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Rose Of Versaille Window Shopping – Isetan

Posted in Places, Shops by tokyobling on February 25, 2015

I took these photos of the Rose of Versaille themed window decoration at Isetan department store in Shinjuku a couple of months ago. I meant to post this straight away but the photos got stuck in editing limbo for the longest time. Excuse me! Still, fans of the game-changing Rose of Versaille manga series from the 70s will get a kick out of seeing these – each window is decorated to the theme of one of the characters in the famous shojo (girl’s) manga about a girl who is raised as a son and takes up the post as captain of the guard in Paris just before the revolution. It is quite possibly the story that kick started a generation of female manga readers in the 1970s and as such the whole genre is indebted to this fantastic comic book series. Those who are not fans of the manga can still enjoy this masterclass in window decoration!






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  1. Junko said, on February 25, 2015 at 9:07 pm

    Ahhhhhhhh! Of course I together with all of my high school girl friends was crazy about Berebara! What frenzy it was! Because of this manga, I read quite a lot about the time period around French Revolution. How indeed natsukashii. Why is the window decoration arranged in the form of hanafuda?


  2. Junko said, on February 26, 2015 at 2:31 pm

    Thanks for the link. Super interesting.


  3. JUURI said, on March 2, 2015 at 5:02 pm

    Haha, I knew that Mama would come to this post like a magnet. How wonderful to display such natsukashii stuff like that even in the supermodern area.


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