This trend was originally kicked off by a single dance group. The term “Takenokozoku” refers to both a fashion statement as well as a type of dance.
As a popular fashion, it uses bright blue and purple clothes, worn in baggy and loose shapes by dancers that frequent the streets of Harajuku.
This is a trend where you use your creativity to accessorize your outfits, with all sorts of embellishments and trimmings for a DIY look.
Japanese people cut up big squares, add big fabric patches, draw their favorite anime characters, write some poetry, and whatnot – it’s all up to you, but the most important thing is, it’s edgy, and it’s all under your own terms.
Mystical Dolly Kei
Dolly Kei is a bit of an antique doll style, with mystical undertones that are meant to contrast the concrete jungles of Tokyo.
The clothes resemble European summer frocks that look similar to outfits worn by antique dolls, and these are paired with patterned tights or printed pantyhose, a kind of homage to historical aesthetics.
This trend is for every heart still beating for the 80s. With its neon blazers, tie-dyed patterns, and washed-out denim, Spank is set apart for its grungy and eclectic take on 80's nostalgia.
Its most ardent followers layer up on any accessory they can get their hands on to make the ultimate fashion statement.
Tokyo is New York City on steroids. This metropolis of 9 million still manages to come up with the craziest of trends. The hamburger straw trend is one without much explanation.
With its origins as a meme that took over social media in Japan, this fab began with people sticking a straw right through their hamburger and leaving it sitting on their cups for an unusual photo opportunity.