Japan is quite a fashion city.  The women really dress up.  It is rare to see anyone with bare legs…they almost always wear nylon stockings or tights with high heel shoes, even with their shorts!

We got off the metro at the Harajuku stop and found ourselves in a very fashionable, trendy area of town with lots of cool shops and tons of young people walking the streets. We’ve been noticing a fashion trend with a lot of the younger girls all over Tokyo.  Many of them dress and look like baby dolls. Word has it that this was a popular thing to do on the weekends in the Harajuku district. The girls would get all dolled up, and then would go hang out all weekend long. Those days seemed to have come and gone.  It has become less extreme, but more mainstream now.

Harajuku Girls – at the height of popularity

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