Sunday, March 26, 2006

A world of contrasts

Just as night is different from day, and spring is different from winter, so are there many cultural and generational differences in Japan. On the one hand, there's the traditional Japan where women wear kimono for special celebrations such as weddings and tea ceremonies.

On the other hand. . .well, they say a picture is worth a thousand words, so here are a few pictures of the rest of my day in Harajuku. This is the teen scene where the only tradition is making new traditions, and where kids get to express themselves and break out of the usual constrictions of everyday life in Japan.

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