If you love Cosplay and Japan, then you’ve come to the right place! HARAJUKU! is a celebration of all things Japanese!

Throw on your Harajuku wares and let’s escape to Japan! Expect bright bold colours, Geishas, Lolita’s, balloons, Origami, J-Pop and Indie DJs in what can only be described as 100% Harajuku!!

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We take Gaming & Karaoke very seriously at Harajuku! What better a way to enjoy a night out than with a sing along with friends, or with a multiplayer game of street fighter! We make sure to have Gaming and Karaoke on the big screens at our events! Enjoy!

Also, Harajuku! is a handheld console friendly zone, so come along with your DS Lite or other gaming console!




FRIDAY 5th OCTOBER, Gateshead-On-Tyne

The Old Town Hall, West Street Gateshead, NE8 1HE

7pm - 1am. £5 in Cosplay


As ever, Harajuku! Gateshead will be a celebration of every Japanese wonder! Expect Geishas, Lolita’s, Balloons, Gaming, Origami, Manga, plus KARAOKE. Featuring a selection of indie and Jpop, hosting some of the hottest Live Bands and DJs, plus an extra helping of Cosplay and Harajuku! dress up!



The first ever harajuku! was born in 2009 out of a love of Japan. A place in time, captured from the streets of harajuku,

Sunlight swept across the city that afternoon.  The streets were decorated with flamboyant characters and powerful imagery.  characters who were happy and curious, daring and confident.  Coloured hair and painted faces, anime, lolita and cybergoth. Some cute, some bold, tailored and precise, these high fashion icons lit the streets and the air was empowered by freedom, self expression and celebration... and so was born a new chapter in the tale.

Back in london there was panic.  The city was phased with concrete and gloom.  Smoke bellowed from the chimneys whilst crowds of office works gathered outside the internet cafes in the rain.  Cogs turning in the machine, their sorrowful faces were the same that stare upward from their newspapers on the tube.  The sand in the hour glass was running low, it was time to begin. To escape.  It was time to return to Harajuku!