At the ripe old age of 20, the outlandish J-pop star has already managed to land a museum exhibition dedicated to her clothes…
Chances are you’ve heard of her name or at least tried to pronounce it: Kyary Pamyu Pamyu is the pint-sized pop singer always clad in eccentric and colorful, over-the-top getups. Her real name is Takemura Kiriko, and she started out a few years ago as a fashion blogger and model for Harajuku style magazines.
Her musical career was kickstarted by her single “PonPonPon” (we dare you to sing it at karaoke), and the video for this song featured a dizzying, psychedelic mix of colours, rainbows, ribbons and sweets. Kyary is somehow the Lady Gaga of Japan, fashion-wise, always appearing in absurd ensembles and she has now released a string of simply entitled singles (“Candy Candy”, “Jelly”) and bizarre videos, along with her collection of fake eyelashes – an essential item for any Harajuku girl.
If you’re a fan of the kawaii star – or just like outrageous fashion – you should check out the aptly named “Pamuseum”, where outfits she wore in videos and onstage are displayed.
Kyary Pamyu Pamuseum (in Japanese)
When: until March 25, 12:00-20:00
Where: Roppongi Hills Umu, TV Asahi (see map)
How much: ¥800/ ¥600 (adv.)