Thursday, February 11, 2010


Takeshita Street is famous for its funky clothing and accessory shops. We arrived there rather late, so we didn't have alot of time to browse.

Pink Latte
was a shop that caught my eye becasue it was so, well, pink. It sold lots of cute clothing, accessories and make up. We bought these Canmake make-up lucky bags. Many stores sell lucky bags in the New Year to get rid of old stock. Usually, you don't know what's inside, but it's just a bit of fun really. I saw lucky bags for Kate and Shiseido cosmetics, but as the males in my family were not wanting to wait outside any more girly shops, I didn't get to purchase them. i went back to Takeshita Street a few days later, but they had then sold out. Pooh !

An aeroplane cabin formed part of the shop display. Inside were more products for sale. The Japanese certainly have fantastic imaginations. I purchased a cute Minnie Mouse face washer for my niece.

Next stop was DAISO, which is a well known 100 yen store. Most items for sale are 100 yen plus tax. I have been to Daiso in Hong Kong and Singapore, and their shops are actually better than this one, as they sold many Japanese souvenirs. This branch only had a small range. This store also didn't have any ceramics, which I'm always on the look out for. I did however manage to fill a whole big shopping bag of stuff. I stocked up on paper clay, webbing which I can use for bag straps and some lace trim.

I also purchased these magazines in Harajuku. I love Japanese magazines. They're so beautiful and stylish, and they usually come with a gift. These ones came with a make-up pouch and small tote bag. They're so cheap in Japan, as I'm used to only buying them mail order which is much more expensive.

Takeshita Street is straight across the road from Harajuku station on the Yamanote train line. Harajuku is a nice place to spend the day wandering around.

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