Takato and Maho are both 18 years old and both students. Even in the anything-goes world of Harajuku street fashion, they really stand out with their own traditional Japanese inspired style. When we spotted them on the street, the large handmade doll attached to each of their bags (he’s carrying the girl doll, she’s carrying the boy) caught our attention right away.
On the left is Takato. His look is nearly impossible to describe properly, so just take a look for yourself. He told us that many of the items in the layered outfit are handmade (including his sandals with large bells on the back) and some were purchased from the Tokyo resale shops Kinji and Chicago. His accessories are numerous – including circle glasses, multiple ear piercings, silver rings, an armor ring, and a very large wooden cross necklace. He told us that his favorite fashion brand is Monomania and his favorite band is The Mirraz. Takato has his own blog if you’re interested in finding out more about his life and style.
On the right is Maho, who we photographed recently with one of her female friends. Her Japanese flag-themed outfit also features many handmade elements along with items purchased resale at Kinji and Chicago. She said that she got her saddle shoes – which she is wearing with thigh-high stockings – as a gift. Accessories include a pin from Monomania, several vintage pinup artwork pins, round glasses, multiple ear piercings, lots of silver rings, an eye ball ring, a tassel, and various necklaces. She told us that her favorite fashion brand is Monomania and her favorite band is The Mirraz. If you’d like to know more about her, check out Maho’s blog!
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