Over 1,000 Pieces of Miffy Merchandise Arrives at SOGO Omiya

27.April.2021 | FASHION / SPOT

SOGO Omiya Store in Saitama is currently holding the Miffy zakka Festa, an event centred on the cute character Miffy which is running until May 5. Over 1,000 items are available to buy including exclusive merchandise, bonuses on certain purchases, a special photo spot where visitors can snap a picture against a wall covered in Miffy art, and more.

A4 Folder | ¥495 (Tax Included)

Slim Pouch | ¥990 (Tax Included)

 

Acrylic Clock | ¥6,050 (Tax Included)

Soft Mascots | ¥330 Each (Tax Included)

Orange Earl Grey Tea | ¥1,100 (Tax Included)

 

Bonus Item

For every ¥3,300 spent on anything in the merch line-up, customers will receive the above-pictured four pieces of A4 wrapping paper.

 

Miffy Wall Photo Spot

Take a commemorative picture with Miffy at the designated wall photo spot.

 

If you love all things kawaii, the Miffy zakka Festa is a must-visit this spring for stocking up on your collection.

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