It's the weekend and finally I have some free time
First let me thank you all for your wonderful comments and support on my latest upload. I'm away from the site quite a lot so it is very appreciated that you don't give up on me and still visit my pf
Today offering starts with the viewpoint from which the last image uploaded was taken - Osaka's aquarium Ferris Wheel - a rather small little ride
V2 is part of Osaka's castle which is located in a wonderful park. The castle is lit up at night and is surrounded by a vast water canal. walking through the park we found out there was a Rock concert held at that night and by the time we've reached the other side of the park we were surrounded by hundreds of eager teenagers surprisingly all looking alike in heavy black clothing and colourful hair.
Which brings me to V3 -
This two girls show off the latest Harajuku style.
Harajuku in Japan refers to an area around Harajuku train station, in Tokyo. Japanese Harajuku Girls and Harajuku Style has been used to describe teens dressed in many fashion styles ranging from Gothic Lolita, Visual Kei, Ganguro, Gyaru, Kogal, to "cute" Kawaii style clothing. Young adults may also be dressed as anime or manga characters (known as cosplay).
Which might explain the reason why we saw a girl dressed as a bear near Osaka's castle - no kidding. Apparently this type of clothing is also very expensive and could be bought and rented out through the internet.
These teenagers usually love the attention drawn to them due to the clothes and these ladies were no different - I kindly approached them with my camera and they were eager to pose all giggles and smiles. Interestingly enough these kids were usually hanging around the museum areas in Osaka. When we've reached Tokyo we've gotten the full Harajuku effect very much visible near the train station.
I think "Intriguing" would be the best way to sum it up.
No doubt Japan holds some interesting cultural experiences - Harajuku fashion being one of the fun ones