10 Ways to Identify an Onna Otaku

Great points to identify or be a she-nerd in Tokyo. Read it at wired.com

Another addition to the categories. The shibuya girls (the tanned and blond ones with the Hawaian look), The harajuku girls (those witches dressed in black, near the Harajuku station) and now the Onna Otaku near the Ikebukuro station [she-nerd] ha ha ha.

Here is a good photo gallery of the Shibuya girls.

I am looking for a good Harajuku girls photo gallery. Will post when i find it. In case you know of some, share the link with me.

And I am definitely checking out the Onna Otaku “she-nerd” on my next trip to Tokyo.


  1. Try:

    Types described include:
    Gothic Lolita or GothLoli is a Japanese youth fashion among Japanese teenagers and young women. It emphasizes Victorian-style girl’s clothing and often aims to imitate the look of Victorian porcelain dolls.

    Ganguro (ガングロ), literally “black-face”, is a Japanese fashion trend among many Japanese girls which peaked in popularity from the late 1990s. (The very tanned look, like Shibuya??)

    Kogal – A subculture of girls and young women in urban Japan. They are characterized by conspicuously displaying their disposable incomes through unique tastes in fashion, music, and social activity.


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