BT21 Collaboration Cafés to Open in Omotesando, Shinjuku & Shinsaibashi
BT21 is a character brand made in collaboration with LINE FRIENDS and BTS, a South Korean boy band.
It’s been announced that the brand will get its own themed cafes in Omotesando, Shinjuku and Shinsaibashi serving food inspired by each character in BT21.
CHIMMY YELLOW CAFE ¥2,090(tax exclude)
TATA BURGER ¥1,990(tax excluded)
They also plan to sell original merchandise you can’t get anywhere else.
If you want to go any of the cafes, you need to sign up in advance for a chance to be selected from a lottery draw. As a bonus for signing up (and being chosen), you can receive a sticker randomly selected from a possible 8 designs.
Additionally, if you order from the drink’s menu, you’ll get a coaster selected from a possible 6.
Registration is now open, so you’d best be quick if you want to go!
LINE is a communication app popular in Japan and other countries, similar to WhatsApp.
The flagship LINE FRIENDS character merchandise stores has just re-opened in Harajuku Zero Gate.
There are currently 100 LINE FRIENDS stores open worldwide, stocking merchandise from popular LINE stamp characters such as Brown, Choco and Cony.
There’s a huge selection of items available in-store from stationery to plush toys, tableware made in collaboration with world famous brands, snacks and candy only available at the stores, and much more.
Upon arriving at LINE FRIENDS, you’ll also be greeted by a giant plush of Brown the bear.
Head to LINE FRIENDS and get your hands on some super cute merch!
Pompompurin & Keroppi’s 2nd Collaboration is a Summertime Food Menu
31.May.2018 | Uncategorized
The Pompompurin Cafe is inspired by one of Sanrio‘s most popular characters, a Golden Retriever named Pompompurin. Two of its branches―in Harajuku and Umeda―are being hit with the second collaboration with another popular character from the company, Keroppi the frog. Check out the first one coming in July here.
The second collaboration will run from June 12 to August 31 and will see the return of a certain menu from March this year which was praised as being ‘way too cute.’
Sleeping Together♪ Keema Curry
Price: ¥1,390 + Tax
This relaxing-looking keema curry has both characters sleeping soundly under a blanket made of egg.
Mug Jambalaya w/ 4 Coloured Tomatoes
Price: ¥1,290 + Tax
The jambalaya has four different coloured tomatoes and corn around the side as well as a mug filled with cajun sauce, rice and mashed potato made with spinach.
Floating at the Sea♪ Rubber Ring Doughnuts
Price: ¥1,190 + Tax
For dessert, doughnuts made to look like the rubber rings that you take to the beach. There’s whipped cream and the characters are coated with chocolate.
Beach Vacation Tropical Parfait
Price: ¥1,250 + Tax
This delicious parfait is made with two different kinds of jelly and whipped yogurt, fruit and is topped with parasols for that summertime vibe.
Customers who dine at the Pompompurin Cafe in either Harajuku or Umeda while this collaboration is going on will receive a lunch mat with an original design. Those who order from the collaborative menu will also receive a postcard with an original design, and a coaster if you order a drink. Keep in mind that supplies are limited, so you’d best get there quick.
Head to the Pompompurin Cafe this summer and cool yourself with one of the refreshing items on the new Pompompurin and Keroppi menu!
Join Gudetama in Space at the Gudetama Café Opening in Ikubukuro on June 26
16.June.2018 | Uncategorized
The new Gudetama Café will open in Ikebukuro from June 26 to September 4, themed entirely around Gudetama, one of Sanrio’s most popular characters.
The concept behind the café is Gudetama launching into to space to celebrate his 5th anniversary. The menu too will take on this theme – Gudetama in space – offering plenty of unique items perfect for Instagram feeds.
Gudelien Mars Pasta – ¥1,390 + Tax
Nicknamed ‘Gudelian’ (Gudetama + Alien), we have a mysterious mashed potato Gudetama embarking to Mars with his a tomato sauce body and red paprika legs.
GUFO – ¥1,390 + Tax
The GUFO, or Gudetama Unidentified Flying Object. Here we have Gudetama made from egg, monaka and mini tomatoes floating atop mousse-like purple sweet potato. Hidden underneath is tomato flavoured pho.
Gudetama’s Butt Discovery! Black Curry – ¥1,190 + Tax
Gudetama’s butt has become a huge star centered in the middle of a black curry. Nisetama-san marks his discovery with a flag. Orbiting the giant butt are meatballs, cabbage and mushrooms.
Zero Gravity Gudetama Burger – ¥1,290 + Tax
This dessert is made to look like a burger, with an apricot Gudetama, mango custard, chocolate ice cream, strawberry sauce and French toast.
Black Hole Jar Parfait – ¥1,190 + Tax
The icing on the doughnut creates a galaxy design. Inside the jar is chocolate sponge cake, blackcurrant, mint cream, berries, chocolate ice cream and more.
Gudetama Planet Tea – ¥990 + Tax
When you pour the herbal butterfly pea tea over the giant cotton candy Gudetama, something mysterious happens… Add the peach syrup to add another refreshing layer to the taste. Perfect for the season.
Gudetama Lightbulb Soda – ¥850 Each + Tax
Choose from three flavours: strawberry, mango or blue Hawaii. You can take the lightbulb bottles away with you too.
Customers who dine in the café will receive an original novelty present. Those who eat there will also get a fan, and those who order a drink will get a coaster. Each item will discontinue once all are sold.
Join Gudetama on his mission to space at the Gudetama Café in Ikebukuro.
Sound! Euphonium Collaboration Cafe Opens at Kyoto’s Hotel Keihan
Fans of the Sound! Euphonium anime will want to visit Hotel Keihan Kyoto Grande from September 23 until November 20, 2022! The second-floor restaurant Octava will be holding a special collaboration cafe with the series in conjunction with the Keihan Electric Railway. The project is part of the collaboration between the series and the local railway that began in August, and fans will be able to order food and drink items inspired by their favorite characters.
Reina’s Pasta with Sweet and Spicy Tomato Sauce
Hazuki’s Matcha Ice Cream & Sapphire’s Macarons
Mr. Taki’s Spicy Curry Pizza
Sound! Tuba-kun’s Fruit Cake
Kumiko’s Strawberry Milk
Reina’s Butterfly Pea
Hazuki’s Blue Soda
Sapphire’s Orange Juice
Band President & Vice President’s Matcha au Lait
Bonus for Dining In-store: Lunch Mat
Drink Order Bonus: Coaster (5 varieties, 1 secret)
*Coasters will be given at random.
From omurice and pasta to fruit cake and spicy curry pizza, there is certainly a dish perfect for everyone at the cafe. Guests can also enjoy five different types of drinks, and a coaster will be handed out at random for each order. Those dining at the cafe will enjoy their meal on a special lunch mat, and life-size character panels will be perfect for snapping some photos for social media. Music from the series will be played on-site, so come enjoy while you can!
Keihan Electric Railway x Sound! Euphonium 2022
Running: September 23 – November 20, 2022
Lunch: 11:30-14:30 (Last order at 14:00)
Dinner: 17:30-22:00 (Last order at 21:30)
*From 2:30 to 5:30, only items from the take-out drink menu are available.
Reservations Now Open
Venue: Hotel Keihan Kyoto Grande, 2F Restaurant Octavar
Fist of the North Star: LEGENDS ReVIVE Inspires Collaboration Cafe in Kichijoji
The smartphone game Fist of the North Star: LEGENDS ReVIVE has been downloaded over 2 million times. To celebrate, a collaboration cafe will open at CAFEZENON & ZENON SAKABA in Kichijoji, Tokyo from September 20 until October 3, 2022.
Trial of the Fist! Super Spicy Soup
Zako’s Rice & Kalbi
Giant Hag’s Bavarian Cream
Giant Hag’s Strange Water
Fans of the game and the long-running series can enjoy a variety of menu items inspired by characters from the series. From Super Spicy Soup to Rice and Kalbi, there’s something for everyone to enjoy!
An original Giant Hag sticker will be given away with each order, so why not get yours while you have the chance?
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Fist of the North Star: LEGENDS ReVIVE Collaboration Cafe
End of the Century Bar ~Giant Hag’s Bar~
Running: September 20 – October 3, 2022
Venue: CAFEZENON & ZENON SAKABA
(2-11-1 Kichijoji Minami-cho, Musashino, Tokyo)
NAKED to Open DANDELION PROJECT for Peace in Umeda, Osaka
26.September.2022 | SPOT
NAKED and Ryotaro Muramatsu’s interactive art installation, the DANDELION PROJECT, is coming to Umeda, Osaka. The project aims to connect people around the world, stressing the importance of world peace. Those wanting to participate may do so from October 7 until October 9 at Umekita Sotoniwa Square.
In July 2020, Umekita Sotoniwa SQUARE opened under a unique premise–it would be open for 1,000 days only. The outdoor area was inspired by cities of the future, featuring plenty of green space. The DANDELION PROJECT fits in perfectly with this concept, using modern technology and networking to create art that also serves as a universal prayer for peace. This is the second time the work has been exhibited in Osaka–it was shown in Nakanoshima during the Osaka Hikari no Renaissance 2021 event last December.
The DANDELION PROJECT is inspired by the idea of world peace and hopes to help transcend barriers and connect people in an increasingly divided world. So far, it has appeared in 25 locations–19 in Japan and six abroad. In Japan, it has popped up at Tokyo Tower, Nijo Castle, and other historical sites. Abroad, it has been shown in Paris, Singapore, San Francisco, and Shanghai. The piece aims to bring about change by planting (or installing) dandelion-inspired art around the world, while it invites people visiting these dandelion exhibits to send their prayers for peace as a digital flower in real-time.
The exhibition will also be a satellite venue for NAKED GARDEN ONE KYOTO, a next-gen art project allowing guests to experience Kyoto virtually from September 15 until December 25, 2022.
NAKED – DANDELION
Running: October 7 – October 9, 2022
Venue: Umekita Sotoniwa Square
*Open daily during event period
Official Site: https://sotoniwa-uk.com/
Abeno Q’s Mall Announces Collaboration with Street Fighter II Starting October 1
Street Fighter II will collaborate with a commercial facility for the first time in history! The beloved fighting game will take over Abeno Q’s Mall in Osaka from October 1 until October 31, 2022. Popular characters from the game will appear all over the premises, and visitors will be able to take part in unique games to win exclusive prizes.
There are also a number of interesting challenges that will pop up around Abeno Q’s Mall. At the entrance, visitors will be greeted by Ryu and Ken, the main characters from Street Fighter II, as they unleash their Hadouken. Guests will be able to take pictures with Ryu with a special AR Photo Spot, and characters and stages from the title will appear around the mall. A participatory game event, Street Fighter Challenge, will be available for customers spending ¥3,000 or more (including tax). These customers will actually be able to test their Street Fighter skills, with winners winning a ¥500 yen mall gift card if they are victorious. Fans of the fighting game won’t want to miss this unique event!
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Abeno Q’s Mall/Street Fighter II Collaboration
Running: October 1 – October 31, 2022
Address: 1-6-1 Abenosuji, Abeno-ku, Osaka
Official Site: https://qs-mall.jp/abeno
Special ‘Roots of Kawaii’ Exhibition Marking Rune Naito’s 90th Birthday to Open in October
A special exhibition commemorating the 90th birthday of Rune Naito will be held at the Hanshin department store in Osaka from October 19 until October 31. Titled ‘Roots of Kawaii,’ the event will look back at the life of the esteemed artist, illustrator, writer, and designer. Known for his illustrations of large-headed baby-faced girls, he first became interested in art after discovering the works of Jun’ichi Nakahara, joining Nakahara’s company after graduating high school. In 1959, Naito got his big break, designing the cover of the girls’ magazine Junior Soleil. Following this, Naito would become active as an illustrator for a number of magazines, and from the 1960s on, he began other activities, even producing a line of commercial goods from glassware to stickers.
The exhibition’s theme is ‘Life’s fantastic dreams,’ and over 300 items will be on display, including rare original drawings, goods, personal sketches, and more. The event will be held in celebration of Rune Naito’s birthday on November 20, and will also feature a special shop. Admission is ¥1,000 for adults, ¥700 for high school and college students, and free for junior high school students and younger. Discounts are available by preordering tickets. For details and tickets, check out the official website.
Rune Naito’s 90th Birthday Exhibition
Running: October 19 – October 31, 2022
Venue: Hanshin Department Store, Umeda Main Store 8F
(1-13-13 Umeda, Kita-ku, Osaka)
Japan’s Largest Sake Event TOKYO SAKE FESTIVAL to be Held in Shinjuku in October
Japan’s largest sake event, TOKYO SAKE FESTIVAL 2022, will run from October 4 until October 6 at the Shinjuku Sumitomo Building’s Triangle Square.
The event’s aim is to make sake more mainstream around the world, with the first festival taking place in 2020. Tokyo Sake Festival blends sake with entertainment, showing off the very best of Japanese culture to those who may be new to craft sake. For the third year, former NMB48 member Yui Takano will serve as ambassador. Takano is known for leaving her idol career to manage the sake specialty store Yui Sake Shop.
Tokyo Sake Festival 2022 is bringing together forty carefully selected sake breweries from around Japan, including Inoue Seikichi, winner of the Champion Sake award at IWC 2022. Tonoike Sake Brewery, winner of Kura Master 2022’s President’s Award, will also be in attendance. The full lineup can be found on the official website.
Popular influencers and artists from Raphael to BOYS AND MEN and Ukon Takafuji will take the stage during the event, so be sure to swing by if you’re a fan of Japanese spirits!
TOKYO SAKE FESTIVAL 2022
October 4: Part 1 13:30-16:30 / Part 2 18:00-21:00
October 5: Part 1 13:30-16:30 / Part 2 18:00-21:00
October 6: 16:00-19:00
Venue: Shinjuku Sumitomo Building Triangle Square
(2-6-1 Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo)
Buy Tickets/Details: https://tokyosakefestival.bitfan.id/
Tower Records Cafe to Collaborate with Tokyo Revengers for Special Menu
Tokyo Records Cafe will hold a special Tokyo Revengers cafe in three cities around Japan–Tokyo, Osaka, and Nagoya. Fans of the series won’t want to miss this special collaboration menu inspired by popular characters from the series!
Phase 1 (Top): Takemichi and Chifuyu’s Omurice / Tokyo Manji Gang Team Pasta
Phase 2 (Bottom): Chifuyu’s Tonkotsu Rice Bowl / Tokyo Manji vs. Black Dragon Sandwich
Phase 1 (Top): Inui’s Cocoa Pancakes / Hina’s Apple Pie
Phase 2 (Bottom): Holy Night Cake / Mitsuya and Hakkai’s Sweets Plate
Tokyo Revengers Latte
Collaboration Drinks (Phase 1)
Collaboration Drinks (Phase 2)
Exclusive Happy Birthday Sweets
Tokyo Revengers Original Take-out Bottle (Phase 1/Phase 2)
Cafe Reservation Bonus: Sticker (Phase 1)
Cafe Reservation Bonus: Sticker (Phase 2)
Menu Order Bonus: Postcard (Phase 1)
Menu Order Bonus: Postcard (Phase 2)
Bonus for Customers Spending ¥4,000 or more: Name Card (Phase 1)
Bonus for Customers Spending ¥4,000 or more: Name Card (Phase 2)
The collaboration menu is inspired by the story and characters of the globally-popular anime and manga series. Guests can enjoy special offers, exclusive goods, and illustrations drawn exclusively for this event. Who is your favorite?
Tower Records Cafe x Tokyo Revengers
Tower Records Cafe Omotesando
Address: Imon Harajuku Building 2F (6-3-9 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo)
Running: October 7 – October 31, 2022
Phase 1: October 7 – October 19, 2022
Phase 2: October 20 – October 31, 2022
Take-out Drinks are available from 13:00-18:40
◇Omotesando Time Schedule
① 11:00-12:20 ② 12:50-14:10 ③ 14:40-16:00 ④ 16:30-17:50 ⑤ 18:20-19:40
Tower Records Cafe Nagoya Sakae Skyle
Address: SKYLE 9F (3-4-5 Sakae, Naka-ku, Nagoya)
Running: October 22 – November 14, 2022
Phase 1: October 22 – November 2, 2022
Phase 2: November 3 – November 14, 2022
Take-out Drinks are available from 13:00-18:40
Twitter : https://twitter.com/trc_nagoya
◇Nagoya Sakae Skyle Time Schedule
① 11:00-12:20 ② 12:50-14:10 ③ 14:40-16:00 ④ 16:30-17:50 ⑤ 18:20-19:40
Tower Records Cafe Umeda NU Chayamachi
Address: NU Chayamachi 6F (10-12 Chayamachi, Kita-ku, Osaka)
Running: October 7 – November 6, 2022
Phase 1: October 7 – October 21, 2022
Phase 2: October 22 – November 6, 2022
Take-out Drinks are available from 13:20-19:00
Twitter : https://twitter.com/TRC_NUchaya
◇Umeda NU Chayamachi Time Schedule
① 11:20-12:40 ② 13:10-14:30 ③ 15:00-16:20 ④ 16:50-18:10 ⑤ 18:40-20:00
Buy Collaboration Goods: https://tower.jp/revengers-goods
Sebastian Masuda to Unveil Hands-On Live Performance Work
From September 30 until October 2, 2022, artist Sebastian Masuda will present a hands-on live performance work titled Polychromatic Skin – Minitsukeru, nugisuteru at kagoo in Kitakagaya, Osaka.
Masuda, who currently resides in New York, is returning to Japan temporarily to prevent this colorful and experimental participatory live performance, inspired by the street style of the 90s. The title of the artwork is pulled from the artist’s intention to break through and liberate people’s unconscious stereotypes that stand in the way of gender freedom. This work is the second in a series following Polychromatic Skin -Gender Tower- and Polychromatic Skin -Gender Wall- to be exhibited at Roppongi Art Night 2022.
The theme of this art piece is ‘wearing something by taking it off.’ Audience members will participate in the live performance by wearing masks, tops, and bottoms based on the idea of androgyny, or the body of a human before it is divided into male or female.
Upon entering the art space, guests will be surrounded by live music consisting of drums and violins and visuals, while being invited to act accordingly to create their own art. Each session lasts 60 minutes, and participation in the live performance must be reserved in advance. Tickets to view the works without participating in the performance will be sold at the venue on the day of the event.
The performance will take place at kagoo, a former warehouse space in Kitakagaya, an artistic area of Osaka. A free area at the entrance will feature a pop-up store filled with Sebastian Masuda’s art, along with items from 6%DOKIDOKI, a popular Harajuku apparel brand celebrating its 27th anniversary in 2022.
<Comment from Sebastian Masuda>
“In Brooklyn, New York in 2018, I wandered off to go to the restroom at a club. The male and female signs on the restroom doors had been smashed together, and the sign only said ‘non-gender.’ Bewildered by the unexpected instructions, I opened the door with the usual color and found a completely different sight than I was expecting. Shocked to realize that there were stereotypes hiding unconsciously within me, I returned to the club floor to find the space is as fun as ever. Since then, I’ve wondered if there is a way to break the stereotypes I have. I can’t stop thinking about it.
Is breaking down the walls the only shortcut?
The right answer is inside all of us.
Sometimes, to see the truth, you just need to put something on.
Cast off the self by taking it off.”
Polychromatic Skin -Take Off by Wearing-
Running: September 30 – October 2, 2022
Venue: kagoo (5-4-19 Kitakagaya, Suminoe-ku, Osaka)
Miffy’s Collaboration Cheesecake Appears at Osaka-Umeda Station
13.September.2022 | FOOD
From September 22 until October 3, fans of Miffy will want to head to Hankyu Osaka-Umeda Station! Some tasty collaboration sweets will be available at the station, including some scrumptious cheesecake.
As part of the ongoing collaboration between Miffy and the Hankyu Railway, a new Cheesecake Bar will be available at the Dick Bruna TABLE POP-UP SHOP at Osaka-Umeda Station, which will be open for a limited time. This is a dream collaboration between the very popular Miffy Cheesecake Bar at Dick Bruna TABLE Kobe, a wine bar and cafe where fans can enjoy wine and food along with Dick Bruna’s world-famous illustrations, and the maroon color of the Hankyu Railway. Rich cheesecake and blackcurrant will be sold in sets of two, and sweets lovers won’t want to miss it.
How could you not want to try these tasty Miffy goods?
Cheesecake Bar – Miffy Maroon Color Version
Available: September 22 – October 3, 2022
Venue: Dick Bruna TABLE POP-UP SHOP in Hankyu Osaka-Umeda Station
Address: Hankyu Osaka-Umeda Station 2F, Inside the Central Ticket Gate
Hours: 11:00-22:00 *Opens at 13:00 on September 22
Home Cooking Themed Yowamushi Pedal LIMIT BREAK Collaboration Cafe to Open in Shibuya
Fans of Yowamushi Pedal won’t want to miss this special collaboration! Chugai Grace Cafe, located on the seventh floor of Shibuya MODI, will be running the Yowamushi Pedal LIMIT BREAK cafe from September 22 until October 17, 2022.
Sakamichi Onoda and Sangaku Manami’s Udon & Onigiri Plate
Yasutomo Arikita and Kuroda Yukinari’s Hamburger & Salad Plate
Hayato Shinkai’s Chocolate & Banana Mini Parfait
Sohoku High School Mango Whipped Cream & Calpis Drink
Hakone Academy Mint Whipped Cream & Calpis Drink
Pin (Random Holographic included, 9 varieties)
Acrylic Figure Stand (9 varieties)
Pin, Mini Character Ver. (Random Holographic included, 16 varieties)
Acrylic Stand (16 varieties)
Table Plate (9 varieties)
Menu Order Bonus / Online Preorder Bonus
Coaster (1st Half): September 22 – October 4, 2022
Coaster (2nd Half): October 5 – October 17, 2022
The collaboration cafe focuses on dishes you may find at home, such as udon, onigiri, and even a chocolate banana mini parfait as a dessert. New original goods with exclusive illustrations will also be available for purchase!
Yowamushi Pedal LIMIT BREAK x Chugai Grace Cafe
Running: September 22 – October 17, 2022
Venue: Shibuya MODI 7F, Chugai Grace Cafe
Preorders Start: September 6~
Cure Maid Cafe in Akihabara Starts Collab with Anime Series ‘Luminous Witches’
Gee! Store, a popular series of shops specializing in anime character goods, has announced a collaboration with the series Luminous Witches! From September 9 until September 19, Cure Maid Cafe in Akihabara will be serving up tasty treats inspired by characters from the series.
Exclusive Collaboration Character Cards (9 varieties)
The cafe will offer a number of snacks and drinks, including Eggplant Cheese Pasta, Aira & Eleonore’s Curry, and Moffy’s Parfait. A special drink will be available to order by posting with a special hashtag on social media, so be sure to check back for more information!
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Luminous Witches Cafe
Running: September 9 – September 19, 2022
Venue: Cure Maid Cafe (Gee! Store 4F, Onoden Main Store, Akihabara)
Dev-c Group from VTuber Project VEE Debuts with Huge Ad in Shinjuku
To celebrate the debut of Dev-c, the new VTuber unit from VEE, a giant ad has appeared in Shinjuku Station! Fans should head to the Promenade connecting Shinjuku Station to Shinjuku 3-come from September 5 until September 11 to catch a glimpse of these new talents!
The ad shows Uriyone, Anew Uparu, Cotonoha, Luminous Sweet, and Aomiya Yozuri strolling down a Tokyo street.
Spread out behind them are images of the members of Dev-a and Dev-b, who previously debuted.
VEE has managed to bring together some incredible talents so far. On the right side, fans will see Dev-c’s key visual and a message from VEE to fans, so if you’re near Shinjuku, be sure to check it out!
Dev-c Billboard Celebrating the Group’s Debut
On Display: September 5 – September 11, 2022
Location: Tokyo Metro Shinjuku Station – Promenade Area
Official Site: https://vee-official.jp/
*To prevent the spread of COVID-19, try to social distance and enjoy responsibly.
*Please do not contact station staff regarding the billboard.