I’ve been very absent from Thursday Doors in recent weeks/months, due to various other things going on, but I’m determined to get back into it. And since Norm (who usually hosts TD) is on a break, I thought it’d be nice to support the guest hosts.
Harajuku is a district in Tokyo that’s renowned for it’s quirkiness and bizarre-ness. It’s the “kawaii” district. I was trying to think of an English word that would adequately encompass all that Harajuku is, but “out there” is probably the closest (and that’s two words, not one).
You can basically just search “Harajuku” in Google Images, and the bombardment of colour in the results is kind of a good representation of the vibe of place.
Of course, when my friend and I visited, it was kind of early morning, and on a national public holiday, no less, so it seemed kind of toned down…
But in a place like Harajuku, I knew I was bound to find some impressive and interesting doors. They did not disappoint.
Thursday Doors is usually run by Norm, but is guest-hosted by Joey this week. You should visit her blog to find links to more doors (and read some of the stuff she posts the rest of the week too!)
11 thoughts on “Thursday Doors – Harajuku”
Very nice doors! Love the clock!
Welcome back and you chose some wonderful choices for your return. That first shot is a bit noisy, but the rest are much more peaceful. 🙂
Thanks Janet 🙂
It was quite a bustling and busy place – certainly no shortage of interesting sights!
Yes, it seems “out there” for Japan! Great doors, each of them. The last screen gate is my favorite!
Thanks jesh 🙂
There’s definitely a broad range of doors throughout Japan!
I agree as I also cannot decide if the last shot is ” inviting or foreboding…” hm
thanks for this nice post of Japan – nice mix of new and old….
I suppose next time I might head down the path, and we’ll find out if it really is meant to be inviting or foreboding 😉
And I have to tell ya that I can look at the first photo for hours and still find more! It is a super cool capture –
Thanks again 🙂 That’s one of the great things about photography – finding new details in and around the intended subject each time you look at it
Yes – especially those photos that really do say “1,000” words 😉