TOKYO YOUTH CULTURE
Photos & Text by Mr Hartnett. 2003
The tradition of Tokyo's colourful characters who
frequent the fashion eco-system of Tokyo's Harajuku
district spans from the early 80s, when the styling
was bubblegum rock 'n' roll. The basic approach is
'Burokko' - a term which means fake children.
Hugely influenced by the syrupy style of Manga and
Hello Kitty, Sundays are hilarious mayhem in Harajuku,
as teens play with all concepts cartoony, fluffy,
frilly and goth. It might look weird, but turn that
mirror upon the West...
©Mr Hartnett. 2003