Children’s Book Author Leo Lionni Gets Pop-Up Shop in Saitama
19.April.2021 | FASHION
A pop-up shops has opened at SOGO Omiya Store in Saitama centred on the Italian-American children’s book author Leo Lionni. Another pop-up shop based on the children’s book 11 Piki no Neko by Noboru Baba also opened alongside it.
Leo Lionni’s Friends Merchandise
Frederick Plush Toy | ¥2,200 (Tax Included) | Only 30 available
Swimmy Mini Letter Set | ¥440 (Tax Included) | Only 30 available
Time Wall Clock | ¥7,480 (Tax Included) | Only 10 available
Original bonus tote bag
11 Piki no Neko Merchandise
Blue Plush Toy (Large Size) | ¥4,400 (Tax Included) | Only 16 available
Toraneko Plush Toy | ¥1,650 (Tax Included) | | Only 32 available
Three Piece Lunch Box | ¥1,430 (Tax Included) | Only 30 available
Leo Lionni’s works are loved the world over and have been translated into many different languages. Fans can get their hands on a range of items, and the first 300 people to spend over ¥5,500 will receive a free original tote bag. This goes for the 11 Piki no Neko shop too – the first 150 to spend over ¥2,000 will receive a free pin.
Leo Lionni’s Friends Pop-Up Shop
Running: April 14, 2021 – APril 27, 2021
Where: SOGO Omiya Store (Floor 3F)
Address: 1-6-2 Sakuragicho, Omiya-ku, Saitama-shi, Saitama
Official Website: https://www.sogo-seibu.jp/omiya/
Coji-Coji Pop-Up Store Selling Parakeet Goods at Tokyo Solamachi
Popular Nippon Animation character Coji-Coji is getting a new pop-up store at Tokyo Solamachi, and this one is focused on the 3rd Year Parakeet Class from the series! The shop will be open from September 17 until October 10, 2021, and is located just underneath Tokyo Skytree–you can’t miss it!
Original Business Card
Magnified View (Partial)
Coji-Coji attends school in a fairy tale land, and the 3rd Year Parakeet Class is filled with all kinds of fun characters. The pop-up shop will sell 300 different Coji-Coji items, and will also feature a classroom-inspired photo spot!
Those who spend more than ¥3,000 (including tax) on either Coji-Coji or Chibi Maruko-chan goods will get a special business card as a gift, with five unique cards available. A different character’s card will be handed out depending on the day of the week!
A special stamp card will be given to guests visiting the shop. Just showing up to the store is enough to earn a stamp, and those with three stamps will receive an original business card as a present.
Coji-Coji Pop-up Shop – 3rd Year Parakeet Class
Running: September 17 – October 10, 2021
Where: Tokyo Solamachi East Yard (4F, #12)
Hours: 10:00 – 21:00 *Hours of Operation are the same as those of Tokyo Solamachi.
Official Site: http://cojicoji.site/
Kuroko’s Basketball Pop-Up Shop in Akihabara to Features New Illustrations
BANDAI NAMCO Amusement is hosting a character pop-up store for anime ‘Kuroko’s Basketball,’ featuring new illustrations of the characters dressed in trad style. The shop will be open from September 16 2021 at the Atre Akihabara Store, stocking original goods using the new artwork.
Kuroko’s Basketball Acrylic Stand trad style ver. (7 types): ¥1,980 each (Tax Incl.)
Kuroko’s Basketball Can Badge trad style ver. (7 types): ¥540 each (Tax Incl.)
Kuroko’s Basketball A4 Acrylic File trad style ver.: ¥550 (Tax Incl.)
Kuroko’s Basketball Cloth Poster trad style ver.: ¥1,800 (Tax Incl.)
Kuroko’s Basketball Spoon trad style ver. (7 types): ¥1,200 each (Tax Incl.)
Kuroko’s Basketball Fork trad style ver. (7 types): ¥1,200 each (Tax Incl.)
Kuroko’s Basketball Acrylic Board trad style ver. (7 types): ¥530 per lottery ticket, A Prize
Kuroko’s Basketball Jacket Style Acrylic Keychain trad style ver. (7 types): ¥530 per lottery ticket, B Prize
Kuroko’s Basketball Can Badge trad style ver. (7 types): ¥530 per lottery ticket, C Prize
Kuroko’s Basketball Die-cut Illustration Sheet trad style ver. (7 types): ¥530 per lottery ticket, D Prize (random)
Be sure to check out this limited shop to immerse yourself in the world of Kuroko’s Basketball!
©Fujimaki Tadatoshi / Shueisha, Kuroko’s Basketball Production Committee
Kumagaya City, Saitama Bath Cafe Hareniwa no Yu Opens After Rebranding
13.September.2021 | SPOT
Cafe BIVOUAC, located in Kumagaya, Saitama Prefecture, will reopen Bath Cafe Hareniwa no Yu on September 18, 21, after a full rebranding.
The space aims to be ‘a garden that clears a guest’s body and mind.’ Visitors can enjoy a full bath and sauna, freshly-picked vegetables at the Haruniwa Dining Room, and a lush green lounge in which to relax and unwind.
The Haruniwa Dining Room, run by The Farm, a resort in Chiba Prefecture, offers healthy dishes filled with fresh local vegetables from Kumagaya with carefully-selected main ingredients.
In addition, a collaboration with fashion brand ‘niko and…’ will also begin upon reopening, offering the perfect comfy clothes to wear while enjoying the property. The lineup includes an original bath bag and sauna hat, each sold exclusively at Hareniwa no Yu.
Bath Cafe Hareniwa no Yu (Cafe BIVOUAC)
Open: September 18, 2021
Address: 939 Kubojima, Kumagaya-shi, Saitama
Official Site: https://ofurocafe-bivouac.com/
Chiikawa Pop-up Store Opens in JR Ikebukuro Station
Popular character Chiikawa is getting a Pop-up store for a limited-time! The shop is located at the event space outside of the south ticket gate of JR Ikebukuro station, and will be open until September 6, 2021.
The pop-up shop will feature a variety of cute goods like pouches and plushies, along with apparel. Visitors can also pick up some household goods, including tableware, chopsticks, and mugs featuring these lovable characters.
Special Event Merchandise
August’s New Products
Purchase Bonus: Chiikawa Mask Case (1 per person)
These goods will only be available at the pop-up shop and Official Chiikawa online store Chiikawa Market, so don’t miss out!
Chiikawa Pop-up Store
Running: August 20 – September 6, 2021
Hours: 10:00-21:00 (Until 18:00 on September 6)
Address: Event Space outside south ticket gate of JR Ikebukuro Station
(1-28-2 Minami-Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo)
Chiikawa Market: https://www.chiikawa-market.jp/
Official Site: https://chiikawa-info.jp/index.html
Saitama-based EJ Anime Hotel Collaborates With Kakuriyo -Bed & Breakfast for Spirits- Anime
The EJ Hotel, located inside Saitama Prefecture’s Tokorozawa Sakura Town, has unveiled a new collaboration room with the Kakuriyo – Bed & Breakfast for Spirits- anime, with room reservations opening on August 18, 2021.
Kakuriyo – Bed & Breakfast for Spirits- Japanese-style Room
Kakuriyo – Bed & Breakfast for Spirits- Western-style Room
Hotel Limited Goods / Original Furoshiki
Hotel Limited Goods / Original Folding Fan
Hotel Limited Goods / Original Goshuinchō
Hotel Limited Goods / Original Chopstick Rest Set
Hotel Limited Goods / Hand Towel
Hotel Limited Goods / Original Clear File
Collaboration Dinner Sample (6-piece set)
Lunch Menu Sample (3-piece set)
Collaboration Drink: Kabosu Sake (Alcoholic)
Collaboration Drink: Cherry Juice (Soft drink)
EJ Anime Hotel collaborates with a variety of IPs under the concept of “staying in your favorite story.”
In addition to room decor and original merchandise, the hotel offers a new kind of hotel experience by using videos, sound, and lightning, along with an exclusive collaboration restaurant serving a full-course dinner, to allow you to immerse yourself in your favorite anime.
Kakuriyo – Bed & Breakfast for Spirits- is a popular anime based on the novel series written by Yūma Midori and published by Fujimi L Bunko. The 26-episode series aired in 2018.
The collaboration faithfully reproduces the world from the series in real life: The prosperous and long-established Tenjinya Inn of the Hidden Realm, the world of Ayakashi.
You will be greeted by character panels upon entry to the room and can enjoy a smartphone minigame featuring newly recorded lines from the characters. There are plenty of original goods for you to take home, and the full-course dinner reflects the food from the original series.
The collaboration room will be available between August 17 2021 and March 16 2022.
The adjacent hotel restaurant Tiam will also offer monthly collaboration lunches that can be enjoyed by guests and non-guests alike, with limited themed drinks and coasters to take home!
©2018 Yūma Midori･Laruha/ KADOKAWA/ Kakuriyo – Bed & Breakfast for Spirits- Production Committee
※All images are samples and are subject to change
Kakuriyo – Bed & Breakfast for Spirits-
Reservations Start: August 17, 2021
Availability: September 17, 2021 ~ March 16, 2022
Details & Reservations: https://tokorozawa-sakuratown.jp/hotel/kakuriyo.html
※Reservations are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Official Site: http://kakuriyo-anime.com/
Kirby POP☆UP Shop Opening In Osaka LUCUA 1100
A Kirby POP☆UP Shop will be opening in Osaka’s LUCUA 1100 1F Isetan Seasonal Selection from August 11th.
Shop Sample (photo from Nagoya autumn event.)
The shelves are covered in adorable Kirby goods, while the store has been decked out in fun, Kirby-esque summer motifs. You can even find items from the mature and simple PLAYFUL KIRBY series or the colorful and stylish KIRBY’S FABRICS series!
You can also spot Kirby playing as a train, with PU-PU-PU-TRAIN goods available to purchase.
There will be free gifts available for customers too; Customers who spend over ¥2,200 (Tax Included) will be eligible for a special Kirby POP☆UP Shop postcard.
These are only available in limited quantities, so get them while you can!
© Nintendo / HAL Laboratory, Inc. KB21-P3040
Kirby POP☆UP Shop
Shop Duration: August 11 ~ August 24, 2021 (Free Entry)
Opening Hours: 10:30 ~ 20:00
Location: 3-1-3 LUCUA 1100 1F isetan Seasonal Selection, Umeda, Kita-ku, Osaka
Access: 1 minute walk from JR Osaka St.
Limited-Time Autumn Harvest Event Comes to Moominvalley Park
As the summer heat begins to wane and the cool and comfortable autumn air arrives, why not celebrate the season with Moomin? The Moominvalley Park Harvest event is coming for a limited-time only, starting on September 4, 2021 and continuing through October 24, 2021.
Moominvalley Park is a theme park centered on the popular Swedish comic The Moomins. Announced in 2013, the complex opened on Lake Miyazawa in Hanno, Saitama Prefecture in March 2019. Moominvalley Park has two specific zones: the Metsä area, free to visitors, features lakefront dining and shops, while the Moomin zone contains different attractions, such as Moomin’s house and an art museum.
Images of Last Year’s Balloon Art
The creatures who live in the Moominvalley enjoy the bounty of all four seasons, and the harvest from summer to autumn is particularly tasty, filled with berries and mushrooms ripe for the picking. Nutritious blueberries, raspberries, lingonberries and cloudberries spring from the bushes, and the Moomin family would love to welcome you with some of these tasty snacks! Limited-time menu items and workshops will be available, so visitors can have their fill of the autumn season.
Last year’s balloon art event was hugely popular, and will be making a comeback in 2021. Berries are a symbol of the harvest throughout Scandinavia, and guests are welcomed by these sweet treats floating in the sky. Beneath the autumn sky and surrounded by lush trees beside the lake shore, the Moominvalley feels like a storybook brought to life. Don’t miss this colorful and joyous event!
New atmos x NIKE Collection Inspired by Summer Festivals
10.August.2021 | FASHION
Sneaker shop atmos will be releasing a colorful new collection of shoes inspired by Japan’s famed summer festivals! Called the RETRO SUMMER PACK, sales will begin in most atmos stores on August 9, 2021, as well as on the atmos online shop. To celebrate the launch, a pop up shop will open in Harajuku for a limited-time on the same day. The lottery is now open on atmos-tokyo.com.
NIKE AIR MORE UPTEMPO ‘96: ¥20,900 (Tax Included)
NIKE WMNS AIR FORCE 1 ʻ07 LV8 ¥13,200 (Tax Included)
NIKE WAFFLE TRAINER 2 ¥12,100 (Tax Included)
NIKE AS M NSW TEE MAX90 TD RESU ¥4,950 (Tax Included)
The AIR MORE UPTEMPO sneakers feature traditional Japanese patterns inspired by Kuniyoshi Utagawa, one of Japan’s most famous ukiyo-e artists. Traditional Japanese patterns like chrysanthemums and pine needles decorate the AIR FORCE 1 shoes, while the lemon, strawberry and melon colors covering the WAFFLE TRAINER 2 and t-shirts were inspired by the most sought-after summer treat, shaved ice!
At the atmos pop up shop, it’s all about the retro theme. Inside the store, visitors can stroll down memory lane, with every square-inch of space filled with Showa era nostalgia. Certain items will only be available here, so don’t miss out!
Atmos RETRO SUMMER PACK
Lottery Now Open
How to Enter: http://www.atmos-tokyo.com
POP UP SHOP ‘atmos shop’
Event Period: August 9, 2021-August 22, 2021
Address: 1F 4-31-2 Jingumae, Shibuya, Tokyo
Popular Character Chiikawa Gets Pop-Up Store at EKIHAKO in Osaka
Juice has opened a pop-up shop centred on the popular character Chiikawa at EKIHAKO inside EKI MARCHÉ SHIN-OSAKA where it is set to stay until August 26.
Get your paws on some exclusive items
New merch for July 2021
Cushion | ¥4,180 (Tax Included)
Hand Puppets | ¥1,980 (Tax Included)
Free acrylic key ring for buyers
Chiikawa fans can get their hands on a variety of items from pouches to plush toys, apparel, kitchenware, and more. The items are exclusive to the pop-up store and Chiikawa online shop. And if you spend over ¥3,300 at the pop-up sto9re, you’ll get a free glittery acrylic key ring.
Chiikawa Pop-Up Store
Running: July 21, 2021 – August 26, 2021
Opening Hours: 9:00-21:30
Location: EKIHAKO (EKI MARCHÉ SHIN-OSAKA) – inside the ticket gates of JR Shin-Osaka Station
Address: 5-16-1 Nishinakajima, Yodogawa-ku, Osaka, 532-0011, Japan
Veuve Clicquot La Grande x Yayoi Kusama Collaboration Gets Restocked
First released in 2020, the limited-edition Veuve Clicquot La Grande Dame 2012 Yayoi Kusama is set to be restocked in limited quantities. To promote the re-release, three pop-up shops are set to open in Japan: one in Nihombashi Mitsukoshi Main Store from July 28 to August 3, another in Iwataya Mitsukoshi from August 14 to August 17, and another in Mitsukoshi Nagoya Sakae Store LACHIC from August 14 to August 22.
Veuve Clicquot La Grande Dame 2012 Yayoi Kusama Gift Box | ¥27,740 (Tax Included)
Nihombashi Mitsukoshi Main Store Pop-Up Shop
Iwataya Mitsukoshi Pop-Up Shop
Mitsukoshi Nagoya Sakae Store LACHIC Pop-Up Shop
The pop-up shops serve as a space to celebrate two revolutionary women: the Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama and Madame Clicquot, who led the champagne industry as a female entrepreneur in the 1800s. This includes Kusama’s 2-meter tall sculpture My Heart That Blooms in The Darkness of The Night designed for the collaboration, a replica of Kusama’s Self Obliterated by Dots: Madame Clicquot which she created in 2006 for the Madame Clicquot Art Exhibition charity event, recordings of Kusama reading out poems she created for the collaboration, and more. Visitors to the pop-up shops can also scan a QR code and watch the What makes me Bloom short movie, and more.
The Veuve Clicquot La Grande Dame 2012 Yayoi Kusama Gift Box can be bought at the three stores, and at LACHIC, you can try a glass of the champagne.
Veuve Clicquot La Grande Dame x Yayoi Kusama
Nihombashi Mitsukoshi Main Store
Address: 1-4-1 Nihonbashimuromachi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 103-0022, Japan
Opening Hours: 10:00-19:00
Running: July 28, 2021 – August 3, 2021
Location: Nihombashi Mitsukoshi Main Store (Floor 1F Central Hall)
Opening Hours: 10:00-19:30
Product Page: https://www.mistore.jp/shopping/product/900000000000000001739169.html
*Click and Collect only
*Orders open on July 21 from 10:00
Address: 2 Chome-5-35 Tenjin, Chuo Ward, Fukuoka, 810-8680, Japan
Opening Hours: 10:00-20:00
Running: August 11, 2021 – August 17, 2021
Location: Iwataya Mitsukoshi KIRAMEKI BORD (Floor 1F)
Mitsukoshi Nagoya Sakae Store LACHIC
Opening Hours: Mitsukoshi Nagoya Sakae Store 10:00-20:00 / LACHIC 11:00-21:00
Address: 3-5-1 Sakae, Naka-ku, Nagoya, Aichi 460-8669, Japan
Running: August 14, 2021 – August 22, 2021
Location: LACHIC Bazaar (Floor 1F)
Opening Hours: 11:00-21:00
*Purchases from Nihombashi Mitsukoshi Main Store are advance orders only
KIRBY’s DREAM FACTORY Pop-Up Shop Opens at Ikebukuro PARCO
Kirby fans won’t want to pass up the chance to visit the KIRBY’S DREAM FACTORY pop-up shop that will open at PARCO FACTORY on the 7th floor of Ikebukuro PARCO in Tokyo from August 13 to September 5.
Inhale this collection of original Kirby merchandise
Kirby Plushie | ¥2,420 (Tax Included)
Mug | ¥1,650 (Tax Included)
Tote Bag | ¥1,650 (Tax Included)
Kirby Cookie | ¥540 (Tax Included)
Pouch (Small) | ¥1,100 (Tax Included)
Craft Tape | ¥825 (Tax Included)
Virtual Factory Experience
Price: ¥700 (Tax Included)
Enter the factory virtually on your smartphone
Kirby’s Dream Land is a video game developed by HAL Laboratory and published by Nintendo. First released in 1992 for the GameBoy, the game has been released in a variety of game genres. There are 34 titles in the series to date, with the latest, Kirby Fighters 2, dropping in September 2020 for the Nintendo Switch.
The concept of KIRBY’s DREAM FACTORY is lots of Kirby and Waddle-Dee working in a sweets factory making pink sweets. Fans of the franchise can get their hands on over 100 pieces of exclusive merchandise while watching Kirby and Waddle-Dee hard at work. There’s also a photo spot where you can snap a picture next to a working conveyor belt. The pop-up shop is also running virtually online with a range of exclusive virtual features.
Don’t miss the chance to visit the pink-coloured KIRBY’s DREAM FACTORY in Tokyo.
※ ゲームボーイ、Nintendo Switch は、任天堂株式会社の商標です。
© Nintendo / HAL Laboratory, Inc.
KIRBY’s DREAM FACTORY
Running: August 13, 2021 – September 5, 2021
Venue: Ikebukuro PARCO – Floor 7F PARCO FACTORY (1-28-2 Minami-Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo)
Opening Hours: 11:00-20:00 (Last Entries 19:30)
*Last entries 17:30 on September 5
*Opening hours subject to change without notice
Official Website: https://kirbysdreamfactory.jp/
Online Store: https://kirbysdreamfactory.shop/
Gas Mask Plant Pots Showcased as Part of TENEO’s Exhibition Tour
Japanese men’s brand TENEO and Shibakusa Pottery, which was founded in 1841 in Hida-Takayama, are set to begin their first exhibition tour on July 9 which aims to make traditional Japanese craftsmanship part of our modern lives as contemporary art.
FULL HAND MADE with HAMAMOTO
TENEO is rooted in the concept of combining and evolving the differing cultures and backgrounds of Japan and France. Shibakusa Pottery has been producing pottery in Gifu’s city of Takayama since the Edo Period and operates on the motto of “Handing down tradition is on the decline; tradition is the continuation of innovation.” Both TENO and SHibakusa have come together to launch a project that aims to develop and advance traditional craftsmanship, and so they are opening a series of exhibition pop-up shops beginning at DiEGO Omotesando in Tokyo on July 9 before heading to Discover Japan Lab. in Shibuya PARCO, g GIFT AND LIFESTYLE in Roppoingi Hills, and elsewhere.
Pre-orders for the products to be showcased at the pop-up shop are now available to pre-order online in Japan at TENEO and will be shipped in October. Exhibits include works by the young bonsai master Yusuke Hamamoto, flower arrangements Ayayoshi Ozono who maintains long-time traditional Japanese styles and techniques, and more.
The project will collaborate with the international tattoo artist Hiro in October as well as many other traditional artists and craftsmen from inside and outside Japan. The pop-up shop also sees the release of the ‘GAS MASK POT/VASE.’ The purpose of these works is to show people new forms and ways of expressing tradition.
TENEO POP UP
Location: DiEGO Omotesando
Running: July 9, 2021 – July 24, 2021
Address: Oriental Harajuku 205, 4-17-8 Jingumae, Shibuya, Tokyo
Opening Hours: 13:00-18:00 (Wednesday to Saturday only)
Official Website: https://www.di-ego.net
Location: Discover Japan Lab.
Running: July 30, 2021 – August 5, 2021
Address: 15-1 Udagawacho, Shibuya, Tokyo
Opening Hours 11:00-20:00
Official Website: https://shibuya.parco.jp/shop/detail/?cd=025804
Location: g GIFT AND LIFESTYLE
Running: August 6, 2021 – End of August 2021
Address: Roppongi Hills HILLSIDE B1F, 6-10-2 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Opening Hours: 11:00-21:00
Official Website: https://g-roppongi.jp
Project Details: https://prtimes.jp/main/html/rd/p/000000003.000068928.html
TENEO Official Website: https://teneo.work