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Tokyo FRUiTS – 20 years of Street Fashion

August 4 – September 16, 2017

From colourful decora to neo-goths and cyber-punks, influential street fashion publication FRUiTS Magazine told stories from Harajuku, the creative centre of Tokyo fashion, for over twenty years.

The Tokyo FRUiTS exhibition will map the myriad of trends and multiple identities of Tokyo fashion, through a selection of photographs from the publication. The exhibition will also feature an immersive installation of a Harajuku room, produced by researcher Megan Rose.

Developed in 1997 in response to Harajuku’s bourgeoning experimental street fashion boom, FRUiTs magazine (led by photographer Shoichi Aoki) documented the colourful characters that defined the creative and fun identity of Tokyo’s youth culture.

Twenty years on, the palette of street fashion has evolved to a simpler aesthetic, with a stronger Western influence, and the FRUiTs publication drew to a close. This exhibition traces the movement from Decora girl gangs, Lolita, and Urahara kei, through to the more recent trends of Neo Gyaru, Nu Goth, and the Simple Boom.

Photos courtesy of Shoichi Aoki, FRUiTS magazine

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EXHIBITION DETAILS

GALLERY HOURS
Mon-Thu: 10am-8pm
Fri: 10am-6pm
Sat*: 10am-1pm

Closed *Saturday (Sep 9), Sundays and Public Holidays (Aug 11)

VENUE
The Japan Foundation, Sydney
Level 4, Central Park
28 Broadway, Chippendale NSW 2008

ADMISSION
Free

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OPENING RECEPTION 

August 4, 2017 (Friday)
6:30pm-8pm (Doors open 6pm)
Free; bookings not necessary.

TALK

Where Have All the Lolitas Gone?

By Megan Catherine Rose
August 10, 2017 (Thursday)
6:30pm–8pm (doors open 6pm)

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TALK

Tokyo Style Girl Boss Alisa Ueno

Alisa Ueno in conversation with Sarah Lim
August 30, 2017 (Wednesday)
6:30pm–8pm (Doors open 6pm)

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TALK

Sharp and Boyish: Male Aesthetics and Self-hood in Contemporary Japanese Culture

By Masafumi Monden
September 7, 2017 (Thursday)
6:30pm–8pm (Doors open 6pm)

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FILM

Sailor Moon R: The Movie

August 22, 2017 (Tuesday)
6:30pm start (Doors open 6pm)

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ENQUIRIES

(02) 8239 0055

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