On Saturday April 17th 2010, Lady Gaga played the first of two sold-out shows at Tokyo’s Yokohama Arena. These were the only two Tokyo-area stops on her sold-out-all-over-the-world “Monster Ball” tour. Lady Gaga is popular everywhere on the planet, but her Japanese fans really love her and go all out whenever she comes to visit them.

We’ve always felt that Lady Gaga’s fashion is Japanese-influenced (Nicola Formichetti, one of her stylists – and the person responsible for the fashion in the “Telephone” video – was born in Japan), and it’s amazing to see the energy and insanity that comes out of Gaga’s Japanese visits. With all of that in mind, we grabbed our cameras and headed for Yokohama to see if we could meetup with some of Lady Gaga’s fans – or, as she calls them, her “Little (Japanese) Monsters”!

This isn’t the first time we’ve had the pleasure of photographing Japanese Lady Gaga fans. These fantastic girls were out in force last July at Summer Sonic 2009, staying past last train to see Gaga live. Since then, her Japanese fan base has grown exponentially, thanks to word of mouth from her “Little Monsters” as well as heavy radio and video play of her hits. Her latest single/video “Telephone” featuring Beyonce (who is also uber-popular among young Japanese women) can be seen and heard all over Tokyo at any time of the day or night – from clubs to shops to parties.

Last time around, we snapped lots of shots of Japanese Lady Gaga girls. This time, we were happy to see quite a few Japanese guys coming out for the show – and many of them dressing to impress. Japanese Gaga fans are some of the nicest people we have ever photographed, so we hope you enjoy looking at these pictures as much as we enjoyed taking them!

As always, you can click any of the photos to see larger versions. We recommend you view these pictures in full size, because some of the Gaga fan fashion is AMAZING!

Remember to click the pictures to see high resolution versions!

A big THANK YOU to all of the Japanese Lady Gaga fans – and the non-Japanese fans as well.

Update: We just posted another 50 pictures of Japanese Lady Gaga fans at the second sold out Tokyo concert – please check them too.

76 Comments

  1. tatozapo

    i understand now why gaga call her fans little monsters.

  2. OMG! I LOVE THEEEEEEEM! they look fantastiic!

    Lady Gaga should see this *-* is awesome!!!!

    Love Gaga ♥

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  4. As usual new trend come from japan, Tokyo. Now japanese girls are trend setters in the world, also western people an many young in milan are fashinated from it! ^-^
    very interesting photo shooting. thanks

  5. You have no idea what you’re talking about. Japanese people don’t dress up like this on a regular basis.

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  7. Dont forget, Japan was a major fashion capital long before Lady Gaga came into the picture. Japan will always be ahead of the curve, but I dont disagree that the already fashionable Japanese did it really big for the Lady Gaga event

  8. Alice: I agree with you that all fashion in Asia is not all fantastic, especially in Korea. However, I was surprised to see how fashion trends that I had seen in Korea show up in America years later, consistently. Asia IS on the front lines of fashion; it’s just not everyone in Asia is fashion-conscious like everyone imagines. Asian societies are just like the societies of other countries around the world – there are those who are interested in fashion… and there are those who just aren’t. Despite this, Asia still happens to be at the forefront of fashion. It’s just a fact.

  9. Coraleigh

    Somewhere in Tokyo there’s a sold out Hot Topic.

  10. Lady GAGA is the best and I love her so much.
    just lady GAGA !
    I wish you long years of succes and happiness!

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  12. Here in England, where I saw Lady GaGa..the fans <3 to show their styles too- but these pics are to kewl for skewl ! <3 em !

  13. nyanyacutechu

    Now this is what I call experimenting with your clothes! I always seem to find japanese fashion cute and interesting! And I also agree that lady gaga is a very respectable fashion icon! Her clothes are so diffrent everytime! It’s amazing how she comes up with these ideas! >.<

  14. chuchukwaii

    I would love to be able to wear something like this but in the UK everyone can be so strict and all the harsh stares you get just by tripping up a little bit when your out in town is bad enough!

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  16. WOW! I WANT TOO JUST LIKE THAT TO LOOK! :P I PLAN TO SOME WEAR TO COCERT IN POLAND!!! xoxo

    love you and Gaga too. ;]

  17. 17RinkoXOXO

    WOWww it’s been a long time since this LIVE and that was so amazing experience for me!!
    I’m a girl with an American big bow in the picture;)

    Please follow me on twitter and hope I’ll be on this website someday again!!

    NAME:17RinkoXOXO
    http://twitter.com/17RinkoXOXO

  18. LadyGagaT

    Its crazy how many loyal fans love Lady Gaga’s songs, fashion style, eccentric videos, and inner beauty.

  19. Japan is a fashion capital so it doesnt suprise me to see how great these outfits are. Japanese are so eccentric and unusual in their style so when Gaga came out on the scene I thought they are going to love her in Japan. Japanese fashion is always so interesting cause its so random and looks like what a five year old would dress themselves if they’d have the chance. You can’t say they arent a creative society.

  20. Well it doesn’t surprise me these type of pics. I have been interested in Japanese fashion for many years and this is just random pics…
    The only thing i have to say is that Japanese fashion is the best in my opinion and an inspiration.

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