After I posted this
article, many people asked me who listens to that berserk music. Well, it's most popular with Japanese girls lumped under the general term "gyaru". It is not really a fashion movement per se, as it has fractured into scores of rapidly-evolving subgroups--usually hostile to each other, even though many appear the same to the uninitiated. In fact, the book Japanese Schoolgirl Inferno
, published in 2007, is already said to be out of date. This
website is a bit more current.
What do "gyaru" look like? There are now quite a few slideshows of gyaru on the streets of Tokyo on YouTube. Examples: here, here,
And for those who need to buy these "fashions", the primary bibles are FRUiTS
There is something wrong with that country.......
posted by metasonix
on Dec 23, 2007 -