Sugamo, located in North Tokyo, is well-known as an area where the old gather. It is also called 'Grandma's Harajuku' after Harajuku, a hot spot among the young. At Sugamo, You can see what is hot among seniors. It looks like the most trendy thing now is 'Lucky Charm Red Underpants'.
The main attraction of the area is Koganji Temple, also called 'Togenuki Jizo' Temple, where a 'Jizo', or a Ksitigarbha statue, reputedly cures people by washing and scrubbing the part of the statue that corresponds your area that ails you.
On every 4th, 14th and 24th, there are more than the usual number of markets on the Jizo Shopping Street, the bustling street in front of Koganji Temple. On those days, you may find something that you cannot find elsewhere.
Sugamo, Tokyo ~Grandma's Harajuku~ [iPhone 4S/HD]
- Shot in 1080p full HD with an iPhone 4S on Jun. 4th, 2012
Here is the video of 'original' Harajuku.
Takeshita Street, Harajuku ~The Fashion Center of Tokyo~ [iPhone 4S/HD]
- Shot in 1080p full HD with an iPhone 4S on Jun. 11th, 2012