RADWIMPS Snatch Two Walls at Shibuya Station to Promote New Album

11.December.2018 | MUSIC / SPOT

The new album ANTI ANTI GENERATION by RADWIMPS is just around the corner, dropping on December 12.

 

In promotion of its release, RADWIMPS have snatched two walls at the underground concourse in Shibuya Station with advertisements for the album which will be up until December 16. One wall features the “Letter From RADWIMPS” of which only 100 were given out live on radio around the time the band released their new song in November. The other wall displays live photos taken from the band’s 2018 Road to Catharsis Tour.

Three new tracks from the upcoming album feature guest appearances from ONE OK ROCK frontman Taka, singer-songwriter Aimyon, New York-based rapper Miyachi, and Tabu Zombie of SOIL&”PIMP”SESSIONS. This is the first collaboration RADWIMPS has carried out and it boasts a seriously strong line-up of big artists.

 

The album also includes Saihate AiniMountain Top and Catharsist which were all released as singles, as well as Banzai Senshou and Seikai (18FES ver.) which the band drew attention for when they performed them at NHK’s 18 FES.

 

The album’s First Press Limited Edition includes a DVD featuring a documentary with interviews of the band members talking about how they arrived at ANTI ANTI GENERATION since their last two albums, Your Name. and Human Bloom which were both released in 2016.

The ongoing RADWIMPS Photo Exhibition features photos taken by Japanese cameraman Takeshi Yao from the band’s Road to Catharsis Tour 2018 in Japan and RADWIMPS Asia Live Tour 2018. It is currently being held in Tokyo, Osaka and Nagoya.

 

The band’s Road to Catharsis Tour held this year will be released alongside the new album on December 12.

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    Menu ① (Excerpt)


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    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.

     

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

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

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    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.

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    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

     

    SILENT SIREN

    SILENT SIREN is a four-member all-female band consisting of vocalist & guitarist Sumire “Suu” Yoshida, drummer Hinako “Hinanchu” Umemura, bassist Aina “Ainyan” Yamauchi, keyboardist Yukako “Yukarun” Kurosaka. In 2015, they performed their first solo concert at Nippon Budokan, making them the fastest Japanese all-female band in history to perform there since making their major debut. In April this year, they launched their own YouTube channel called “Sai Sai Channel.” They released their 7th album mix10th on September 2, 2020. The band celebrated their 10th anniversary with a special live performance at Yamanakako Communication Plaza Kirara on September 20, 2020. For the latest information on SILENT SIREN, visit their official website here: http://silent-siren.com/

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

    10.November.2020 | FASHION

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    Pinkoi x Miffy 〜TRAVEL with Miffy〜

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    寺沼麻美 (Japan) | Mobiles

    These cute Miffy mobiles are all handmade, with swaying stars and clouds to help you drift you off to sleep.

     

    Limited Edition Presents

    Stickers / Tote Bag / Handkerchief

    There’s also a selection of goodies visitors can get their hands on. If they post on Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook using the hashtag #pinkoixmiffy while at the pop-up store they can get some Miffy stickers. If they spend over ¥8,000 they’ll get the tote bag. Pinkoi members will get one of four possible Miffy handkerchiefs.

     

    Special Website

    A special page for the pop-up store will open on Pinkoi’s official website on November 12 less than a week before the pop-up store opens so Miffy fans can order items online early.

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

    02.November.2020 | FASHION / SPOT

    IKEA Japan has announced that it will open a new branch in Shibuya, Tokyo, on November 30, 2020.

    IKEA Shibuya comes soon after IKEA Harajuku which opened in June of this year. The new branch will boast seven floors: the first six will offer lifestyle products and open on November 30 while the 7th floor will house the restaurant which is set to open in Spring 2021.

     

    A special pre-opening will be available to IKEA Family members on November 27 and 28 who can get their hands on products before anyone else at a special price. Members must book their place by November 10.

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