Photographer's Note

Though we've seen a lot of pictures of Harajuku CosPlayers I don't think we yet have a wide angle shot of the scene.

This is the area where young 'uns gather on weekends to dress up and hang out. It's kind of funny how crowded it is yet nobody is invading the cosplayers' space. As you can see they are hanging out on a bridge. Underneath runs the Yamanote and other train lines. Just a few meters away is the Harajuku and Meiji-Jingumae train stations so this place gets quite a bit of foot traffic even without the CosPlay.

In the back of the shot you can see a dark forested area. That is one of the entrances leading into Meiji Jingu shrine. The tent was probably set up for some event or festival at the shrine. If you go to the tent, go left and then follow the road around to the right, you'll see Yoyogi Park as well as the 1964 Olympic Stadium. They used to close off that road on Sundays and garage bands would set up and jam there. hispic has been documenting that era.

Following the road directly behind me will take you to fashionable Omotesando. The vantage point for this shot was a pedestrian crosswalk over the road.

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Additional Photos by Mike Chachich (mdchachi) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 470 W: 14 N: 193] (1612)
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