Pikachu & Poké Ball Doughnuts Released by Mister Donuts
Mister Donuts joined hands with the upcoming video games Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Let’s Go, Eevee! on October 12 for an ongoing 5-month collaboration where they are released a range of products and merchandise. Two new Pokémon themed doughnuts are hitting the popular doughnut chain on November 16.
Pikachu Doughnuts: ¥216 (Tax Included)
These cute Pikachu doughnuts have a fluffy dough texture and are coated in banana flavoured chocolate. The black ears, red cheeks and black and white eyes are also made of chocolate.
Poké Ball Doughnuts: ¥216 (Tax Included)
The top half of these fluffy-textured doughnuts are coated with a strawberry glaze while the bottom half is made from white chocolate. It looks just like a Poké Ball!
Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Let’s Go, Eevee! will be released worldwide on November 16, so be sure to pick up some Pokémon themed treats to enjoy while you play!
Poké Ball Doughnuts
Running: November 16, 2018 to Late December 2018販
Available: At most Mister Donut branches across Japan
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Premium Matcha Doughnuts & Drinks On Sale at Mister Donut in Japan
Mister Donut is releasing limited quantities of 9 premium matcha products in cooperation with Uji tea shop Gion Tsujiri for a limited period starting from April 6th.
The keyword of this series is “deep matcha” and all items in it are a perfect combination of doughnuts and matcha.
Matcha Sweets Premium (*All prices include tax)
Brown Sugar Doughnut – Uji Matcha Rice Flour Dumpling (¥194)
The doughnut dough is made with brown sugar and contains adzuki beans, a rice flour dumpling, and Uji matcha from Gion Tsujiri. The top is sprinkled with sugar.
Brown Sugar Doughnut – Uji Matcha Warabimochi (¥194)
The dough of this doughnut is also made with brown sugar. The centre is filled with a brown sugar syrup jelly, warabimochi, and Uji matcha from Gion Tsujiri. Like the previous doughnut, it’s topped with sugar.
Doughnut Cream – Uji Matcha Brown Sugar Syrup (¥183)
This chewy and fluffy doughnut is like a sandwich, filled with brown sugar syrup jelly and whipped cream made from Gion Tsujiri’s Uji matcha. It’s also coated with soy flour chocolate.
Doughnut Cream – Uji Matcha Adzuki (¥183)
Another fluffy and chewy sandwich-like doughnut, layered with adzuki beans and whipped cream! It’s coated with matcha chocolate using Uji matcha from Gion Tsujiri.
Pon de Double Uji Matcha (¥151)
This classic ‘Pon de Ring’ doughnut is made and coated with with Gion Tsujiri’s rich Uji matcha.
Pon de Uji Matcha Kinako (¥151)
Another ‘Pon de Ring’ Made from Gion Tsujiri’s Uji matcha, this time coated with soy flour chocolate. It has a traditional Japanese flavour to it.
Uji Matcha Whipped Cream (¥151)
This fluffy doughnut is stuffed with Uji matcha whipped cream and coated with Uji matcha chocolate. It also has some soy chocolate for accent.
- Uji Matcha Au Lait (¥302)
- Uji Matcha Au Lait Whipped Cream (¥356)
Mister Donut is also serving two beverages made with Uji matcha from Gion Tsujiri. The balance between the matcha and milk is spot on – you can taste both the fragrance of the matcha and richness of the milk.
Head to a Mister Donut branch near you in Japan and tuck into their premium matcha doughnut collection!
Pikachu & Eevee Themed Pokémon Cafés to Open in Ikebukuro, Osaka Nagoya, Sapporo & Fukuoka
PARCO are opening five Pokémon themed cafés from October 27 at five The Guest Café & Diner branches across Japan in collaboration with the upcoming Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! games set to release worldwide on the Nintendo Switch on November 16, 2018.
Pikachu Doria / Eevee Doria: ¥1,290 Each
These two cute Pikachu and Eevee dishes are designed to look like Poké Balls. Mix the two sauces to create a doria! Who will you pick as your Pokémon partner?
Dragonite’s Hyper Beam Ramen: ¥1,390
This satisfying salt ramen bowl is topped with shrimp fritters. Mix with your TM Hyper Beam themed condiments for maximum deliciousness.
Pewter City Gym Beef Stew w/ Boulder Badge Sticker: ¥1,690
The ingredients on this plate of beef stew recreate Brock’s rocky gym in Pewter City.
Pikachu Pudding / Eevee Pudding: ¥1,390 Each
Pikachu and Eevee are all dressed up for these two puddings: Pikachu has a smart bow-tie on while Eevee is looking cute with flowery hair decorations. Both come coupled with a selection of fruits. It’s too hard to pick…
Sleeping Snorlax’s Glass Parfait: ¥1,290
This parfait is made with ice cream, mousse and mango purin. You’d better eat it quick before Snorlax wakes up!
Pikachu Iced Latte / Eevee Iced Latte: ¥890 Each
Check out those hairstyles! What’s the occasion…?
Customers will be gifted a paper luncheon mat of the Kanto region with original artwork when they arrive at the café. There will be a merchandise shop too decked out with acrylic key rings, pin badges, smartphone cases and more – also all with original artwork.
Let’s Go! Pikachu & Eevee Café produced by THE GUEST cafe & diner
Sapporo PARCO (Floor 4F)
Running: October 27, 2018 – December 25, 2018
Weekdays 10:00-20:00 (Food Last Orders 19:00 / Drinks Last Orders 19:30)
Weekends (Food Last Orders 19:30 / Drinks Last Orders 20:00)
*Closed 18:00 on December 25 (Food Last Orders 17:00 / Drinks Last Orders 17:30)
Fukuoka PARCO (Floor 5F)
Running: November 2, 2018 – December 17, 2018
Opening Hours: 10:00-20:30 (Food Last Orders 19:30 / Drinks Last Orders 20:00)
Ikebukuro PARCO (Floor 7F)
Running: November 9, 2018 – January 7, 2019
Opening Hours: 10:00-22:00 (Food Last Orders 21:00 / Drinks Last Orders 21:30)
Shinsaibashi 161, Osaka (Floor 2F)
Running: November 16, 2018 – January 29, 2019
Opening Hours: 11:00-21:00 (Food Last Orders 20:00 / Drinks Last Orders 20:30)
Nagoya PARCO West Building (Floor 8F)
Running: November 16, 2018 – January 14, 2019
[Cafe] 10:00-21:30 (Food Last Orders 20:30 / Drinks Last Orders 21:00)
[Merchandise Shop] 10:00-21:00
THE GUEST cafe & diner Official Website: http://the-guest.com
Pokémon: Let’s Go Official Website: https://www.pokemon.co.jp/ex/pika_vee/
Kaori’s Easy Recipe: Learn to Make Pikachu Pumpkin Purin
With just a small bit of ingenuity, turn everyday food into something cute using Kaori’s easy recipe! With a few simple ideas, an ordinary recipe magically transforms into a cute dish.
In this recipe you’ll learn how to to easily make a Pikachu Pumpkin Purin using a blender!
200g pumpkin (Skin removed, mashed soft)
125ml fresh cream (Substitute with milk if you don’t have fresh cream)
30g-40g sugar (Adjust according to the sweetness of the pumpkin)
5g-7g gelatin (Soak in advance)
Blend the pumpkin, sugar, milk and fresh cream together. Add the soaked gelatin and blend again.
☆After soaking the gelatin, heat gently in the microwave and melt completely.
①Draw a face on the glass with melted chocolate.
②Make ears, eyes and cheeks with coloured modelling chocolate. Make the ears by adding melted chocolate to the tips.
③Paste the parts in step ② on the inside of the glass. Affix well making sure not to let air in. Once attached, cool in the refrigerator until the parts have fully solidified.
④Once the parts in step ③ have cooled, pour in your pumpkin purin liquid from earlier.
Place into the refrigerator. Once it has set, add fresh cream and the ears and you’re done!
Cute Brothers Grimm’s ‘Rapunzel’ Themed Dessert Buffet to be Held for Six Days
Wedding venue ‘Art Grace Wedding Coast Tokyo Bay’ will be hosting the ‘Princess Rapunzel’s Flower Sweets Party,’ a colorful garden-themed dessert buffet based on The Brothers Grimm’s ‘Rapunzel’ for six days this Winter. The buffet will be open on November 14, November 21, November 23, December 4, December 8, and December 25.
Rapunzel’s Singing Voice Rare Cheese Tart
Sweet and Sour Romance Flavored Strawberry Mont Blanc
Rapunzel’s Yellow Carrot Salad
Braided Meat Pie
Dressed Up in Flowers Berry Roll Cake
You’ll find a selection of over 20 delicious desserts that can be enjoyed by both children and adults at the buffet, including a cheese tart topped with a drawing of Rapunzel, a strawberry mont blanc that tastes like a sweet and sour love with a prince, roll cakes and chiffon cakes topped with plenty of flowers. It isn’t just sweets either! You can also enjoy braided meat pies, vegetable and chicken meatballs with tomatoes, and a spicy doria among other savory meals.
The buffet will be held in the spacious wedding venue, which boasts impressive views and a gentle sea breeze. The hall will be decorated in flowers, inviting customers into a spectacular new world. Whether you’re a couple, a friend group, or a family with children, be sure to check out this floral sweets party!
Dessert Buffet ‘Princess Rapunzel’s Flower Sweets Party’
Availability: November 14, November 21, November 23, December 4, December 8, December 25 (Reservations required)
Opening Hours: First Session 12:30 ~ 14:00 (L.O 13:30) Second Session: 15:00 ~ 16:30 (L.O 16:00)
Location: Art Grace Wedding Coast Tokyo Bay Guest House
Address: 5-8-2 Meikai, Urayasu City, Chiba 279-0014
Details & Reservations: https://www.bestbridal.co.jp/guestparty/chiba/artgrace_shinura/2021event-79/
JEANASIS Announces Second Edition of Popular Pikachu Collection
Fashion brand JEANASIS is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, and the company has begun a number of exciting new projects under the theme of ‘togetherness.’ The SYNERGY PROJECT was recently launched as a way to collaborate with popular companies, services, and cultural ventures around Japan. The popular Pikachu collection has made a comeback after becoming hugely popular the first time around and is currently available at the official web store and participating shops around Japan.
The new collection was based around the concept of wearing what you like and shedding everything ‘normal.’ Each piece is made from material perfect for fall and winter, with Pikachu making both bold and secretive appearances on the garment’s lining. The poncho features Pikachu’s signature lightning bolts, while the bead bag will let the world know that you’re a master trainer. A total of 14 items appear in the new collection.
Pokemon fans will find something to love here, so don’t miss out!
JEANASIS x Pikachu
Release Date: October 22, 2021
Where to Buy: Official Web Store (.st), ZOZOTOWN
Stellar Place, Akita ALS, excel Mito, SCRAPBOOK(JEANASIS)
LUMINE Tachikawa, atre Kawasaki, LUMINE Yokohama, Aeon Mall Kurashiki
Purchase Online: https://www.dot-st.com/cp/jeanasis/20th_pikachu2
Official Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jeanasis_official (@jeanasis_official)
Pokemon 25th Anniversary Album Available to Stream Worldwide
This year has been filled with events and releases to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Pokemon franchise. Now, Pokemon 25: The Album is available to stream worldwide! The album is the culmination of P25 Music, a global music program to celebrate the series. Big artists from around the world who love Pokemon have contributed original songs and cover songs, including Katy Perry and Post Malone from the United States, J Balvin from Columbia, and Louane from France. From Japan, popular producer Yaffle teamed up with Daichi Yamamoto and AAAMYYY for the track Reconnect.
The music video for J Balvin’s song Ten Cuidado has also been released. Shot in New York, the singer plays with Pikachu, Charizard, and some of his other favorite Pokemon.
Ten Cuidado Music Video
Details regarding the Japan-exclusive CD have also been unveiled. The physical album will be released on November 17, 2021, and will include another Yaffle-produced track Grown ft. sorane & yama. Sorane is an up-and-coming hip-hop artist, and yama is known as one of the leading artists of his generation. This song will be included as a bonus track and features samples from Pokemon Red/Green for the Gameboy.
The CD will also come with a poster-type booklet, with an original Pikachu sticker included with early copies.
Pokémon 25: The Album
Pokémon 25: The Album (Japan Version)
Price: ¥2,860 (Tax Included)
Mario, Pokemon, and Other Iconic Characters Dance Together at USJ’s New Parade for Spring 2022
26.October.2021 | SPOT
After a year on hiatus, Universal Studios Japan will be bringing back the daytime parade with the ‘NO LIMIT! PARADE,’ scheduled to be held for a year starting in Spring 2022.
The ‘NO LIMIT! PARADE’ is like a dance party, unifying each guest as one with the power of dance. The energetic entertainment turns everybody into “the protagonist.”
In addition to well-known
park characters like the Minions and Hello Kitty, Mario and his Nintendo friends will also be joining the parade from their home in the super popular Super Nintendo World™, bringing some Pokémon buddies along for the ride. The various worlds will collide to a range of party tracks, from 60’s rock to modern EDM, with each character performing a representative dance.
By dancing with these iconic characters and entertainers, everybody can become “The Protagonist” – young or old! The grand finale of each parade truly pushes the meaning of NO LIMITS, with production exceeding all expectations. Each visitor will feel their mind and body growing “Super Energetic” from all the fun with this all-new entertainment experience!
Become one with the all-star cast at the ‘NO LIMIT! PARADE!’
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Universal Studios Japan ‘NO LIMIT! PARADE’
Official Site: https://www.usj.co.jp/
Shiseido x Pokémon T-Shirts Collab Exhibition Held at Minato Mirai, Yokohama
The limited-time ‘BEAUTY EXPANSION’ exhibition is being held at ‘Shiseido Global Innovation Center S/Park’ between October 15 and 20 2021.
For the event, Shiseido’s beauty artists have collaborated with ‘Pokémon Shirt,’ the personalized Pokémon shirt service. The special exhibition relives the visual collaboration between Shiseido’s top hair and makeup artist Harada Tadashi and ‘Pokémon Shirt,’ with behind the scenes footage and more.
From the inspiration for the Harada Tadashi and ‘Pokémon Shirts’ collaboration to the three key visuals, the exhibition has been split into sections to show how the visuals were created. With drawings, crocheted hair parts, and more, you’ll learn about the order of production, how visuals are created, and even how new ideas about beauty are formed.
Not only can you relive the creation process of a top creator, but you will also experience the ever-changing and evolving expression of “beauty.” The music used for the promotional video was inspired by the key visuals and produced by Conisch, a music writer and producer who has worked for many animated TV shows and has even previously written the theme song for Pokémon. The hair and makeup fashion show held on October 20 will be broadcast on YouTube, with guest appearances from Harada Tadashi and Conisch themselves. The incredible show will combine the world of Pokémon, the key visuals, and all kinds of motifs to match the space, so be sure to check it out!
©Pokémon. ©Nintendo/Creatures Inc./GAME FREAK inc.
Duration: October 15 ~ October 30 2021 (closed on Sunday)
Venue: Shiseido Global Innovation Center (S/PARK)
Official Site: https://spark.shiseido.co.jp/
Opening Hours: 11:00 ~ 18:00
Address: 1-2-11 Takashima, Nishi-ku, Yokohama City, Yokohama
Entry Cost: Free
Availability: October 20 ~ December 31 2021
Shiseido on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/SHISEIDOofficial
‘Maruko & Cojicoji’ Collaborates with Popular Fruit Sandwich Store ‘FruitsBOX DAIKANYAMA’
A collaboration between ‘Maruko & Cojicoji’ and FruitsBOX DAIKANYAMA has been announced. The ‘Maruko & Cojicoji Fruit Sandwich POP UP SHOP’ will be open between October 16 and October 31 in Kinshicho TERMINA 2.
Matcha Bean Paste & Strawberry Sandwich
Hokkaido Suzu Akane! Strawberry Sandwich
Four Seasons! FruitsBOX Sandwich
Crispy Taste! Banana and Chocolate Chip Sandwich
Tote Bag: ¥2,200 (Tax Incl.)
Parka (FREE SIZE: Length 71cm, Width 58cm, Shoulder Width 52cm): ¥6,050 (Tax Incl.)
FruitsBOX DAIKANYAMA is a fruit sandwich specialty store that opened in 2019. The ‘Maruko & Cojicoji’ lineup will include eight new sandwiches. You’ll get addicted to the new Matcha Paste and Strawberry sandwich, which combines the sweet and sour taste of strawberries and a rich bean paste!
The pop up shop will stock a parka and tote bag, which both feature original artwork, alongside a! exciting collection of 50 Chibi Maruko-chan and Cojicoji items to purchase! Why not check it out?
Maruko & Cojicoji Fruit Sandwich POP UP SHOP
Duration: October 16 ~ October 31 2021
Opening Hours: 11:00 ~ 20:00 (Subject to change)
Fruit Sandwich Store Location: Kinshicho TERMINA 2 1F La Gare Entrance Outdoor Exhibition Hall (Closest train: JR Kinshicho Station North Exit)
Pop Up Store Location: Kinshicho TERMINA 2 1F La Gare Indoor Exhibition Hall
Official Site: https://fruitsbox.net/
‘Kyoto Yura Hotel M Gallery’ New Halloween Menu Features Adorable Monster Motifs
The ‘1F Lounge & Bar 1867’ at the Kyoto Yura Hotel M Gallery will be hosting a Halloween themed afternoon tea from October 1 2021, with tea sets and cocktails available. The premium hotel is owned by Accor, a Paris, France based group that owns over 5,000 hotels and resorts in 110 countries.
The Halloween-themed afternoon tea has been made by Jennie Chiu, a pastry chef who grew up in America, the home of Halloween. The afternoon tea features cute and playful monster motifs, including a witch-hat Mont Blanc, a Cassis and Chestnut Cake topped with a small ghost, and a spider-web topped Raspberry and Chocolate Mousse. For savory treats, Chef Nishimura Niki has prepared Foie Gras soaked in Salted Koji, plus two luxurious lobster dishes.
The creative Halloween cocktails were brainstormed by Yamazaki Sousei, who ranked in the Japan Top 10 category of bartending competition ‘WORLD CLASS 2021.’ The Halloween and apple pie inspired lineup was inspired by Scotland and the Celtic people, looking back to when Halloween was first celebrated.
Enjoy some adult-only time in this retro-modern “family mansion” themed space.
Halloween Afternoon Tea Set
Availability: October 1 ~ October 31 2021
Location: Lounge & Bar 1867
Serving Hours: 12:00 and 15:00 *Please reserve your table by 17:00 on the day prior to your arrival
Availability: October 1 ~ October 31 2021
Location: Lounge & Bar 1867
Serving Hours/Opening Hours: 11:30 ~ 21:00 (L.O. 20:30)
Official Site: https://kyotoyurahotel-mgallery.com/ja
Eggs’n Things Popular Halloween Menu Returns for Limited Time
15.October.2021 | FOOD
EGGS’N THINGS JAPAN have announced that between October 15 and October 31, their most popular Halloween item ever – the 2018 Halloween Trick Pancakes – will be returning to Eggs’n Things and Eggs’n Things Coffee stores nationwide.
The black pancake batter is kneaded with cocoa and is topped with subtly sweet pumpkin cream shaped in a cute spider pattern, finished with a swirl of purple taro whipped cream. Eggs’n Things have even hidden a colorful, popping trick inside the pancake.
Have some fun this Halloween at Eggs’ Things!
Halloween Trick Pancake
Cost: ¥1,730 (Tax Incl.)
Availability: October 15 ~ October 31 2021
Participating Stores: Eggs’n Things, Eggs’n Things Coffee stores nationwide
※This item is not available to take out.
Patisserie Antenor in Kobe Releases Limited-Time Halloween Cakes
Antenor, a beloved patisserie located in Kobe, began selling limited-time Halloween-themed cakes on October 1, 2021. The exciting lineup will have guests ready for the scariest day of the year, offering sweets made with purple sweet potato, Mont Blanc, and pumpkin.
Halloween Petit Four – Available from October 16 until October 31
Pumpkin Mont Blanc – Available from October 1 until October 31
Halloween Cheesecake – Available from October 1 until October 31
Gateau Chocolat Classic Cake – Available from October 1 until October 31
Halloween Assortment (M) – Available from September 1 until October 31
The Halloween Assortment (M) includes three types of popular cookies and is available now ahead of the October holiday. It would make a perfect gift, so snag one of these festive boxes before they’re gone!
Limited-Time Halloween Cake
Official Site: https://www.antenor.jp
Halloween Sweets Buffet Coming to Haneda Excel Hotel Tokyu for Two Days Only
Moshi Moshi Nippon has delivered news on tons of Halloween treats this holiday season, but can there ever really be enough? Haneda Excel Hotel Tokyo has announced a special two-day-only Halloween Sweets Buffet on October 30 and 31 at the location’s Flyer’s Table restaurant on the second floor.
Pumpkin Cheese Tart
Black Cream Puff
Guests can enjoy a variety of spooky treats all incorporating fall flavors like chestnut, pumpkin, sweet potato, pear, and apple. Offerings include the Pumpkin Cheese Tart, a mildly-sweet cheese tart made with sour cream, cottage cheese, and cream cheese, and topped with pumpkin cream; the Ghost Mousse, a chestnut mousse made to look like a ghoul; and the Black Cream Puff, made with black cocoa and a cassis cream filling.
At the demonstration corner, guests can see the Sweet Potato Mont Blanc being made. Those wanting something besides sweets can enjoy a selection of sandwiches decorated in Halloween style!
Halloween Sweets Buffet
October 30 and 31, 2021
Official Site: https://www.tokyuhotels.co.jp/haneda-e/
KEYUCA Celebrates Halloween with Limited-Edition Autumn Sweets
06.October.2021 | FOOD
Dolce Felice and Keyuca Sweets, two sweets brands produced by lifestyle shop KEYUCA, have come together to sell some new treats inspired by the autumn season, along with the Halloween vibe. The autumn-inspired sweets will be on sale starting October 1 at participating shops and online, while the Halloween sweets will be sold for three days only, from October 29 to 31. Preorders are open now. These delicious delicacies will be filled with fall ingredients, including Hokkaido-grown Ebisu pumpkin cream and chestnut.
Limited-Time Halloween Sweets
Petit Halloween Pound Cake, 2 pieces
On sale: October 1 – October 31 *While supplies last.
Monster Shortcake / On sale: October 29 – October 31
*Available to preorder at all stores starting October 1
Monster Eclaire / On sale: October 29 – October 31
*Available to preorder at all stores starting October 1
Monster Mont Blanc / On sale: October 29 – October 31
*Available to preorder at all stores starting October 1
Limited-Time Autumn Sweets
Ebisu Pumpkin Eclaire
Chestnut Mont Blanc Shortcake
Various limited-edition treats signify the coming of Halloween, with monster, black cat, and jack-o-lantern motifs. How would you like to bring home some of these ghoulish delights?
2021 Halloween Sweets Collection Coming Soon to Cerulean Tower Tokyu Hotel
The pastry shop at Cerulean Tower Tokyu Hotel will start selling an absolutely gorgeous selection of Halloween sweets starting October 1, 2021.
Purple Sweet Potato Mont-Blanc (S, pictured left and right): ¥630 (Tax Included) / (M, pictured center): ¥2,700 (Tax Included)
Chatnoir: ¥745 (Tax Included)
Pumpkin Pudding: ¥626 (Tax Included)
The sweets included in this year’s lineup are meant to bring some joy to those who have struggled during the past year of lockdown, and those who might not be able to attend their favorite seasonal events this year. In this lineup of three beautifully decorated treats, guests can bring the spirit of Halloween home. Which of these would you want to add some spooky flair to your kitchen?
Halloween Sweets Collection 2021
Available: October 1 – October 31, 2021
Location: Pastry Shop (LBF)
Official Site: https://www.tokyuhotels.co.jp/cerulean-h/