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Harajuku Styles

It's not just a fashion, it's the way of life.


Natural Kei
This style came to Japan in 1970's and is inspired by hippies and nature. It is feminine style and  clothes are worn loosely with a high use of layers, although not to the extremes which Mori girl takes it. Natural kei takes influences from many storybook characters from Little House on the Prairie, The Secret Garden, and Anne of Green Gable. Natural girls look like girls from Europan villages, from cottages secluded near the woods.


link: Difference between natural and mori kei


Mori Girl
This style is inspired by nature as natural kei. But they use more layers. If is natural girl from cottage, mori girl is from forest. I think that I can't describe mori girl more than it is written on this blog by Adina: HERE. I think lots of things described there may fit also for the natural kei or yama. Word mori (森) means 'forest' in japanese.


Hama Girl
Hama girl is sister of mori girl. She loves oceans and seas. Their clothes have colours, which seas, oceans, beaches and creatures living there have. They wear layers of clothing that is tattered by the wind, and laces are like seafoam. It is another style of live. They love to stay near seas, collecting shells and pebblestones from beachs. More HERE.


Yama Girl
In one of my sources I read that Yama girl is cousin of mori and hama girl. And it is true. Yama girls are mountain girls. So they use to wear shorts and things they'll definitely become handy in mountains. But there is no requirement to wear clothes in the natural colours. Yama is mori and natural girl's cousin because she loves beign in mountains, loves nature. More about yama girls HERE ^.^


Dolly Kei
I don't know how to describe... Well... dolly kei is the way how old Europan dolls look like. Wiki: is a newly emerging style based on Japan's view of the Middle Ages and European fairy tales, especially the Brothers Grimm and Hans Christian Andersen. It includes a lot of vintage-style clothing and sometimes has religious symbols. Grimoire is a store in Japan that has been described as 'the pioneering store behind the Dolly-kei fashion scene'.
More about dolly kei HERE.

Dolly kei also include Cult party kei (link):


link: Another Styles from Wikipedia in general


link: Lolita with subgenres (also with decora and fairy kei - I don't take them as the subgenres of lolita style, but you can find there their definitions)


link: Visual Kei with subgenres (second link)


link: Gyaru with subgenres


link: Cosplay 


Kei in japanese means 'style of type' (or 'type'?). Somebody says it means 'way'. If you know what does it mean in its profound way, don't be shy and tell me.

If I have anything wrong, please, write it down.

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