Bonge Cs at Sudirman Imitating Harajuku in Japan?


Currently Bonge and his friends are getting attention after viral enliven the Sudirman area. If we pay attention, this phenomenon reminds us of Harajuku in Japan.

If you are a lover of anime or anything related to Japan, you are certainly no stranger to the eccentric term ‘Harajuku style’. Harajuku is a popular area around Harajuku Station in Shibuya, Tokyo.

Harajuku is not actually an official name for a place and is not included when writing an address. Around the 1980s, Harajuku was the place where the Takenoko-zoku subculture developed.

Harajuku is known as an area where young people gather with various styles. Harajuku can be said to be the center of culture or extreme fashion in Japan. They also offer a shopping area and some historical sites around there.

Locations include around Meiji Shrine, Yoyogi Park, Takeshita Street Shopping Center, Laforet department store, and Yoyogi National Gymnasium.

HarajukuHarajuku style in Japan Photo: (iStock)

If a traveler visits Harajuku, don’t be surprised by the colorful styles expressed here. Hair fashion, clothing fashion, colors that ‘crash’ each other, various expressions and unusual makeup you can find here. Unlimited creativity, maybe suitable for the Harajuku area.

There are also many trendy shops, boutiques, thrift shops, and food outlets, which of course target young people who love ‘Harajuku style’. summarizing, Tuesday (12/7/2022) Harajuku style first became a trend in the 1980s, where young artists and street artists dressed ‘freely’ and gathered at Omotesando.

Well, Omotesando is a street filled with upscale cafes and fashion boutiques. You could say this area is popular among the rich and tourists. On Sundays, the street is closed and turned into a pedestrian area.

Gradually this place became crowded and the Harajuku district was known as a gathering place for expressive and eccentric young people. Then the place got busier and the Harajuku trend grew rapidly in the 1990s.

Well, Harajuku style is a combination and variety of Japanese subcultures that make the style diverse or mixed. This style also mixes symbols, colors and looks for inspiration from foreign styles. Anyway, you are free to wear what you want!

Harajuku Station in Shibuya.Harajuku Station in Shibuya. Photo: Johanes Randy

What is life like in Harajuku?

We can conclude that the Hrajuku style gives the wearer the freedom to what style he wants. detikcom also summarizes several Harajuku styles such as Lolita (a mix of classic, sweet and gothic), ko-gyaru (school uniform), punk, cosplay, gothic (dominantly dark colors) and others.

They dare to combine colors that clash, various motifs, and wear accessories that are ‘unusual’. Such as giant ribbons, chain accessories, colorful socks, quirky colors, colored hair, flashy makeup, high and unique shoes and others.

The phenomenon of young Citayam people hanging out in Taman Dukuh Atas has become a hot topic of conversation.  Now they are holding Citayam Fashion Week in Jakarta.The phenomenon of Citayam young people hanging out in Taman Dukuh Atas has become a hot topic of conversation. Now they are holding Citayam Fashion Week in Jakarta. Photo: Pradita Utama

Although Harajuku is identical to the youth area, here they also offer shopping tours for adults. Also history lovers can also visit several sites such as Meiji Shrine and Yoyogi Park.

In this area there is also an annual festival called Harajuku Omotesando Genki Festival Super Yosakoi. This is a summer festival that is held for two days in a row featuring hundreds of dance groups showing their expertise in playing naruko, percussion from Japan. This festival is usually held in the last week of August.

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