Discover Ema*Eri’s Fashion Inspirations and Ambitions as Official Harajuku Ambassadors

02.July.2015 | FASHION / FEATURES

Aomoji-kei has been sweeping Harajuku fashion by storm in recent years. Here on MOSHI MOSHI NIPPON today, we speak with Ema*Eri, trendsetters of the said fashion genre. Being recognized as the face of Harajuku, they’ve been freshly appointed as Harjauku ambassadors this spring! What are their ambitions now that they represent Harjauku more than ever with their ambassador reign – and how did they get into fashion in the first place? Find out from our interview with them below.

 

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When did you become interested in fashion?

The first time I bought the magazine “Furugi MIX Girl,” I saw Natsume Mito-san on it and fell in love with secondhand clothing!

 

What fashion were you into back when you got into it?

Secondhand clothing for sure!

 

Aomoji-kei has been sweeping Harajuku fashion by storm in recent years. Here on MOSHI MOSHI NIPPON today, we speak with Ema*Eri, trendsetters of the said fashion genre. Being recognized as the face of Harajuku, they’ve been freshly appointed as Harjauku ambassadors this spring! What are their ambitions now that they represent Harjauku more than ever with their ambassador reign – and how did they get into fashion in the first place? Find out from our interview with them below.

 

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When did you become interested in fashion?

The first time I bought the magazine “Furugi MIX Girl,” I saw Natsume Mito-san on it and fell in love with secondhand clothing!

 

What fashion were you into back when you got into it?

Secondhand clothing for sure!

Ema-Eri_First-Shoot(1)

(Ema*Eri / First ever shoot)

 

Did you know about HARAJUKU KAWAii to begin with?

I knew of the HARAJUKU KAWAii!! events that took place, and it’s unbelievable to think I’m actually a part of it now!

 

What made you come to Tokyo?

Eri: I happened to run into Kyary Pamyu Pamyu and the president of the model management company I’m in right now when I was at a secondhand clothing store in Osaka, and they came up to me and scouted me then and there. That’s what made me move to Tokyo.

 

Ema: I was planning on going to a vocational college, but Kyary-san and the president came up to us right before I handed my application in, so I figured why not? And headed over to Tokyo instead! (Ema)

 

What do you think makes Harajuku so appealing?

Definitely the fashion. You can’t find anything like that anywhere else in the world. No one cares if they don’t look like everybody else. That’s what makes it so unique!

 

What are your ambitions as Harajuku ambassadors?

Eri: As Ema*Eri, we’d love to spread the Harajuku culture to places both in and out of Japan that aren’t yet aware of its wonders! We’re in hopes of letting everyone in the world know about Harajuku!

Ema: I also am willing to give it my all to spread Harajuku culture to the world!

 

Where would you recommend tourists to visit when they’re in Harajuku?

Eri: Takeshita Street is obviously a road you cannot miss when you visit Harajuku, but be sure to drop by the Meiji Shrine whilst you’re here! You’ll be surprised by the nature that can surround you in a concrete jungle.

 

♡Follow Ema*Eri on Instagram and Twitter♡
Twitter
Ema:http://twitter.com/catloveema
Eri:https://twitter.com/eritanioktu

 

Instagram
Ema:http://instagram.com/ematanioku
Eri:https://instagram.com/eritanitani/

 

 

 

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