Truly Julie with some trendy Tokyo natives….striking the ultimate Asian pose.Last year while I was visiting Korea…I decided on a whim to go to Tokyo by myself. It’s only an hour flight from Seoul…so why not?! I stayed in the hip Shinjuku area where girls with dyed blond hair and those oversized-Lady-Gaga-esque contact lens wobbled around in their sky-high heels. Japan is the ultimate juxtaposition of tradition and modernity. And most of all it’s so extreme. If someone decides on a look or style…they go the full nine yards. If you’re going to be a Harajuku girl..then doggone it…you’re going to be most colorful…Fleetwood Mac meets Gwen Stefani meets Hello Kitty…bombshell. If you’re going for the rasta look..then you will stick a wad a gum into that slippery Asian hair and tangle it into a dreadlock somehow. Every time I visit Japan…I come back inspired beyond measure. I just feel like they do everything with such conviction. And my golly…the cleanliness of the entire country. You could…and I would…eat off their subway tracks. Check out my photo gallery below and enjoy your vicarious trip to Tokyo. Arigato!