Author(s): Keet, Philomena, Manabe, Yuri
The fashionable, eccentric pedestrians of Tokyo are captured with hundreds of portrait photographs in this fun guide to Tokyo street fashion. Tokyo is considered one of the world's style capitals for its vibrant youth fashion culture. Part guide book, part fashion photography album, Tokyo Fashion City takes a stroll through eight Tokyo neighbourhoods, each with its own unique fashion characteristics, to see what streetwise young Tokyoites are wearing, where they're shopping, what they're eating and drinking, and where they're hanging out. Author Philomena Keet and photographer Yuri Manabe accompany the reader to Harajuku where high fashion rubs shoulders with hip-hop style; to Shibuya, birthplace of the "gal" and stomping ground for Tokyo's most sophisticated fashionistas; to hipster hangout Daikanyama; to the goth and geek meccas of Shinjuku and Ikebukuro; to bohemian Koenji and otaku neighbourhood Nakano; to Ginza's lunching ladies and dapper gentlemen; to the cosplay paradise of Akihabara; and to the narrow lanes of East Tokyo, where everyday Japanese fashion gets a traditional touch."While not a guidebook, per se, Tokyo Fashion City: A Detailed Guide to Tokyo's Trendiest Fashion Districts brings the colorful - and shockingly fashionable - streets of Tokyo to life. Not only for style enthusiasts, this beautifully-photographed book is also a great primer on Tokyo's most interesting neighborhoods, including chapters featuring trendy Daikanyama, Naka-Meguro, Aoyama, Omotesando, Harajuku, Shibuya, Koenji, Shimokitazawa, and many more." -BoutiqueJapan.com
"...this eye-catching style guide...with its cheerful format and knowledgeable commentary...is sure to catch the eye of young fashionistas around the globe." -Publishers Weekly "The beautifully photographed book is notable not only for the great variety of looks it documents but also for providing insight and background into the root of Tokyo street style and the individuals who constantly reinvent it." -Fashion Wire Daily "From street fashion to catwalk, it captures eccentric Japanese Style." -Vogue "It's really nice to see a book which doesn't just focus on the weird and wonderful aspects of Japanese fashion, but also covers the day-to-day fashion and traditional wear as well. Right now this is the book to own if you're a Japanese fashion fan." -Haikugirl's Japan blog "Fashion fans will flip over the copious photographs of the endless permutations of Tokyo street style in Tokyo Fashion City: A Guide to Tokyo's Trendiest Fashion Districts, which includes guide maps to area stores and a breakdown of the popular styles, neighborhood-by-neighborhood." -Travel Channel "Not only for style enthusiasts, this beautifully-photographed book is also a great primer on Tokyo's most interesting neighborhoods, including chapters featuring trendy Daikanyama, Naka-Meguro, Aoyama, Omotesando, Harajuku, Shibuya, Koenji, Shimokitazawa, and many more." -BoutiqueJapan.com "Fashion has always been a staple of Japan's young generation, and so it is very safe to say that fashion is here to stay in Tokyo. And so Tokyo Fashion City: A Detailed Guide to Tokyo's Trendiest Fashion Districts is a great guidebook to bring along on your adventure to Japan." -San Francisco Book Review
Philomena Keet is a British anthropologist with a Ph.D. in Tokyo Street Fashion from London University SOAS. She lives in Tokyo with her Japanese husband and two children.Yuri Manabe is a Tokyo-based photographer whose distinctive portraits have appeared in a variety of prestigious music and fashion magazines, including Marie-Claire and GQ.