Limited number of spring panda-themed Japanese crackers selling at Ueno station!
07.March.2019 | Uncategorized
From Friday 15th March, Ecute Ueno, which is a shop located inside Ueno station, will be selling a limited number of spring panda-themed Keishindo shrimp crackers for the first time!
Panda no Tayori (Spring) 5 individually wrapped crackers ¥648/8 individually wrapped crackers ¥1,080/16 individually wrapped crackers ¥2,160 (prices include tax)
Sold at：Ueno Ecute (Inside Ueno Station ー open for a limited time only)
These senbei crackers are packed tightly with shrimp flavour. The crackers are decorated with the image of a panda and a panda cub watching the spring cherry blossoms.
It is not only the rich flavour of the shrimp cracker that makes it so appealing but also the vivid colours and prints. The inks used for the prints use natural ingredients for their colours such as red yeast rice and cape jasmine. Whoever you give this to as a present can rest assured they are consuming healthy ingredients.
Tokyo fried shrimp (Tokyo-limited) 5 individually wrapped ¥540/10 individually wrapped ¥1,080/ 20 individually wrapped ¥2,160 (tax included)
There is also another standard product for sale. This senbei cracker is filled with shrimp paste flavouring and then flash fried. As a famous Tokyo treat, the packaging is also decorated colourfully and the design is rather popular.
Ebi Zukushi 6 packets + 2 trays ¥2,160/ 11 packets + 2 trays ¥3,240/ 13packets + 4 trays ¥ 5,400 (prices include tax)
Keishindo’s unique shrimp products are a one and only, allowing you to indulge in a variety of shrimp flavours including Japanese shrimp, sweet shrimp, shiba shrimp, botan shrimp and aka shrimp.
These are not only the perfect Tokyo souvenir, but also a great way to thank your host when you visit someone. If you’re interested, definitely try them out!
5 Places to Celebrate Halloween in Tokyo | 2019 Edition
Halloween is right around the corner, and in Tokyo, the spooky celebrations are beginning early. If you’re in the capital this month, here are 5 places you must check out this Halloween.
Plain Clothes Halloween 2019 @ Shibuya
Worried about what to wear for Halloween this year? No need to panic. If you’re spending your Halloween in Shibuya this year, which is known the world over for its incredible Halloween festivities, then head to Tokyo Culture Culture on October 27 where a very unique event is taking place.
Jimi (“Plain”) Halloween is an event that takes out the stress of having to go all out for Halloween as people go dressed as ordinary people. It has been held annually since 2014, with the number of attendees growing each year. Over 800 people took part last year, all clad in their plain clothes.
This year’s event will be split into three slots, with a capacity of 200 people per slot. Sign-up has already started, so if you’re interested, check the times below and book ASAP.
Full Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/263176
Date: October 27, 2019 (3 Slots / 200 People Per Slot)
Slot ①: 11:00-14:00
Slot ②: 15:00-18:00
Slot ③: 19:00-22:00
★Places are available on a first-come, first-served basis at the website below
Venue: Tokyo Culture Culture (cocoti SHIBUYA 4F, 1-23-16 Shibuya, Tokyo)
Entry: Free (Apply at the link below)
MAX UNKO HALLOWEEN @ Odaiba
Unko Museum Tokyo, a poop-themed (unko in Japanese) museum located on the second floor of DiverCity Tokyo Plaza in Odaiba, opened its Halloween event “MAX UNKO HALLOWEEN ~Unko & Dancing Halloween~” last Friday which will run all the way up to October 31. They are serving “max unko kawaii-ness” in this all-new Halloween event.
At the Unko Museum this Halloween, expect to see nnko idol monsters, unko mummies, and lots of other cute and fashionable unko critters. All of them will be part of a spooky parade together with the museum’s mascot character Umberto.
Also, if you go up to one of the museum staff members and say, “Trick or Unko?” you’ll receive a special Halloween gift. There’s lots of other unko-fying entertainment to be enjoyed, so if you’re looking for a different kind of Halloween experience, be sure to find out more about MAX UNKO HALLOWEEN.
Full Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/262397
▶︎MAX UNKO HALLOWEEN ~Unko & Dancing Halloween~
Location: Unko Museum Tokyo
Address: DiverCity Tokyo Plaza Floor 2F, 1-1-10 Aomi, Koto Ward, Tokyo
Opening Hours: 10:00-21:00 (Last Entries 20:00)
No Fixed Holidays (Except when DiverCity Tokyo Plaza is closed)
Ticket Reservations: https://reserve.ale-box.com/reserve/169
Official Website: https://unkomuseum.com/tokyo
ROPPONGI HILLS HAPPY HALLOWEEN 2019 @ Roppongi
Roppongi Hills has announced this year’s Halloween festival. Titled “ROPPONGI HILLS HAPPY HALLOWEEN 2019,” it will take place from October 1 to 31, packed full of spooky fun from a Halloween costume parade to a ghoulish gourmet menu line-up, featuring an always-unique array of food and drink.
Halloween Cupcakes – ¥638 Each @ LOLA’S Cupcakes Tokyo (Available from October 5)
LOLA’S Cupcakes has baked up an assortment of cute monster motif cupcakes, with flavours including pumpkin, purple sweet potato and more. Whichever one you pick, it’s sure to give you a smile and delight your taste buds.
Happy Monster – ¥980 @ Cafe Crepe
Delight in this cute pumpkin and fresh cream crepe, filled with pumpkin ice cream and snug in an orange crepe wrap. Housed inside is an adorable purple sweet potato mont blanc monster wearing a witch’s hat.
There’s plenty of other Halloween-themed menu treats besides these too in addition to numerous spine-chilling events.
Full Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/257307
▶︎ROPPONGI HILLS HAPPY HALLOWEEN 2019
Running: October 1, 2019 – October 31, 2019
Official Website: https://www.roppongihills.com/en/
PURO HALLOWEEN PARTY ~KAWAII MASQUERADE~ @ Tama
Sanrio Puroland is currently holding its “PURO HALLOWEEN PARTY ~KAWAII MASQUERADE~” Halloween festival will until October 31. This is the park’s first mask-themed festival, with each day split into two slots: Day and Night. During the daytime, guests are invited to the park’s “Cute Masked Party” string of events. But when night falls, the monsters creep their way out for the “Beautifully Scary Masquerade Party.”
With the release of IT Chapter Two―the sequel to one of the biggest horror hits in years―Sanrio Puroland is collaborating with the film. This includes Hello Kitty taking Pennywise’s place in the movie poster amongst other special content.
A ball mask parade is taking place on the first floor Puro Bridge. The Sanrio cast is dressed up in ballroom attire with masks and dance elegant dances, pulling onlookers into a frightening yet beautiful world.
As part of the Halloween celebrations, if you arrive at the park in full Halloween dress you can get a discount on Passport Tickets. Be sure to go clad in your best outfit to have the most fun!
Full Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/249600
▶︎PURO HALLOWEEN PARTY ～KAWAII MASQUERADE～
Running: September 13, 2019 – October 31, 2019
DAY: Weekdays – Until 14:30 / Weekends – Until 15:00
NIGHT: Weekdays – From 14:30 Until Closing / Weekends – From 15:00 Until Closing
*Weekday closing hours during the Halloween period is 6:00pm. Times subject to change.
Event Page: https://www.puroland.jp/2019_halloween/
VISION HALLOWEEN PARTY 2019 @ Shibuya
VISION HALLOWEEN PARTY 2019 @ Shibuya
The annual Halloween event at SOUND MUSEUM VISION, a club in Dogenzaka, Shibuya, will take place again this year on October 31.
Look forward to seeing live DJ performances from Yasutaka Nakata and SHINTARO with special guest acts from Kuro-chan and Ringo-chan of Yasuda Dai Circus as well as live performances from Yayoi Daimon and Rei©hi.
Dress up in your fanciest Halloween dress and club all night this Halloween!
VISION HALLOWEEN PARTY 2019
Date: October 31, 2019
Time: Open – 21:00
Price: Dress-Up Discount ¥2,500 / Door ¥3,500
Duffy the Disney Bear’s Friend Cookie Ann Arrives at Tokyo DisneySea®
23.October.2019 | SPOT
Cookie Ann is a friend of Duffy the Disney Bear who is set to show her face at Tokyo DisneySea for the very first time. She is a female dog with floppy ears and a cute nose. She loves to cook and enjoys experimenting mixing together different ingredients. She always brings excitement to Duffy.
Starting on December 26 this year, guests at Tokyo DisneySea can look forward to tucking into a Cookie Ann-themed menu as well as getting their hands on official merchandise. There will also be a photo spot with a Cookie Ann plush toy there for guests to snap a photo with.
And from January 10 next year, Cookie Ann will appear alongside Duffy & Friends at various programs. On March 27, too, there will be a chance to see Cookie Ann alongside Duffy and Mickey Mouse at Big City Vehicles in American Waterfront, one of the areas at Tokyo DisneySea.
Plush Toy – ¥4,000 (Costume Set – ¥3,600)
Pass Case – ¥1,800
10 very special pieces of Cookie Ann merchandise will drop at the park on December 26, including a plush toy, costume set and more.
Chef’s Recommendation Set w/ Souvenir Lunch Case – ¥2,340
Head to the park’s restaurant Dockside Diner to enjoy a tasty waffle set inspired by the story of Cookie and Duffy. It even comes with a souvenir lunch case for you to take home. The Cookie Ann food will also begin rolling out on December 26.
La France Mousse & Milk Pudding w/ Souvenir Cup – ¥950
Don’t forget dessert: a delicious mousse and pudding combination topped with a waffle, chocolate, and marshmallow wit Cookie on it. There will also be a popcorn baguette amongst other surprise treats.
Meet Cookie Ann, Duffy and the rest of the gang at Tokyo DisneySea this year.
*Photos are for illustrative purposes only
Tokyo Disney Resort® Official Website: https://www.tokyodisneyresort.jp/en/index.html
Event Page (Japanese): http://www.tokyodisneyresort.jp/treasure/duffy/special/cookieann/
Natural Ice Area to Open at KERA-IKE Ice Rink in Karuizawa Hoshino Forest Area
23.October.2019 | SPOT
The “Natural Ice” area is set to return to KERA-IKE Ice Rink, an outdoor ice skating area managed by Hoshino Resorts, again this winter, something made possible only by the cold winter weather and without cooling devices.
KERA-IKE Ice Rink is connected to the Karuizawa Wild Bird Sanctuary where countless wild birds and animals roam free. The ice rink opened for the winter season last Friday (October 18) and will run until March 8 next year.
The rink is formed of two areas: the “Man-made Area” which is made together with the cold air and the help of cooling devices, and the “Natural Area,” which appears only during the coldest time of winter and sees the water freeze up naturally, allowing people to skate across 1,080 square meters of land. This Natural Area will open on December 20 and run until February 20, 2020.
Stroll across the forest’s icy landscape
The freedom of skating across the natural ice is like taking a stroll through the forest. Enjoy skating around the little islands in the middle of the lake and finding the fallen leaves from the forest trees locked inside the ice.
Enjoy hot drinks with the sound of the wild birds as your soundtrack
Enjoy a coffee or hot chocolate at the neighbouring cafe. We recommend getting the Wild Bird Cafe Latte which comes with four different latte art designs of the wild birds you’ll often spot around the ice rink. The drink can be enjoyed in the cafe or can be taken out so you can enjoy sipping it on the benches on top of the ice.
Wild Bird Cafe Latte – ¥600 (Tax Included)
Coffee/Hot Chocolate – ¥500 (Tax Included)
Couples can enjoy the “Starry Sky Nighter Skate” Valentine’s event
For Valentine’s season, the ice rink has a special event in store for couples: the first ever “Starry Sky Nighter Skate.” Not only do they get the luxury of skating after-hours, they can also bask under the radiance of Karuizawa’s incredible star-filled sky. There will also be a guide providing commentary on the stars. After the event, all lights will be turned off to allow everyone to enjoy the pure light of the stars.
There will also be hot chocolate with heart-shaped marshmallows for the Valentine’s event.
Starry Sky Nighter Skate
Running: February 10, 2020 – February 16, 2020
Time: 17:30-19:00 (Reception open 17:00)
Price: ¥3,500 per person (Includes skating fee, skate rental fee, drink, binoculars, and consumption tax)
Age: 18+ years
Reservations: By 17:00 the same day by telephone or online. Reservations are mandatory.
Capacity: 20 per day (Must book for at least 2 people)
Kera-Ike Ice Rink Natural Area
Running: December 20, 2019 – February 20, 2020
*Man-made area running October 18, 2019 – March 8, 2020 (Except November 20, 2019, and January 7-9, 2020)
Price: General (Junior High Schol students and older) – ¥1,900 / Elementary School Students and younger – ¥1,300
Official Website: http://www.hoshino-area.jp/archives/area/skate
Freshly-Baked Caramel Flavoured Custard Apple Pies Cooking Up at RINGO in Japan
22.October.2019 | FOOD
RINGO, a chain of freshly-baked custard apple pie stores in Japan, is bringing back its caramel flavoured pies to all branches for a limited time commencing on November 15, 2019. The flavour was originally released last winter at RINGO’s first flavour.
This time around, the caramel has been cooked together inside the apple filling together with kogashi flour to elevate the gorgeous flavour of the apple, resulting in a rich “caramel apple” flavour.
The sweetness of the smooth and velvety custard melts into the caramel-laced apple filling which itself has a pleasantly palatable taste. The pie itself is crunchy, baked with cocoa powder and drizzled in a full-bodied caramel flavoured chocolate sauce.
This pie is perfect for the season, with its fragrant caramel and the sweet and sour combination of the apple, a fruit which is most delicious throughout autumn and winter.
Freshly-Baked Caramel Custard Apple Pie
Running: November 15, 2019 – December 25, 2019 (*Limited supplies each day)
Available: At RINGO branches across Japan
Price: ¥486 (Tax Included) for one
Official Website: http://ringo-applepie.com
One Piece x New Era® Collaborate On Limited Edition Rucksacks
Headwear and apparel brand New Era® is collaborating with the internationally-beloved hit anime series One Piece, which turned 20-years-old on Sunday (October 20), to release a stylish new rucksack from the PREMICO webstore.
The rucksack takes inspiration from the Straw Hat Pirates and fuses it with New Era’s iconic street fashion style.
The bag’s outer pocket features delicate embroidery of the crew’s skull logo as well the name “STRAW HAT” in all-caps.
The interior design of the rucksack features a print of an old-fashioned map and bears a cushioned pocket with plenty of room for stashing your tablet, notebook laptop or other items.
There’s also a side pocket for carrying a bottle. The charm dangling from the outside pocket features a ship anchor for that extra pirate aesthetic.
The bag comes in a black colour with a standard unisex silhouette, meaning it can easily be incorporates in a wide variety of styles.
Each bag also comes with a cap clip with the One Piece logo on one side and the New Era logo on the other.
This is a limited edition rucksack with only 2,000 being made, making this a must-grab for all fans!
©️Eiichiro Oda / Shueisha・Fuji TV・Toei Animation
NEW ERA x ONE PIECE Official Rucksack Collaboration
Release Date: October 21, 2019
Delivery: Mid January 2020
Price: ¥19,800 (Does not include tax or shipping fee)
Official Website: https://iei.jp/op48pr/
Sleep With the Orca Whales With Kamogawa Sea World’s Night Stay Program
22.October.2019 | SPOT
Kamogawa Sea World is offering a different kind of aquatic experience later this year with its new “Adult Night Stay” program which will run for 5 set days between December 7, 2019 and January 18, 2020 for those aged 18+.
The program offers a chance to take a photo with the beluga whales as well as watch a special performance from the orcas, which is available to those participating in the night stay as well as guests staying at Kamogawa Sea World Hotel. The aquarium also has some other night-time plans in store which you can’t experience during daytime hours.
During dinner, you’ll get to watch the orcas swim from the window while dining and chatting with the feeder and trainer of the orcas. The semi-course dinner was conceived by head chef Yamamoto and is made with seasonal ingredient.
After food, enjoy gazing at the giant “Endless Ocean” tank.
Below is the schedule for the two days.
・Tropical island behind-the-scenes study
・Pet the beluga whales (includes photo)
・Special orca performance
・Semi-course dinner with feeder and trainer
・Bathe (At Kumogawa Sea World Hotel or neighbouring facility)
・Stay in front of endless ocean tank
・Watch the dolphins
・Breakfast at the Ocean restaurant
・Free roam of the aquarium
Adult Night Stay
Running: December 7, 2019 / December 14, 2019 / January 11, 2020 / January 12, 2020 / January 18, 2020
Age: 18+ years
Capacity: 35 people per day (First-come, first-served)
*Sign-up will run until 10 days before each set day
*If there are less than 20 people for a set day the program will not run
Price: ¥16,500 (Tax Included) *Includes rental of orca design sleeping bag rental
Accommodation: Sleeping in front of the Endless Ocean tank (except December 7 where it will be on the Rocky World floor)
Food: Includes dinner and breakfast
*Dinner includes course dinner and one drink
Sign-Up: Phone bookings open from October 26, 2019 at 10:00 (first-come, first-served)
TEL: Kamogawa Sea World – 04-7093-4803 (10:00-16:00)
Kamogawa Sea World
Address: 1464-18 Higashichō, Kamogawa, Chiba
Official Website: http://www.kamogawa-seaworld.jp
Concert Review: ReoNa Announces 2020 Japan Tour at Zepp Tokyo Grand Finale Show
22.October.2019 | MUSIC
ReoNa turned 21-years-old on Sunday (October 20), and on the same day, she graced Zepp Tokyo with her first-ever solo performance there entitled ReoNa ONE-MAN Live “Birth 2019”. The show was the grand finale to her “Colorless” tour―also standing as her first nationwide tour―and enjoyed a sold-out venue of 2,700 screaming fans.
As the crowd waited in anticipation of the birthday girl’s entrance, a chorus of tranquil classical music enchanted the floor, something which has become a staple at ReoNa’s solo shows. The stage sat below a chandelier, and the stage basked in colourful lights, signifying the rebirth of a new ReoNa who has just wrapped up her “Colorless” tour. The music shifted all of a sudden, and more light rained down, signalling the beginning of the incredible night. The crowd waited with bated breath, and the sound of a piano reverberated throughout the room before ReoNa finally revealed herself. The first song she sang as her 21-year-old self to open the night was Kaibutsu no Uta. This track is special for the fact that it was the first original single to be released by ReoNa as an artist.
Original because ReoNa’s music career began when she performed the singing voice for Kanzaki Elza in the anime series Sword Art Online: Gun Gale Online. The singer performed over a two-hour set for fans which was comprised of both original songs, songs as “Kanzaki Elza starring ReoNa,” as well as a cover of Bad Day by Daniel Powter. It was her longest show to date.
The set was built on the set list for her “Colorless.” Tracks included a special strings arrangement of ALONE, as well as a very special version and first-ever performance of the Sword Art Online 10th anniversary theme song Till the End for which a chorus team of 12 people helped sing, and for which a fragrance was sprayed throughout the room.
From the moment ReoNa stepped out onto the stage until the curtain call, herself and the audience were 1-on-1. She expressed her heartfelt at the end of the night with a deep bow, which fans responded to with a roaring round of applause.
At the end of this incredibly successful night, ReoNa announced an all-new solo tour entitled “A Thousand Miles” which will begin in February 2020. The tour will take her to all of the Zepp venues across Japan. Pre-sale tickets for this all-seating-reserved tour now available on ReoNa’s official fan club accessible via her website.
photo by 山本哲也
ReoNa ONE-MAN Concert Tour 2020”A Thousand Miles”
・February 29, 2020 @ Sendai GIGS (Miyagi Prefecture)
OPEN 17:15 / START 18:00 Enquiries: 022-217-7788 (Kyodo Tohoku)
・March 5, 2020 @ Landmark Hall (Kanagawa Prefecture) *Girls-only concert
OPEN 18:30 / START 19:00 Enquiries: 03-5720-9999 (Hot Stuff Promotion)
・March 8, 2020 @ Zepp Sapporo (Hokkaido)
OPEN 17:15 / START 18:00 Enquiries: 011-623-5555 (Mount Alive)
・March 14, 2020 @ Zepp Fukuoka (Fukuoka Prefecture)
OPEN 17:15 / START 18:00 Enquiries: 0570-09-2424 (Kyodo West)
・March 20, 2020 @ Zepp Nagoya (Aichi Prefecture)
OPEN 17:15 / START 18:00 Enquiries: 052-320-9100 (Sunday Folk Promotions)
・March 21, 2020 @ Zepp Namba (Osaka)
OPEN 17:00 / START 18:00 Enquiries: 06-6341-3525 (Yumebanchi)
・March 27, 2020 @ Zepp Tokyo (Tokyo)
OPEN 17:00 / START 18:00 Enquiries: 03-5720-9999 (Hot Stuff Promotion)
Fan Club Pre-Sale Tickets
Running: October 20, 2019 at 20:00 (JST) – October 30, 2019 @ 23:59 (JST) *Up to 2 tickets per person
ReoNa Official Website: http://www.reona-reona.com/
Tokyo Disney Resort Gives a Peek at its New Year’s Merchandise
21.October.2019 | FASHION
Tokyo Disney Resort is set to celebrate the coming new year with a string of events that will run from January 1 to 5 next year. In anticipation of the forthcoming celebrations, it has given guests a special snippet into a new range of Disney official New Year’s merchandise which will be released ahead of 2020 on December 2, 2019 at Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea.
Win Wonderful Prizes With the New ‘Tin of Dreams’
Tin of Dreams – ¥2,020
For the first time ever, Tokyo Disney Resort is bringing out its new ‘Tin of Dreams’ filled with a lucky assortment of goodies to bring happiness and love to the new year. These golden tins include an original and New Year’s-exclusive towel and card. The soft towel has embroidered on it Mickey and Minnie as Japanese ‘daruma’ which is a traditional Japanese doll that symbolises good luck.
Each tin also has a ticket inside which will have a different kind of dream written on it from small to special. Depending on which dream you get, you’ll receive one of the following prizes:
・Special Dream: One night in the Special Room on the Standard Floor at the Disney Ambassador® Hotel. The date of the stay is January 30, 2020 – January 31, 2020. The room type or date cannot be changed.
・Big Dream: Ticket to exchange for Tokyo Disney Resort park merchandise
・Middle Dream: Ticket to exchange for popcorn (Regular box)
・Small Dream: Original seal (with Mickey Mouse daruma design)
*Exchange tickets can be used at select locations around the park and are valid until March 31, 2020
Penmanship Set & Daruma Memo Pad
Penmanship Set – ¥12,000
Get your hands on this special penmanship set for writing your New Year’s cards and letters to people. It comes with a brush and ink.
Daruma Memo Pad – ¥20,000
This memo pad features a special design which reveals a daruma Mickey and Minnie once you’ve used all the sticky notes. This means you don’t have to throw the pad itself awayーit can be used as an ornament! *This is available to purchase on the Tokyo Disney Resort app only.
New Year’s Goods Aplenty
New Year’s Pine Decoration – ¥1,900
Figure (Dream Daruma w/ New Year’s Message) – ¥800
Osenbei – ¥1,600
There are countless other celebratory items to grab this year at Tokyo Disney Resort too, including a pine decoration (which is indispensable during the New Year in Japan), a figure containing a New Year’s message in it, snacks, and more.。
What are your dreams for 2020? Set them in stone by celebrating at Tokyo Disney Resort.
*Photos are for illustrative purposes only
Tokyo Disney Resort New Year’s Merchandise
Available: Grand Emporium at Tokyo Disneyland® / Emporio at Tokyo DisneySea®
Official Website: https://www.tokyodisneyresort.jp/en/index.html
*Product designs and prices subject to change without notice
*Products available while supplies last
Anime Fashion Apparel Brand SuperGroupies Releases Yu-Gi-Oh! Bags
SuperGroupies is a fashion apparel brand which fuses traits from your favourite anime series into fashionable jewellery, clothing and other fashion items. A new Yu-Gi-Oh! product lineup has just been released and includes Yugi Muto, Seto Kaiba and Yusaku Fujiki-themed bags.
Yugi Muto Backpack
“My duty is to carry this bag!”
Take a close look at this bag and you will notice that it would be the perfect bag for Yugi Muto.
From the star-shaped studs and the chain stitch that will remind you of the Millennium Puzzle to Yugi’s catchphrases such as “IT’S MY TURN” and “HERE WE GO, MY OTHER SELF！”, the bag is full of subtle details .
Seto Kaiba Shoulder Bag
“My bag is more perfect that you could ever imagine.”
How would you like to carry around a bag that looks like Seto Kaiba’s attache briefcase? The front of the shoulder bag bears the Kaiba Corporation logo. The star studs from the Japanese title of the series (遊☆戯☆王) have been included in the design.
Open the bag and you will notice the lining is decorated with the KC logo and the Bue-Eyes White Dragon. English translations for Seto’s key battle phrases such as “Pulverization!” “Honorable Death!” and “Applause” are also printed on the lining.
Each bag is full of subtle and elegant detail to represent each character. If you are a Yu-Gi-Oh! fan, make sure to check them out.
Yu-Gi-Oh! Collaboration Bags
3 Designs: Yugi Muto Backpack, Seto Kaiba Shoulder Bag, Yusaku Fujiki Bag
Reservation Period: October 21, 2019 – November 11, 2019 (12:00)
Shipping: End of February 2020 (Subject to change)
Retail Price: ¥13,800 each (before tax)
Special Edition Website: https://www.super-groupies.com/feature/yugioh_06_bag
Shibuya Halloween Event Returns From the Dead Featuring Yasutaka Nakata, SHINTARO, and more
21.October.2019 | MUSIC
Halloween is just around the corner and every year, Shibuya is plagued with groups of friends ready to party in their Halloween costumes.
SOUND MUSEUM VISION is a club located on Dogenzaka in Shibuya and its annual tradition is to throw a grand and exciting Halloween event which will rake in all the zombies, ghosts and monsters that lurk the streets.
This year on the third day of the event, Yasutaka Nakata and SHINTARO will be taking to the stage as DJs to blast away the darkness. The event will also feature special guest comedians Kuro chan from the comedy trio Yasuda Dai Circus and Ringo chan. Live acts include musicians Rei©hi and Yayoi Daimon.
Get in your Halloween costumes and make sure to check out this zombie hotspot.
VISION HALLOWEENPARTY 2019
October 31, 2019
Doors Open: 21:00
Discount price if you come in costume: ¥2500
Tickets on the door: ¥3500
Special Guests: Kuro chan, Ringo chan
DJs: Yasutaka Nakata, SHINTARO
Live Acts: Yayoi Daimon, Rei©hi
Drag Queens: NOBLE*, Gyuko Matsuzaka
and much more.
GINZA SIX Christmas 2019: Christmas Cake, New Art by Klaus Haapaniemi & More
Ginza’s biggest shopping complex GINZA SIX is celebrating Christmas this year with an upcoming event entitled “Celebration of Life: Hoshi no Umi no Shukusai” (A Festival Under a Sea of Stars) which will take place from November 5, 2019 to December 25, 2019.
Celebration of Life: Hoshi no Umi no Shukusai
The visuals for “Celebration of Life: Hoshi no Umi no Shukusai” were created by Finnish artist Klaus Haapaniemi. The work is titled “Astral Sea” and Haapaniemi arranged the art specifically for the event. It features animals and living beings floating through space amongst the stars, each moving to the rhythm of the stars’ revolution. With this grand work, Haapaniemi has created a new myth that makes one think of space and how it connections to the lives of humans.
The space and time-transcending “Lightning Whales” which appear in the Astral Sea will be suspended from the shopping centre’s atrium, and tapestries of Haapaniemi will also be draped down the centre, turning GINZA SIX itself into its own Astral Sea. The 10-meter long Lightning Whales floats have been designed in such a way that it looks like they are flying through space. Additional artwork can also be found in the front entrance, show window on floor B2F, and elsewhere.
Klaus Haapaniemi x GINZA SIX Christmas Collaboration Items
Several stores inside GINZA SIX are also releasing items in collaboration with Haapaniemi.
Mimuro Sugi Junmai Daiginjo Imadeya Ginza Limited Edition Model – ¥3,000 @ Imadeya Ginza
This Junmai Daiginjo is part of the Mimuro Sugi Roman Series developed by a sake brewery in Nara. This transparent drink retains the delicate flavour of the rice and leaves a beautiful lingering aftertaste. It’s best enjoyed with some tasty food.
Available: November 5, 2019 – February 29, 2020 (While supplies last)
Lightning Whales Frozen Fruit Bar – ¥600 @ PALETAS
These new frozen fruit bars from PALETAS are inspired by Haapaniemi’s Lightning Whales. The bar’s fantastic colouring is taken from the Astral Sea, while its flavour is blueberry gelato with salt. It’s decorated with gold leaf and silver leaf.
Available: November 5, 2019 – January 31, 2020
Gloves – Whale Embroidery ¥9,000 / Swan Embroidery ¥10,000 @ Ginza Tsutaya Book Store
Gloves are a must-have during winter, and these ones come with whale and swan embroidery. You’re sure to grab people’s attention with these gorgeous fits.
Available: November 8, 2019 – December 25, 2019
*Listed prices don’t include tax. Items subject to change without notice.
Christmas Cake & Party Food
Ginza is known for its long list of gourmet restaurants, serving food from around the world. This holiday season, GINZA SIX has plenty of Christmas delights lined up.
Noel Neige – ¥4,630 @ Pavlov Pâtisserie
This gorgeous, light cake uses cream for its snowy landscape, topped with bright-red strawberries.
Panettone Babbo Natale – ¥7,407 @ Café Cova Milano
Cova’s panettone is made with a secret recipe that has been handed down since the beginning of the 19th century.
Assorted Mini Sandwiches – ¥3,704
This assortment of mini sandwiches are the perfect choice for Christmas parties, filled with a variety of delicious ingredients like smoked salmon, caviar, pastrami, and more.
*Listed prices don’t include tax.
This is just a small look at what GINZA SIX has in store for this Christmas. If you’re spending the holiday season in Tokyo, be sure to stop by.
Address: 6-10-1 Ginza, Chuo Ward, Tokyo
Opening Hours: Shops/Cafes (B2F-5F) 10:30-20:30 / Restaurants (6F, 13F) 11:00-23:00
*Business hours differ from shop to shop.
No Fixed Holidays (But shops and restaurants will be closed on August 26, 2019)
Access: Directly connected to Ginza Station via the Tokyo Metro Ginza Line, Marunouchi Line and Hibiya Line.
Pokémon Shirts Original Stitch Collection Gets Overhaul
Back in February, American custom shirt brand Original Stitch, which offers over one billion design customisations, launched a collaboration with the Pokémon franchise. That very same Pokémon Shirts collection has received a product overhaul
The line-up offers two options: either a shirt featuring one of the original 151 Pokémon, or a plain shirt which you can fully customise. Orders are made online and delivered to your home.
The collection is launching in the US this time around. To celebrate and help promote the collaboration, you’ll find four Pokémon Shirts designs in the Pokémon GO style shop: Snorlax, Vileplume, Lickitung, and Magikarp.
There are three styles of this short-sleeved shirts to choose from just as before: the Dress Shirt, Casual Shirt, and Relax Shirt. To ensure that each shirt matches any occasion, all the patterns for each style have been revamped.
Made to fit the body line, the dress shirt is made for the business scene. It works best as an inner to a suit or other formal dress. The shirt retains the same high level of quality as before, with the bust line and space around the arm length being altered. Its revision has made it so it caters to more people’s needs.
The casual shirt is of course made for everyday wear. The waist line has no shape and the shirt has been made more roomy to create a more overall loose fit. By wearing the shirt untucked you can create an even more stylish silhouette. The collar is also now more compact.
The relax shirt has more of a box silhouette than the casual shirt, as well as an open collar. This style is perfect for trips and travel. The body line has been made more loose and they have gotten rid of the waist line shape. The lining of the collar has been changed too, resulting in a more relaxed look.
Larger sizes have also been added to the collection including 3XL, 5XL, and 7XL. Full details can be found on the Original Stitch Support Centre page.
There are also now 10 colours to choose from, including colours from before as well as redesigned ones, meaning there’s plenty of customisable options.
Even the buttons have been improved. They are still as colourful as ever but have been made into more of a pop style to match what you’d expect from a Pokémon shirt. There are 11 colours to choose from, but for an extra ¥500 you can get one of 8 marble buttons as pictured in the lower row above.
Try designing your very own Pokémon shirt!
©2019 Pokémon. ©1995-2019 Nintendo / Creatures Inc. / GAME FREAK inc.
Pokémon, ポケットモンスター and ポケモン are registered trademarks of Nintendo, Creatures Inc. and GAME FREAK inc.
Types: Men’s / Women’s
Styles: Dress Style / Casual Style / Relax Style
Customisable Parts: Body/Collar/Back Collar/Cuffs/Back Cuffs/Pockets
*Crest customisation no longer available in line with revamp
Price: From ¥10,000 (Does not include shipping charges)
Orders: 151 Pokémon Shirts + 10 Plain Shirts
Available Countries: Japan/Us/Hong Kong/Taiwan/Singapore/Malaysia/Philippines/India/Indonesia
Official Website/Orders: https://ja-jp.originalstitch.com/pokemon/