Life Lessons with Uramichi Oniisan x TSUTAYA Pop-Up Shops Open

02.August.2021 | ANIME&GAME

TSUTAYA is launching a collaboration with the TV anime adaptation of Gaku Kuze’s dark comedy  manga series Life Lessons with Uramichi Oniisan from August 10 which will see pop-up shops open at all TSUTAYA branches where fans can get their hands on a range of newly-illustrated merchandise featuring the four main characters: Uramichi Omota, Tobikichi Usahara, Mitsuo Kumagai, and Iketeru Daga.

 

Acrylic Stands | 4 Designs | ¥1,430 (Tax Included)/5 Folders | 5 Designs | ¥770 (Tax Included)
/Square Pins | 5 Designs | ¥660 (Tax Included)
/B2 Tapestry | 1 Design | ¥3,300 (Tax Included)
/Hand Towel | 4 Designs | ¥880 (Tax Included)
/Clear Pouch | 1 Design | ¥2,200 (Tax Included)

 

Bonus Novelty Fans | 5 Designs | Free to those who purchase any of the above items

 

Online exclusive items

 

Big Tapestries | 4 Designs | ¥13,200 (Tax Included)

 

 

Primo Art (R) High Class | 1 Design

 

 

Spend over ¥2,200 on select products and receive one of 5 possible bonus fans between August 10-31.

Join the characters of Life Lessons with Uramichi Oniisan this summer at TSUTAYA.

 

©久世岳・一迅社/「うらみちお兄さん」製作委員会

 

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  • Animate Cafe Stand Hareza Ikebukuro has announced a collaboration with the ongoing TV anime series Life Lessons with Uramichi Oniisan which will see the cafe served up a themed menu, sell exclusive merchandise, and decorate the interior with original illustrations from August 25 to September 27.

    Animate Cafe exclusive illustrations

    Animate Cafe exclusive chibi illustrations

     

    Collab Menu (Excerpt)

    Parfait | ¥700 (Tax Included)

    Latte | ¥600 (Tax Included)

    Soda | ¥650 (Tax Included)

     

     

    Original Merchandise

    Big Acrylic Stand Keyrings | 3 Designs | ¥1,600 Each (Tax Included)

     

    Cookies | ¥1,000 (Tax Included)

     

    Acrylic Stand Keyrings | 6 Designs | ¥700 (Tax Included)

     

    Rubber Keyrings | 10 Designs | ¥700 Each (Tax Included)

    Life Lessons with Uramichi Oniisan is a dark comedy manga series by Gaku Kuze that’s been serialised in Comic POOL since 2017. An anime adaptation began airing on July 6, 2021.

     

    (C)久世岳・一迅社/「うらみちお兄さん」製作委員会

  • In promotion of the anime adaptation of Gaku Kuze’s manga series Life Lessons with Uramichi Oniisan, a merchandise collection was released in collaboration with Nippon Animation’s series Rascal the Raccoon on July 9 at Shinjuku Marui Annex. The items will also be released at Nanba Marui and Hakata Marui on July 24 and August 7 respectively.

     

    A little look at some of the items

    Name Badges | 5 Designs | ¥660 Each (Tax Included)

    Pins | 8 Designs | ¥440 (Tax Included)

    Keyrings | 8 Designs | ¥770 (Tax Included)

    Keyrings | 6 Designs | ¥1,100 Each (Tax Included)

    Keyrings | 8 Designs | ¥880 (Tax Included)

    Acrylic Stands | 8 Designs | ¥880 (Tax Included)

    Wooden Reversible Keyrings | ¥660 (Tax Included)

     

    Hand Towel | ¥1,100 (Tax Included)

    Onigiri Case | ¥1,320 (Tax Included)

    Pass Case | ¥2,970 (Tax Included)

    Tote Bag | ¥1,650 (Tax Included)

    T-Shirts | Sizes: M, L, XL | ¥3,850 Each (Tax Included)

    Exclusive artwork was illustrated for the collection featuring the characters Uramichi Omota, Tobikichi Usahara, Iketeru Daga, Utano Tadano, Kotori-san, and Rascal. The designs are featured on the merchandise sold at the pop-up shops.

     

    ©久世岳・一迅社/「うらみちお兄さん」製作委員会 © NIPPON ANIMATION CO., LTD.

  • Tendo Mokko Rethinks Japanese Modernity With ‘Japanese Modern / 80 Project’ to Celebrate 80th Anniversary

    12.July.2021 | FASHION / SPOT

    In commemoration of Tendo Mokko’s 80th anniversary, DAIKANYAMA TSUTAYA BOOKS is hosting the “Tendo Mokko & Japanese Modern” fair from July 7 to August 6 where the new products from the interior design brand is being sold. This includes a new book titled the same as the fair which details the brand’s most famous furniture works. New furniture by Hiroshi Nakamura, Koichi Futatsumata, and Wataru Kumano is also being exclusively sold there.

     

    Each participating artist’s signed nameplate

    Tendo Mokko is a Japanese furniture maker. After the Second World War, they made huge developments the country’s architect and design culture in collaboration with architects and designers by creating products rooted in the climate and natural features of Japan. One of the spearheads of this movement was Kenmochi Isamu, a modernist designer who played a pivotal role in the development of Japanese industrial design after World War II. Through the history of Japanese architecture, Tendo Mokko has joined hands with countless famous designers to manufacture furniture.

     

    Last year, the company turned 80 years old. As part of the commemoration, it is looking to dive deep into and rethink Japanese modernity at the Tendo Mokko & Japanese Modern fair where visitors can see their latest wares as well as learn about the process of developing new furniture and more. All of this, along with interviews, is also detailed in the book. Those who pre-order products at the fair will also receive one of the above-pictured nameplates depending on who designed it.

  • 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.

  • Tokyo Barbershop Founder Masaki Sakota Curates Art Exhibition

    25.June.2021 | FASHION / SPOT

    Masaki Sakota, the founder and head barber of Tokyo-based barbershop BARBER SAKOTA, has curated a line-up of five up-and-coming artists for their work to be displayed at Frame by Frame, an art fair currently taking place at DAIKANYAMA TSUTAYA BOOKS until July 2

     

    Exhibition’s main visual

    BARBER SAKOTA t-shirt produced for the exhibition costing ¥6,600

    The Frame by Frame exhibition is themed on photography, music, video content, science, art, and more, with each young artist selected by Masaki Sakota. The line-up includes Yuki Aizawa, Yu Todoroki, udai, Mayuka Katano & Kosuke Katano, SHOTA OKAMOTO, and more.

     

    The exhibition also features a frame by frame display of products that have been exhibited on the shelves at BARBER SAKOTA since it first opened. The ‘frames’ were made by NOTEWORKS, a woodcraft company who has strong ties to BARBER SAKOTO and their sister stores.

  • World’s First Cardboard Razor Released in Japan by BARBER SAKOTA x Kai

    21.June.2021 | FASHION / SPOT

    Kai Corporation and BARBER SAKOTA have teamed up to release the ‘world’s first’ cardboard razor. The first 100 people to purchase a BARBER SAKOTA t-shirt or cap at Tsutaya Books Daikanyama in Shibuya between June 15 and July 2 will receive a free one.

     

    Kai Corporation is no stranger to manufacturing grooming products, but this speciality razor comes for those people who want a product that really lets them enjoy the satisfaction of their grooming routine.

     

    The razor was also developed in line with the SDGs, resulting in a more sustainable product that opts for paper instead of plastic. The stylish designs come in various colours with street-style typography that reads ‘KAI.’

  • Devote Your Heart to Attack on Titan in the Final Survey Corps Project

    17.June.2021 | ANIME&GAME

    To commemorate the end of Attack on Titan‘s 12-year saga, the editorial team at Weekly Shonen Magazine launched the ‘Final Survey Corps Application’ project on June 9 which imagines the staff and fans as part of the Survey Corps to express their love for the series. The staff at Animate and TSUTAYA stores in Japan are currently donning Survey Corps uniforms. A special online exhibition will also be held by the magazine to give thanks to fans who have supported Attack on Titan for 12 years.

     

    Fans can use the all-new Survey Corps Maker service where they can upload their own photo or an illustration of themselves or an original character and writes words dedicated to the series. They are encourage to share this with other Survey Corps members around the world.


    Survey Corps Maker: How to Use

    1. Select a base image
    2. Write your thoughts and comments about Attack on Titan
    3. Share with the world

     

    Survey Corps Maker Samples

     

     

     

    The staff at Animate Ikebukuro

    The staff at TSUTAYA 

     

    Attack on Titan Online Exhibition

    The online exhibition is a virtual event that was conceived after the COVID-19 pandemic forced the for in-person event in Japan to be cancelled. But this shift is good news to fans outside Japan as it means everyone around the world can join – and it’s free.



    The event requires a quick sign-up, after which fans can enjoy looking through displays of official artwork. There’s also a merch shop with exclusive items to get your hands on. Please note that the exhibition features spoilers up to the final chapter.

  • Discover 130 Years of KYOTO BENRIDO’s Colourful Photo and Printmaking World

    15.May.2021 | FASHION / SPOT

    Nara TSUTAYA BOOKS is set to host the KYOTO BENRIDO’s World fair from May 15 to July 9, celebrating the history of a store that was established in 1887.

     

    Benrido has been contributing to the inheritance of Japanese culture through the photography, printmaking, and publications of cultural properties for 130 years. The The company owns is one of the world’s few remaining collotype studios which provides modern day photographers the unique opportunity to produce prints of their work using this rare process. Collotype was invented in France in the 19th century. It enables one to print images in various tones without the need for halftone screens.

     

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    At the fair, visitors can pick up a wide selection of items from collotype pieces to other artistic goods. And starting on May 28, it will also sell items related to Hokusai and ukiyo-e prints.

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    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.

  • Popular Illustrator DaisukeRichard to Release Merchandise in Collaboration with TSUTAYA

    31.January.2021 | FASHION

    Culture Entertainment and TSUTAYA are set to collaborate with the hugely popular illustrator DaisukeRichard, who has close to 500,000 combined followers on Instagram and Twitter, to release merchandise featuring his distinct pop artwork at TSUTAYA.

     

    Pre-orders for the collection opened on January 25, and the release date is set for February 19. Additionally, customers who purchase a book from TSUTAYA from February 27 will receive a free DaisukeRichard book cover.

    DaisukeRichard x TSUTAYA Merch Collab Line-Up

    Rubber Watch | ¥3,300 (Tax Included)

    Pencil Case | ¥2,420 (Tax Included)

    Card Case | ¥1,540 (Tax Included)

    Art Print | ¥22,000 (Tax Included)

    B5 Notebooks | ¥352 Each (Tax Included)

     

    A4 Folders | ¥330 Each (Tax Included)

    Daisuke bande Roll Stickers | ¥685 (Tax Included)

     

    Post-It Notes | ¥462 (Tax Included)

    Stickers | ¥418 (Tax Included)

    DaisukeRichard x TSUTAYA Book Cover

    TSUTAYA also interviewed DaisukeRichard which you can read at the link below in Japanese. If you’re a fan of the artist and are learning Japanese, it’s a must-read.

  • Doraemon 50th Anniversary Online Fair Launched at TSUTAYA Ginza

    30.May.2020 | ANIME&GAME

    Since the launch of the manga back in 1970, Doraemon has brought smiles on people’s faces in the form of books, anime, live-action films, collaborations with artists, and more, for the past 50 years.

     

    To celebrate the franchise’s 50th anniversary, TSUTAYA Ginza has opened an online fair on its website. TSUTAYA Ginza is a place where people of all ages and nationalities come from around the world, and the number one book the store can recommend as part of Japan’s culture continues to be the first volume of Doraemon. For the entirety of 2019—that’s January to December—the first volume of Doraemon was the number one best selling book at TSUTAYA Ginza.

     

    Doraemon 50th Anniversary Fair

    Doraemon Volume 1 (Tentoumushi Comics)

    Doraemon has come to be a symbol of Japan and has been passed down generations, but there probably a lot of people who don’t know how the story started. To find out, pick up a copy of volume one at TSUTAYA Ginza.

     

    Doraemon Volume 0 (Tentoumushi Comics)

    As part of the anniversary celebrations, a special volume 0 has been published. This full-colour book features 6 versions of the first Doraemon story as well as comments  by the author and more.

     

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    This is just a peek at some of the celebratory merchandise on offer for the online fair. For the full list, check out the website below.

  • TSUTAYA TOKYO ROPPONGI Re-Opens After New Renovations Catering to International Customers

    10.March.2020 | SPOT

    TSUTAYA TOKYO ROPPONGI originally opened in 2003 as a “BOOK & CAFE.” On March 7, 2020, it has now reopened as a TSUTAYA BOOKS.

    The concept of the newly-renovated location is to create a place that better caters to Roppongi’s large population of foreign tourists. On average, 40 million travellers from around the world flock to Roppongi Hills annually, so to create a more comfortable environment for them, TSUTAYA TOKYO ROPPONGI has increased its number of Western books and magazines. It stands proud as a “Global Thinker” that serves what Roppongi has to offerーfrom a global perspective.

    Customers can read a book or magazine while enjoying a cup of coffee at the coffee shop before they make their purchase, or they can enjoy a drink in the new “BOOK & BAR-LOUNGE.”

    as exotic as you can be, inspired by Giuseppe Arcimboldo’s “Summer” – ¥2,400

    after this , you may, inspired by Paul Gauguin’s “Woman Holding a Fruit” – ¥2,200

    Enjoy one of the many creative cocktails inspired by famous artworks.

    The store also has its own souvenir shop for people to take a piece of Japan back home. Made by expert craftsmen, items include stationery, gadgets, items for decorating homes, and much more, all offering a new standard when it comes to lifestyle proposals.

     

    TSUTAYA BOOKS goes above and beyond what an ordinary bookshop is, instead providing a place for people to really stand back and think what it is they are looking for. It’s a place where you can discover what’s going on in the world right now, what’s popular, and where you stand amongst it all. You are sure to discover something new or surprising, so be sure to pay a visit to the new TSUTAYA TOKYO ROPPONGI if you’re travelling to Tokyo.

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