Rilakkuma & Sumikko Gurashi Festival Announced For Fall in Sapporo

28.May.2021 | ANIME&GAME / SPOT

Rilakkuma and Sumikko Gurashi are set to collaborate at a special festival centred entirely around the characters which will run at Sapporo Factory from September 17 to November 28.

 

Rilakkuma, Sumikko Gurashi, and you are invited to the festival which will be split into two areas: the Rilakkuma Pavilion and Sumikko Gurashi Pavilion where the characters will be present to greet guests. The event is taking on a magical theme which imagines the spirits of San-X, the company who created Rilakkuma and Sumikko Gurashi, casting a mysterious magic on the festival to bring happiness to all.

 

There’s plenty for fans of the characters to enjoy including fun photo spots, exclusive merchandise, and much more.

 

If you’re in Sapporo this autumn, don’t miss the Rilakkuma & Sumikko Gurashi Festival.

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    The Exhibition

     

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    Limited Goods

     

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    Stuffed Toy / Korilakkuma & Chococat: ¥2420 (Tax Included)

     

    Stuffed Toy /Chairokoguma &Vanillacat: ¥2420 (Tax Included)

     

    Stuffed Toy / Vanillacat, Chococat: Each ¥1790 (Tax Included)

     

     

    Left) Hair Iron Pouch ¥2200 (Tax Included) / Lingerie Pouch ¥3080 (Tax Included)

     

    Cosmetics Basket ¥3080 (Tax Included) / Rucksack ¥6390 (Tax Included)

    Korilakkuma Hoodie: ¥7480 (Tax Included)

     

     

     

    Limited Purchase Benefits

     

    August 19~21: Stainless Steel Tumbler

     

    August 20~22: Cat Mini Pouch

    September 4th onwards: 2-piece Magnet Set

     

    Tokyo Station Store: Tote Bag/Nagoya Station Store: Cat Mini Pouch

     

     

    Korilakkuma is a small, white young bear who appeared suddenly alongside the popular character Rilakkuma.

     

    Kiddyland has been hosting the Korilakkuma pop-up stores in Yurakucho MARUI since 2016,  with the store proving a hit with San-X fans. 

    The pop-up will be hosted again in 2021, previously theming the store around Korilakkuma and their small rabbit friends in 2020.

    The main art features Korilakkuma’s beloved strawberries, along with Korilakkuma surrounded by three adorable cats. The cat-ear wearing Korilakkuma artwork is a must-see!

     

    The wonderful daily freebies are only available in limited quantities, with the Tokyo Station and Nagoya Station stores taking part to commemorate the opening of their very first Korilakkuma stores. 

     

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    How do you feel about a salmon-themed family vacation? 

     

  • Sumikko Gurashi Bubble Tea Released by XIE XIE PEARL

    29.July.2021 | FOOD

    Bubble tea shop XIE XIE PEARL is collaborating with San-X and their popular corner-dwelling characters Sumikko Gurashi with a line-up of drinks and merch until August 23.

     

    Fruit is the theme of the collaboration which arrives in a line-up of colourful beverages served in limited-time cups. Each character’s drink is loaded with toppings.

    Shirokuma’s Peach Milk | ¥756 (Tax Included)

    Neko’s Jewel Berry Lemonade | ¥756 (Tax Included)

    Tonkatsu’s Caramel Banana Milk | ¥756 (Tax Included)

    Penguin’s Jewel Mint Lemonade | ¥756 (Tax Included)

     

    Original collab goods

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    Mini Tote Bag | ¥990(Tax Included)

     

    Mirrors | 5 Designs | ¥550 (Tax Included)

     

    Re-release of previous collab merch

     

     

    Free novelty stickers and pouch

    If you order one of the collab drinks you’ll receive a free sticker, and if you order all four drinks, you get an original Sumikko Gurashi pouch. All you need is your receipt to show at the register.

    ©︎2021 San-X Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved.

     

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