October 05

RIP Goth-Lolita Sewing Circle

The 7-story Yuzawaya in Kichijōji used to have a huge section devoted to Goth-Lolita sewing patterns, decidedly morbid cotton prints, and spooky trims. Now, sadly, it’s reduced to a few bolts of kitty-punk yardage and these lonely cards of spider-themed lace.

Read a novel set in Tokyo

A young woman dressed as a Gothic Lolita is found dead in a car with two strangers. But the more Yumi Hata learns about her friend’s death, the more she’s convinced it was murder…read more