Miniature Exhibition: A Tiny Christmas in Your Hands, Begins November 30
21.November.2018 | SPOT
BACON are a company known for holding the Sleeping Cat Exhibition earlier this year, a popular photography exhibition that saw 500,000 people in attendance. Now they are set to hold a miniature Christmas exhibition from November 30 to December 25 at TODAYS GALLERY STUDIO in Tokyo.
The exhibition will see Koruha, who has over 70,000 followers on Instagram, as well as tole painter Enchanter appear for the first time, amongst others. Returning this year will be Rikko who boasts more than 50,000 followers on Instagram and 1/87 no Teihen Salary Man in addition to a range of other creators also popular online.
This year will see a range of winter inspired pieces in addition to a line-up of miniature 3D designs. Most pieces on display will also be available to purchase. Popular creator Hikarinohana who is known for creating miniature food is also set to sell a range of limited edition Christmas items.
The first 3,000 people to turn up to the event will also receive an original Christmas card.
Each and every piece on display is painstakingly handcrafted down to the finest of details to look like the original thing. Originally it was going to be an exhibition of just miniature items, but photos will also be displayed at the exhibition.
The exhibition promises to feel like you are really lost in a miniature world. Photos are permitted at the entire event too.
There will also be a special corner decked out with miniature fruits, taiyaki and more created by Sweet Palette nana. A video will be shown for the very first time showcasing how the food is made.
K.C. Factory have created a range of new pieces too all fitted with illuminations including a Christmas tree.
Enter the world of a miniature Christmas this year at TODAYS GALLERY STUDIO!
The World of Miniature Photo Exhibition
Location: TODAYS GALLERY STUDIO Floor 5F (5-27-6 Asakusabashi, Taito Ward, Tokyo)
Running: November 30, 2018 – December 25, 2018
Closed: Mondays (*Open December 24)
Entry Price: ¥500 (Free for those aged 3 and below)
Exhibitors: 20 (subject to change)
Christmas 2018 at Universal Studios Japan, Sanrio Puroland & Tokyo Disney Resort
Universal Studios Japan, Sanrio Puroland and Tokyo Disney Resort are packed full of Christmas events for this year’s holiday season. Let’s take a look at what’s going on at each park right now.
Universal Studios Japan – “Universal Wonder Christmas”
Universal Studios Japan has added a new daytime program titled Yellow Christmas to its “Universal Wonder Christmas” winter event which is running until January 6, 2019.
The main event of Yellow Christmas is seeing the cheeky Minions from the Despicable Me film franchise come together for the Minion Hacha Mecha Christmas Party. This party is bigger, better and crazier than last year’s hugely successful run. Expect to see Minions donning Christmas attire as well as appearances from Gru and Santa Claus. Yellow balloons float across the event and bubbles are blown as everyone comes together for festive merry making. The event finale sees Minion-yellow confetti shoot across the whole area. The decorations give rise to a completely new kind of Christmas aesthetic from the usual red and green combination. Embrace your inner Minion!
Sanrio Puroland – “Puro Christmas”
Sanrio Puroland’s white Christmas-themed event “Puro Christmas” is currently being held up until Christmas Day.
“The Puro Christmas” is a brand new musical that has arrived at the park to warm the hearts of its guests this Christmas. It will is centred around Hello Kitty and the Little Twin Stars (Kiki and Lala) who are joined by some other familiar Sanrio faces. The show contains lots of Christmas songs, and guests are pulled into a winter wonderland as gorgeous flurries of snow fall before them.
Magical Snow is a new attraction at the park made in collaboration with NAKED that is running for a limited time only. It takes place at Kiki & Lala Twinkling Tour, an attraction based on the Yume Star-Cloud where Kiki and Lala were born. The attraction has been turned into a snowy world for this Christmas only.
Enjoy Christmas as you never have before this year at Sanrio Puroland.
Tokyo Disney Resort – “Disney Christmas”
Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea are now hosting a special Christmas event this year which is running up to December 25.
Tokyo Disneyland is celebrating its 35th anniversary this Christmas. At Celebration Street, which is open at the park’s World Bazaar to commemorate 35 years, it is holding a very special performance you can only see during this holiday period. Christmas music, visuals and lights carry the Christmas spirit through the bazaar centred around Celebration Tower which is decorated in all the colours of Christmas. And for the first time ever, this year sees a Christmas tree behind Cinderalla’s castle with the 35th anniversary logo on it.
Over at Tokyo DisneySea they are hosting a range of festive events. This includes the new daytime harbor show “It’s Christmas Time” at the Mediterranean Harbor which sees Mickey Mouse and friends together with tap dancers and line dancers backed by breathtaking singers.
There are plenty of other Christmas themed events at the park too for the whole family to enjoy to be sure to check out their website.
Which of these theme parks do you want to spend your Christmas at the most?
Be Spirited Away at Nagoya Castle’s Night Walk Event ‘NIGHT CASTLE OWARI EDO FANTASIA’
07.November.2018 | SPOT
To celebrate the restoration of Nagoya Castle’s Hommaru Palace and its opening to the public, an event titled NIGHT CASTLE OWARI EDO FANTASIA is set to run from December 1 to 16, an immersive night walk that will have people strolling around the castle grounds when the sun goes down. The planning, production and performances are all developed by NAKED.
NAKED are a creative company who use projection mapping and installations to further draw out the historical and architectural beauty of certain locations. This has included the UNESCO-recognised World Heritage Site Nijō Castle, Hirado Castle in Nagasaki Prefecture and more.
NAKED are set to attach new value to Nagoya Castle with their immersive night walk which will showcase the phantasmagorical beauty that falls on the castle when the sun goes down.
The whole of the castle grounds will be met with lights and music. Dazzling images will be shone onto the outside wall of the eastern side of Hommaru Palace, and fantastic projection mapping will recreate the sights of Owari Province.
Nagoya Castle x NAKED – “NIGHT CASTLE OWARI EDO FANTASIA”
Location: Nagoya Castle (1-1 Honmaru, Naka Ward, Nagoya)
*Entry from the East Gate only
Running: December 1, 2018 – December 16, 2018
Time: 18:00-20:30 (gate closes at 21:00) *Will still run even during irain
Price (Tax Included)
High School Students and Older: Advance – ¥1,000 / Same Day: ¥1,200
Senior Nagoya Citizens: Advance – ¥680 / Same Day: ¥880 (*Must provide proof of age and address)
*Includes fee for entry to Nagoya Castle (Entry not permitted to Honmaru Palace or Tenshukaku)
Ticket Sale Period
Advance: October 22, 2018 at 10:00m – November 30, 2018 at 23:59 (JST)
Same-Day: December 1, 2018 at 00:00 – December 16, 2018 at 20:00 (JST)
Lawson Ticket (L-Code: 43193 / Purchasable at Lawson and MINISTOP), Ticket Pia (P-Code: Regular Ticket: 991-982 / With Food & Drink Ticket: 991-983), 7-Eleven, Family Mart, e+, Chunichi Shimbun+
Event Website: http://nagoya-nightcastle.com
NAKED Inc. Website: http://naked-inc.com
Future Firework Entertainment Event ‘STAR ISLAND’ Heads to Singapore
04.November.2018 | SPOT
STAR ISLAND is an event that describes itself as ‘future firework entertainment.’ The show has been held twice in the past and sold over 30,000 tickets. Now, for the first time ever, the fireworks will be exploding overseas.
STAR ISLAND Singapore Countdown Edition will welcome the New Year at The Float @ Marina Bay in Singapore at 23:00 on December 31, 2018.
STAR ISLAND brings together top creators in Japan to evolve Japan’s firework culture. Some big names include creative director Kenji Kohashi, the 150-year-old firework company Marutamaya Ogatsu Fireworks, 3D sound pioneer Katsuyuki Seto, globally-active lighting engineer AIBA, and more.
The event offers new ways to enjoy watching fireworks. The ‘Bed Area’ lets you gaze up at the lights while laying on a bed. The ‘Dinner Area’ is a place where can enjoy a meal while watching the fireworks. The ‘Kids Area’ is perfect for families, allowing attendees to see the explosions with their children. The event has given rise to a brand new business model that combines multiple paid-seating areas with fireworks.
STAR ISLAND has been held two years in a row in 2017 and 2018 at Odaiba Kaihin-Koen in Tokyo. Now, with backing from the Singaporean government, it is headed to what is said to be the largest region in Asia. The huge New Year’s countdown will take place with Singapore’s landmark Marina Bay Sands in the background.
12,000 fireworks will be launched, with each individual one firing to each beat of the music in sync. Cutting edge sound technology will propel the music which will blare from over 300 individual 3D sound speakers for a full 360° experience. A string of performances will take place on stage, including one from the LED BAND who combine the fireworks with 3D sound and lighting to create a rainbow of colours. The kid’s area will be decked out with a jungle gym, ball pit and breast-feeding area for mothers.
Celebrate the coming new year Japanese-style in Singapore.
STAR ISLAND SINGAPORE COUNTDOWN EDITION in conjunction with Marina Bay Singapore Countdown
Date: December 31, 2018
Time: 23:00-02:00 (Open from 17:00) (Local Time)
Location: The Float @ Marina Bay (20 Raffles Ave, Singapore 039805)
*Event will go ahead even if it rains.
Japan: Available November 3, 2018 from 11:00 (JST) at http://w.pia.jp/t/starislandsingapore/
Singapore; Available November 1, 2018 (Local Time) from 15:00 at https://star-island.sg/
Official Event Website
Details of Mobile Police Patlabor 30th Anniversary Exhibition in Tsuchiura Announced
Mobile Police Patlabor is celebrating 30 years with a special exhibition in Tsuchiura City, Ibaraki Prefecture from January 14 until February 13, 2022.
The exhibition has traveled to four locations so far, starting in Osaka in 2019, then Tokyo, Nagoya, and Niigata soon after. It has been extremely well-received by fans, and this new iteration will exhibit original drawings and cells from Mobile Police Patlabor 2: The Movie, along with poster and cels.
Other production materials from the 47-episode TV series broadcast on NTV from 1989 until 1990 will also be available to peruse for the first time.
1. Exhibition of Original Drawings and Cels from the Original Time of Production on Display for the First Time
The original jacket illustrations for the TV anime version and Mobile Police Patlabor 2: The Movie drawn by character designer Akemi Takada, as well as celluloid images discovered by the editorial department of KADOKAWA Newtype, and valuable original art owned by the animation production company Production I.G will all be on exhibition.
2. Exhibition of New 3-D Works
The exhibition will feature new sculptures created by sculptor Hideki Kawabata.
Especially noteworthy is the 1.2-meter tall Griffon statue.
3. New Merchandise on Sale
New booklets featuring the anime and movie will be available for purchase prior to the start of the exhibition.
Also, new Griffon goods, still very popular among fans, will be available.
4. Commemorative Stamp Rally
To commemorate the opening of the exhibition, a stamp rally will be held around the city.
Those who visit every spot will receive a clear folder decorated with the main visual of the exhibition drawn by Yukio Kitta.
5. AR Audio Guide Exclusive to the Venue
As with the previous Niigata exhibition, guests can listen to AR voice guidance by Miina Tominaga (Noa Izumi) and Yoshiko Sakakibara (Shinobu Nagumo) while at the venue.
Mobile Police Patlabor 30th Anniversary Celebration in Tsuchiura Exhibition
Location: Tsuchiura City Gallery (Arcus Tsuchiura 1F, 1-1 Yamato-cho, Tsuchiura)
Access: 1-minute walk from the Tsuchiura Station West Exit
Running: January 14 – February 13, 2022
Hours: 10:00-18:00 (Last Entry 17:30)
*Please allow about one hour for viewing.
Tourist Information and Goods Center Kirarakan (Tsuchiura City Hall 1F, 9-1 Yamato-cho, Tsuchiura)
Official Goods: https://www.amazon.co.jp/stores/page/8931A4C7-C1EF-4435-A813-5650084F3700
Stamp Rally Details: https://www.city.tsuchiura.lg.jp/page/page016117.html
Official Site: https://patlabor.tokyo/
Tokyo Revengers Exhibition to Offer Exclusive Goods in Tokyo and Osaka
20.January.2022 | ANIME&GAME
The hugely popular manga series Tokyo Revengers began serialization in Weekly Shonen Magazine in 2017 and has sold over 40 million copies to date. Author Ken Wakui, initially known for his work Shinjuku Swan, has found unforetold success since the series was released globally. An original Tokyo Revengers art exhibition will be held in Tokyo from January 29 until February 14, and in Osaka from March 19 until March 27, 2022.
Shopping Bag for Guests Spending Over ¥5,000 (Including Tax)
Selected Special Merchandise
Acrylic Stand (10 varieties)
B2-sized Tapestry (10 varieties)
Clear Art Panel (3 varieties)
Metal Badge Collection (10 varieties total)
Clear Folder Set
Original Work Clear Folder (10 varieties)
Manga-style Memo Pad (4 varieties)
Full-Color T-shirt (2 varieties)
Light-up Stand (2 varieties)
Mascot Plushies (22 varieties total)
The visual for the exhibition was drawn by Ken Wakui and features ten popular characters from the series. Check out social media for more details about the exhibition!
Location: Ikebukuro Sunshine City World Import Mart Bldg. 4F Exhibition Hall A
Running: January 29 – February 14, 2022
Location: Osaka Nanko ATC Gallery
Running: March 19, 2022 – March 27, 2022
*The exhibition and available merchandise may be subject to change, postponement, or cancellation.
Tickets/Event Details: https://www.revengers-exhibition.com
BE:FIRST Photo Exhibition “We Just Gifted.” Ver. 2 Opens at Shibuya PARCO
In October 2021, boy band BE:FIRST held their first photo exhibition at Shibuya PARCO. Now, a second version of the exhibition is triumphantly returning to the Tokyo venue!
BE:FIRST is a seven-member dance and vocal group created during THE FIRST boy band audition. Organized by BMSG, a company founded by popular rapper SKY-HI, the group immediately amassed an army of fans from around the world. The photo exhibition held in Tokyo, Nagoya, and online for three months starting in October attracted over 10,000 visitors.
In response to the large demand, the BE:FIRST Photo Exhibition “We Just Gifted.” recently visited Osaka, before returning to Tokyo. The first showing focused heavily on the member’s journey towards a major debut, but now, more than 80% of the photos have been replaced. Since BE:FIRST’s major debut on November 3, the boys have held their first solo concert and fan meetups. Over 200 photos of the members post-debut will be on display.
The online photo exhibition, which was scheduled to end on January 31, will be extended to coincide with the new exhibition at Shibuya PARCO. Be sure to check it out!
BE:FIRST PHOTO EXHIBITION “We Just Gifted.” Ver.2
Running: January 26, 2022 – February 8, 2022
Location: Shibuya PARCO B1F GALLERY X BY PARCO (15-1 Udagawa-cho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo)
Hours: 11:00-20:00 *Hours subject to change.
Admission: ¥500 (Tax Included) *Reservations required for all days. First-come, first-served. Re-entry is not permitted.
Official Exhibition Site: https://art.parco.jp/galleryx/detail/
*Content of the exhibition is subject to change without notice.
Tickets for the event are now available on the Livepocket website.
Buy Tickets: https://art.parco.jp/galleryx/detail/
Noraneko Gundan Exhibition to Open at Daimaru Umeda in Osaka for a Limited Time
The Noraneko Gundan exhibition, which saw great success in 2021, is now open in Osaka until January 31, 2022! The popular character is making the rounds to celebrate Noriko Kudo’s 20th anniversary as a children’s author. In addition to over 250 illustrations and videos on display from the Noraneko Gundan picture books, guests can enjoy a photo spot and other activities.
Osaka Exclusive Merchandise
IC Card Case with Octopus: ¥1,430 (Tax Included)
Cookie & Tin with Octopus: ¥1,400 (Tax Included)
Clear Folder with Octopus: ¥418 (Tax Included)
Sticker with Octopus: ¥385 (Tax Included)
Acrylic Keychain (Noraneko & Octopus / Mami & Octopus): ¥660 each (Tax Included)
Noraneko, Mami, and Octopus Acrylic Stand: ¥1,430 (Tax Included)
Baby Wipes & Can (Noraneko & Octopus / Mami and Octopus): ¥550 each (Tax Included)
New Products at Osaka Venue
Moisture Absorbing Coaster: ¥880 each (Tax Included)
Pin: ¥440 each (Tax Included)
Special Purchase Bonus for guests spending over ¥3,000 (Tax Included)
The first 100 guests to arrive each day will receive a special clear folder.
The exhibition will also include over 350 pieces of merchandise, including limited-edition goods for the Osaka exhibition, books, plush toys, figures, and more.
Noraneko Gundan Exhibition – Noriko Kudo’s 20th Anniversary Celebration
Running: January 3 – January 31, 2022
Address: Daimaru Umeda 13F Event Space
Official Site: https://dmdepart.jp/museum/umeda/noranekogundan/
Upcoming Noraneko Gundan Exhibition Tour
Running: March 23 – April 4, 2022
Location: Daimaru Sapporo
Running: June 4 – July 31, 2022
Location: Fujieda City Provincial Museum and Literary Museum
Running: August 6 – September 25, 2022
Location: Fudenosato Kobo Art Museum
Manga Author Ai Yazawa, Known for ‘NANA’ and ‘Paradise Kiss,’ to Open Exhibition in Summer 2022
Shojo manga artist Ai Yazawa will hold her own exhibition in 2022! The event will begin at Shinjuku Takashimaya in late July before traveling to Osaka Takashimaya and Yokohama Takashimaya.
Yazawa’s most popular manga series include Tenshi Nanka Ja Nai, Neighborhood Story, Paradise Kiss, and Nana. This exhibition will serve as a ‘best-of album’ for her many beloved works. Typically, Yazawa’s storylines center heavily on young women and their relationships, with each of these characters being very stylish. In the west, this inspired more interest in Tokyo street fashion.
The Ai Yazawa ALL TIME BEST Exhibition will feature over 100 original drawings and illustrations, as well as never-before-seen materials from the production of Yazawa’s many manga series and anime adaptations.
Ai Yazawa ALL TIME BEST Exhibition
Late July – Early August 2022 / Shinjuku Takashimaya 11F Event Hall
Late August – Early September 2022 / Osaka Takashimaya 7F Grand Hall
Late September – Early October 2022 / Yokohama Takashimaya 8F Gallery
*Schedule as of December 21, 2022. Dates and content are subject to change.
Ai Yazawa Gallery Official Website: https://yazawaai-ten.com/
Asakusa Hanayashiki and the TV animation Gintama announces Details of the Collaboration Event
The amusement park Asakusa Hanayashiki will hold a collaboration event with the TV anime Gintama titled Gintama Festival from December 20, 2021 to January 16, 2022.
Mission clear bonus acrylic coasters (4 types/randomly distributed).
Original Merchandise (example)
Reward for ordering original food: one original coaster (10 types/randomly distributed).
The lineup for the Gintama Festival includes sales of event-exclusive original merchandise, a riddle solving rally, and collaboration food. In addition, the special ticket, an advance ticket with special offers that will make the event even more enjoyable, will be available for purchase.
Please look forward to this special event that Gintama fans can enjoy to the fullest.
Running: From December 20 until January 16, 2022.
Closed on January 11 and 12.
Where: Asakusa Hanayashiki.
Opening Hours: 10:00～18:00 (Subject to weather conditions).
*Opening hours for January 10 to 14, 2022: 10:00-17:00.
*Last entry is 30 minutes before closing.
Pac-Man Museum Open at Sky Garden on 69th Floor of Yokohama Landmark Tower
Yokohama Landmark Tower’s 69th floor Sky Garden observation deck will, strangely, host a Pac-Man Museum event from December 17, 2021 until February 28, 2022.
Video Game Art Gallery
Pac-Man Sparkling Fruit Drink
Pac-Man became a smash hit upon release in Japan in 1980 and is still beloved around the world to this day. The event will include a huge lineup of Pac-Man exhibits, and even those not familiar with the title will be able to enjoy the incredible view and history of this iconic franchise.
In addition to a gallery filled with original drawings of Pac-Man and other games from the 1980s, guests can also view handwritten game plans from this important era. Visitors can also play a number of games on-site. Special collaboration drinks and merchandise inspired by Pac-Man will be on sale as well!
©BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc.
Pac-Man x Sky Garden – Pac-Man Game Museum
Running: December 17, 2021 – February 28, 2022
Location: Yokohama Landmark Tower 69F Sky Garden
Official Site: http://www.mjpm.co.jp/
Starbucks Reserve® Roastery Tokyo Launches Second Edition of Collaboration Collection with Ron Herman
17.December.2021 | FASHION
Starbucks Coffee Japan has launched the second product in its “double the love” collection, the first collaboration with fashion brand Ron Herman, at Starbucks Reserve® Roastery Tokyo.
Castanets (white and navy) ￥2,200 each / Guiro ￥3,960/ Bell ￥4,400
The theme of “double the love” expresses the moment when you and your loved one can feel the love by choosing and giving a gift while thinking of the joy on the face of the recipient. For the second edition, under the theme of “sharing together,” a variety of musical instruments made of wood, such as castanets, guiro, and bells, as well as wooden ornaments are available to make your time with family and loved ones more enjoyable.
Ornament heart/star (red, navy, white) ￥1,320 each
Wooden ornaments in the shapes of stars and hearts can be hung on the tree or used as decorations to accentuate your room, adding to the Christmas spirit! As you reflect on this year, spend a happy time with your family and loved ones, thinking of each other and overflowing with love.
With the desire to deliver a heartwarming moment of sharing and caring for each other, the greeting card workshop “Make your gift double of your love” is scheduled to be held online from 10am on December 18 and at RHC Ron Herman Kawasaki on December 19. While drinking coffee, think of the face of the person you are sending a gift to, and spend a moment making a greeting card to express your feelings.
double the love Collation
Stores: Starbucks Reserve Roastery Tokyo (STARBUCKS RESERVE(R) ROASTERY TOKYO), Starbucks Online Store.
*As for the limit on the number of items sold, each person can purchase up to 10 items per product.
Special Event ‘Make your gift double of your love’
Online Event: December 18, 2021 from 10:00 for 1 hour.
Join Here: rtmp://a.rtmp.youtube.com/live2
Where: RHC Ron Herman Kawasaki
When: December, 19, 2021.
Puella Magi Madoka Magica 10 Exhibition to Open in Kanazawa for Limited-Time
The Puella Magi Madoka Magica 10 Exhibition will be open at Daiwa Korinbo in Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture from December 26, 2021, until January 12, 2022. The event commemorates the 10th anniversary of the anime series, and this limited-time run will be the first time the exhibition has been held in the Chubu and Hokuriku regions.
Puella Magi Madoka Magica 10 Exhibition Admission Ticket with Goods
The Puella Magi Madoka Magica 10 Exhibition invites visitors to relive the series’ story with newly-drawn key visuals, production materials, illustrations, videos, and much more.
In addition to original merchandise such as tapestries and new illustrations, visitors can find local acrylic charms for purchase.
Kanazawa is located close to the Sea of Japan, and visitors coming during this holiday season can enjoy the beautiful snowy scenery and delicious local fare as well!
(C)Magica Quartet／Aniplex・Madoka Partners・MBS
Puella Magi Madoka Magica 10 Exhibition in Ishikawa
Address: Daiwa Korinbo 8F Hall (1-1-1 Korinbo, Kanazawa, Ishikawa)
Running: December 26, 2021 – January 12, 2022
*Closed on January 1, 2022.
Official Site: https://10th.madoka-magica.com/madokaten/
Ayako Suwa’s New Work ‘TALISMAN in the Woods’ on Exhibition at KAMU Kanazawa
KAMU k=k, the sixth space in the private contemporary art museum KAMU Kanazawa, will officially open on December 17, 2021. The location was created as a multi-purpose exhibition space, and it’s first project will be ‘TALISMAN in the Woods’ by Ayako Suwa, active in the field of food art. The work is seat in Hakusan and Kanazawa and revolves around the themes of nature, cities, and water circulation.
TALISMAN in the woods ©Ayako Suwa Courtesy of KAMU kanazawa
In the year and a half since its opening in 2020, KAMU Kanazawa has continued to inspire with unique spaces inspired by artist’s individuality. The opening of ‘KAMU tatami’ in October made a big splash, and ‘KAMU k=k’ will only be a limited space for around four years. This follows the museums philosophy that the role and shape of a city changes over time, meaning that the museum should change along with it.
KAMU k≐k Courtesy of KAMU kanazaw
The space is five meters high, and seven meters wide and deep, giving a theater-like atmosphere. Giving a wildly different impression than it’s surroundings, visitors can enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime art experience.
TALISMAN in the woods ©Ayako Suwa Courtesy of KAMU kanazawa
The first exhibition held in “k≐k” will be “TALISMAN in the Woods” by Ayako Suwa. Ripples will spread outside of the museum, following the theme of water circulation. Visitors will be asked to pay attention to how nature silently impacts daily life, and will be inspired to create connections with the world around them. In this exhibition, Suwa will share insight on water from Hakusan, a city supplying water to huge areas of Ishikawa Prefecture. This three-dimensional work was created by the artist during 2020 during the height of the Coronavirus pandemic. Using Cedar branches and leaves from Hakusan, the installation is on a massive scale consistent with the new space.After the exhibition, the talismans displayed in the work will be returned to the soil of Hakusan to connect the exhibition with local nature.
©Ayako Suwa Courtesy of food creation
©Ayako Suwa Courtesy of food creation
Through crowdfunding, guests can snag a piece of Suwa’s work along with other special items. In addition to simply owning a piece of art, upon the death of these talismans, guests can participate in the ritual of returning these pieces to the forest.
TALISMAN ©Ayako Suwa Courtesy of food creation
Open: December 17, 2021
Ayako Suwa’s ‘TALISMAN in the Woods’
Exhibition Period: December 17 – December 23, 2021
Admission: ¥1300 (Ticket for all spaces) / Free for Elementary Students and Under
Closed on Mondays (unless a national holiday)
Address: KAMU Kanazawa (1-1-52 Hirosaka, Kanazawa)
*KAMU Sky is not currently open to the public.
Open Period: November 22 – December 27, 2021
Crowdfunding URL: https://motion-gallery.net/projects/kamu_ayakosuwapjt/
Platform: MotionGallery (https://motion-gallery.net/)
Peanuts Cafe and Peanuts Diner Locations to Offer Special Christmas Menu
16.December.2021 | FOOD
Six Peanuts Cafe and Peanuts Diner locations across Japan are currently offering a special Christmas menu inspired by the world of Snoopy until December 25, 2021.
Christmas Stew Set with Bonuses: ¥3,520 (Tax Included)
Participating Locations: Peanuts Cafe Nakameguro, Snoopy Museum, Nagoya, Sunny Side Kitchen
Sunny Side Kitchen：https://www.peanutscafe.jp/product_sunnysidekitchen_xmas2021/
Christmas Hamburger Set with Bonuses: ¥3,960 (Tax Included)
Participating Location：Peanuts Diner Yokohama
Woodstock’s Merry Christmas Plan: ¥4,950 per person (Tax Included)
Participating Location： Peanuts Cafe Nakameguro
*Price per person based on two-person reservation.
*Reservations can be made up to two days in advance.
Snoopy’s I CAN’T WAIT Christmas Parfait: ¥1,430 (Tax Included)
Snowy Christmas Latte ~Cheesecake Flavor~: ¥880 (Tax Included)
Those who order a special food set will receive a tote bag with an adorable Snoopy and Woodstock design.
(C) 2021 Peanuts Worldwide LLC (短縮形 (C) 2021 Peanuts)
Snoopy’s Christmas Menu
Available: December 10 – December 25, 2021
Participating Locations: Peanuts Cafe Nakameguro, Peanuts Diner Yokohama, Peanuts Diner Kobe, Peanuts Cafe Snoopy Museum, Peanuts Cafe Nagoya, Peanuts Cafe Sunny Side Kitchen
Official Site: http://www.snoopy.co.jp/
2022 Exhibition to Celebrate 100th Birthday of Snoopy Creator Charles Schulz
15.December.2021 | SPOT
Following the current exhibition being held at Japan’s Snoopy Museum, the 100th birthday of the popular character’s creator Charles Schulz will be celebrated from January 15 until July 10, 2022. The title of the new exhibition is simply ‘Laugh and Smile.’
Selected Works on Display
I Don’t Remember Making a Joke
Original Peanuts Comic / August 20, 1954
Smile for the Three-Legged Race
Original Peanuts Comic / April 6, 1999
The Dog Who Wanted to be a Cheshire Cat
Original Peanuts Comic / April 19, 1967
Do Your Best and Have a Laugh
Original Peanuts Comic / July 17, 1974
Our Friendship is Priceless
Original Peanuts Comic / April 14, 1999
The World’s Best “I’m Home!”
Original Peanuts Comic / November 19, 1965
Museum Shop ‘Brown’s Store’
Fabric Poster: ¥1,800 (Tax Included) / Color Postcard: ¥220 (Tax Included)
Charles Schulz 100th Birthday Products
Kalita Coffee Mill: ¥5,800 (Tax Included) / Kalita Dripper: ¥1,680 (Tax Included) / Flower Vase: ¥1,298 (Tax Included) / Chopstick Rest: ¥858 each (Tax Included)
Products featuring Snoopy Designs from the 1950s
Gauze Handkerchief: ¥1,100 each (Tax Included)
Drawstring Bag: ¥1,397 (Tax Included) / Pouch: ¥1,650 (Tax Included)
A collection of 60 original and reproduced paintings featuring Snoopy and his friends.
The theme of the exhibition, ‘Laugh and Smile,’ focuses exclusively on the smiling faces of the Peanuts characters, and aims to start 2022 off with happy faces.
Charles M. Schulz, the author of “Peanuts,” was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota on November 26, 1922. He grew up in St. Paul.
Stay tuned for more information when a 100th birthday website is launched soon!
(C) Peanuts Worldwide LLC( 短縮形 (C) Peanuts )
Snoopy Museum Exhibition ‘Laugh and Smile’
Running: January 15 – July 10, 2022
Hours: 10:00-18:00 (Last Entry at 17:30)
*Closed on February 15
Official Site: http://www.peanutscafe.jp/snoopymuseum-tokyo/