Aimer’s new song “Kachou Fuugetsu” makes its debut at digital art exhibition “The Mysterious Restaurant of the Food God”
Aimer is a female singer known for her deep and husky voice – one that if you hear just once, will never leave your mind.
The immersive digital art exhibition “The Mysterious Restaurant of the Food God,” which is being handled by multimedia entertainment studio “Moment Factory,” begins today on January 28th. A pre-open event was held yesterday.
The exhibition is “a restaurant-style exhibition centred around washoku, or Japanese cuisine” where you can experience food from the best cooks while enjoying cutting edge digital art technology from Moment Factory. Aimer’s new song “Kachou Fuugetsu” is used as the image song for the event, and it had its first play on the pre-open day.
“Moment Factory” used their state of the art technology to create a beautiful, Japanese themed atmosphere with 7 screens as Aimer sang her new song, “Kachou Fuugetsu.” The stunning, mysterious scene was so gorgeous that it would make you swallow your breath. Moment Factory have created projects for more than 350 shows including at concerts for lots of famous artists such as Madonna, as well as at the Sagrada Família in Barcelona. That kind of genius combined with Aimer’s unique and enchanting singing voice mesmerised the audience in the 5 minutes the show played.
“The Mysterious Restaurant of the Food God” is running from January 28th to May 21st over in Kayabachō, Nihonbashi. Don’t miss your chance to experience it.
Aimer Official Website: http://www.aimer-web.jp/
The Mysterious Restaurant of the Food God
Open: Saturday January 28th, 2017 to Sunday May 21st, 2017
Location: “Special Site” in Kayabachō, Nihonbashi
Closest Station: 1 minute walk from the 6th exit at Kayabachō Station via the Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line and the Tozai Line.
Dress Up in Tokyo Disneyland’s Spooky Outfits and Enjoy Disney Halloween 2019
It’s only been a week since Halloween begun at Tokyo Disney Resort, and already guests are loving it. “Ghosts” are in the spotlight this year at Tokyo Disneyland, and they are serving up a spooky and ghostly time this year all the way up to October 31.
Tokyo Disneyland Halloween Gear
Since it’s Halloween, and you’ve made the effort to travel to Tokyo Disneyland, why not dress up too with one of the park’s many pieces of Halloween costume items?
Mickey Mouse Ear Hat – ¥2,000
The classic Mickey Mouse ear hat has taken on a Halloween theme for the event, wrapped in ripped bandages and spiderweb.
Poncho – ¥3,900 (Sizes S~LL) *Kid’s size is ¥3,300
Mickey has also turned into a white ghost but it doesn’t seem too spooky―friendly, actually―as he enjoys his drink and churro for the design of this poncho. It seems like he just wants to get in on the fun too.
Cap – ¥2,800 / Parker – ¥4,900
Transform into a black cat too with one of the many clothing items too, serving a completely different aura to the ear hats.
Spooky Boo! Parade
Once you’re all dressed up, it’s time to go and watch the Spooky Boo! Parade where the Disney cast and an army of ghosts invite guests into the Halloween festivities. Multiple stories will take place across the parade at once, so no matter which part of the parade you are watching, there’ll be plenty to enjoy. The parade takes place twice a day.
Be sure to check out the decorations in front of Cinderella’s Castle while watching the parade, featuring the Disney cast dressed in their Halloween costumes.
You’ll find ghosts hidden all around the park. Be on the lookout and see how many you can spot!
Wipe away your fatigue from walking around the park with one of the many special Halloween items on the menu at restaurants and cafes across Tokyo Disneyland.
Popcorn Soda & Doughnut – ¥600 @ Boiler Room Bites and elsewhere
The scrumptious popcorn coupled with the pumpkin flavoured doughnut make for a delightfully delicious combination. This is sure to whet your appetite right away.
Short Rib Cone – ¥500 @ The Gazebo
The cone is filled with ashed purple sweet potato and, short rib, and cheese sauce. A perfect little bite to walk around and eat while in the park when you’re feeling peckish.
Special Set – ¥1,050 @ Sweetheart Cafe
Arriving with a cute Jack Skellington bun is this potato salad and tomato beef-filled burger. When you unwrap the packaging and place the burger on top like in the photo, it looks like Sally is gazing lovingly at Jack♡
When night falls, Main Street at World Bazaar will light up with projecting mapping and Halloween music will play, creating an exciting Halloween nighttime experience. Fireworks will also launch into the night sky and be Halloween-themed too.
Join the ghosts this year at Tokyo Disneyland for an exciting Halloween Party!
Tokyo Disneyland – Disney Halloween 2019
Running: September 10, 2019 – October 31, 2019
Event Page (English): https://www.tokyodisneyresort.jp/en/tdl/event/detail/tdl_halloween2019/
Beasty Coffee by amadana Opens Flagship Store Beasty Coffee [ cafe laboratory ] in Shibuya
22.September.2019 | FOOD
Coffee brand Beasty Coffee by amadana, which uses the same coffee-making equipment and by the the top baristas in the country, as well as has delivered high quality coffee beans like them, is opening its new flagship store Beasty Coffee [ cafe laboratory ] in Shibuya on September 27.
Beasty Coffee [ cafe laboratory ] boasts inventory of stock developed by the company themselves, including its own hand-drip coffee tools, as well as original coffee bean blends, an espresso machine, and coffee roaster. The coffee house will also host workshops and other experimental activities, creating a new way to enjoy your cafe experience.
The cafe itself is renovated from a buckwheat noodle restaurant which was deep-rooted in the local area. It has a Japanese-style aesthetic with a modern approach, using mortar as its main decoration.
The furniture is walnut wood, which looks gorgeous in both Japanese and western-style decor, while the entrance has a stylish sliding door with a black frame. There is also a partition inside the cafe. All of this makes for a calm and relaxed atmosphere.
If you’re interested in ordering the hand drip coffee, there are three types to choose from. They also sell an in-house original lemonade, is a mix of lemon, which uses no preservatives, and herb tea.
The espresso machine comes in a navy colour, which is the brand’s main colour, with which the baristas can make customers coffees like cappuccino using original blends.
Behind the partitions sits two coffee roasting tester machines where the cafe will research making original blend coffees day to day to create coffee that people will love.
When you heard about a cafe that is set on creating delicious coffee every time, you want to become a repeat customer. If you’re a coffee lover then make sure you pop into Beasty Coffee [ cafe laboratory ] when it opens in Shibuya, Tokyo on September 27.
Beasty Coffee [ cafe laboratory ]
Address: 1-19-3 Tomigaya, Shibuya, Tokyo
Grand Opening: September 27, 2019
Business Hours: 9:00-19:00
Official Website: http://beastycoffee.com/
Kaori’s Easy Recipe: Learn to Make Pumpkin and Cream Cheese Pound Cake For Halloween
With just a small bit of ingenuity, turn everyday food into something cute using Kaori’s easy recipe! With a few simple ideas, an ordinary recipe magically transforms into a cute dish.
In this recipe, I will show you how to make the perfect treat for Halloween: a pumpkin and cream cheese pound cake, finished with cute bats and a ghost. This is a super easy recipe that can be made by simply putting everything into a blender and baking it in the oven. By the end of you you will have yourself a Halloween-themed rich pound cake as soft as Japanese pudding.
1: Ingredients (Makes one 22cm pound cake)
150g cream cheese
250g cooked pumpkin (skin and seeds removed)
150ml fresh cream
20g soft wheat flour
2: Blend all of the ingredients together in a blender
3: Once the mix takes on a smooth texture, pour into a cake tin and bake at 180℃ for 40 minutes. Once cooked, remove from the oven and leave to cool, then leave in the fridge overnight.
4: Once the cake has set, slice a piece and add your dollop of fresh cream for your ghost and decorate.
To see how I did the toppings, check the video I made above. Once your cute toppings are done, your cake is ready to enjoy!
Kaori invites you into her world of character-themed food dishes in her recipe series. Be sure to check out her Instagram where she has uploaded many pictures of her character dishes!
Duffy and Friends’ Delightful Autumn Woods Event Takes Place Alongside Disney Halloween at Tokyo DisneySea
Tokyo Disney Resort has finally begun its 2019 Halloween festivities, but there’s one more event happening this autumn which is just as worthy your time: Delightful Autumn Woods, themed entirely on Duffy and Friends.
The Cape Code area of the park has already welcomed the harvest season, with Duffy and Friends motifs being spotted throughout, as well as a line-up of exclusive merchandise, themed menu items, and more. We’ve picked out some of our favourites from the food and merch line-up to show you♡
Must-Buy Special Merchandise
Plush Toy Badges – ¥2,000 Each
Duffy and his pals have dressed up in various cute outfits for these plush toys, from a squirrel costume to an owl cape and more. These characters are adorable already but are even more so dressed in fall clothes!
Plush Toy – ¥2,900
These plush toys can be worn around your arm or used for wrapping up curtains. The straps are velcro and so can fit on both kids and adults arms.
Postcards – ¥450
Send someone important to you a postcard this autumn with one of these cute postcards featuring Duffy and Friends enjoying their time in the red and yellow-leaved woods.
Special Autumn Menu
At Cape Cod Cook-Off, a counter-service restaurant at Tokyo DisneySea, you can get your hands on a special menu line-up for the duration of the event which also comes with souvenirs. Your delicious desserts are served on and in crockery you can take home.
Milk Chocolate & Milk Purin w/ Souvenir Cup – ¥900 @ Cape Cod Cook-Off
This double-layered chocolate mousse and milk pudding is topped with raspberry sauce which gives a sweet punch to the soft pudding. It comes together with a cute Delightful Autumn Woods mug which you can take home as a souvenir.
Purple Sweet Potato Mont Blanc w/ Souvenir Plate @ Cape Cod Cook-Off
Thick with purple sweet potato cream, this mont blanc comes with a cute Duffy and Friends plate. Sweet potato is an autumn flavour so this one’s a must-try.
Souvenir Lunch Case – ¥1,200 @ Cape Cod Cook-Off
You can also order a lunch set which comes with its own lunch bag that you can take home. The hamburger is seasoned with burger sauce and topped with cheese. It comes with fries and a drink too.
If you’re visiting Tokyo Disney Resort for Disney Halloween 2019, be sure to pop over to Tokyo DisneySea to catch Duffy and Friends too!
Duffy and Friends: Delightful Autumn Woods
Running: August 25, 2019 – November 5, 2019
Event Page (Japanese): https://www.tokyodisneyresort.jp/treasure/fantasy/duffy/autumn2019/index.html
ONSEN GUEST HOUSE TSUTAYA to Open in Hakone This November
21.September.2019 | SPOT
ONSEN GUEST HOUSE TSUTAYA is a new hot spring and guest house facility set to open in the town of Sokokura in Hakone on November 26. The building is being renovated from an old guest house that has enjoyed a long history of hot springs since the Edo period.
Sokura Onsen is about a 90 minute car drive from the city centre and is considered one of Hakone’s “7 Hot Springs,” a list that has been around since the Edo period. The place is said to have been used and loved by many military commanders back in the day for the high water yield gifted by the water source.
When the building was first constructed it was known as “Tsutaya Ryokan” and became a famous guest house with not only locals but travellers who would arrive all the way from Tokyo. ONSEN GUEST HOUSE TSUTAYA combines history of both Sokura Onsen and Tsutaya Ryokan.
The renovated building was built 29 years ago. Though it has been revamped, it still maintains a nostalgic air to it in the style of a traditional guest house. It’s home to 6 spacious ryokan-type rooms and 46 compact rooms.
There is a space where one can gaze at the river after taking a dip in the hot springs, as well as a lounge with tables which encourages you to socialise with people you have just met. There are male and female open-air baths and indoor baths as well as a cooking space and laundry service for those looking to stay longer.
The facility offers a retro environment in which each guest can relax and enjoy their own time as they please. Throughout the guest house is original old-fashioned furniture that has been upcycled, including kotatsu tables and shelves, to give that sense of traditional Japanese culture. This has been combined with contemporary art to create a fusion of the old and new.
It is a harmonious combination of a traditional Japanese hot spring ryokan, or inn, and a guest house, which means travellers from abroad will be able to enjoy the beauty of the country’s traditional culture.
Escape the noisy city and enjoy peace and tranquillity surrounded in the colours of autumn at ONSEN GUEST HOUSE TSUTAYA
ONSEN GUEST HOUSE TSUTAYA (Sokokura no Yu Tsutaya Ryokan)
Address: 240-1 SokokuraHakone, Ashigarashimo-gun, Kanagawa 250-0403
Arrival: 10-minutes on foot from Miyanoshita Station or 12-minutes on foot from Kowakidani Station, both via the Hakone Tozan Line
Grand Opening: November 26, 2019 (Bookings begin in late October)
Official Website: https://hakone-tsutaya.com/
New Food Truck Taiyaki Tainoya to Open in Shinjuku Serving Fish-Shaped Cakes
21.September.2019 | FOODTaiyaki Tainoya is a food truck set to open in front of the first floor entrance of Flags on September 20 which is connected directly to Shinjuku Station’s south-east exit.Taiyaki – ¥200 (Tax Included)The truck will sell taiyaki, a classic Japanese confection which comes in the form of a crispy fish-shaped cake filled with bean paste. The cakes sold here will be made using Tokachi beans from Hokkaido which have a distinct luxurious sweetness to them.The taiyaki here are made with takeout and gift-giving in mind, so they have been made nice and crunchy so they don’t fall apart or become mushy.The bean paste isn’t overly sweet so is easy to enjoy. The beans, which have a strong aroma, are cooked in sugar beet from Hokkaido, and contain a hint of moshio, which is salt you get from burning seaweed.The sweet bean paste has such a smooth texture that you wouldn’t believe that’s what it is. If you’re a lover of adzuki bean paste or aren’t good with sweet things, then this is a bean paste you’re going to love.For an extra ¥30, you can have the taiyaki packed in a cute gift box if you’re thinking of giving it to someone. There are six colours to choose from for all occasions, be it a home party or for clients. They are also wrapped with noshi paper and contain message cards. There are seven of these to pick, so you can write your own words to the person.If a simple taiyaki isn’t enough for you, you can also top it with a rich soft-serve ice cream. Pick between Hokkaido Vanilla or Uji Matcha flavours.If you’re getting off at Shinjuku Station, be sure to head out the south-east exit of the JR Line section to find Taiyaku Tainoya.
InformationTaiyaku TainoyaAddress: 3-37-1 Shinjuku, Shinjuku Ward, Tokyo (1st floor entrance of Flags at Shinjuku Station’s south-east exit)Grand Opening: September 20, 2019TEL: 080-4179-2365Opening Hours: 11:00-3:00No Fixed Holidays
MAN WITH A MISSION Digitally Release ’86 Missed Calls’ Feat. Patrick Stump
20.September.2019 | MUSIC
Wolf pack rock band MAN WITH A MISSION now knee-deep in their first solo US tour in 5 years, which also includes their first-ever shows in Canada and Mexico.
It was revealed back in July that the band had written a new song entitled 86 Missed Calls feat. Patrick Stump as the main theme song for the Japanese film Three Nobunagas which hit theatres in Japan today (September 20). To celebrate its release, the song has just been released digitally ahead of the release of their new single Dark Crow, which is to hit shelves on October 23 and will include 86 Missed Calls.
The song features guest vocals from Patrick Stump who is known as the lead singer of American rock band Fall Out Boy whose 2018 album Mania was nominated for the category of Best Rock Album at the 61st Annual Grammy Awards.
Stump surprised the crowd at Summer Sonic Tokyo on August 17 when he joined MWAM on stage as a surprise guest on their set to perform the song live for the very first time. Since then, fans have been anticipating the song’s release.
When purchased at select music stores, MWAW’s new single Dark Crow will be coupled with the above-pictured “reflective stickers.” When you take a picture of the stickers with the flash on, you’ll see the members in completely different poses.
New Single “Dark Crow”
Release Date: October 23, 2019
First Press Limited Edition (CD+DVD): ¥1,800 (Before Tax) [SRCL-11320～11321]
Regular Edition (CD): ¥1,200 (Before Tax) [SRCL-11322]
Anime Edition (CD+DVD): ¥1,800 (Before Tax) [SRCL11323～11324]
■Dark Crow Store Exclusive Bonus
When purchasing the single at Amazon.co.jp, TSUTAYA RECORDS, Tower Records, HMV, or Sony Music, you will receive one of 5 possible MWAM reflective stickers (pictured above).
▼Sony Music (DJ Santa Monica Sticker): http://www.sonymusic.co.jp/Music/Info/manwithamission/shoplist/191023/
▼Tower Records (Spear Rib Sticker): https://tower.jp/artist/1816427/MAN-WITH-A-MISSION
▼HMV (Jean-Ken Johnny Sticker): https://www.hmv.co.jp/artist_MAN-WITH-A-MISSION_000000000445698/
▼TSUTAYA (Tokyo Tanaka Sticker): http://urx2.nu/ZD7L
▼Amazon.co.jp (Kamikaze Boy Sticker): http://urx2.nu/B1Mw
Digital Single “86 Missed Calls feat. Patrick Stump”
Released: September 20, 2019
MAN WITH A MISSION Official Homepage: https://www.mwamjapan.info/
DAOKO x Dragalia Lost Album Cover Art Unveiled, Store Exclusive Bonuses Announced
Dragalia Lost is an action RPG developed by Cygames and published by Nintendo for Android and iOS. To celebrate one year since the game’s release on September 27, 2018, it was revealed last month that DAOKO is teaming up with the game to release an anniversary album entitled DAOKO x Dragalia Lost on October 9.
In the lead up to its release, the CD covers for the albums have just been unveiled.
First Press Limited Edition
The CD covers feature illustrations of the Dragalia Lost characters as well as DAOKO who has been drawn as if she was a character in the game.
Tracks on the album include a n n i v e r s a r y, an song written for the 1 year anniversary written by DAOKO and TAKU INOUE, the game’s theme song Owaranai Sekai de produced by Takeshi Kobayashi, the Yasutaka Nakata-produced insert song Bokura no Network, a new song made in collaboration with Scha Dara Parr entitled Haisensupaisen, and more. The album also features many other artists and creators who were involved with the music production, such as Keiichi Ejima (Sakanaction), Yoh Kamiyama, Hideya Kojima (ORESAMA), Kikuo, Yunomi, and more.
First Press copies of both the Regular Edition and Limited Edition come with an application card for a chance to win in-game items, which have yet to be announced, and also come with the above-pictured Ryuki Amulet based on DAOKO’s song Owaranai Sekai de, and an item set that can be used in game.
When bought at select stores, the CD’s are also coupled with other exclusives. Check below for more details.
DAOKO x Dragalia Lost
Release Date: October 9, 2019
First Press Limited Edition (2 CDs+Slip Case+Digipak+60-Page Booket): ¥4,000 (Before Tax) [TFCC-86694]
Regular Edition (CD-Only): ¥2,800 (Before Tax) [TFCC-86695]
First Press Bonuses
・An application card to receive exclusive in-game anniversary items and a DAOKO-original Ryuki Amulet
・Application card to sign up for a chance to attend the anniversary event
・DAOKO x Dragalia Lost Exclusive Bonus Items
When purchasing the album at select stores and online websites you will receive bonus items exclusive to each respective seller. Participating Stores: Amazon, Animated, TOWER RECORDS, TSUTAYA, Rakuten Books, HMV, TOY’S STORE. Please note that these items are limited in availability.
DAOKO Official Website: http://daoko.jp/
Official Website (English US): https://dragalialost.com/en/
Official Website (English Europe/Australia): https://dragalialost.com/en-gb/
Food Review: Nutrient-Packed Vegan Cup Noodles Vegewel RICE NOODLES
Frembassy is a Japanese company whose aim is to create a barrier-free food culture in Japan where everybody can laugh and enjoy their meals together. On Thursday, the company introduced its new Vegewel RICE NOODLES on Vegewel Marché, a food website run by the company, which will be sold for a limited time. The cup noodles are vegetarian and vegan-friendly and packed with healthy ingredients.
Vegewel RICE NOODLES are made with no animal products, dairy, egg, wheat or crustaceans, and contain no chemical or synthetic seasonings. They can be enjoyed by both children and adults alike.
The bowl contains the noodles, seasoning, and soup powder. Simply put all the ingredients into the bowl, pour over hot water, and leave for 3 minutes before tucking in.
The chewy noodles are an original creation made from rice flour and made specifically for Vegewel RICE NOODLES. The flour is made from Akitakomachi, a type of rice, and provides a great flavour balance with the other ingredients.
The soup and seasoning contains absolutely no additives, chemical seasonings, or yeast extract. To ensure no quality is lost in the flavour of the cup noodles, only citric acid is added to the rice flour noodles. The bowl is packed full of crispy cut up vegetables which is rare when it comes to cup noodles in Japan. The secret to their crispiness comes from allowing the vegetables to dry in a vacuum drier in cold vapour. Normally, glucose is added to the dried vegetables, but that has been taken out of the process for these noodles too.
One bowl contains 125g of vegetables, letting you get 1/3 of your daily intake of veggies. Their delicious taste coupled with sweet mirin makes for a treat for your taste buds. The seasoning is simple, but once you’ve put everything together, the flavour takes on a whole new level.
I recommend adding lots of fresh vegetables like okra and tomato, maybe even a sprinkle of paprika and a small dash of extra virgin olive oil.
A bowl contains 266Kcal which is is much lower compared to your ordinary cup noodles. It’s also low in fats and zero in cholesterol. It makes for a simple, healthy and light lunch or even dinner. Japan is still catching up when it comes to vegan cuisine, so this is a great option if you’re staying there and in need of something!
Vegewel RICE NOODLES
Price: ¥590 (Before Tax)
Product Page: https://vegewel.com/ja/marche/products/ricenoodles
Noodles: Japanese Rice (Made in Japan), Corn Starch, Citric Acid
Seasoning: Yacón (Hokkaido), Broccoli (Hokkaido), Daokon (Aichi), Carrot (Aichi)
Soup: Soy Sauce Powder (Soy Sauce/Tapioca), Shiitake Powder, Sesame Powder, Onion Powder, Tomato Powder, Rock Salt, Mirin Powder
Poop-Themed Exhibition to Teach People All About Poop in Fukuoka
20.September.2019 | SPOT
Fukuoka PARCO and Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens are collaborating to hold a poop-themed exhibition entitled “Poop Exhibition: Poop Academy Cultural Festival in Fukuoka” on floor B1F of the south building of Fukuoka PARCO from September 27 to October 27.
There will be many elements to the exhibition. The first of these is the language section where sentences written in Japanese will be draped all across one room, each with references to poop.
Above photo taken from the Ikebukuro exhibition
In the “Outdoor Lesson” corner, there will be cased displays of different animal droppings with descriptions, enabling people to see the different shapes and sizes poop comes in.
In the “Poop Arithmetic 3rd Year Students” corner is a photo spot where you can pose like the Poop Maths Teacher as shown on the right.
At the end of the exhibition there’s an exam room where you can take a test based on what you have learned from the exhibition.
There’ll even be a range of original and exclusive merchandise.
Postcard Set (5 Designs) – ¥400
Folders – ¥300
Toilet Roll – ¥348 / Character Tape Cutter – ¥700 / Leather Futon Books (2 Designs) – ¥500 Each
*Photos are for illustrative purposes only. Listed prices are pre-tax. Event content subject to change.
Poop Exhibition: Poop Academy Cultural Festival in Fukuoka
Running: September 27, 2019 – October 27, 2019
Opening Hours: 10:00-20:30 (Until 18:00 on October 27; last entries 30 minutes before closing times)
Location: Fukuoka PARCO South Building Floor B1F
Entry Price: ¥600 (Free entry for preschoolers)
*POCKET PARCO members get ¥100 off
Event Page: https://art.parco.jp/fukuoka/detail/?id=297
Sensuously Scrumptious Mont Blanc Parfait Arrives at GINZA SIX Tsujiri
20.September.2019 | FOOD
The Ginza branch of long-standing Uji tea shop Tsujiri has unveiled a seasonal treat that will be available this autumn only. It was released on September 18 and will be served until October 31.
Tsujiri Ginza is the only branch of Tsujiri in the Kanto region of Japan, aiming to offer a “new kind of matcha experience” to the people of Tokyo. This autumnal mont blanc parfait dessert is made from an aromatic chestnut cream made in France, matcha soft serve ice cream made by the Uji matcha experts at Tsujiri, and fluffy fresh cream, creating a seasonal mix of flavours.
Once you’re done shopping around the extravagant town of Ginza, why not treat yourself to a tasty matcha-packed delight?
Address: GINZA SIX Floor B2F, 6-10-1 Ginza, Chuo Ward, Tokyo
Opening Hours: 10:30-20:30
Tsujiri Official Website: http://www.tsujiri.jp
Katsuhiro Otomo’s Masterpiece AKIRA Gets Collage Art Wall Display in Shibuya
The new Shibuya PARCO shopping complex is set to open on November 22, 2019. It will house the new PARCO MUSEUM TOKYO and GALLERY X, both of which aim to promote art and culture to the people of Tokyo.
The opening exhibition is titled “AKIRA ART OF WALL Katsuhiro Otomo × Kosuke Kawamura AKIRA ART EXHIBITION” which will see an entire wall decorated in a collage of art by manga author and film director Katsuhiro Otomo and his legendary series AKIRA. It is a collaboration with collage artist Kosuke Kawamura.
The art wall is in fact a relocation of the AKIRA art wall that has existed at the infrastructure building site in Shibuya for almost two years. Parts of it have been damaged over time, and so it will resurface at PARCO MUSEUM TOKYO on the 4th floor of the new Shibuya PARCO. That’s not all: there will also be valuable original works displayed as well as posters, 3D model recreations of things seen in AKIRA, the series soundtrack by Geinoh Yamashirogumi playing, and more.
Down in GALLERY X on floor B1F there will be various life-sized installations. There will be a graphic design zone with exhibits from YAR spearheaded by Japanese graphic artist YOSHIROTTEN who has teamed up with numerous projects both inside and outside Japan.
Fans of AKIRA can also look forward to getting their hands on a selection of exclusive merchandise, including t-shrits made in collaboration with apparel brands.
*Product pictures are for illustrative purposes only; actual designs are subject to change without notice. Prices TBA.
Shibuya is a popular tourist spot for overseas visitors, so if you’re an AKIRA fan planning a trip there this November or December, be sure to hit up the exhibition.©MASH・ROOM/KODANSHA ©Kosuke Kawamura ©︎AKIRA ART OF WALL EXHIBITION
AKIRA ART OF WALL Otomo Katsuhiro × Kosuke Kawamura AKIRA ART EXHIBITION
PARCO MUSEUM TOKYO (Shibuya PARCO 4F): November 22, 2019 – December 16, 2019 @ 10:00-21:00
GALLERY X (Shibuya PARCO B1F) November 22, 2019 – December 18, 2019 @ 10:00-21:00
*Exhibitions at both sites will end at 18:00 on their final dates. Last entries to PARCO MUSEUM TOKYO are 30-minutes before closing times.
Entry Price: General ¥1,000 / High School Students and Below ¥800 / Preschoolers – Free
Grand Opening: November 22, 2019
Address: 15-1 Udagawacho, Shibuya, Tokyo
Opening Hours: Shops & Services 10:00-21:00 / Restaurants 11:00-23:30 (*Select store times may differ)
No Fixed Holidays
Official Website: https://shibuya.parco.jp/