Mickey & Friends Disney Christmas Cupcakes to be Released at Ginza Cozy Corner
Japanese confectionery company Ginza Cozy Corner is teaming up with Disney once again to release a new Christmas collection of cupcakes on December 1.
Colourful Disney treats for the holiday season
This sweet seasonal collection is inspired by Mickey & Friends and contains nine unique cupcakes which depict the characters getting ready for their Christmas party.
Disney Christmas Collection (Contains 9) | ¥2,500 (Before Tax)
Cupcakes include a Santa-hat wearing, chocolate ganache-filled Mickey cream cheese cake, a strawberry jam-filled Minnie mousse cake, a lemon and mint cream-packed, Christmas decoration-adorned Donald tart, a banana and mint cream Pluto tart, an orange cream Goofy chocolate cake, and more.
The cakes are packed in a special Disney Christmas box which is sure to catch the attention of sweet tooths this holiday season, perfect for stay-at-home Christmas parties.
Disney Christmas Collection
Running: December 1, 2020 – December 25, 2020
Ginza Cozy Corner Official Website: https://www.cozycorner.co.jp/
Hello Kitty and Cosmetics Company Shu Uemura Release Holiday Collection
23.October.2021 | FASHION
Japanese cosmetics brand Shu Uemura is releasing two new holiday collections in collaboration with beloved Sanrio character Hello Kitty! The first collection, featuring twelve items, will go on sale on November 1, 2021, and the second collection, featuring four items, will be available on November 15, 2021. Only limited quantities will be available. Preorders are now available on the official online store. Certain products will also be available at Sanrioworld GINZA 1F starting October 30 to celebrate the new collaboration.
Bold, edgy, and chic makeup looks
Rich Collection Lineup
1st Collection Lineup
Rock the Party Palette (6 limited-time colors/ 4 existing colors): ¥9,900 (Tax Included)
Discogram Eye Palette (6 limited-time colors): ¥7,150 (Tax Included)
Unlimited Disco Glitz Lipstick (2 limited-time colors): ¥4,070 (Tax Included)
Unlimited Satin Lipstick (2 limited-time colors): ¥4,070 (Tax Included)
Unlimited Lacquer Shine Lipstick (1 limited-time color/1 existing color): ¥3,740 (Tax Included)
Unlimited Cream Lipstick (2 limited-time colors): ¥4,180 (Tax Included)
Ulim8∞Sublime Beauty Cleansing Oil (Limited-time packaging) 450ml: ¥12,650 (Tax Included) / 150ml: ¥5,060 (Tax Included)
Limited-Time Channel Goods
*Available only at the official online store and Global Flagship Beauty Boutiques
Unlimited Satin Lipstick VIP Auburn: ¥4,070 (Tax Included)
Hard Formula 9 Seal Brown: ¥2,860 (Tax Included)
Rock the Party Premium Makeup Box: ¥35,200 (Tax Included)
Rock the Party Mini Lipstick Set: ¥7,150 (Tax Included)
*Available only at the official online store and Global Flagship Beauty Boutiques
The new collaborative collection is inspired by Tokyo nightlife and is perfect for creating both a glamorous rock ‘n roll look or something more soft and sweet. A number of new shades of eyeshadow and lipstick appear in this holiday collection, so why not snag some of these high-quality goods before they’re gone?
© 2021 SANRIO CO., LTD. APPROVAL NO. L614617
shu uemura x Hello Kitty 1st Collection
Limited-Time Release Starting November 1, 2021 / 12 Items Total
Preorders Begin October 15, 2021
Limited-Time Release Starting November 15, 2021 / 4 Items Total
Preorders Begin November 8, 2021
Where to Buy:
Shu Uemura Locations Nationwide and Online / Global Flagship Beauty Boutiques
Official Site: https://www.shuuemura.jp
Shiseido x Pokémon T-Shirts Collab Exhibition Held at Minato Mirai, Yokohama
The limited-time ‘BEAUTY EXPANSION’ exhibition is being held at ‘Shiseido Global Innovation Center S/Park’ between October 15 and 20 2021.
For the event, Shiseido’s beauty artists have collaborated with ‘Pokémon Shirt,’ the personalized Pokémon shirt service. The special exhibition relives the visual collaboration between Shiseido’s top hair and makeup artist Harada Tadashi and ‘Pokémon Shirt,’ with behind the scenes footage and more.
From the inspiration for the Harada Tadashi and ‘Pokémon Shirts’ collaboration to the three key visuals, the exhibition has been split into sections to show how the visuals were created. With drawings, crocheted hair parts, and more, you’ll learn about the order of production, how visuals are created, and even how new ideas about beauty are formed.
Not only can you relive the creation process of a top creator, but you will also experience the ever-changing and evolving expression of “beauty.” The music used for the promotional video was inspired by the key visuals and produced by Conisch, a music writer and producer who has worked for many animated TV shows and has even previously written the theme song for Pokémon. The hair and makeup fashion show held on October 20 will be broadcast on YouTube, with guest appearances from Harada Tadashi and Conisch themselves. The incredible show will combine the world of Pokémon, the key visuals, and all kinds of motifs to match the space, so be sure to check it out!
©Pokémon. ©Nintendo/Creatures Inc./GAME FREAK inc.
Duration: October 15 ~ October 30 2021 (closed on Sunday)
Venue: Shiseido Global Innovation Center (S/PARK)
Official Site: https://spark.shiseido.co.jp/
Opening Hours: 11:00 ~ 18:00
Address: 1-2-11 Takashima, Nishi-ku, Yokohama City, Yokohama
Entry Cost: Free
Availability: October 20 ~ December 31 2021
Shiseido on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/SHISEIDOofficial
Maruoka Castle in Fukui Teams Up with NAKED for Updated Projection-Mapping Event
22.October.2021 | SPOT
Japanese creative company NAKED has begun a new projection mapping event at Maruoka Castle in Fukui, as well as the nearby Otenshuzen Park. The company has also introduced a new way to safely promote the area’s beautiful nighttime scenery, with the NAKED Distanced Lanterns.
Since 2014, NAKED has used new creative and futuristic technology to better highlight the appeal of local sites around Japan.
In March 2021, NAKED’s influence at Maruoka Castle became permanent with the start of the Maruoka Castle x NAKED Hikari Musubi installation. The castle itself is one of the oldest in Fukui prefecture, and visitors and locals alike can now enjoy a symphony of beautiful lights shining on the historic landmark year-round. This new version of the projection-mapping project is ‘Hikari Musubi ~Creating the Future~’, and it hopes to convey the charm of Sakai city to the rest of the world.
The company brought its projection-mapping technology to Shinzen Izumi Elementary School in Tokyo in 2014 and to Kesennumakoyo High School in Miyagi in 2015. In 2016, NAKED launched the 0 x 0 Mugen Project in collaboration with the Osaka University of Arts, which supports the projects of students at the university as well as those of prospective students.
Maruoka Castle Tower
The theme of this projection-mapping show is ‘From Maruoka Castle to the World and the Future.’ The Maruoka Junior High School Chorus Club is responsible for some of the event’s music.
NAKED Distanced Lanterns®︎
A participatory artwork allowing people to create light while maintaining social distance, the NAKED Distanced Lanterns project has invited local citizens to design lanterns to display outside Maruoka Castle.
Maruoka Castle x NAKED Hikari Musubi ~Creating the Future~
Address: Maruoka Castle (1-59 Maruokacho Kasumicho, Sakai, Fukui)
Running: October 1, 2021 ~ *Daily Screenings
Maruoka Castle Tower Projection-Mapping – Twice daily at 20:00 and 21:00
Otenshuzen Park Projection-Mapping – 18:00-21:00
NAKED Distanced Lanterns®︎ – Six Days Only, on October 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16
Official Site: https://maruoka-castle.jp/
KEITA MARUYAMA and niko and…Release New Mountain Lodge-Themed Collection
22.October.2021 | FASHION
In August, designer KEITA MARUYAMA and editorial fashion brand niko and… announced the release of their first collaborative collection, GARDEN CAMP. Now, the two have teamed up for the second time for MOUNTAIN LODGE, with pieces going on sale on October 29, 2021.
Everything in the collection, from item design and visual direction to in-store displays, was supervised by Maruyama. His playful worldview has been blended with the unique stylings of niko and…, with graphics and motifs picked from the collection archives of the 1990s and 2000s and redesigned with a modern perspective. Original textiles were also created exclusively for this new collaboration featuring staples of the outdoors like deer and checkered patterns. The colors used aren’t usually seen in niko and…releases and will be rare additions to any wardrobe.
On the special collaboration website, actress Mai Fukagawa stars in the collection’s main visual. The first 500 to pre-order from the collection and spend over ¥5,000 (including tax) will receive an original magnet assortment set (3 pieces) as a gift. *While supplies last. Designs are random. The gift will be sent separately in early November. For those picking up at a store, the gift will be shipped to your registered address.
Keita Maruyama x niko and… Second Collaboration
Release Date: October 29, 2021
Where to Buy: niko and…stores, both nationwide and abroad (Hong Kong, Taiwan, Mainland China) / Official Web Store / Rakuten Fashion / ZOZOTOWN
Pre-order Start Date: October 13, 2021 *Available on Official Web Store
Pre-order Link: https://www.dot-st.com/cp/nikoand/keitamaruyama
Special Site: https://www.dot-st.com/cp/nikoand/keitamaruyama2021aw
‘Maruko & Cojicoji’ Collaborates with Popular Fruit Sandwich Store ‘FruitsBOX DAIKANYAMA’
A collaboration between ‘Maruko & Cojicoji’ and FruitsBOX DAIKANYAMA has been announced. The ‘Maruko & Cojicoji Fruit Sandwich POP UP SHOP’ will be open between October 16 and October 31 in Kinshicho TERMINA 2.
Matcha Bean Paste & Strawberry Sandwich
Hokkaido Suzu Akane! Strawberry Sandwich
Four Seasons! FruitsBOX Sandwich
Crispy Taste! Banana and Chocolate Chip Sandwich
Tote Bag: ¥2,200 (Tax Incl.)
Parka (FREE SIZE: Length 71cm, Width 58cm, Shoulder Width 52cm): ¥6,050 (Tax Incl.)
FruitsBOX DAIKANYAMA is a fruit sandwich specialty store that opened in 2019. The ‘Maruko & Cojicoji’ lineup will include eight new sandwiches. You’ll get addicted to the new Matcha Paste and Strawberry sandwich, which combines the sweet and sour taste of strawberries and a rich bean paste!
The pop up shop will stock a parka and tote bag, which both feature original artwork, alongside a! exciting collection of 50 Chibi Maruko-chan and Cojicoji items to purchase! Why not check it out?
Maruko & Cojicoji Fruit Sandwich POP UP SHOP
Duration: October 16 ~ October 31 2021
Opening Hours: 11:00 ~ 20:00 (Subject to change)
Fruit Sandwich Store Location: Kinshicho TERMINA 2 1F La Gare Entrance Outdoor Exhibition Hall (Closest train: JR Kinshicho Station North Exit)
Pop Up Store Location: Kinshicho TERMINA 2 1F La Gare Indoor Exhibition Hall
Official Site: https://fruitsbox.net/
Ranma 1/2 x THANK YOU MART Release New Limited Collaboration Items
The KAWAII speciality ¥390 store THANK YOU MART has announced a new and limited ‘Ranma 1/2’ collaboration with popular manga artist Takahashi Rumiko, available from October 15 2021.
The ‘Ranma 1/2’ collaboration is finally here! The stylish retro designs feature Ranma, Shampoo, alongside Ranma’s father (Panda) and their rival Ryoga. Each product will be available in THANK YOU MART stores nationwide for a limited time.
The fun design combines the retro aesthetic of the original manga with a Chinese twist, showing the characters dressed in Chinese-style clothing and pajamas. Of course, each item only costs ¥390! (¥429 incl. tax)
Tote and iPhone Case
This adorable flat tote and iPhone case features Ranma and Shampoo wearing Chinese style clothing. The design can also be found on both the clear pouch and window pouch, all perfect for daily use.
iPhone Case & Stickers
This accessory pouch with a convenient mirror shows a pajama-wearing Ranma on both sides, while the iPhone case appears to be covered in stickers. With stickers also available in this 19 piece collection, adults will fall in love with this new collaboration!
To commemorate the new collaboration, the shop is hosting a giveaway on both Twitter and Instagram. Three lucky winners will receive the clear pouch, a tote bag, and the embroidered socks as a prize. To enter, just follow the official accounts and Retweet (Twitter) or Like (Instagram) the giveaway post. Why not try your luck?
© Takahashi Rumiko / Shogakukan
Manga ‘Ranma 1/2’ Limited Original Collab Items
Release Date: October 15 2021
Price: ¥429 (Tax Incl.) *Specified items are buy-one-get-one-free.
Location: THANK YOU MART Stores / THANK YOU MART Online Stores (Official/Yahoo!/Rakuten/Amazon)
Official site: https://www.390yen.jp/
no mark.Café in Tokyo Collaborates with Parent-Child Art Unit Musee du Aouvre
Located in an old traditional Japanese house in Kiyosumi Shirakawa, no mark.Café has a cozy ambiance for guests looking to escape the hustle and bustle of the city. From October 15 until November 30, the cafe is collaborating with the parent-child art unit Musee du Aouvre, and thirteen works from the group’s blog will be on display throughout the building. A campaign will also be held, giving visitors the chance to receive some original coasters and a small wind God figure to sit on the side of a coffee cup.
Campaign Present A. Aouvre Coaster / B. Aouvre Wind God Figure
The cafe aims to be a place where guests can enjoy art as they relax, and to further this idea, they will be collaborating with a number of artists in the ‘CAFE DE ART’ project.
The first collaboration is with Musee du Aouvre, an art unit consisting of a father and son duo who copy famous works of art. These aren’t just any forgeries–they are incredibly adorable and pay proper homage to the original creations. Thirteen works will be selected from the pair’s blog and will be exhibited under the title ‘The no mark.Café Great Counterfeit Exhibition.’ A 2022 calendar and postcards of the works will be on sale at the store, and videos will provide information about the original works of art. Visitors can also participate in the Twitter and Instagram campaign to win a special collaborative item!
The no mark.Café Great Counterfeit Exhibition
Running: October 15, 2021 – November 30, 2021
Address: no mark.Café (3-7-3 Shirakawa, Koto-ku, Tokyo)
Twitter: https://twitter.com/nomarkcafe1 （＠nomarkcafe1）
Official Site: https://show-ohdo.jp
A BATHING APE® Meets MGM’s ‘Pink Panther’ for First Collaboration
20.October.2021 | FASHION
A BATHING APE® has announced their first collaboration with MGM’s popular character, the ‘Pink Panther.’
The ‘Pink Panther’ was born over 50 years ago and has come to represent MGM. He first appeared on TV screens during the opening and ending themes for the legendary detective show of the same name. He was so popular that he received his own TV show, comics, merchandise, and is still relevant to this day.
Now the global star has paired up with A BATHING APE® to create a new collaboration line, fusing the iconic character and the brand’s unique graphics.
The ‘Pink Panther-esque’ hoodie has the brilliant ABC CAMO diamond print on the back, while the L/S TEE has a slender and comfortable fit, printed with the original Pink Panther themed Pink Diamond edition of the famous ABC CAMO.
The S/S TEE is available in both kids and adult sizes. The ‘Pink Panther’s’ rival ‘Inspector Clouseau’ also appears in the collection, combining the animated world with BAPE®’s iconic designs.
Be sure to check out the BABY MILO® illustrated pieces too! This collectible collaboration is filled with both cute and surreal pieces.
The collection will be available in A BATHING APE® stores and on the official web store from October 16 2021. Be sure to check out the very first new-generation collaboration between the ‘Pink Panther’ and A BATHING APE®!
A BATHING APE® x PINK PANTHER
Release Date: October 16 2021
Available Stores: A BATHING APE® Stores Nationwide and the Official Web Store
Collaboration Webpage: https://bape.com/pages/pinkpanther
Artist Maki Ohkojima Collaborates with UpcycleLino to Create Sustainable Items
20.October.2021 | FASHION
Artist Maki Ohkojima is inspired by life and the environment. UpcycleLino is creating completely recyclable products that produce zero waste. It makes sense that these two would collaborate, and their new items ask people to think more about their relationship with nature. With a theme of ‘circulation,’ these items will be on sale at participating shops around Japan and online.
UpcycleLino × MANDALĀJU Big Band Collared Shirt
UpcycleLino × MANDALĀJU Sketched Tote Bag
UpcycleLino × MANDALĀJU Scarf
The ‘Tree of Life’ project is inspired by the theme of coexistence between the environment and all living things. It is important to protect limited resources for future generations. UpcycleLino is a completely sustainable company, using fabric scraps from other projects to create brand new clothes.
People, animals, insects, plants, and all other living things exist in the circle of life, and this is the message conveyed through Maki Ohkojima’s art. What can we do to better coexist with the planet?
Kadokawa Musashino Museum ‘Maki Ohkojima Art Exhibition – Perforated Spiral’
Date: October 8, 2021 ~
Address: Kadokawa Musashino Museum (3-31-3 Higashi Tokorozawa, Saitama)
Hours: Sunday-Thursday: 10:00-18:00 (Last Entry at 17:30) / Friday, Saturday: 10:00-20:00 (Last Entry at 19:30)
Official Site: https://kadcul.com/
October 8, 2021~
Where to Buy:
Kadokawa Musashino Museum Shop
nest Robe: https://store.nestrobe.com/nestrobe/ / CONFECT Online Shop and the following shop locations: Omotesando, Ginza, KITTE Marunouchi, Takasaki, Umeda, Kyoto, Nagoya, Okayama, Hiroshima, Fukuoka, Osaka Takashimaya
Cinnamoroll Releases Second Single, Commemorative Event and Tower Records Collaboration Goods
Cinnamoroll, one of Sanrio’s most popular characters, is collaborating with Tower Records to commemorate his second idol single ‘Star Dome.’ An event will be held, while collaboration goods will be available in 35 Tower Records stores nationwide and online.
Cinnamoroll is a male puppy who first appeared in 2001 and debuted in 2002. He is extremely popular, taking first place in the Sanrio Character Ranking four times. He made his idol debut with his first single in 2020 and is pushing forward with second single “Star Dome,” which will be released as a CD on November 4.
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Products Available in the Shibuya Store / Akihabara Store / Abeno Hoop Store / Online
Products Available in the Shibuya Store / Abeno Hoop Store / Online *Scheduled to be
released on December 2.
Bracelet (Pink Gold)
‘Star Dome’ Regular Edition Jacket
‘Star Dome’ First Press Limited Edition Jacket
The collaboration goods scheduled to be released on November 3 will feature Cinnamoroll in his ‘Star Dome’ costume and the Tower Records logo in all-new illustrations. In addition, a release event will be held at the Shibuya store on November 3 and at the Abeno Hoop store on November 27. Customers who spend over ¥3,000 (Tax Incl.) on collaboration goods will be invited to participate in a mini live and photo session.
Be sure to check out Cinnamoroll’s second single along with the limited edition merchandise!
Cinnamoroll x TOWER RECORDS 2021
Sales Start: November 3 (Bracelets will be sold on December 2)
Goods Reservation Start: October 14 In Store, New Year for Online Orders (*Mini live and photo sessions cannot be booked in advance. Tickets will be sold on a first-come first-serve basis in store on the day of the event.
Cinnamoroll ‘Star Dome’
Release Date: November 4
Regular Edition: ¥1,300 (Tax Incl.)
First Press Limited Edition: ¥1,800 (Tax Incl.)
‘Kyoto Yura Hotel M Gallery’ New Halloween Menu Features Adorable Monster Motifs
The ‘1F Lounge & Bar 1867’ at the Kyoto Yura Hotel M Gallery will be hosting a Halloween themed afternoon tea from October 1 2021, with tea sets and cocktails available. The premium hotel is owned by Accor, a Paris, France based group that owns over 5,000 hotels and resorts in 110 countries.
The Halloween-themed afternoon tea has been made by Jennie Chiu, a pastry chef who grew up in America, the home of Halloween. The afternoon tea features cute and playful monster motifs, including a witch-hat Mont Blanc, a Cassis and Chestnut Cake topped with a small ghost, and a spider-web topped Raspberry and Chocolate Mousse. For savory treats, Chef Nishimura Niki has prepared Foie Gras soaked in Salted Koji, plus two luxurious lobster dishes.
The creative Halloween cocktails were brainstormed by Yamazaki Sousei, who ranked in the Japan Top 10 category of bartending competition ‘WORLD CLASS 2021.’ The Halloween and apple pie inspired lineup was inspired by Scotland and the Celtic people, looking back to when Halloween was first celebrated.
Enjoy some adult-only time in this retro-modern “family mansion” themed space.
Halloween Afternoon Tea Set
Availability: October 1 ~ October 31 2021
Location: Lounge & Bar 1867
Serving Hours: 12:00 and 15:00 *Please reserve your table by 17:00 on the day prior to your arrival
Availability: October 1 ~ October 31 2021
Location: Lounge & Bar 1867
Serving Hours/Opening Hours: 11:30 ~ 21:00 (L.O. 20:30)
Official Site: https://kyotoyurahotel-mgallery.com/ja
New ‘Uramichi Oniisan’ Collab Hotel Room Designed Using ‘URA’ and ‘OMOTE’ Motifs
Sunshine City Prince Hotel has revealed a new “Uramichi Oniisan” themed plan, available to reserve for a limited time between October 2 and December 31.
Hotel Staff Costume Illustration
Pajama Costume Chibi Illustration
©Kuze Gaku・Ichijinsha / Uramichi Oniisan Production Comittee
Star Can Badge / Hotel Keychain / Mask Case (URA & OMOTE ) / Original Notepad / Hotel Key Card
Cafe & Dining ‘Chef’s Palette’ Original Drink with Bonus Coaster
‘URA-Room’ with Chibi Character Illustration
The ‘Uramichi Oniisan’ anime became a hit in Summer 2021, known for its cast of famous voice actors.
The new artwork produced for the hotel features the characters in hotel staff uniforms and pajamas, perfect for the hotel-themed collaboration. The ‘OMOTE ROOM’ is designed using the new illustrations, while the ‘URA ROOM’ uses the chibi characters. Each room features a sound clip from Uramichi Omoteda (CV: Kamiya Hiroshi). Original merchandise and drinks are available to guests, plus the famous “Bird Finding Game” is available to play in each room, making it a must-see for fans!
Dive into the ‘Uramichi Oniisan’ world with this new collaboration hotel room!
‘Uramichi Oniisan Collaboration Plan’
Availability: October 23 2021 ~ January 22 2022
*Not available to book on January 22 2022.
Advance Reservations: October 11 2021 from 12pm onwards: https://www.princehotels.co.jp/sunshine/plan/contents/uramichi/