It feels wrong to enjoy this beautiful day in Texas while so many suffer in Japan enduring an 8.9 earthquake, it's aftershocks and tsunami. My cousin Ryan and his wife Brandi live in the Kumamoto area of Japan (I hope I have that right.) So, I was very worried about them until I found out that they were safe. But my heart goes out to everyone there. We love you Japan, be well!
So, Japan is on my mind and I decided to display the wonder, creativity and courage of the Japanese youth. I have always been intrigued by the unique and courageous street fashion of Tokyo. There are many fashion trends known by many names. To the casual eye, they look alike. However, they are very different from each other. Harajuku named after the Harajuku shopping district in Tokyo was made famous by Gwen Stefani. "Cosplay" or costume roleplay derives from anime and international motion pictures. There are many other styles. An interesting source is Japanese Streets.