Steampunk and Traditional Kimono Unite at Steam Garden! [Photo Report]

Steampunk and Traditional Kimono Unite at Steam Garden! [Photo Report]

On April 1 and 2, Japan’s largest steampunk festival, Steam Garden, gathered a huge crowd of well-dressed steampunk enthusiasts at its 11th event in Harajuku's Laforet Museum. Often dubbed the kawaii capital of Japan, Harajuku is famous for its crazy colors and unique fashion styles. However, it’s clear that Steam Garden brings something different to the table.

Curious to see what kind of amazing fashion would be born, we stepped into Laforet Museum and travelled back in time to an alternate world uniting the aesthetics of Dieselpunk and Japanese Taisho Romantic style!

For those looking to add to or perhaps start up their steampunk accessory collection, there were also booths just bursting with merchandise, some of which only purchasable at the event!

Let's be honest - with an aesthetic like this, it was impossible to get tired of the atmosphere. And to liven it up even more, Steam Garden also held a number of live performances, DJ events and games throughout the day! Regardless of what was going on, though, everyone was having some serious fun.

Feeling inspired to do a little tinkering yourself on some steampunk outfits or accessories? Watch out for Steam Garden's next event at their official website or official Twitter!

This is a Tokyo Otaku Mode original article with photography by Hara T.

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