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Japanophilia, Minstrelsy, and Commodity Culture

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Harajuku Girls

"You're looking so distinctive like D.N.A., like nothing I've ever seen in the U.S.A.
Your underground culture, visual grammar
The language of your clothing is something to encounter
A Ping-Pong match between eastern and western
Did you see your inspiration in my latest collection?
Just wait 'til you get your little hands on L.A.M.B.,
'Cause it's (super kawaii), that means (super cute in Japanese)
The streets of Harajuku are your catwalk (bishoujo you're so vogue)
That's what you drop

Harajuku Girls you got the wicked style
I like the way that you are, I am your biggest fan"

"Harajuku Girls," Gwen Stefani
Love.Angel.Music.Baby (2004)

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Gwen Stefani and the Harajuku Girls
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The Harajuku girls are a troupe of four singer/dancers, who were given names by Gwen Stefani, an American pop star. Their names are “Love,” “Angel,” “Music,” and “Baby,” named after … More »


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