Review for Japanese Schoolgirl Inferno: Tokyo Teen Fashion Subculture Handbook

Review for Japanese Schoolgirl Inferno: Tokyo Teen Fashion Subculture Handbook

Japanese Schoolgirl Inferno: Tokyo Teen Fashion Subculture Handbook, Izumi Evers, Patrick Macias, Kazumi Nonaka, Pink, Girls, Fashion, Japan, Lolita, Non-FictionA delightful and interesting book about Tokyo Teen Fashion! From kigurumi to sukedan, we find out all about various fashion and their histories.

I am a big big fan of fashion and especially Japanese fashion. I just love how free these teens are and how they dare to go big and bold! I mean, here you wouldn’t see that happening that easily that people wear lolita or sukedan or kigurumi, but there in parts it is something that is totally OK, and I would love to be part of that.

This one tells us about Japanese teen fashions from 1960 to now. I really loved reading about the various histories on how things started, who started it, what was typical for this fashion, and more. It was a delight to read and the author has a good writing style that keeps you engaged and makes you want to google to learn even more about the various fashions that are discussed. I also liked that the book looked at how society viewed fashion and gals. How the teens themselves felt given the comments from society.

After the history/general information part we get a profile on that specific fashion. From how to look like the real deal, to ideal boyfriends, and to other specific things that make that fashion. I loved that this was added it made the book more fun and gave it something extra.

We even get interviews with well-known teens about all sorts of fashion/gal related topics.

There are quite a few photographs, though in my eyes, maybe there could have been even more! Haha, sorry, I just love photographs so much especially when it is a topic I love.

All in all, this was a great read! I would recommend it if you like fashion/Japan/or are just curious!

Star rating, 4.5 stars

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