You don't need to be sneaky to get this shot haha^^
Another place I am looking forward to going to when I'm back in Tokyo is 109 of course! And who doesn't enjoy seeing photos of 109? But better yet is seeing photos from inside 109, because photography is not allowed inside 109. I am generally respectful of no photography signs (when I feel it's easy to be caught haha) but the lure to take pics in 109 is too strong haha.
Lip Service with the spring sets at the front
That's where the title of this post comes in, to take photos in 109 it seems like you need to be a little sneaky. You know, waiting for shop staff to look away, for throngs of customers to thin out. But it's a bit difficult to be sneaky with camera that makes such loud shutter sounds. Nevertheless I was able to capture a few shots.
A random shop, Navana?, with nicely priced items
I got some of my favorite stores, but my goal for next time is to collect photos of as many stores as I can. That will require more patience than I have in such high energy places like 109 haha. It would be really cool if I could get photos of the shop staff like Hana did, but I am way too shy for that I think^^
W*C looking amazing with many customers
I didn't feel so shy getting this photo of the W*C storefront, because there were a couple preteens snapping away with their cellphones so I just joined in. But doesn't it seem like the W*C storefront is meant to be photographed? I mean it looks like a show piece haha^^
Stores were not the only things I caught, I took a photo of this gyaru not looking as quite gyaru as western gals expect. Many of the western gals who have been to Japan often talk about the large variety of gyaru. But we don't get much chance to see them because it's the totally done, skinny, pretty ones that get photographed usually. Not to say this girl isn't super cute, just more casual than what we expect?
No makeup, plain hair and flat shoes but she's still obviously gyaru right?
You'll also see middle schoolers shopping at 109
Well every five minutes I'm looking up at So You Think You Can Dance, so perhaps I should leave off here and give the TV my full attention haha! I suppose there is a lot to get done before I leave the US again, but we have our holiday weekend now, so it's time for relaxing haha!