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Nogizaka46, a popular young female idol group and “the official rival of AKB48” hosted its very first solo concert tour of nine concerts 16-30 at five venues. The final one was held at Meiji Jingu Stadium in Tokyo(http://www.jingu-stadium.com/), which more than 30,000 people visited.
A music concert was held at the stadium for the first time in 14 years.
Japan’s National Foundation day falls on Feb,11th. This year a lot of related events were held. lectures about the Japanese mythology were held at some shrines or academic facilities, and supecial commemorative parades were conducted in the Meiji Shrine, Harajuku,Aoyama, Omotesando area where a lot of people including foreign tourists visit even on ordinary occasions. Still the shrine where the Emperor Meiji and Empress Shoken are enshrined may have special meanings of love of the country. (http://kenkoku.web.fc2.com/parade.htm)
TGC16, “Tokyo Girls Collection 16”, the 16th turn of one of the most popular female fashion events in Japan was held on Today March 2nd 15:00-21:00 at National Yoyogi Stadium First Gymnasium in Tokyo.(http://girlswalker.com/tgc/13ss/)
Namie Amuro, a popular female singer showed up as a “secret guest performer” and sang in the opening event. She took part in this huge fashion event for the first time.
And, one of the prominent parts of the show was that Kintaro, a celebrity impersonator who has suddenly become surprisingly popular due to her impersonating performances of Atsuko Maeda, an ex-AKB48 top member, showed such a performance of “Atsuko Maeda’s part”, which earned a boisterous applause from the audience.
82 top female models, such as Karina, Kiko Mizuhara, Anna Tsuchiya,Yu Yamada, and others showed up and emthralled the audience of about 30,000 with their beauty, fancy fashion,and performances.
Even with the arrival of Forever 21 and H&M, there are countless independent fashion boutiques in the Harajuku area — all dedicated to generally insane forms of youth fashion.
If you count adjacent Shibuya, Omotesando and Aoyama into the region, you have the world’s largest fashion district: featuring basically every single major designer brand in the world.
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