Saturday, March 17, 2012

Koenji: What I Wore & Spank!

Hello! It was actually pretty chilly while we were in Japan, but on the day that we went to bum around Koenji, it was super nice! Here is what I wore:

Dress: Forever21 | Cardigan: Delia's | Necklace: Betsey Johnson | Glasses Hair Clip: Closet Child | White Hair Clip: BBBee from LaFloret Harajuku | Stockings: Shibuya 109

Koenji was an awesome place to walk around - we went past a ton of great second hand clothing shops, markets, cool boutiques, and fun looking restaurants. Koenji is also the place where we went to go to an awesome band earlier that week.

We read about Koenji, which was only a few stops away on the Chou-Sobu line, and learned that it was the birth place of punk rock in Tokyo. You could tell, too - the atmosphere there was pretty cool to be in, and felt pretty familiar to me. When we went there the second time, we saw a group of crusty punk kids in their pyramid belts and tight black jeans skating around outside of the station. There was also one of their crusty punk friends totally passed out on the ground, just a little after lunch. Great!




One thing I was really excited to see in Koenji was Spank!, the famous fairy-kei clothing store created by Japanese fashion-icon Tavuchi. It was pretty much amazing, although a bit out of my budget. I loved browsing, though, and even though I was disappointed that Tavuchi herself wasn't there, I was excited to leave the shop with my own "I <3 Spank" button affixed to my bunny scarf. 

Tokyo Spank!

Spank! in Japan

After we were done in Koenji, we started to walk around until we realized how close we were to Nakano! Less than an hour later, we were over there, walking around the Nakano Broadway Mall. That was one of my favorite parts of being in Tokyo: picking a direction and just walking. It was awesome to get further and further out of the busy streets of Tokyo and take a look at more residential areas. I really liked seeing what those neighborhoods were like. Our walk to Nakano was just that!


And lastly, here is a picture of when we got into Nakano - me with Peco-Chan! :9

Thanks for reading! I am excited to share more and more of my Tokyo adventures!


  1. More pictures please. It looks like so much fun. I wish I had the money and time to go!

  2. So cute!! I love this outfit on you way too much.
    You really make me want to go to Japan. I love reading about all your adventures there. :)

  3. Soooo.....AWESOME!! You looked so incredible kawaii. What a great Tokyo adventure! I can't wait to read more. :)

  4. Awesome Maddy! You look beautiful and I'm glad you're having so much fun!

  5. no pics of the passed out crusty kids? lol

  6. wow now i just wanna go to Tokyo! :D looks like you two had a blast! ^.^

    Katie :D

  7. Let me just echo every else's statments: I now want to go to Japan more than before. But only if we all go together. ;)

  8. I loved your pictures on instagram, its great to see the words that go with them :)


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