Tokyo Fashion City by Keet Philomena
The fashionable eccentric pedestrians of Tokyo are captured with hundreds of portrait photographs in this fun guide to Tokyo street fashion. Tokyo is considered one of the world's style capitals for its vibrant youth fashion culture. Part guide book part fashion photography album Tokyo Fashion City takes a stroll through eight Tokyo neighbourhoods each with its own unique fashion characteristics to see what streetwise young Tokyoites are wearing where they're shopping what they're eating and drinking and where they're hanging out. Author Philomena Keet and photographer Yuri Manabe accompany the reader to Harajuku where high fashion rubs shoulders with hip-hop style; to Shibuya birthplace of the 'gal' and stomping ground for Tokyo's most sophisticated fashionistas; to hipster hangout Daikanyama; to the goth and geek meccas of Shinjuku and Ikebukuro; to bohemian Koenji and otaku neighbourhood Nakano; to Ginza's lunching ladies and dapper gentlemen; to the cosplay paradise of Akihabara; and to the narrow lanes of East Tokyo where everyday Japanese fashion gets a traditional touch. Each chapter is packed with photographs of young fashionistas captured as they go about their daily lives with info-rich captions and insightful text giving the background to the trends and tribes featured. With the inclusion of area maps and shop and cafe listings Tokyo Fashion City is an indispensable resource for readers wishing to keep a finger on Tokyo's style pulse.