HARAJUKU KAWAii is a popular Japanese fashion and music event about which TokyoFashion.com has been reporting for the last couple of years. Harajuku Kawaii features fashion shows from kawaii Harajuku-friendly fashion brands (including 6%DOKIDOKI), concerts by kawaii singers (including Kyary), special celebrity appearances, popup shops, and lots of fun. While 6%DOKIDOKI has made several international appearances and Kyary Pamyu Pamyu held a concert in Los Angeles last year, the entire Harajuku Kawaii experience has never been seen outside of Japan – until now!
Asobi System have just announced that the next Harajuku Kawaii – with Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, 6%DOKIDOKI, Spinns Harajuku, and more – will take place at Japan Expo in Paris on July 8, 2012.
In addition to Kyary, Harajuku Kawaii in Paris will feature several of the top models from the Harajuku scene (including the always-amazing Una). Here is all of the Harajuku Kawaii info directly from the source (translated by us):
“HARAJUKU KAWAii!!!!” is going worldwide!
“HARAJUKU KAWAii!!!!” will officially be held in Paris, France, at the “JAPAN EXPO,” one of the largest Japanese culture festivals in the world. On July 8 (Sun.), “HARAJUKU KAWAii!!!! in Paris” will be held on the Japan Expo Main Stage.
Kyary Pamyupamyu, a Harajuku icon who charms the entire world, will perform a live concert. There will also be a fashion show in which the creators of Harajuku street culture, popular Aomoji-kei models such as Fumiko Aoyagi, Abochi, Ayumi Seto, and Una will perform.
The “Kawaii” of Harajuku will be on display for all to see in Paris, France, a city known for its love of Japanese culture.
HARAJUKU KAWAii!!!! in Paris Event Summary
- Date: July 8, 2012 (Sun.)
- Location: Paris Nord Villepinte
- Exhibition Area: Main Stage
- Time: Scheduled for 15:15-16:00 local time
- Audience: Approx. 15,000 people
HARAJUKU KAWAii Contents
- Harajuku-style fashion shows
- Kyary Pamyu Pamyu live concert
Performing Artists / Models
- Artists: Kyary Pamyu Pamyu
- Models: Fumiko Aoyagi, Apochi, Ayumi Seto, Una
- Innocent World
JAPAN EXPO Info
- Date: July 5, 2012 (Thurs.) – July 8, 2012 (Sun.)
- Time: 9:00 – 19:00
- Location: Paris Nord Villepinte Exhibition Area
- Expected number of attendees: 200,000 people
- Website: Japan Expo
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If you’d like to see hundreds more pictures, check out our previous coverage of the various Harajuku Kawaii events in Tokyo over the last few years.
We hope that everyone has fun at Harajuku Kawaii in Paris. We’ll do our best to shoot some pictures and video to share with you after the event.
For more information on Harajuku Kawaii, you can check out the official website.
All photos provided by Harajuku Kawaii.