Test Your Knowledge On Japanese Street Fashion!

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From Lolita to Ganguro to Shironuri, there are a variety of fashion styles in Japan, created from a mix of both local and foreign designers and labels. Some of these styles are extreme and avant-garde, while others are similar to haute couture and what is seen on European catwalks. Take this quiz to see how much you know about Japanese street fashion and maybe you'll learn a thing or two!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Lolita fashion is one of the larger, more recognizable styles in Japanese street fashion. There are several types of Lolita fashion. What is NOT one of them?

    • A.

      Cute

    • B.

      Gothic

    • C.

      Sweet

    • D.

      Classic

    Correct Answer
    A. Cute
    Explanation
    Lolita fashion is known for its distinct styles, and Cute is not one of them. The four main types of Lolita fashion are Gothic, Sweet, and Classic, each with its own unique characteristics. Cute is not recognized as one of the official styles within the Lolita fashion subculture.

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  • 2. 

    What type of Lolita fashion is a more mature style of Lolita that focuses on Rococo, Regency, and Victorian styles, as well as light colors like blue, green, and red?

    • A.

      Classic

    • B.

      Sweet

    • C.

      Punk

    • D.

      Gothic

    Correct Answer
    A. Classic
    Explanation
    Classic Lolita is a more mature style of Lolita fashion that draws inspiration from Rococo, Regency, and Victorian styles. It is characterized by its elegant and refined look, often incorporating elements such as lace, ruffles, and bows. Classic Lolita also tends to feature lighter colors like blue, green, and red, creating a softer and more romantic aesthetic compared to other styles.

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  • 3. 

    What kind of Japanese street fashion is a style created in the mid-1980s by Japanese musicians and consists of striking makeup, elaborate hairstyles and flamboyant costumes?

    • A.

      Ganguro

    • B.

      Visual kei

    • C.

      Mori girl

    • D.

      Shironuri

    Correct Answer
    B. Visual kei
    Explanation
    Visual kei is a Japanese street fashion style that emerged in the mid-1980s and was created by Japanese musicians. It is characterized by striking makeup, elaborate hairstyles, and flamboyant costumes. This style is often associated with rock and metal music, and it aims to create a visually dramatic and unique appearance. Ganguro is a different style that emerged in the 1990s and is known for its dark tans and colorful clothing. Mori girl is a style that emphasizes natural and vintage-inspired fashion, while shironuri involves wearing white makeup and creating a doll-like appearance.

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  • 4. 

    What kind of Visual kei is the darkest style, where the clothes tend to be mostly black, and with spikes and chains?

    • A.

      Cult party kei

    • B.

      Oshare kei

    • C.

      Dolly kei

    • D.

      Angura kei

    Correct Answer
    D. Angura kei
    Explanation
    Angura kei is the correct answer because it is known for its dark and edgy style, with predominantly black clothing and the use of spikes and chains. This subgenre of Visual kei often incorporates elements of punk and gothic fashion, creating a more intense and dramatic look. The term "angura" is derived from the Japanese word for underground, emphasizing the countercultural and rebellious nature of this style.

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  • 5. 

    What is Dolly kei, one of the versions of Visual kei, based on?

    • A.

      Modern goth

    • B.

      Western toy lines

    • C.

      European fairy tales

    • D.

      Western religious artefacts

    Correct Answer
    C. European fairy tales
    Explanation
    Dolly kei, one of the versions of Visual kei, is based on European fairy tales. This fashion subculture originated in Japan and draws inspiration from vintage European clothing styles, particularly those found in fairy tales. Dolly kei fashion often includes elements such as lace, florals, oversized silhouettes, and a mix of dark and earthy colors, creating a whimsical and nostalgic aesthetic reminiscent of fairy tale characters.

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  • 6. 

    Mori girl is a fashion whose style concept is a girl who looks like she is living in the forest. The look is natural and earthy. What is one of the popular hairstyles in Mori girls?

    • A.

      Long, straight hair

    • B.

      Braids

    • C.

      Pony tail

    • D.

      Pixie cut

    Correct Answer
    B. Braids
    Explanation
    Mori girls often opt for braids as one of their popular hairstyles. Braids enhance the natural and earthy look that is characteristic of the Mori girl fashion style. They add a touch of whimsy and femininity to the overall appearance, complementing the concept of a girl who seems to be living in the forest. Braids also provide versatility, allowing Mori girls to experiment with different braid styles such as fishtail braids, Dutch braids, or simple three-strand braids, further enhancing their unique and nature-inspired fashion aesthetic.

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  • 7. 

    What kind of Japanese street fashion is based on a high school uniform, but with a shorter skirt, loose socks, dyed hair and a scarf?

    • A.

      Gyaru

    • B.

      Decora

    • C.

      Kogal

    • D.

      Ganguro

    Correct Answer
    C. Kogal
    Explanation
    Kogal is a type of Japanese street fashion that is based on a high school uniform but with specific modifications. It is characterized by a shorter skirt, loose socks, dyed hair, and a scarf. Kogal fashion emerged in the 1990s and was popularized by high school girls who wanted to rebel against traditional societal norms. The style is often associated with a carefree and rebellious attitude, and it became a symbol of youth culture in Japan during that time.

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  • 8. 

    What kind of print is common in the Decora style in Japanese street fashion?

    • A.

      Zebra

    • B.

      Ocelot

    • C.

      Crocodile

    • D.

      Leopard

    Correct Answer
    D. Leopard
    Explanation
    In the Decora style of Japanese street fashion, leopard print is commonly used. This style is known for its bold and colorful outfits, often featuring multiple layers of clothing and accessories. Leopard print adds a wild and playful element to the overall look, reflecting the eccentric and unconventional nature of the Decora fashion trend.

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  • 9. 

    Which color makeup do people who dress in the Shironuri style have to wear?

    • A.

      Blue

    • B.

      White

    • C.

      Black

    • D.

      Pink

    Correct Answer
    B. White
    Explanation
    People who dress in the Shironuri style have to wear white makeup. Shironuri is a Japanese fashion style that involves wearing all-white clothing and applying white makeup to the face, neck, and hands. This style aims to create a doll-like appearance and is often accompanied by elaborate hairstyles and accessories. White makeup is an essential element of the Shironuri style, helping to achieve a ghostly and ethereal look.

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  • 10. 

    What is NOT one of the characteristics of the Ganguro style?

    • A.

      Patterned dental masks

    • B.

      Deep tan

    • C.

      Bleached hair

    • D.

      Fake eyelashes

    Correct Answer
    A. Patterned dental masks
    Explanation
    The Ganguro style is a Japanese fashion trend characterized by a deep tan, bleached hair, and fake eyelashes. However, patterned dental masks are not one of the characteristics of this style. Ganguro fashion focuses on a unique and exaggerated look, but does not include patterned dental masks as part of its aesthetic.

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