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Shibuya is not a pretty place. In fact, Tokyo’s youth mecca can look downright grimy at times. But as with most eyesores, there are pockets of beauty and Sumire Taya owns one of them.

Taya has an accessories store called Violet and Claire on the third floor of the Noa Shibuya building, and her shop acts as a de facto base for Twee Grrrls Club, a six-woman DJ collective.

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