Tokyo-based anime character merchandise company Movic has announced that a time-limited official store devoted to the TV anime adaptation of Haruichi Furudate's volleyball-themed manga Haikyu! will open in Harajuku, Tokyo, this Saturday on January 10. Hit the jump for more details.
There's nothing more fun than themed cafe food and the characters that inspire them, and Sanrio's Pom Pom Purin, or "pudding" dog has been given his very own Pom Pom Purin Cafe, located in Harajuku. It's too cute for words! Hit the jump for more!
J-fashion model and designer Ayumi Seto recently breezed through San Francisco for the Cherry Blossom Festival. We talked about her new Batty Girls brand, her love of American junk culture, the state of Harajuku, and some very tasty burgers. Read on after the jump!
Banpresto will feature the most popular vocaloid character Hatsune Miku in their next Ichiban Kuji lottery series "Hatsune Miku Brand Collaboration - Miku wears Milk." Miku collaborates with Milk, one of the original Harajuku fashion brands and one of the oldest gothic lolita brands. Check the lineup after the jump.
Harajuku icon Kyary Pamyu Pamyu took San Francisco by storm last weekend with appearances and live performances at the J-Pop Summit Festival. Read on for our exclusive one-on-one interview with the PON PON PON one herself!
Have you ever had the dream of wearing a dress that makes you feel like a princess? Lolita fashion tickles those inner desires for ruffles and ribbons, but it is not for everyone. Well, if it's just for one day, would you like to be a lolita? A salon is Harajuku is doing just that for girls in Japan to unleash their inner lolita. More details after the jump!
Kyary Pamyu Pamyu has a brand new song and music video in the form of “Ninja ri Bang Bang”, a colorful eye candy love letter to Japanese culture complete with ninja dance moves, laser battles, and a catchy techno hook. Watch it after the jump!
Kyary Pamyu Pamyu is packing her bags, leaving Harajuku behind, and embarking on a world tour with live performances slated for Los Angeles and New York City. Watch Kyary’s English subbed comment video, and get advance ticketing info, after the jump!
The kawaii overload collaboration between Kyary Pamyu Pamyu and the Mameshiba characters continues with a new CM using Kyary’s latest song, “Furisodeshon”. Watch after the jump!
Kyary Pamyu Pamyu sure has been busy since her last music video, “Fashion Monster” which was waaaay back in September. So it’s great to see the PONPONPON one go back to basics with a new colorful and crazy PV. Watch “Furisodeshon” after the jump!
Popteen magazine model Pikarin is out to win your heart, and sell you her debut single, with a crazy music video designed to appeal to both web addicted otaku and magazine-flipping fashion kids alike. Check out the PV for “Shinryaku Pikarin Densetsu☆” after the jump!
In a short-but-sweet station ID for Japan’s Space Shower TV channel, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu of PONPONPON fame celebrates Xmas like only she can. Also, Kyary’s agency is planning a new web show focusing on kawaii Harajuku culture. Watch two videos after the jump!
Even in a country with no shortage of crazy TV commercials, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu's “Fashion Monster” ads have to rank as some kind of high-water mark for Japan. And Kyary's third commercial for clothing retailer g.u. is certain to get you in the Halloween spirit to boot. Check it out after the jump!