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.)