Osaka Fashion







Part two of the series takes us into Amemura (America-town) and a little back on Dotombori for a look at the fashion that can be found in Osaka.

The Japanese are very very conscious of appearances, so they put a lot of time and money into fashion. Oddly, they don't put much money into plastic surgery, save for the "Western eyelid surgery". The fashion trends are very grouped. There are the hop-hip kids, the princesses, the punks, the goths, the dolls, the Bon Jovis and the surfers. They make up the majority of the groups in Osaka, but outside of that is still a very distinct smattering of hippie fashion and hobo/gypsy influences.

I felt a little awkward taking pictures of people randomly on the street (mostly because they all probably would have posed and flashed the annoying peace sign,) so I took the pics with my arm hanging at my side (stealth style!) As a result the framing is awkward and some pics are pretty blurry.

Osaka Fashion