During an interview with Allure about a new beauty line, singer and talent show judge The Voice recalled his work inspired by the Japanese Harajuku subculture, this has included his album Sees it released in 2004. Angel. Music. Baby.on her track “Harajuku Girls” and her 2008 fragrance line Harajuku Lovers.
Stefani commented that “it should be okay to be inspired by other cultures.” She also said, “I’m Japanese.” Stefani mentions in her statement explaining that her introduction to Japanese culture was courtesy of her Italian-American father, who worked for the Japanese corporation Yamaha, for her part, her mother is of American heritage. irish.
“That was my Japanese influence and that was a culture so rich in tradition, but so futuristic. [con] so much attention to artistry, detail and discipline, and it was fascinating to me,” Stefani said. In addition to this, he commented that his father involved him with stories of the vibrant streets of the Harajuku neighborhood.
Stefani traveled to the district, which is located in the Shibuya area of Tokyo and is known as a center of fashion and youth culture. “I was like, ‘Oh my gosh, I’m Japanese and I didn’t know it,'” Gwen commented in surprise.
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“I am, you know.” She named herself a “super fan” of the culture and she said: “[Debería] It’s okay to be inspired by other cultures because if we’re not allowed, that’s dividing people, right?” added the “Cool” singer.
Allure reported in her text that Stefani “stated twice that she was Japanese and once that she was ‘a bit like an Orange County girl, a bit like a Japanese girl, a bit like an English girl.'” The magazine also mentioned that a day after the interview, a representative from Stefani’s office declined to provide further comment on her statements.
What’s in Harajuku?
The busy Harajuku neighborhood is popular for its colorful street art and fashion scene, with quirky vintage clothing and cosplay shops lining Takeshita Street, and more traditional, upscale boutiques lining the street. leafy Omotesando Avenue.
Small bars and trendy cafes fill the surrounding streets in this neighborhood, while cultural highlights include the Watari Museum of Contemporary Art, which features cutting-edge temporary exhibitions.