Kimono Fashion Show at Candy Pop Party in Tokyo

Summer is in full swing in Japan! That means hot weather and lots of fun things going on around Tokyo. Summer is also one of the few times of year when you’re likely to see lots of kimono/yukata on the streets of Tokyo. The recent Candy Pop Celebration brought together several summer favorites – a party, a yukata fashion show, and lots of kawaii Japanese magazine models!

The models on hand at Candy Pop included Juria Nakagawa, Haruka Kurebayashi, AYAME, Amihamu, Machiko, Kaoru, Minori, Itaru Missile, and Haruka (from ChocoBunny). The high point of the night was the Edge of Darkness yukata/kimono fashion show. Other entertainment included DJs, dancers, a hair styling show, pole dancers (including Nancy from Tokyo Dolores), and drag queens. There were also fashion booths where you could check out hair chalk, nail stickers, and temporary tattoos.

We brought back lots of pictures and video from Candy Pop to share with those of you who couldn’t make it in person. Please check out all of the fun below and have a great summer! Check back for our fashion snaps from Candy Pop soon as well!

Kimono Fashion Show & Candy Pop Tokyo Party Video

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Candy Pop Tokyo Party & Kimono Show Pictures

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Thank you to the Candy Pop organizers for inviting us to take pictures and video at their event!

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Photos by Kira.

About the photographer:
Born in Japan, educated in Japan and the US, Kira shoots exclusively with Canon DSLRs. Photography assignments include fashion, bands, sporting events, and portraiture for various companies and bands throughout Japan & the world. His portfolio can be viewed at Artist-Photo.

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  1. I love this! So cute! (Ps. They are Yukatas, not Kimonos. Kimono’s have more layers and look much more formal and are Generaly made from Silk, while Yukatas are unlined and mainly made of cotton. There are also fewer variations of yukata and they are cheaper and easier to make. An easy way to spot a Yukata is that the Obi is generaly the same fabric as the Yukata itself.)