Mister Donuts x Pierre Marcolini Luxury Doughnuts Hit Japan
12.January.2021 | FOOD
Mister Donuts has teamed up with Belgian chocolate brand Pierre Marcolini to release the “misdo meets PIERRE MARCOLINI Collection” of doughnuts which hit Japanese branches on Friday (January 8).
Fondant Chocolate Doughnut – Chocolate | ¥200 (Before Tax)
Fondant Chocolate Doughnut – Caramel | ¥200 (Before Tax)
Fondant Chocolate Doughnut – Raspberry | ¥200 (Before Tax)
Fondant Chocolate Doughnut – Hazelnut | ¥200 (Before Tax)
Danish Chocolate – Raspberry | ¥230 (Before Tax)
Danish Chocolate – Hazelnut | ¥230 (Before Tax)
The doughnuts are part of Mister Donuts “misdo meets” series which first began in 2017 to combine the highest quality ingredients and techniques to in order to bake up the best possible doughnuts. This time, it has joined sticky bakers fingers with the popular Begian chocolate brand Pierre Marcolini to create a new kind of fondant chocolate doughnut and danish. The line-up is made with high quality authentic chocolate and has a bitter kick to it – perfect for those who aren’t into sweeter treats. The heart-shaped danishes are also spot on for the Valentine’s season in Japan.
misdo meets PIERRE MARCOLINI Collection
Serving: January 8, 2021 – Mid March 2021
Available: Mister Donut Japan (Select branches not participating)
Official Website: https://www.misterdonut.jp
The Best Halloween Sweets to Pick Up Before They’re Gone
Fall is already here, and it’s time for some seasonal treats! Here on Moshi Moshi Nippon, we’ve brought you plenty of timely info on some of the best cute and spooky sweets Japan has to offer. Admittedly, some of them look too beautiful to eat, but at least they’ll liven up your living space!
This Halloween comes during another tough year, so why not treat yourself? Here are some of the best sweets to bring home during this spooktacular season.
Hotel W Osaka x PIERRE HERMÉ PARIS
Japan’s luxury lifestyle hotel W OSAKA is offering themed sweets at the ‘MIXup’ Art & Pastry Bar. The recipes and baking techniques are based on the methods of PIERRE HERMÉ PARIS, and the desert course features eight different treats filled with seasonal ingredients like pumpkin and pear.
Release Date: September 15, 2021
Hyatt Centric Kanazawa
A series of monochromatic Halloween-inspired treats will be on sale at Hyatt Centric Kanazawa starting October 1, including cakes, muffins, and more. Be sure to check out the absolutely massive Halloween parfait, which will both fill you up and freak you out.
Release Date: October 1, 2021
Located in Tokyo’s Omotesando area, Q-pot CAFE is offering cake and macaron sets, each of which are made to order. The Eye-Patch Ghost cake is adorable, but we don’t know if we could stomach that Brain Cake…
Release Date: September 1, 2021
Hotel Conrad Osaka x Sebastian Masuda
Sebastian Masuda, known as the Godfather of Kawaii, is teaming up with Hotel Conrad in Osaka for some bright and colorful Halloween treats. If you’re looking for something less dreary, this buffet is definitely the event for you.
Running: September 2, 2021 – October 31, 2021
Mister Donut Ouchi de MISDO HALLOWEEN
Five new Halloween donuts are now available at participating Mister Donut shops nationwide! Each sweet and spooky creature is available with ten different eye expressions, so you’ll just have to try to get them all.
Available: September 3, 2021 until sold out.
TEXT： Natalie（MOSHI MOSHI NIPPON）
The Strings Omotesando Promoting Breast Cancer Awareness with Special Pink Menu
Since 2003, the Pink Ribbon Festival has been held to convey the importance of early breast cancer detection and regular screenings. Breast cancer affects more than 90,000 people each year in Japan, making this initiative more important than ever. In October, the Strings Omotesando will be supporting the initiative with an all-pink menu at both the Zelkova Cake Boutique and Cafe & Dining Zelkova. These treats will be available from October 1 until October 31.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, making it the perfect time to spread vital information and inspire people to take proper precautions. The Pink Ribbon Shortcake, available for takeout only, and two bright pink cocktails, the ‘Mary Pickford’ and ‘Diamond Lily’ will be available. The shortcake, with a massive symbolic pink ribbon on top, is made with a light sponge, smooth semi-sweet cream, and a layer of juicy seasonal Shine Muscat.
The Mary Pickford, made with white rum, pineapple juice, cherry liqueur, and grenadine, is served with a pink ribbon adorning the glass. The Diamond Lily mocktail is inspired by the flower of the same name, which typically blooms in October. Using pink grapefruit and rose syrup, it’s sure to make anyone sipping it look glamorous.
In addition to these limited menu items, the Breast Care Book, a guidebook detailing information about breast cancer, will be distributed for free, with donation boxes available for those who want to support cancer research.
Pink Ribbon Festival at The Strings Omotesando
Running: October 1 – October 31, 2021
Venue: Zelkova Cake Boutique / Cafe & Dining Zelkova / (The Strings Omotesando 1F)
Hours: 11:30-22:00 (Cake Boutique open 12:00-20:00)
*Hours of operation have been shortened. See website for details.
Phone: 03-5778-4566 (Direct line to Cafe & Dining Zelkova)
Yokohama Bay Sheraton Hotel & Towers Offers Halloween Menu to Enjoy in Lounge and at Home
Yokohama Bay Sheraton Hotel & Towers have announced a Halloween themed menu using seasonal Autumn ingredients. The ‘Sweets Parade~ Halloween~’ buffet will be held on the second floor of the Seawind lounge on Thursdays and Fridays between October 7 and October 29. In addition, a Halloween version of the popular take-out ‘Home de Afternoon Tea’ will be available in their basement floor pastry shop Dorer for a limited time between October 1 and October 31.
Lounge ‘Sea Window’ Sweets Parade ~Halloween~
‘Purple Potato Mont Blanc’ with Okinawan purple potatoes.
‘Shiro-An Yokan’ with skulls (front) Mousse Chocolate Marron (back right)
Caramel Coffee (left) / Matcha Anmitsu (right)
‘Orange and Strawberry Jelly’ with vivid graduation coloring (center)
Pumpkin Tart (front) / Eyeball ‘Vanilla Cassis’
Pastry Shop Dorer ‘Home de Afternoon Tea ~Halloween~’
Smoked Salmon Salad
Chestnut Rice with Pumpkin
Five variations of Ronnefeldt Tea / Alain Milliat Strawberry Jam
Lounge ‘Sea Window’ is back with another charming ‘Sweets Parade ~Halloween~’ sweets menu. The menu boasts a lineup of photogenic Halloween sweets, including a glossy ‘Purple Potato Mont Blanc’ made using Okinawan purple potatoes, a peering eyeball ‘Vanilla Cassis,’ a pumpkin and almond cream ‘Pumpkin Tart,’ and a jack-o-lantern themed gradient ‘Orange and Strawberry Jelly.’
There is also a selection of luxurious light meals, each featuring seasonal ingredients, that will offer you a taste of the hotel, including the pumpkin-filled ‘Chestnut Rice’ and ‘Pumpkin Soup’, and the ‘Chestnut Danish.’
For the first time, pastry shop Dorer will be offering a ‘Home de Afternoon Tea ~Halloween~’ experience, allowing customers to enjoy Halloween sweets from the comfort of their own home. The cute box is filled with a variety of fun sweets and savory snacks such as a ‘Purple Potato Mont Blanc,’ ‘Monster Macarons,’ a skull-covered ‘Fig Tart’ and ‘Shining Grape Petit Cream Puffs.’ The afternoon tea set makes the perfect gift to any loved ones!
You can visit the lounge and experience a luxurious time at the adult-aimed sweets buffet, gazing through the atrium during the long Autumn evenings, or you can enjoy the colorful afternoon tea set from the comfort of your own living room!
Why not experience a special Halloween in your preferred setting?
Lounge ‘Sea Window’ Sweets Parade ~Halloween~
Location: Lounge ‘Sea Window’ / 2F
Availability: October 7 ~ October 29 2021 on Thursdays and Fridays
Pastry Shop ‘Dorer’ Home de Afternoon Tea ~Halloween~
Location: Pastry Shop ‘Dorer’ B1F
Availability: October 1 ~ October 31 2021 (Reservations required, to be made 3 days in advance)
Ace Attorney Celebrates 20th Anniversary with CAPCOM CAFE Collaboration, Releases Main Visual
Saitama Ion Laketown kaze’s CAPCOM CAFE will be holding an Ace Attorney collaboration cafe between October 8 and November 18 to commemorate the series’ 20th anniversary.
The never-seen-before main visual is themed around the 20th anniversary and features the Ace Attorney and Great Ace Attorney characters in their fanciest clothes! Look forward to the new collaboration menu and limited goods which will feature the new artwork.
The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles is now on sale.
© CAPCOM CO., LTD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
CAPCOM CAFE x Ace Attorney Series Collaboration
Duration: October 8 ~ November 18, 2021
Location: CAPCOM CAFE Ion Laketown
Address: Ion Laketown Kaze 3F, 4-2-2 Laketown, Koshigaya City, Saitama
Official Site: http://www.capcom.co.jp/amusement/capcomcafe/
Cup Noodles Celebrate 50 Years with Goods from Fashion Brand niko and…
Popular Japanese fashion brand niko and…will release a number of items in collaboration with globally-beloved Cup Noodle starting October 6, 2021. Preorders are now open on the official online store, so be sure to check it out before everything’s gone!
Collection at a Glance
Cushion & Blanket: ¥4,180 (Tax Included) / Apron: ¥3,080 (Tax Included) / Coat: ¥5,390 (Tax Included)
Storage Box: ¥2,200 (Tax Included) / Tote Bag: ¥2,750 (Tax Included) / Shoulder Bag: ¥2,420 (Tax Included)
Cup Noodles originally hit the market in 1971, and in the past 50 years, the product has become incredibly popular as an affordable meal around the world. Blending the worlds of food and fashion, this collaboration with niko and…will offer people a chance to show off their noodle love with some fashionable items. The illustrations featured on the limited-time collection were provided by German artist Stefan Marx. The lineup has plenty of variety, with fashion items and household items galore, offering something for everyone!
niko and… x Cup Noodle
Release Date: October 6, 2021
Where to Buy:
niko and…stores nationwide, Official Web Store, ZOZOTOWN, Rakuten Fashion
*The Tokyo store will begin selling these products on October 1, 2021.
Preorders begin September 15, 2021.
Official Site: https://www.nikoand.jp
Maison de Fleur Launches Eighth Anniversary Collaboration with Sanrio’s Wish Me Mell
25.September.2021 | FASHION
Japanese accessories brand Maison de FLEUR is celebrating eight years with another collaboration, this time with Sanrio’s bunny character Mell. A number of special items are now available to preorder on the STRIPE CLUB e-commerce site until October 3, 2021.
Double Ribbon Tote Bag: ¥5,819 (Tax Included)
Side Pocket Tote Bag: ¥5,819 (Tax Included)
Mini Pouch: ¥3,949 (Tax Included)
Face Pouch: ¥3,949 (Tax Included)
Drawstring Pouch: ¥4,389 (Tax Included)
The character Mell is also celebrating an anniversary, turning ten this year. Items went on presale on September 20, which also happens to be the little rabbit’s birthday. The character was designed by Miyuki Okumura, more famously known as the designer of Cinnamoroll.
These pink bags and pouches feature a classy salmon pink color, and the adorable inner lining is sure to make any Sanrio fan smile, showing Mell and her friends from Merci Hills surrounded by balloons. The canvas material makes these perfect for everyday use.
Look closely at Mell’s bunny ears to see the Maison de FLEUR logo! Will you be grabbing any of these items?
ⓒ’21 SANRIO APPR.NO.L629405
AZUL BY MOUSSY Selling Tokyo Revengers Collab Merch at Tokyu Square Flagship Store
The Minatomirai Tokyo Square AZUL BY MOUSSY shop is now selling collaboration merch inspired by the popular anime series Tokyo Revengers! The items will only be on sale until September 26, so if you’re in the area, be sure to stop by before the event ends.
Draken S/S Shirt: ¥9,900 (Tax Included)
Revengers Tee: ¥4,400 each (Tax Included)
Scene Photo Tee: ¥4,400 each (Tax Included)
Revengers Crewneck: ¥8,250 each (Tax Included)
Revengers Sweatpants: ¥8,800 each (Tax Included)
Scene Photo L/S Tee: ¥5,500 each (Tax Included)
Revengers Cap: ¥3,300 each (Tax Included)
Revengers Rubber Keychain: ¥660 (Tax Included)
Revengers Coin Case: ¥1,650 (Tax Included)
Revengers Acrylic Stand (3 varieties): ¥1,650 each (Tax Included)
Revengers Clear File (3 varieties): ¥550 each (Tax Included)
Revengers Sticker: ¥1,100 (Tax Included)
Revengers Ribbon Keychain (3 varieties): ¥1,100 (Tax Included)
Revengers Reversible Face Mask: ¥1,980 (Tax Included)
Revengers Pin: ¥550 each (Tax Included)
The AZUL BY MOUSSY flagship store at Tokyu Square is the only place to get these limited-edition goods. This shop opened in spring 2021 and calls itself the nation’s only ‘Radical Store’ filled with the unique elements of space, sound, fragrance, culture, person, and black. Those might be strange descriptors, but these words completely embody the AZUL BY MOUSSY brand concept.
A part of the shop will feature brand-new illustrations of Takemichi, Mikey, and Draken clad in some of the new merch. Talk about breaking the fourth wall!
Tokyo Revengers is currently popular worldwide. The original manga series was written and illustrated by Ken Wakui and has been serialized in Weekly Shonen Magazine since March 2017. The anime series just wrapped, and a live-action film was released in Japan in July. Over 20 million copies of the manga have been sold to date.
AZUL BY MOUSSY x Tokyo Revengers
Available: September 17 – September 26, 2021
Where: AZUL BY MOUSSY Minatomirai Tokyu Square Location
Official Site: https://www.minatomirai-square.com/
JUSTIN DAVIS Collaborates with UNDERCOVER to Produce 20th Anniversary Jewelry
24.September.2021 | FASHION
To commemorate the brand’s 20th anniversary, JUSTIN DAVIS has announced a new collaboration jewelry collection with UNDERCOVER.
The collection is made up of three items; UNDERCOVER’s iconic Giraapple has been transformed into a ring and earrings, while the blindfolded bear has transformed into a carabiner. The three new pieces will be available to preorder through the JUSTIN DAVIS stores nationwide and online, and in the UNDERCOVER Aoyama store.
This is the brands first collaboration with UNDERCOVER since 2014 when the blindfold bear necklace was released, which is still on sale to this day. In 2014, and now again in 2021 SS, it was designer Takahashi Jun who put forward the offer to collaborate on jewelry.
Be sure to check out these cute motifs and charming jewelry pieces!
JUSTIN DAVIS x UNDERCOVER
Release Date: September 17 2021
JUSTIN DAVIS Official Online Store
Official Site: https://justindavis-online.com/
Maison Kitsuné Reveals Collaboration Mask with PITTA MASK
23.September.2021 | FASHION
Maison Kitsuné, a popular Parisian lifestyle brand that produces unique music and fashion items, has collaborated with Japanese mask brand PITTA MASK, a brand which has become famous for its extraordinary outlook. The trendy mask was unveiled at NYFW: The Shows on September 10 2021.
The collaboration combines the creative direction of both Maison Kitsuné and PITTA MASK, working together to transform the typical mask, which has become a daily necessity, into something fun and stylish, all while maintaining the spirit of each individual brand.
PITTA MASK and Maison Kitsuné, a lifestyle brand known for combining fashion and music, have collaborated to create a stylish and colorful mask that goes beyond just protecting the face, both practical and fashionable.
The two collaboration masks, which were unveiled during New York Fashion Week, will be presented as a free gift to customers who spend over ¥8,000 (Excl. Tax) in Maison Kitsuné stores in New York, Tokyo, Kyoto, and Osaka from the end of September. The set is made up of two masks, in navy and white.
Quantities are limited, so be sure to check out the latest information on social media!
Maison Kitsuné x PITTA MASK Collaboration Face Mask
Gift Campaign Period: Late September 2021 Onwards (scheduled)
Maison Kitsuné Official Instagram: www.instagram.com/maisonkitsune/
KRISPY KREME Reveals Limited Halloween Donuts
23.September.2021 | FOOD
KRISPY KREME DONUTS Japan has unveiled its screamingly delicious new Halloween themed donut selection, the “KRISPY KREME SKREMES!,” which will be available nationwide between October 1 and October 31 2021.
Halloween Jack Caramel & Custard
Blood Strawberry Skull
Halloween Dozen (12 pieces)
Halloween Half-Dozen (6 pieces)
Halloween Box (3 pieces)
Mini Box (20 pieces)
Mini Half-Box (10 pieces)
Mini Mini-Box (3 pieces)
This year’s KKDJ Halloween selection will include a new skull donut alongside the ever-popular Jack. In addition, in the lead up to Halloween, Jack and the Skull’s expressions will become increasingly scarier between the 25 and 31st! Don’t miss out on these ever-changing designs.
First in the lineup is the ‘Halloween Jack Caramel & Custard,’ a pumpkin and caramel flavored Jack-o-Lantern which returns every Halloween. The ‘Blood Strawberry Skull,’ released this year, featured a monster with a milky white chocolate face, with sweet white and bitter dark chocolate eyes. In addition, you can order ‘Halloween Sprinkles’ for a colorful Halloween aesthetic, and ‘Spider Chocolate Custard” which will turn your custard into a spider web shape!
The ‘Halloween Dozen’ and ‘Halloween Half-Dozen,’ which feature four types of Halloween donut, and the famous ‘Original Glazed®’ will be served in limited edition Halloween themed boxes for the season. The ‘Mini-box’ donuts have even transformed into tiny monsters! Be sure to check out these colorful and exciting new sweets.
KRISPY KREME SKREMES!
Availability: October 1 ~ October 31 2021
Participating Stores: KRISPY KREME DONUTS Stores Nationwide
Official Site: https://krispykreme.jp/
Demon Slayer and J-League Team ALBIREX Collaboration Goods Now Available
A new collaboration is bringing sports and demon-slaying together! For the SPORTS2021 x Demon Slayer event, the popular series is partnering with three sports leagues: the NPB, J-League, and B.League. Goods are now available for the long-awaited collaboration between Niigata’s ALBIREX soccer team and Demon Slayer, so sports and anime fans should snag some merchandise before it’s all gone!
Items are available to pre-order online now until 2:00 on September 27, 2021.
ALBIREX x Demon Slayer T-Shirt: ¥3,600 (Tax Included)
ALBIREX x Demon Slayer Face Towel: ¥2,100 (Tax Included)
ALBIREX x Demon Slayer Mini Towel: ¥600 (Tax Included)
ALBIREX x Demon Slayer Ribbon Magnet: ¥1,980 (Tax Included)
ALBIREX x Demon Slayer Mug: ¥1,800 (Tax Included)
Don’t miss out on these one-of-a-time items!
ALBIREX x Demon Slayer
Pre-order Period: September 18, 2021 – September 27, 2021 2:00
Pre-order Site: https://www.albirexshop.com/SHOP/1142321/list.html
*Limited quantity available. Pre-orders will end when items are sold out.
Official Site: https://www.sports-kimetsu.com/
Experience the World of Demon Slayer with New AR Experience from au
21.September.2021 | ANIME&GAME
Starting September 23, Japanese cell phone company au will be releasing a new collaborative project with the globally popular Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba series!
The new experience will allow users with a smartphone to transform into characters from the show, and reenact popular battle scenes from both the anime series and film. The collaboration is taking place to celebrate the return of the series in 2021 for it’s second season.
Demon Slayer x au AR Experience
Augmented Reality: Become Your Favorite Character!
Using a special Instagram AR filter, users can mix different backgrounds and effects from the Demon Slayer series to make it feel as though you’re a part of the action!
Famous Quotes from the Series
By pressing a button on the special collaboration site, users can enjoy a collection of 45 random vertical videos featuring their favorite characters saying their famous lines. Take a screenshot of these clips and use one as your wallpaper!
Online Puzzle Game Escape Mission: Escape from the Mugen Train
In this fun escape game, users become a member of the Demon Slayer Corps sent to the Mugen Train to help rescue passengers.
Demon Slayer AR Experience
Release Date: September 23, 2021