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Harajuku station, Tokyo
Harajuku ("meadow lodging") is the common name for the area around Harajuku Station in the Shibuya special ward of Tokyo.
The area is especially known for Harajuku socializing, whereby on Sundays many young people gather there, dressed in a variety of styles that include gothic lolita, visual kei, cosplay and others.
The term "Harajuku Girls" has been used by English-language media to refer to teenagers dressed in the Harajuku fashion style. This fashion, which fuses multiple styles to create a unique form of dress, especially one wknown as Kawaii, is ment to display a distinct youth culture, separate from traditional norms.
SOURCE: Courtesy of Japan National Tourism Organization, used with permission.
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