Japan!: Ode to Takeshita Dori
Oh, Takeshita Dori, how we love thee.
It’s where you go if you need flowered pants:
Tutus and legwarmers for everyday wear:
Where Claire’s looks exactly the same as it did when I was in Jr. High:
Where you can buy insanely intricate Gothic Lolita dresses and shark backpacks, all in one block:
Or intricate costumes year round:
Need to be a pirate? I do!
Where you go for all your obsessive Tamagotchi shopping needs (It’s the girls’ favorite store, though we rarely actually buy anything there):
Where you can find awesome girly Batman school supplies:
and a wide selection of really weird cell phone covers. (This one is some kind of unholy mix of My Little Pony, bubble gum, Twizzlers, andÂ Cthulhu):
Where people will line up for hours :
to buy caramel popcorn:
Where tights have built in tattoos:
and people walk around dressed like this on purpose:
and these shoes exist:
Where you can hang out in a beautiful rooftop garden:
decorated like a circus in honor of being in business for 1 year:
and enjoy this view:
Never change. Never change.
(PS. The rooftop garden isn’t actually on Takeshita Dori, but it was in the same visit and I’m taking artistic license.)
Oh. My. I think I would love to be there with you. Hmm…might have to start saving airfare now.
Why would anyone ever want to shop here? Lovely goth dressed, tatoo tights, and shark back packs.
Yes, the shark backpack is brilliant.