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Harajuku @ the Honolulu Museum

Posted on 11.21.15 under Cross World Connections, Harajuku, Junko Wong, Lolita, Minori, Pierre Grill, Rendez-vous Recording

Cross World Connections coordinated the production of this exhibition about Harajuku fashion that runs from Nov. 20, 2015 to April 3, 2016.

Before we left the hotel, we shot this photo to test the fashion.
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Minori was a focal point of this exhibition. She is a shironuri (painted white) fashion performance artist.



Minori does a face painting demonstration. This took about 3 hours to complete. She was was very focused and concentrated.

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Sara Oka (far left) and some of the participating Japanese designers.


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Believe it or not, there’s a Lolita movement in Honolulu.

And even a girl with a Blythe. She’s a designer at the museum!

The lovely, Maya Uemoto, Shuzo’s daughter.

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Minori’s almost finished.

Junko with the Tokyo Boppers.



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It was a nice time!

Later that night, went up to the Signature on top of Ala Moana Hotel. The piano player played passionately, eyes closed, with abandon.

At the end of his stint, he asked us: “What is the occasion?” in French-accented English. “Are you Pierre,” I asked. And indeed it was Pierre Grill who I first recorded with when his studio was a room in a small Makiki apartment way back when.

The last time I saw him, his daughter had just been born, 32 years ago…

Then we were joined by the lovely Kazemaru.


And, goodnight…