Once again Moonta Street will be taking inspiration from Takeshita Dori, Harajuku. With entertainment provided from DJ’s, Japanese fashion stalls, lovely food, and of course shopping from both Chinatown and some of Adelaide’s most talented fashion designers such as Vitae Clothing, Sugar Kiss Party, Zombie Cupcake Couture, HimeKitty Creations, Bubble Pop and more! Plus Neko Nation and Tokyo Hardcore will have stalls and entertainment too! All are encouraged to come to this free event especially with cosplay or Harajuku inspired fashion as prizes will be given and plenty of photo taking opportunities will be available as Chinatown lights up in the evenings. Friday, 18 May 2012 @ 18:00 – 21:00 After party @ 22.00 : Lyrics Karaoke Bar, Gouger Street. Bring your brightest parasols and colourful umbrellas for another fun, free and family night in Adelaide’s Chinatown! Come and chill in Adelaide’s best, diverse, multicultural and most colourful laneway. Chinatown
Jane Reilly did a live weather cross during the recent Harajuku no Yoko Event in Chinatown on the 20th April, 2012.
The Chinatown Community hosted the first “Harajuku no Yoko” event. Moonta Street was transformed.
In that brief period between Fringe, Comic-Con and Cabaret Festival, here comes another opportunity to hit Adelaide’s streets wearing your most funky and out there costume for a night in Chinatown. Adelaide City Council and The Australia China Development Company will be hosting a market on Moonta Street in April, celebrating the fashion and culture of the Takeshita Dori scene in Tokyo. Angus Randell spoke with organisers Craig Backshaw and Suzanna Bailey. Listen to the full interview at Radio Adelaide 101.5fm
Lord Mayor Stephen Yarwood said the early evening market on Friday in Moonta Street would aim to create an atmosphere similar to the popular Takeshita Dori in Tokyo.