Lolitas and Leaflets

November 23, 2010 · 3 comments

Walking around Akinhabara you’ll notice a lot of girls dressed up promoting shops by handing out leaflets. They tend to sport the lolita style outfit to gain attention, because cute (or kawaii in Japanese) rules over everything else. I collected the leaflets for a night trying to figure out what they were. At first glance they look like something a pimp would hand out, but they are actually promoting all sorts of things. Cafe’s, electronics shops and massage parlours (legit ones) seem to be the most popular.

Japanese Massage leaflet

Massage Leaflet

Night club Japan leaflet

I think this one is a night club

Kawaii cafe

This is a girly cafe thing

Japan leaflet advert

This is a casino/bar sort of thing

Anyway, enough of the girls with twinkle stars around them on leaflets, here’s what you can actually expect on the streets of Akinhabara handing out the leaflets…

Promo girls in Japan

I had to point them out in this image

Promo Japanese girl

Just another Promo J girl

Lolita / bunny promo Japanese girl

Lolita/bunny hybrid

I’m pretty sure I just skimmed the surface to be honest, it’s impossible to visit Akinhabara without seeing these girls promoting something, strangely they do seem to be quite a way from whatever they are promoting half the time, either that or I couldn’t work out the maps. But they certainly make a nice break from the bright lights and black suits everywhere.

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Candice November 23, 2010 at 3:50 PM

Haha, I was thinking about your travels this morning and wondering how they were going. I have some reading to catch up on!
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AdventureRob November 24, 2010 at 10:14 AM

I’m pretty stable at the moment, most writing is on campervan living tips. Not been to see much in Japan at all so far o_0


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