Archive for the ‘Tokyo’ Category

While walking near Harajuku Station in Tokyo recently, I noticed women dressed in traditional kimono with what seemed to be a straw fan in their hand – only to realize that the fan turns into a hat. Genius. As more and more women turned up in identical outfits, I realized they were part of a […]


From the streets of Tokyo, you can see Japanese have a great eye for mixing and matching improbable old and new items of clothing. Take, for example, the shop assistant above, whom I photographed at the vintage shop Haight & Ashbury. Oyo mixes an ornate 1950s hat, Charleston pearls and a modern marinière-style t-shirt. The […]



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