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Japanese Street Style - Kanji, Harajuku

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Meet Kanji, a Japanese high school student who traded karate and judo for artistic self expression through avant-garde handmade Harajuku street fashion. "Our Streets, My Style" is our original show taking you up close and personal with Japanese street style personalities. Meet the amazing people featured in the daily street snaps Tokyo Fashion has been publishing for over a decade. Kanji on Instagram & Twitter https://instagram.com/freiheit2348.texas7347/ https://twitter.com/kakakakantii2 We met Kanji on the streets of Tokyo in the fall of 2017, less than a year before this interview. In the months since, he quickly established himself as one of the most extreme and avant-garde dressers of the current generation of Harajuku kids. Without any fashion education (he attends a normal Japanese high school), but with a head full of ideas, Kanji creates most of his own outfits on his bedroom floor. While we watched him roam the streets of Harajuku in increasingly extreme handmade fashion since early 2018, his breakout came during the spring 2018 Tokyo Fashion Week events. Kanji wore a different handmade outfit every day of Tokyo Fashion Week. Those seven avant-garde outfits - culminating on the final day with a piece called "Mother" that featured three full sized mannequin heads - got noticed by many people, including a battalion of international street fashion photographers. Kanji is young - and less than a year into his fashion experience - so he's still figuring out his philosophy and future plans. He himself has said that he expects to make mistakes and change direction many times before finding his preferred path forward. In the meantime, he is learning a lot, making friends, having fun, and creating one-of-a-kind fashion that even the famed streets of Harajuku have never seen before. We hope you enjoy our interview with Kanji. If you're interested in seeing more of his fashion up close or asking him questions, consider following him on Instagram or Twitter. Also, please let us know what you think of this video in the YouTube comments, and tell us what we can do to improve this interview series in the future. Thank you very much for watching and for supporting Japanese street fashion and Harajuku kids! Please subscribe to the Tokyo Fashion YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=tokyofashionnews All music, photos, and graphics either shot by us (Tokyo Fashion) or used under license.
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Text Comments (42)
Brian Torres (16 days ago)
Where he get those platform shoes but boys like that lol
ほたて (1 month ago)
本当に同い年としてRespect.
Chelsea Keniston (1 month ago)
I wonder what the heaviest outfit is that he has wore!
FJ Crespo (2 months ago)
😊
wangbi 0 (3 months ago)
2:42 reminds me so much of the Witch of the waste in Howl's moving castle tho
Corbin Aries (3 months ago)
AMAZING WORK KANJI!!! Out of this world kinda fashions- One-of-a-kind and very unique. You're AWESOME!!!
Luana Ferrari (3 months ago)
I love him
松島美月 (3 months ago)
かわいい!
L.B. Martinez (4 months ago)
👠👘✌🏽
AngelicScarrs (4 months ago)
Would be happy to help him learn English for sure, he would be a fascinating person to know! Can’t believe he’s so talented and so young!
kimura yoshiko (4 months ago)
で裏地が見えてしまい工夫が必要かなと思っ カワイイを武器にする!どちらかというとジェンダーレスに近いイメージですね。 普段使いにはちょっと派手かも。。。(笑) ありがとうございました!! iPhoneからの投稿
Cirno Cera (4 months ago)
what?? 17 y.o and he s so talented !!!
girl unfettered (4 months ago)
이야ㅑ 딱 초반에 난 개념 없다고 너무 당당하게 말해서 동영상 끝까지 볼 필요가 읎어졌다
Pluuie Sara (4 months ago)
Been following this guy on Instagram for a few months and he is really interesting ! His fashion is unique and very « pure », he really enjoys what he does and I find myself always curious for his next creation
M F (4 months ago)
What a breath of fresh air. Some of the people into eccentric fashion can be so pretentious, but he seems like such a kind and smart guy. So much creativity and potential. I hope he becomes a designer and I can one day buy his clothing!
Heaven Maccha (4 months ago)
This is Yaju senpai 野獣先輩 Thanks Google!
Rabia Demir (4 months ago)
Hes really something else. Amazing
I think this is more experimental shock value than style at the moment. Even movies don’t show these styles at the moment :)
celia monthieux (4 months ago)
Man, you are the best. A true artist. What you do is amazing.
Holiwish (4 months ago)
I had already been impressed to see one of his outfits on instagram and now that I know he's 17 amazes me even more! I love that they have a place where they can use interesting and unique outfits sharing their passion for fashion <3 Greetings from Chile!
David Wyatt (4 months ago)
Only 17 and already so talented. He's going places for sure.
nobody noname (4 months ago)
These kids have money obv
Marie Antione (4 months ago)
Japanese street fashion is getting mainstream in america?
Shoaib K (3 months ago)
Marie Antione it’s been famous here since the late 90s to early 2000s , BAPE is what shot Japanese street fashion into the lime light here in the states
Marie Antione (4 months ago)
Anastasia Ziori it's getting popular in America??
Anastasia Ziori (4 months ago)
??? wdym
hue toob (4 months ago)
Very practical everyday clothing...
Miyana Seyoum (4 months ago)
Awesome! I love his style 😍 I wish I could meet him on the street in Harajuki and speak Japanese. Too bad I live in Norway and don't have money to go to Japan (yet) Keep following your dream! Love from Norway💞
GoodLuckNabs (4 months ago)
This is so cool!
alexys q (4 months ago)
Kanji seems a very lovely and sweet person, truly. And, certainly, *quite* talented, creative and innovative! <3
rashad5010 (4 months ago)
This dude is my fav. He's so inspirational.
readfloatwatchtv (4 months ago)
Kanji is the best! Would be happy to see him in a video again!
Marija Kūla (4 months ago)
He's only 17?? what?? 😮 I'm amazed ❤❤
Ninanianiania (4 months ago)
You have an awesome creativity ! Love it !
Wrinklyanimegod1988 (4 months ago)
Love it!!
Q (4 months ago)
Wow i would love to see you in tokyo's trains. I totally would love to go Harajuku to wait around for your appearance!!!!
Anastasia Ziori (4 months ago)
How did he learn how to design all these high fashion clothes despite the fact that he started being interested in fashion only 1 year ago and isn't a fashion student yet?! He definitely has crazy passion for fashion, so much talent 👏
fukutin (4 months ago)
He is so nice to want to learn English for talking to fans! 💜
Kyle ツ (4 months ago)
カンジのスタイルが大好き 可愛いも 笑笑
Meck (4 months ago)
KANJI MY FAVORITE HARAJUKU ICONNNN. I'm so so excited when a notification from Tokyo Fashion popped on my phone. Double the excite when it's Kanji interview! Yayy, thank you so much Tokyo Fashion!!! Kanji, if you are reading this, I just want you to know that you are one of my biggest inspiration! You inspire me a lot, from your self expression to your hard working self. Thanks for being exist. Keep up your works and always be this Kanji that we know! 💞🔥🌟
alejandro (4 months ago)
oh my FUCKING GOD He's so sexy and I love the creativity wow HARAJUKU DADDY 😍👅
kimchihun (4 months ago)
He's so precious. It's amazing to express yourself like that. I hope he'll be a successful designer in the future. I see a lot of potential in him, he's very unique.

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