Barbapapa x Maison de FLEUR Collaboration Includes Bags, Pencil Cases and More

06.August.2020 | FASHION

Maison de FLEUR, a brand developed by Stripe International Inc., is teaming up with the popular children’s book Barbapapa—which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year—by releasing a special selection of collaborative items online at STRIPE CLUB on August 7 and at Maison de FLEUR stores in Japan on August 8.

 

Barbapapa is a children’s picture book by Annette Tison and Talus Taylor which was released in 1970. The main characters of the book are the colourful Barbapapa family who are known for their ability to shapeshift.

 

The collaboration sees the Barbapapa family transform into three different Maison de FLEUR products which are inspired by “family love,” a theme central to Barbapapa.

Frilly Handle Tote Bags | ¥4,290 (Before Tax)

Barbapapa, Barbamama, and Barbabelle have turned into tote bags with frilly handles – a popular product from Maison de FLEUR.

Pencil Cases | ¥3,590 (Before Tax)

This time, Barbapapa and Barbapapa are joined by the three sisters: Barbalala, Barbalib, and Barbabelle.

Barbapapa Multi-Use Case | ¥3,590 (Before Tax)バ

This case features illustrations taken from the picture book Barbapapa’s Present of Santa Claus handing out presents tot he kids.

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    1: Japanese Candy Coloured Ink @ GINZA TSUTAYA BOOKS

    This new collection of ink was made in collaboration with Kyoto-based stationery maker Tag Stationery. The array of colours are inspired by traditional Japanese wagashi confections from the Edo Period. They have a spring aesthetic to them and so are the perfect choice for writing a letter or card to your mother this Mother’s Day.

     

    GINZA TSUTAYA BOOKS “Edo Confection Ink”
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    2: SHIRO “Hand Freshener 80” Hand Mist

    Japanese cosmetic brand SHIRO recently released its new “Hand Refreshing Series” of hand sanitisers that both clean and keep hands moisturised. Their new product Hand Refreshener 80 is a hand mist and comes in two fragrances: “Chakrasana,” is an original blend of fresh orange, spicy cloves, and geraniums, and “Sabon” which has a fresh soapy smell.

     

    Full Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/314729

     

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    3:My Neighbor Totoro Mother’s Day Gift Set by Donguri Kyowakoku

    The My Neighbor Totoro corn gift set is a hugely popular item sold in Japan for Mother’s Day and is now available again this year at Donguri Kyowakoku stores across Japan and on the Sora no Ue online shop. It’s inspired by the corn that Mei picks for her hospitalised mother in the Studio Ghibli film My Neighbor Totoro. Wrapped inside is a lunch bag and handkerchief with illustrations of a lively Totoro and fresh vegetables.

     

    Full Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/309219

     

    Donguri Kyowakoku Branch List: http://benelic.com/donguri/list.php

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    5: ORBIS RELEASE By Touch Series

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    Souvenirs for Visitors to Japan

    Tokyo Station Hand Towel (SHARED TOKYO): ¥1,404 (after tax )    ※ GRANSTA-limited 

    This hand towel is decorated with classic illustrations of Tokyo Station’s reliefs and clematis flowers. The flowers portray the message: “happiness of travellers”

    Furoshiki Patchin (SHARED TOKYO ) 1 set: ¥2,484 (after tax) 

    This is a beautiful shaped piece of wood with four holes. When you wrap your bento lunch inside a cloth, this piece of wood comes in handy when tying the corners of the cloth together. In moments, you can turn a normal piece of cloth into a useful bag. When you are going on a trip and have lots of luggage, this will come in very handy. 

     

    Character-themed Souvenirs

    Suica Penguin O-mikuji Fortunes (TRAINIART TOKYO): ¥594 each (after tax)

    Perhaps you are familiar with the Suica card, which is a form of rechargeable contactless card used to pay for train fares in Japan. For fans of the adorable Suica Penguin, which is the mascot of the card, this gift is a must. Peel off the sticker on the bottom and a red string will be revealed. Pull the string and your fortune will be revealed to you!

     

    Unusual Souvenirs

    Stained Glass-Style Bookmark (Neue ): ¥1,188 (after tax) 

    How about a luxurious stained glass-style book mark? This would make the perfect gift for any bookworm. Just having this would make you excited to get reading.

     

    Bullet Train Souvenirs 

    TOKYO STATION SOCKS (Happy Socks): ¥972 (children )/¥ 1,620 (prices after tax ) ※GRANSTA-limited 

    The pop-coloured socks are perfect for pumping energy through any child’s feet! There are also socks for adults which come in more mature colours which are easier to colour coordinate. These socks are easy to put on and are a great way to add a touch of cuteness to your look. 

    Electric Pen: E6 Series Super Komachi Shinkansen /Electric Car Pen E5 Hayabusa (Neue): ¥648 (after tax)

     Tip the pen and the bullet train will zip to Tokyo Marunouchi Station. There’s no doubt that train fans and children would love to get this present. 

     

    We hope this article helps you choose a souvenir on your next visit to Tokyo station.

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