Kyary Pamyu Pamyu
With her big eyes wide open that make her a perfect heroine of
Japanese manga, Kyary Pamyu Pamuy, stage name of Takemura Kiriko,
at only 20 years old is the new promise of the Japanese music world.
Kyary started as a fashion blogger, and then began her professional career
as a model for Harajuku fashion magazines such as Kera! and Zipper.
After achieving a measure of fame, she began to establish herself as a
businesswoman by launching a line of false eyelashes called
“Harajuku Doll Eyelashes by Eyemazing x Kyary”.
In July 2011, she began her musical career by releasing her first promo
single, “PonPonPon” and she cited Gwen Stefani, Christina Aguilera
and Katy Perry as her biggest inspirations. The music video, a psychedelic
tribute to kawaisa and Decora culture, was released to YouTube and
became a viral hit, with 43 millions visits, up to be broadcast on MTV
and The Huffington Post, followed by “Fashion Monster” that is her
second most famous single.
In December 2012, Kyary was styled by Nicola Formichetti and
photographed by Matt Irwin for Dazed & Confused, and she was
chosen by Vogue Japan magazine as “Woman of the Year”.
Her first world tour, titled “100% KPP WORLD TOUR 2013″, will begin
in February 2013 and will last until April. The tour will visit the US,
UK, France, Belgium, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Singapore,
Australia, and Kyary’s native Japan. In February and March of 2013,
a museum exhibit titled “Kyary Pamyu Pamuseum” housing all of
her costumes was held in Roppongi Hills, Tokyo.
Kyary Pamyu Pamyu by Matt Irwin for Dazed & Confused
“PonPonPon” single cover
“Moshi Moshi Harajuku” cover
Kyary Pamyu Pamyu performance