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I'm also fascinated by how Tokyo and other large cities have this vibrant street style culture, so that young people dress and go out in certain neighborhoods and possibly get photographed by professionals for magazines specifically devoted to street style. It's almost an institution there, unlike US or European street style, which seems to be a more informal thing individual people snap with their smartphones and post on personal blogs. Maybe they were inspired by Japan's street fashion magazines and are trying to bring something like it to Western culture? I think it would be amazing to put together your look, go out on the town, and expect you could be photographed for a professional style magazine! (I already do two of those things!)
A collection of things that inspire me from the Tokyo streets lately! Images have a watermark to show where they came from; if not, they are linked to where I got them.
I'm browsing ...http://www.japanesestreets.com/