Poké Lid Project Lays Down New Manhole Covers in Nara Prefecture

26.January.2021 | ANIME&GAME / SPOT

Five new Pokémon manhole covers were laid in Japan’s Nara Prefecture on Wednesday (January 20) as part of the Poké Lid  project to place Pokémon-design manhole covers across the country. There are now a total of 148 lids in 13 locations in Japan.

Nara’s 5 new Poké Lids

All of the Poké Lids placed across Japan feature completely original Pokémon designs making each individual one the only one in the world. The Pokémon Company is also working to make each one of them PokéStops for Pokémon GO.

 

If you’re planning a trip to Japan, be sure to check if there are any Poké Lids at your destination.

©2021 Pokémon. ©1995-2021 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.

RELATED ENTRIES

  • Second Pokémon Room Summer Vacation Project comes with Original Themed Recipes

    05.August.2021 | ANIME&GAME / SPOT

    Cosmos Hotel Management have announced a new Pokémon Room option at APARTMENT HOTEL MINIMARU, complete with special Pokèmon original recipes. APARTMENT HOTEL MINIMARU is a hotel service that offers spacious rooms and kitchen spaces, ideal for families and large groups.

    You can make lasting summer memories as you cook adorable themed meals as a family in their incredible new Pokémon themed room.

     

    Original Recipe (preview)

     

    The dining and sleeping areas of the impressive new room are covered in Pokéball motifs, while the cute Pokémon appear to be playing hide and seek throughout the wallpaper. You’ll be greeted by a giant Snorlax plushie on the bed and have your food served on Pokèmon themed plates and cups – Perfect for Pokèmon lovers! The room will be available at MINIMARU in Tokyo, Kyoto, and Osaka.

     

    Following their Pokémon Card Game Sword & Shield / Family Pokémon Card Game free summer vacation project, MINIMARU have prepared several original recipes for guests of the new Pokémon Room. Try making some cute Pokémon dishes and desserts in the kitchen for yourself, with recipes including Pikachu Omurice and more!

    The Pokémon Room offers 7 special dinner and snack recipes for parents and children to make during their stay. The ingredients are easily obtained at the local supermarkets and cooked in the kitchen space. You can even share your handmade masterpiece on social media using the hashtag #ポケモンルームレシピ (pokémonroomrecipe).

     

     

     

    ©2021 Pokémon. ©1995-2021 Nintendo / Creatures Inc. / GAME FREAK inc.
    ポケットモンスター・ポケモン・Pokémonは任天堂・クリーチャーズ・ゲームフリークの登録商標です。

  • Pokémon Postboxes Arrive in Yokohama For a Whole Year

    28.July.2021 | ANIME&GAME / SPOT

    Japan Post Service has teamed up with Pokémon to set up three postboxes with Pikachu, Eevee, and Piplup designs in Yokohama. They first opened on July 7, 2021 and will be available until June 30, 2022.


    Yokohama is no stranger to Pokémon as it is the city that hosts the annual Pikachu Outbreak event, one which is set to return this year from August 7-13. It is also one of the cities taking part in the Poké Lid project to place Pokémon manhole covers across Japan.

    And if you post your letter in the postbox pictured below, located in Yokohama Port Post Office, your envelope will be stamped with a special Pokémon stamp.

  • POKÉMON COLORS Exhibition Opens at Matsuya Ginza

    26.July.2021 | ANIME&GAME / SPOT

    Matsuya Ginza opened its POKÉMON COLORS exhibition on July 22 which is set to run until August 11. The event is a kaleidoscope of bright colours and shapes of Pokémon and Pokémon motifs, with four activities and one installation to enjoy, as well as 160 original pieces of merchandise for fans to buy.

    Logo mark

    Art Deli Key Visual | ¥4,400

    Pikachu Design Pouches – Assorted Pokémon Design Pouches | Small: ¥1,650 Each, Large ¥3,300 Each

    Get your hands on a range of vivid and stylish Pokémon items, take photos at the many different photo spots dotted around the event, and learn the latest news about the Pokémon franchise.

    Indigo dye art piece

    Dangling from the first floor atrium is a 20-meter Pokémon art piece made by the dye group BUAISOU who used the traditional Japanese art of indigo dyeing to create it.

     

    ©2021 Pokémon. ©1995-2021 Nintendo/Creatures Inc./GAME FREAK inc.
    ポケットモンスター・ポケモン・Pokémonは任天堂・クリーチャーズ・ゲームフリークの登録商標です。

     

  • Official Pokémon Baby Brand monpoké Unveils Autumn/Winter 2021 Lookbook

    15.July.2021 | ANIME&GAME / FASHION

    Pokémon’s official baby brand monpoké revealed their 2021 AUTUMN/WINTER LOOKBOOK’ on their official website. First launched in July 2019, this month sees the release of some special new items, including the brand’s first Eevee designs, in celebration of its 2nd anniversary.

     

    2nd Anniversary Line-Up

    Introducing the “monpoké Collection” by Asics, a Pikachu themed line-up that comes part of their children’s shoe series SUKU². Pre-sales for the footwear opened on Asics’ online store on July 8 with general sales set to roll out on July 17 at Asics Kids Ginza, Asics Kids Grand Front Osaka, select Asics Walking branches, select shoe shops, and elsewhere in Japan.

    Plus2do, an organic cotton clothing brand, has released a new line of haramaki with cute embroidery that are great for babies who get cold tummies. Made from high quality organic cotton, the haramaki are all carefully crafted by artisans, and will roll out at Plus2do and elsewhere from July 29.

    Inujirushi Honpo is offering a range of apparel and gifts for babies aged from birth to 12 months such as an apron suit, birth preparation set, maternity notebook case, and more. They will be released at department stores, including Takashimaya Osaka Store from July 14-20 and at Takashimaya Yokohama Store from July 21-August 3.

    Takihiyo is releasing a line-up of clothing items for children aged 1-3 such as caps, outerwear, pants, pouches, and more at specialist stores from July 29.

     

    Other items will also enter the collection in August such as Eevee plush toys from Sekiguchi, wooden rattles from Kawada, and more.

    More details on the product will be released on the official Pokémon Japan homepage and Twitter in the lead up the releases.

     

    ©2021 Pokémon. ©1995-2021 Nintendo/Creatures Inc./GAME FREAK inc.

  • Japan’s Poké Lid Project Lays Down Seven New Manhole Covers in Hokkaido

    14.July.2021 | ANIME&GAME / SPOT

    Seven new Pokémon manhole covers were laid in Hokkaido on July 7 as part of the Poké Lid project to place Pokémon-design manhole covers across the country. The new designs include Alola Vulpix, Togekiss, Bewear, Ditto, Combusken, and more, which were placed in Hakodate, Otaru, Nemuro, Noboribetsu, Hombetsu, Rikubetsu, and Nakashibetsu.

    アローラロコンとロコンと「ポケふた」

    Hokkaido is now home to 26 Poké Lids

    All of the Poké Lids placed across Japan feature completely original Pokémon designs making each individual one the only one in the world. The Pokémon Company is also working to make each one of them PokéStops for Pokémon GO.

     

    Appointed in November 2018 as the leader and deputy leader of the “Hokkaido Aficionado Expedition,” Alolan Vulpix and Vulpix have been promoting Hokkaido in their respective capacities. Alolan Vulpix is known as the Fox Pokémon and thrives in snow mountains. It was chosen to promote Hokkaido, one of Japan’s snowiest regions.

     

    ©2021 Pokémon. ©1995-2021 Nintendo/Creatures Inc./GAME FREAK inc.
    ポケットモンスター・ポケモン・Pokémonは任天堂・クリーチャーズ・ゲームフリークの登録商標です。

  • Sebastian Masuda and Felissimo Release Kawaii Multicoloured Miwa Soumen Noodles

    13.July.2021 | FASHION / FOOD

    Felissimo and Sebastian Masuda’s cute and happy KAWAII COMPANY project released a new collection of multicoloured soumen noodles at Senjutei Somen Chaya on July 11 which are available for a limited time until August 31. The colours of the noodles are naturally-derived.

    KAWAII COMPANY 5 Kawaii Soumen Noodles | 1 Set = ¥2,420 (Tax Included)

    Digital Catalogue

    The cute Miwa soumen noodles are made by Ikeri, a long-standing shop that was established in Nara over 170 years ago. Each noodle colour signifies a different colour: Japanese purple sweet potato, plum, kabosu citrus, beefsteak, and plain. The noodles are packaged in a wooden box featuring KAWAII COMPANY’s key visual designed by Sebastian Masuda along with golf leaf.

    The noodles aren’t designed just to look cute – they are authentic in flavour and in how they are made with traditional Japanese techniques.

  • Japanese Artist Aki Kondo Opens Exhibition in Nara

    02.July.2021 | FASHION / SPOT

    NARA TSUTAYA STORE is set to host an exhibition in promotion of Japanese artist Aki Kondo’s new artbook Koko ni Aru Shiawase (The Happiness Here) which is running from July 1-15.

    Front cover of Aki Kondo’s artbook Koko ni Aru Shiawase

    Koko ni Aru Shiawase “A Hundred Flowers” Special Edition

    Examples of drawings at the exhibit

    Koko ni Aru Shiawase hit the shelves in March of this year as Aki Kondo’s first artbook release. Her colourful, imaginative, and humorous works have captured the hearts of many. But her works also touch on the deeper topic of her view on life and death, having experienced the suffering wrought by the Great East Japan Earthquake as well as knowing loss.


    Her new artbook focuses on her paintings of flowers as well as themes of fleeting life and our relationships with others. Everything from the book’s design to the works shown, the printing, and so on were crafted with the utmost care to capture the full essence of Aki Kondo and to create a book the owner will always want by their side.

  • Japan’s Poké Lid Project Lays Down Two New Manhole Covers in Tokyo

    23.June.2021 | ANIME&GAME

    Two new Pokémon manhole covers have been laid in Tokyo as part of the Poké Lid project to place Pokémon-design manhole covers across the country. This includes a Tyrunt & Wynaut cover at the National Museum of Nature and Science and a Baltoy & Bronzor cover at Tokyo National Museum.

     

    Tokyo’s new Poké Lids

    All the current Poké Lids

    All of the Poké Lids placed across Japan feature completely original Pokémon designs making each individual one the only one in the world. The Pokémon Company is also working to make each one of them PokéStops for Pokémon GO.

    ©2021 Pokémon. ©1995-2021 Nintendo/Creatures Inc./GAME FREAK inc.
    ポケットモンスター・ポケモン・Pokémonは任天堂・クリーチャーズ・ゲームフリークの登録商標です。

  • McDonald’s Japan Releases Pikachu Desserts

    14.June.2021 | ANIME&GAME / FOOD

    Mc Donald’s Japan released its new Sweets Trio Fruchu menu on Friday which features a line-up of three fruit-flavoured Pikachu items: the Yellow Peach McShake, Chocolate Banana McFlurry, and Hot Apple Custard Pie.


    The menu items comes in limited-edition cups and packaging featuring the adorable Pikachu.


    Yellow Peach McShake | Small ¥120 – Regular ¥200 (Tax Included)

     

    A fruity and refreshing summery McShake made with sweet and sour yellow peach with that satisfying creamy McShake texture. Available in small and medium, both sizes come with three different cup designs each for a total of six.

     

    Chocolate Banana McFlurry | ¥290 (Tax Included)

     

    The Chocolate Banana McFlurry is served in an ice cream cup with a fresh squirt of milky rich soft serve and drizzled with banana and chocolate sauces. The ice cream is finished with a sprinkle of crunchy yellow cornflakes. Another perfect choice for cooling down in the hot summer weather. There are three possible cup designs to receive.

     

    Hot Apple Custard Pie | ¥150 (Tax Included)

    The apple custard pie is served hot with a crunchy outside and filled with custard cream made with fresh apple and vanilla beans and seasoned with caramel and cinnamon. There are three possible packaging designs to receive.



    McDonald’s Japan is also serving a Pikachu-style Happy Meal as part of the collaboration which come with one of six possible toys.

  • The Pokémon Tokyo Banana confection series launched its first two products that it ever released at Yume Town, Yume City, LEC, and Yume Mart branches in the South-west most part of Honshu, Shikoku, and Kyushu on May 14.

    Pikachu Tokyo Banana (Banana Flavour) | Includes 2 | ¥292 (Tax Included)

    Eevee Tokyo Banana (Caramel) | Includes 2 | ¥292 (Tax Included)

    Heart-shaped tail ends

    Six different packaging designs each for Pikachu and Eevee

    Tokyo Banana are popular cream-filled cakes and are the official souvenir sweet of Tokyo. The Pokémon series turns these fluffy treats into cute confections for you to enjoy with your favourite Pokémon during snack time.

     

    Pikachu was the first to enter the Pokémon Tokyo Banana series who was turned into a banana custard cream-filled sponge cake. The second was Eevee with the fluffy sponge a delicious caramel macchiato flavour and filled with sweet banana custard cream

     

    The confections are both branded with adorable heart-shaped tails, and each comes with one of six possible packaging designs.

     

    ©2021 Pokémon. ©1995-2021 Nintendo/Creatures Inc./GAME FREAK inc.
    ポケットモンスター・ポケモン・Pokémonは任天堂・クリーチャーズ・ゲームフリークの登録商標です。

  • Embroidered Eco Bag Fair Opens at TSUTAYA BOOKS in Nara

    14.May.2021 | FASHION / SPOT

    Nara TSUTAYA BOOKS opened the Ball & Chain Fair on May 11, stocking a wide selection of thick embroidered polyester eco shopping bags.

    Ball & Chain is a shopping bag brand focused on spreading happiness and energy to the world through its products and designs. Its stylish eco bags are high quality and made to be long-lasting with fun and colourful designs that make you want to take it out when shopping. The bags are made from thick polyester so are waterproof and durable.

    The Ball & Chain Fair features the brand’s signature RED LABEL bags and welcomes the all-new BLUE LABEL models. Help protect the environment by picking up your very own eco bag.

  • Japan’s Biggest Goldfish Museum Reopens After Refurbishments

    06.May.2021 | SPOT

    The Kingyo Museum, which stands in Nara as the biggest goldfish aquarium and museum in Japan, reopened on April 27 after undergoing refurbishments.

    AQUA oasis, an aquatic display and power spot

    JAPANESE AQUARIUM DISCO

    JAPONE Lane

    Goldfish have been tied to Japanese culture since the beginning of the 16th century during the Muromachi Period when they were imported from China. The city of Yamatokoriyama in Nara Prefecture is the oldest location in Japan that has been raising goldfishes.

     

    Due to COVID-19, many summer festivals and events where goldfish would be present have been cancelled up and down the country. That’s where Kingyo Museum’s renovations come in as a way to bring in tourists and sightseers. The museum has expanded to almost double its previous size to bring in new areas that utilise projection mapping and art, such as the AQUA oasis and the JAPANESE AQUARIUM DISCO which has brought in Japan’s first die-cut fish tanks. Visitors can enjoy 38 of Japan’ most prominent goldfish species, from familiar faces to rarer kinds.

RANKING

  • DAILY
  • MONTHLY

FOLLOW US