It can be a difficult task to find something fashionable to wear in the electronic mecca of Akihabara. With each and every street corner and alley way filled to the brim with computer parts, LED lights, and anime figurines, it is not a surprising notion to think that people do not necessarily come to Akihabara looking for the latest fashions. Despite this fact, it is a happy surprise to find out that if you search hard enough you will be able to find hidden gems that have a new spin on current fashions. If you walk off the main drag of Chuo-dori and into the more nestled area behind all the towering skyscrapers, you will be able to find the well kept secret of Kamikaze Style. With nothing more than a banner of anime girls with bazookas and hyper stylized katakana to alert you of its presence, Kamikaze Style almost is asking to stay hidden. If you come across this Akihabara treasure, you are sure to get some truly awesome finds.
Kamikaze Style is part army navy store and part parody and joke T-shirt shop. Half of Kamikaze Style’s shelves and hangers are dedicated to vintage and replica military gear and garb. True military buffs will have a field day looking through all of the vintage canteens, knives, and survival gear that are decoratively displayed throughout the store. What makes Kamikaze Style truly unique is their seemingly endless supply of vintage fatigues from several countries. Many of the fatigues that can be found at Kamikaze Style still have the names of their original owners embroidered on the chest as well as styles that range from Private all the way up to Captain. Dress wear as well as front line fatigues are available for purchase. Along with clothing, you can find lots of army issue bags and briefcases at Kamikaze Style. Some of the higher end leather briefcases will have the original owner’s division stamped into the leather which makes for an extremely special piece to bring home.
Another fantastic aspect of Kamikaze Style is their sense of humor which is shown through their hysterical and extremely tongue in cheek selection of T-shirts. They take their adorable anime girl mascot, saddle her with a fire arm bigger than her, and turn her into a proletariat advertisement. They have the famous Shinsaibashi Glico man in his classic hands in the air pose with no clothes on. Along side crude representations of famous Japanese brands, they also have plenty of sexual puns in Japanese that those who are a fan of the language could find hysterical.
If you want a little break from the fashion world of Shibuya and the massive electronic culture of Akihabara be sure to seek out Kamikaze Style as an escape. It truly should be considered a hidden gem of Akihabara.
- Address:101-0021 Tokyo, Chiyoda, Sotokanda, 3 Chome−6-17
- GPS:35.70224109999999, 139.76972999999998
- Telephone:03 – 5256 – 8112
- Monday:12:00 – 20:00
- Tuesday:12:00 – 20:00
- Wednesday:12:00 – 20:00
- Thursday:12:00 – 20:00
- Friday:12:00 – 20:00
- Saturday:12:00 – 20:00
- Sunday:12:00 – 20:00