Marble Wonderland Tokyo – with a theme of “Real Japanese kawaii for the girls in the world!” – fused Japanese street fashion from Shibuya, Harajuku, and Akihabara with performances by popular J-Pop artists. Over a thousand fashion and music fans turned out for the Japanese kawaii culture event. There are few places were one could hope to see a Filipina cosplay star (Alodia Gosiengfiao) followed by fast-rising Akiba idols (Dempagumi.inc), then enjoy an appearance by one of Japan’s most well-known lolitas (Misako Aoki) and watch a Harajuku street fashion icon (Hirari Ikeda) representing an internationally famous stylist’s (Nicola Formichetti) latest project (Pop Icon). Marble Wonderland had all of that, and much more!
Highlights of the fashion at Marble Wonderland 2013 included a show by the super-trendy-on-the-Tokyo-street Shibuya brand Fig & Viper, a SeaPunk-inspired Harajuku fashion show (with several popular magazine models), and an eye-catching Tokyo-themed catwalk show by hip young Japanese designer Souta Yamaguchi.
In addition to the trend-setting idol group Dempagumi.inc, music was provided by Shiina Pikarin, AmiAya (producers of jouetie), and Japanese guitarist Shintaro Mizuno. Other models and entertainers were also on hand, including popular Niconico dancers Guilty Hearts (Kamen Liar 217 & Miume), Misako Aoki, Hirari Ikeda, Haruka Kurebayashi, Tenchimu, Natsumi Saito, Ai Matsumoto, Hikari Shiina, Son Wei, Misaki Izuoka, Sonoko Kino, Akiko Ishikawa, Tomomi Toriyabe, Mayu Koike, Natsuko Matsumoto, ChanMoMo, Emi Kaisaka, Yo Matsuyuki, Aya Suzuki, Minato Kobori, Memori Sato, Kikky (Kiyoyuki Sakiyama), 8#Prince, and Alodia Gosiengfiao.
If you missed Marble Wonderland Tokyo, don’t fret! We brought back lots of pictures – and the event will be touring around Asia (and possibly beyond). Check out the official Marble Wonderland Facebook page for information on upcoming dates in your country! In the meantime, enjoy our shots from the show!
Marble Wonderland Opening w/ Stella Lee, Judy Chou, & Alodia Gosiengfiao
Shintaro Mizuno at Marble Wonderland
Akihabara Fashion with Alodia Gosiengfiao, Kamen Liar 217, and Miume
Shibuya Fashion Show at Marble Wonderland
Fig & Viper Fashion Show
Kawaii Item Fashion Show with Misako Aoki
Shiina Pikarin Concert at Marble Wonderland
Harajuku Sea Punk Fashion Show
AmiAya J-Pop Concert at Marble Wonderland
Nicola Formichetti’s Pop Icon Project with Hirari Ikeda
Dempagumi.inc Akihabara Idol Concert at Marble Wonderland
Souta Yamaguchi Tokyo Style Fashion Show
Marble Wonderland Tokyo Grand Finale
A big thank-you to everyone at Marble Wonderland for inviting us to the event and for letting us bring back photographs to share with all of you. If you get a chance to see the event in your area, definitely check it out. For more info, visit their official website.
Photos by Michael.
About the photographer:
Michael Steinebach has been fortunate enough to travel and see the world. Exposed to the limitless possibilities of photography 20 years ago, he grew up looking at things differently. He currently shoots in the areas of people, fashion, and news photography in Japan. He maintains a Facebook page with samples of his work. He can be emailed about contract work or with questions or comments on his photography.