Uni Goya Opens New Restaurant ‘Yukke Goya’ in Collaboration With Ozaki Beef

05.December.2018 | FOOD / SPOT

Sea urchin specialist restaurant Uni Goya has teamed up with one of Japan’s leading wagyu beef brands Ozaki Beef to open their new restaurant Yukke Goya. The grand opening was held in Shinsen, Shibuya on November 30, 2018.

To celebrate the opening, the restaurant is selling its Uni Special at the special price of ¥2,500 from the regular ¥3,500 until December 30. It’s made with world-renowned Ozaki beef and additive-free sea urchin which is imported by air every day.

 

The use of absolutely no coagulant alums in the sea urchin means the taste is never bitter or sharp. The taste is as close as possible to freshly fished sea urchin allowing you to practically enjoy the real strong and sweet taste obtained when fished fresh from the ocean.

 

Okazaki Beef is a name given to beef farmed from cows in Miyazaki that have been raised from calves by Muneharu Ozaki. This Japanese black beef is the only brand in Japan to have the rearer’s  name attached to it. Its international recognition comes from the quality of fat in the beef. It wouldn’t be an exaggeration to say there are no other brands out there at such a high quality and with such light fat. To fully enjoy this lean meat and its fat, Yukke Goya will serve it sliced as yukhoe but replace the egg yolk with sea urchin.

Ozaki Beef – 3 Grill Combo

(Small) 1-2 People – ¥5,200 → ¥3,900 (Pre-Tax)

(Large) 3-4 People – ¥10,400 → ¥7,800 (Pre-Tax)

This triple grill combo is served rare and offers the full delicious flavour of Ozaki beef. It comes with lean Ozaki beef, specially selected A5 grade fillet, and Chateaubriand steak to taste and compare.

Ozaki Beef Chateaubriand Roze Katsu (80g): ¥4,200 (Pre-Tax)

This Chateaubrian steak, cut from the thickest part of a fillet of beef, is served very rare (cooked in 30 seconds). By eating it with the accompanying truffle salt you can enjoy the sweet and full delectable flavour of the meat.

Ozaki Beef x Additive-Free Sea Urchin Yukke: ¥2,400 (Pre-Tax)

It isn’t packaged sea urchin that is used for this dish – it’s saltwater sea urchin. No coagulant alums or any other additives are used. Instead, it is shipped soaked in sterilised saltwater with the same salt content as in the ocean. It is shipped from Hokkaido on the same day it is caught fresh.

There are 20 specially selected sea urchin dishes to choose from including the Sea Urchin Shabu, Sea Urchin Glutton and more. Food connoisseurs won’t be able to resist the menu over at Yukke Goya!

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  • 【Tokyo Dinner】Nostalgic food! The next trend is Monjayaki!? Shibuya”Osozai to Senbei-Monja Sato”

    31.May.2017 | FEATURES / FOOD

    The good old days food such as spaghetti Neapolitan, shaved ice cream, hot cake, and yakisoba has been becoming popular again. These are nostalgic foods for looking back at good old memories for people who are born in Showa era(1926~1989), and it also is kind of new food for people who are born in Heisei era(1989~).

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    I would like to focus on “Monja-yaki” as the next Showa gourmet trend. People who are living in other than Kanto area may not be familiar with this food. There are two different ways to cook Monja-yaki in Tokyo; Asakusa way and Tsukishima way.

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    The big difference is to make the base or not. The base is like building a breakwater not to spread dough on the pan. Tsukishima way is to make a base with ingredients such as cabbage at first and then pour the dough on to it. On the other hand, Asakusa way is to make the thin crust with dough at first and then eat it with chopped ingredients on the pan.

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    Sato Koji who manages unique restaurants such as “Cristiano’s” in Yoyogi-uehara and “Pappon Kitchen” in Shibuya opened the new restaurant called “Osozai to Senbei-Monja Sato” this year.

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    As a lot of experienced chefs who learns a lot about multi cultural food, he prepared from standard Monja-Yaki to unique ones such as Russian style ones(1620yen include tax) which has beets and sour cream and Thailand’s style(1620yen include tax) which has fish sauce.170525_KS_00033 170525_KS_00066

    Asakusa style thin crust type Monja is the one which Mr.Sato has been eating since he was little. I highly recommend you to enjoy the nostalgic food in this at home restaurant.

     

     

    ■Information

    Osozai to Senbei-Monja Sato

    Address:1-9-22 Moritomo Building 1F, Tomigaya Shibuya-ku, Tokyo

    Tel:03-6804-9703

    Hours:[Monja]11:00AM to 3:00PM(Lunch time)/6:00PM to 10:00PM(Dinner time)

    Holiday:Monday

     

     

  • Delicious dishes made in a Dutch oven in Shibuya! “OUTDOOR DISH MARUTA” grand opening!

    14.August.2017 | FOOD / SPOT

    Good news! A new beer garden has opened in Udagawa, Shibuya! With the concept of “enjoyment of an outdoor space on the way back from work”, the “Outdoor dish Grill & Wine MARUTA Udagawa” invites you to just bring yourself and enjoy!

    Featuring outdoor dishes served in logs!

     

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    At MARUTA, the logs that are used to serve the meals are made from wood sourced from a timber wholesale store in Yamanashi prefecture. MARUTA then shapes these logs into dishes. Using a Dutch oven to prepare the meals, the maximum flavour from the ingredients is drawn out. Take a moment to enjoy a delicious outdoor meal from MARUTA’s summer limited edition menu on an open terrace.   

     

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    “Smiling faces acknowledging the refreshing feeling of this open space, as if they are visiting a summer resort. I want to offer this feeling from the centre of Shibuya.” – This is the initial idea from which the outdoor bar “MARUTA” was born.

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    The popular menu includes “Babetto (Ushi no Harami) no Ahiijo”. This dish features beef and chopped onion that has been marinated for approximately one day, and then fried in garlic oil for the ultimate tender texture. Another tongue-tantalizing dish is the “Roast Beef Massaman Curry” — a log dish of three layers filled with vegetables, beef, tortillas and much more. The dish is completed with curry sauce.

    There is also a whole roast chicken on the menu. The whole chicken is marinated with original spices and cooked in a Dutch oven. The grilled dishes are packed with goodness and overflowing with originality.

     

    Make sure you check out this new spot in Shibuya! OUTDOOR DISH MARUTA is waiting for you!

     

    ■Information

    Beer GardenOUTDOOR DISH MARUTA

    AddressRESIDIA Shibuya 1F, 37-16, Udagawa-cho, Shibuya, Tokyo

    No scheduled closing days

    Opening hoursMonday Friday Dinner:   17:00 24:00

         SaturdaysSundaysNational holidays Dinner: 15:00 24:00

    Authentic outdoor dishes cooked in a Dutch oven, a bar menu featuring crafty woodwork and much more!

    Price range:¥3,500 4,000 (tax included)

     

    TEL03-5738-8455

    URL:https://r.gnavi.co.jp/cues5nsu0000/

     

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  • The restaurant in Shibuya “Yakiniku Hachiyama” has carried out a renewal open at a new location.

    19.September.2017 | FOOD / SPOT

    “Yakiniku Hachiyama” which offers Korean home-dishes using expensive ingredients, high-quality Japanese black cattle beef and mileage of wine and has installed the latest non-smoke roasters (all rooms) where far-infrared/low temperature-cooking is possible has carried out a renewal open at a new location.

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    The latest roaster is gaining high reputation with its function of extracting unneeded oil and making the beef juicy. They started to offer “Otona no Zeitaku Kiwami Course” as their new menu item.

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    The course includes 15 dishes in total and one can enjoy Korean dishes using expensive ingredients, high-quality Japanese black cattle beef and special Samugetan (Korean chicken soup which used to be served in Korean palaces). This special Samugetan uses a whole chicken. The soup has an effect of healing exhaustion and is very healthy and good for the skin since it contains lots of collagen.

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    They also offer various kinds of wines such as “KENZO ESTATE’s “rindo,” a fairy affordable wine and “OPUS ONE” which is known as a high-class wine.

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    Let’s enjoy the mileage of grilled beef and wine at “Yakiniku Hachiyama!”

     

     

    ◼︎Information

    Yakiniku Hachiyama

    Address: 2-7, Hachiyamacho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo

    TEL: 03-6416-9429

    Business hours: 17:00~23:30(L.O.23:00)

    Holidays: no holidays

    Number of seats: 54 (both large rooms and small rooms are available)

    Price range: 10,000 yen to 15,000 yen

    Homepage: http://www.hachiyama.jp/

     

    Otona no Zeitaku Kiwami Course (12,500 yen per person / tax not included)

    (One group per day of at least 4 persons per group)

     

    ◇Namul (ten kinds)

    ◇Kimchi (five kinds)

    ◇Gomguk soup (white or red)

    ◇Korean cates

    ◇Korean lettuce

    ◇Korean appetizers (two kinds)

    ◇Specially chosen Japanese black cattle beef

    ・Fillet

    ・Sirloin

    ・Salty beef tongue

    ・Thin loin

    ・Thick harami

    ・Seasonal vegetables (grilles)

    ◇Hachiyama’s samugetan

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    26.November.2020 | MUSIC / SPOT

    To celebrate one year since opening, the Shibuya PARCO branch of Gucci in Tokyo is collaborating with the Nakameguro-based cassette tape shop waltz from November 20 to December 6.

    waltz is a vintage-style boutique with shelves lined with old music and VHS tapes, cassette players, books, vinyl records, fashion and design magazines, stereo equipment, and more. Self-described as the “ultimate destination for retro multi media,” the shop is a real nostalgia trip nostalgia, and is one of 13 Gucci Places alongside places like Chatsworth House in the UK and LACMA in Los Angeles.

    Gucci Shibuya PARCO features its own booth where people can listen to old cassette tapes from waltz’s Secret Room. The song selection includes tracks from the 1970’s, which Gucci’s Epilogue collection is inspired by, a playlist created by Gucci creative director Alessandro Michele, and more.

     

    Gucci Shibuya PARCO incorporates Shibuya’s creative and innovative spirit while lacing it with Gucci’s contemporary and eclectic perspective.

  • SOAK: Tokyo’s New Entertainment Restaurant & Bar Opens Bookings

    20.November.2020 | FOOD

    Japanese creative company BAKERU has opened bookings for the new entertainment restaurant and bar SOAK which is set to open on November 13, 2020 on the top floor of MIYASHITA PARK’s new brand hotel “sequence MIYASHITA PARK” in Shibuya, Tokyo. The restaurant will served up a ‘Japanese innovative’ menu made by Takeshi Nagashima of Nishiazabu 81 and Hideaki Nagaya of L’Effervescence.

     

    An otherworldly restaurant and bar serving Japanese innovative cuisine

    “BUILD NEO TOKYO” is the theme of SOAK. SOAK welcomes by Takeshi Nagashima of Nishiazabu 81 which delivers performance style-entertainment to customes, and Hideaki Nagaya of L’Effervescence, who was chosen for “JAPANESE CUSINE TOP 5 CHEF IN HONG KONG.” Bartending will be Takashi Goto who has worked as the main bartender at Sake Bar DECIBEL in New York and Shampoo in Shinjuku Golden Gai.

     

    An event and party space which can hold up to 100 people

    Located just a 3-minute walk from Shibuya Station, SOAK can be used as a party and event space with a maximum capacity of 100 people whether it be a wedding reception or a gathering of friends, family, or business, as well as for events, catering to any and every need. The space was designed by Noiz, a leading interior designer in Japan. The monuments were designed by contemporary artist Akira Yoshida, while the audio design is by Acoustic Engineering and the music is selected by Hirokazu Yamasaki from the post-rock and instrumental band Toe.

     

    OYU: The rooftop terrace offering a panoramic view of Shibuya

    Take in a panoramic view of Shibuya atop the rooftop terrace, and enjoy the pool either in the sunlight or shrouded luxuriously in the night with gorgeous illuminations and a glass in hand.

     

    The pre-opening is set for November 13, 2020, but this is subject to change depending on the state of the pandemic.

  • Sai Sai Jaran Jaran #10: SILENT SIREN’s Hinanchu Visits Tokyo’s New Hotel sequence MIYASHITA PARK

    11.November.2020 | FEATURES / SPOT

    Sai Sai Jaran Jaran is a featured series here on MOSHI MOSHI NIPPON from the members of the all-female band SILEN SIREN (aka Sai Sai) who visit various hot spots in Japan and experience different things, the Sai Sai way.

     

    In Episode #10, SILENT SIREN drummer Hinanchu wanted to go and stay at a hotel in Tokyo, so she decided to take a trip to sequence MIYASHITA PARK, a new hotel inside Shibuya’s new landmark shopping complex MIYASHITA PARK which itself opened in August 2020.

    The newly-reborn MIYASHITA PARK is a four-storey shopping complex with stores located on the first three floors and the top floor being home to the park. The park houses a range of exercise and sports sites like a skate park and bouldering wall as well as the green area and even a Starbucks. This park is so spacious that it’s easy to forget it’s right next to busy Shibuya Station. It has been open for three months now and is already adored by the community.

    sequence MIYASHITA PARK is an 18-storey hotel that stands on the north side of MIYASHITA PARK. It can even be accessed from the complex’s fourth floor park which leads visitors to the lobby lounge. The park side of the hotel is also home to a cafe called VALLEY PARK STAND.

    VALLEY PARK STAND can be used by non-guests at the hotel too and is open from morning to night time. The windows tower from the floor to the ceiling, allowing plenty of natural light into the cafe. There’s plenty of seating areas with table seats, sofas, and benches.

    MIYA PITA CHICKEN SHAWARMA ¥900 | FRENCH FRIES & COCKTAIL COMBO ¥800 (Tax Included)

    VALLEY PARK STAND is a cafe themed on a fictitious valley park, acting as one big park situated in the middle of bustling Shibuya. Adventuring through the valley park is best done with one of the cafe’s signature “MIYA PITA” pita sandwiches in hand.

    The cafe offers a selection of coffees, pastries, and pitas for lunch and breakfast. In the evenings, customers can switch to the bar to enjoy something alcoholic. Their original craft cocktails are very popular and are made by a bartender who honed their craft while working in New York.

     

    Hinanchu ordered the “Park & Pomegranate Bellini.” Normally hotel cocktails are small, but the ones served at VALLEY PARK STAND are much more generous.

    The cafe even sell their own merchandise, from mugs to tumblers and even picnic blankets so you can have a picnic in MIYASHITA PARK if the weather calls for it!

     

    For more information about VALLEY PARK STAND, check out our full breakdown here.

     

    VALLEY PARK STAND
    Address: sequence MIYASHITA PARK 4F, 6-20-10 Jingumae, Shibuya, Tokyo
    Opening Hours: 7:30-23:00 (Last Orders 22:30)
    TEL: 03-6712-5442

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/valleyparkstand/

     

    The hotel check-in lounge can be found on fourth floor, the same as VALLEY PARK STAND. Check-in uses a new unmanned self-service system so all you need to do is follow the instructions.

    Guest rooms are simple but the furniture and fixtures are of high quality. Hinanchu stayed in the 4-person “BUNK BED 4” room. Prices vary depending on the season, but it can cost less than ¥5,000 for one person to stay in a 4-person room which is a bargain!

    The wide windows in guest rooms look out across MIYASHITA PARK. Depending on the hotel room you’re in, you’ll also be able to see landmarks like Tokyo Tower and Tokyo Skytree. The windows also read “Hi, TOKYO!” on them which makes for the perfect photo opportunity.

    All rooms are also fitted with reading material by young authors. If you scan the QR code next to their piece, you can learn more about them and even make a donation.

    Check-in is at 17:00 and check-out is 14:00 so guests can enjoy their stay leading into the early afternoon of the next day. The MIYASHITA PARK shops open at 11:00, so after checking-out, guests can go straight to shopping or lunch.

     

    So, how did you find MIYASHITA PARK, Hinanchu?

     

    “I’ve always lived in Tokyo, so I never imagined I’d stay in Shibuya, but you can really feel like a queen staying here! Despite it being smack bang in the middle of Tokyo, it’s right next to the park which feels good. I definitely recommend it to those who live in rural areas that want to come and play in Tokyo since places like Shibuya and Harajuku are close by. The hotel is littered with art and stylish design, so it’s not simply a stay but a creative experience too which I think will be popular with foreigners. I want to come here again on my own for a relaxing time!”

    On the fifth floor of the hotel is the restaurant and bar Dōngxī Restaurant & Sakaba which offers both breakfast, and dinner. The new entertainment restaurant and bar SOAK is also opening on November 13.

     

    If you’re thinking of staying in Tokyo or Shibuya, be sure to look up sequence MIYASHITA PARK.

     

    Photo: Kayo Sekiguchi
    Text: Sayoko Ishii

    Translation: Joshua Kitosi-Isanga

     

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  • Cute Miffy Travel Merchandise to be Sold at Pop-Up Store in Shibuya

    10.November.2020 | FASHION

    Pinkoi, the company that runs Asia’s biggest global e-commerce site of the same name, has announced a collaboration with Dick Bruna’s popular character Miffy, who is celebrating her 65th anniversary this year. A special pop-up store that will open up at Hotel Koe Tokyo from November 19 to December 6.

     

    Miffy fans can look forward to getting their hands on 180 different exclusive items made in collaboration with designers from Taiwan, Hong Kong, Thailand, China, and Japan

     

    Pinkoi x Miffy 〜TRAVEL with Miffy〜

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    agooday (Taiwan) | Food Eco Bag

    An eco-bag perfect for taking to the supermarket when grocery shopping. The inside of the bag is made from vinyl so can be washed. Its small size also makes it conveniently compact for carrying around.

    一帆布包 (Taiwan) | Drink Holder

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    pupupu (Japan) | Bags

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    寺沼麻美 (Japan) | Mobiles

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    Limited Edition Presents

    Stickers / Tote Bag / Handkerchief

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    Special Website

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  • IKEA to Open New 7-Floor Branch in Shibuya This November

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    Virtual Shibuya au Halloween Fes

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    High Tea Style Set Menu With Free Drink | ¥5,000 (Before Tax)

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  • Review: The 30 Year Old Cafe Chatei Hatou in Shibuya

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    Hi, everyone. It’s Banako of MOSHI MOSHI FRIENDS. Today I’m reviewing Chatei Hatou, a long-standing cafe in Shibuya, Tokyo.

     

    Shibuya is a place that bustles with youth culture and fashion. It’s also home to many eateries, but there aren’t many places around that you can go to to get away from the busy streets for a quiet break.

    Chatei Hatou opened in 1989 at Miyamasuzaka Shita in Shibuya, where it has gone unchanged and welcomed customers for the past 30 years. It’s very easy to get to, being just a 3-minute stroll from the Hachiko Exit of Shibuya Station.

     

    When opening the door to the cafe and stepping inside, the first thing to jump out at you are the rows of coffee cups lined up along shelves behind the counter.

    The coffee cup collection features a selection of works by many different makers. There’s even a cup in there valued at ¥200,000!

    The antiques littered here and there around the cafe elevate the vibe of the cafe. There’s a number of seating areas, including the counter seats as well as tables for two, four, or big groups.

     

    I felt the faint tasty scent of the Japanese pudding calling to me so I went and ordered a pumpkin pudding along with a hot chocolate.

    Cafe Chocolat (Hot) ¥950 / Pumpkin Pudding ¥500

    The pumpkin pudding was nice and moist and rich in flavour. Nothing short of delicious. It’s made even sweeter when eaten together with the fluffy whipped cream―which also elevates the flavour of the pumpkin too.

    I was inspired by the cafe owner to go for the cup I chose for my hot chocolate. There is so much variety between the cups; it’s fun getting to see rare ones. Be sure to check their Instagram page where they have more detailed write-ups about their coffee cups and coffee varieties.

     

    The cafe has a selection of original coffee blends which they make fresh with the utmost care and consideration. You can buy their coffee beans, take cake away from you, and even order whole cakes, so you can enjoy their delights at home.

     

    Chatei Hatou has stood together with Shibuya these past 30 years. According to the owner, the most important thing about running a cafe is making sure its doors are always open. It’s been tough as a result of the pandemic this year, but the cafe is still there as a part of people’s lives.

     

    The next time you’re in Shibuya, why not enjoy a drink and a sit down at Chatei Hatou?

  • Harajuku’s New Carbonara Restaurant Serves Pasta Japanese Style

    17.September.2020 | FOOD

    A new spaghetti carbonara restaurant by the name of Nama Carbonara opened in Harajuku, Tokyo on September 17, 2020.

    The restaurant opened in the same building as Harajuku’s popular fresh cream shop MILK and bubble tea shop Mot Tram. The restaurant makes its own fresh flat pasta everyday and uses fresh, rich cream sourced from Hokkaido.

     

    The current menu lineup consists of six dishes, from classic carbonara to Japanese twists. Let’s take a look at some of them.

    Classic Carbonara | ¥790

    Walleye Pollack Roe Japanese Carbonara | ¥1,090

    Freshly Grated Cheese & Bacon Carbonara | ¥1,090

    Seafood, Avocado & Basil Carbonara | ¥1,190

    Discover a brand new world of carbonara like never before at Nama Carbonara in Harajuku.

  • Manga Series Tokyo Revengers Gets Exhibition at Tower Records Shibuya

    17.September.2020 | ANIME&GAME / SPOT

    Tower Records Shibuya will host an exhibition dedicated to the ongoing manga series Tokyo Revengers from September 26 to October 18. The exhibition is being held to promote the release of the 19th volume which hits shelves in Japan on September 17.

    Tokyo Revengers is a manga series written and illustrated by Ken Wakui. An anime adaptation is scheduled to broadcast in 2021.

     

    The exhibition will feature a variety of works drawn by Ken Wakui for the series, both black and white as well as coloured illustrations, as well as panels of each character, and more. There will also be an exhibit for the upcoming live-action film.

    Tokyo Revengers x TOWER RECORDS OSMO Stamps (22 Designs) | ¥909 Each (Before Tax)

    Tokyo Revengers Monochrome Panels | ¥30,000 Each (Before Tax, Includes Shipping)

    Fans can also get their hands on a range of exhibition-exclusive merchandise, and from October, the exhibition will sell some Tokyo Revengers x Tower Records collaborative merch. There’ll be some signed artwork for sale too.

    Character Business Cards (11 Designs)

    And for every ¥1,000 spent at the exhibit, fans will receive one of 11 possible character business cards.

    TALENT PROFILE

    Anna Yano

    Released the song “Shape My Story” produced by kz (livetune) in August 2013. Performed as the vocalist on a single for kz’s solo project ‘livetune’ in January 2014. Both songs were used as theme songs for anime series and received attention in Japan and overseas. In October 2015, she formed a new unit with kz called ‘livetune+’ and they released their first EP “Sweet Clapper” on May 11, 2016.

    Ayumi Seto

    Active as a model, especially in fashion magazines. Receives tremendous support for her cute and distinct fashion. In February 2014, she debuted her apparel brand ‘Aymmy in the batty girls’ where she works as a designer. She was the first Harajuku and Aomoji-kei model to establish an authentic apparel brand. She develops clothing items through her unique fashion sense lens.

    Ema Tanioku

    “Emaeri” is the nickname for models Ema and Eri Tanioku, who are Aomoji fashion model twins. Ema and Eri Tanioku specialise in twin fashion coordination. Over the years their fanbase has increased due to their cute looks. Ema Tanioku spreads Harajuku culture within Japan as well as overseas and works as a Harajuku Tourism Ambassador. Starting off as a model, Ema has broadened her talent range from fashion magazines to TV, and from playing the lead role in dramas to movies.

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