posted June 29, 2010 at 2:45 am | Permalink

    You two are A-w-e-s-o-m-e!!!
    I love this type of colorfull Photo stuff!!
    t

  23. MoonMaiden90
    Posted June 29, 2010 at 3:41 am | Permalink

    *haha* great photos.
    & that's one lucky bighead statue. lol

  24. Yukiro Dravarious
    Posted June 29, 2010 at 4:01 am | Permalink

    his enormous ammount of unique sunglasses was rather Ridicolous as well

  25. lacarmina
    Posted June 29, 2010 at 4:04 am | Permalink

    And the witch's hat, and the bright blue Spandex bodysuit… :D

  26. Anonymous
    Posted June 29, 2010 at 5:36 pm | Permalink

    I want to go to the ridiculous store in the ridiculous Shinsaibashi!!! Seriously, that place looks fucking cool!

  27. stillprince
    Posted June 29, 2010 at 5:36 pm | Permalink

    I want to go to the ridiculous store in the ridiculous Shinsaibashi!!! Seriously, that place looks fucking cool!

  28. lacarmina
    Posted June 29, 2010 at 8:01 pm | Permalink

    It's… ridiculous! XD

  29. new print head
    Posted February 5, 2011 at 12:30 pm | Permalink

    nice pics are in this post. Thanks for this post.

  30. Chelsea!
    Posted July 3, 2012 at 7:30 pm | Permalink

    where can you get these clothes online?
    c;

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