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Episode #50 The Ura-Hara Super Tour!
In the backstreets of the mainstreets like Omotesando and Meiji streets, there are a lot of unique shops from different genres. As in the title of this episode, “The Ura-Hara Super Tour!” we’ll take you on a journey of “Ura-Hara”!
Also Misha carried out a special interview with the starter of the popular street snap magazine, who has been keeping an eye on Ura-Hara for 20 years! [UTC]
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July 30, Sat. 13:10/20:10
July 31, Sun. 1:10/7:10
6%DOKIDOKI It is a shop by Masuda Sebastian, the evangelist of Kawaii who opened up this place in 1995. It is one of the popular shops in Ura-Hara with a lot of foreign visitors. Jinguumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
MOSHI MOSHI BOX It is a tourist information center in Harajuku. There is a symbolic monument that Masuda Sebastian created, an unique piece inspired by the world clock which is the face of this facility. Jinguumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
G2? It is a second hand shop that carries only women’s apparel. They offer a variety of girly items that use pastel and laces. It is a popular store that models and celebrities visit to shop many times. Jinguumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
KINSELLA They handle a variety of items without limiting their genre, from the 80’s to modern second hand clothes. They also sell unique merchandise of shoes, bags, accessories and general items. Jinguumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
PIN NAP It is a shop with a concept of “OLD SCHOOL & NEW SCHOOL”. They mainly sell 80’s to 90’s second hand clothes with a line-up of original and selected items. They offer their own unique style. Jinguumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
DOG This shop selects items that are strangely unique that handles handmade and vintage items made by enthusiastic designers. There are not only fashion fans but also artists and stylists that come to visit to search for items that can only be found in this shop. Jinguumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Dangerous nude Kakumei It is a popular shop amongst gothic and steampunk style fans. From varieties of corsets to handmade masks, there carry many peculiar items. Jinguumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Robe Japonica A newcomer that opened in December 2015, that is being talked about for carrying men’s Kimono. They expand their original design that incorporates modern fashion with the traditional Japanese costume, Kimono. Jinguumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Nile Perch It is a shop with a history that has been in Harajuku for thirty years. They incorporate many pastel colored items, so they have many Fairy-kei (style) fans. The shop always comes up with new trends so fans can keep coming back. Jinguumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Candye Syrup It is a popular hair salon that a lot of Harajuku icons, street models, and celebrities comes to. Their specialty is dying the hair into vibrant color, and also hair extensions. Jinguumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Sakura Tei It is a restaurant remodeled from an old house that specializes in okonomiyaki, which takes a style where you basically cook your own food on a hot plate. It’s getting very popular among foreign visitors. Jinguumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
RAINBOW PANCAKE It is a popular pancake shop that makes a long line to get in almost everyday. They have menus from original meal cakes to sweet dessert pancakes with fresh fruits. Jinguumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
chun shui tang It is a cafe that specializes in tea, which opened in 1983 and has forty-five franchise cafes in Taiwan. It started out with a tapioca milk tea which earned huge popularity amongst Taiwanese. Jinguumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
anovan It is the first bouchée shop in Japan which is a small hand-size puffy cake that you can enjoy casually while you walk, comes with many flavored creams. Jinguumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Haruka style Rainbow Eye Make-up
Haruka Kurebayashi She is a very popular Decola fashion model that appears in magazines like “KERA!”. This time she will teach you how to achieve the rainbow make-up using colorful eyeshadows.
Minako Minako was born in Houston, Texas, U.S.A. and has been enjoying Kawaii fashion for seven years. She created the Sweetn’ Girlie group with her Lolita friends called “Larme Girls of Houston”.
Manon She is from Australia. When she visited Ura-Hara for the first time, she fell in love with the place. Since then she longed to work in Ura-hara and finally moved to Japan two years ago. She is now working in a popular Ura-Hara shop called 6%DOKIDOKI.
Shoichi Aoki He is the expert of the history in Ura-Hara. The first Japanese to publish a street snap official magazine, named “FRUiTS”. He is a pioneer in the street snap world.
Mio Kato She is a shop staff who works at the women’s second hand shop in Ura-Hara called G2?.
He is a shop manager and buyer of the shop “DOG” that has unique items, as well as handmade and vintage products.
maho cato She is a singer and a photographer. She is good at creating a free and catchy style, openminded to any brand.
Tetsuya Kodama He is a bass & vocalist of a punk band “THE MIRROR”. He has been continuing the punk style for more than ten years.