Rain Goods Brand Wpc. Opens Preorders for PARCO x Super Mario Vinyl Umbrella Series
Rain goods brand Wpc. will be opening preorders for their limited edition Super Mario themed collection after it sold out at the PARCO x Super Mario Collaboration Item Fair.
Wpc. Vinyl Umbrella ¥1,980 (Tax Included)
The umbrella, which was released as a limited item at the PARCO x Super Mario Collaboration Item Fair, was released for pre-sale at Wpc.’s Shinsaibashi PARCO store on July 1 and sold out the same day. Following overwhelming feedback from customers, the company has announced a second run, with pre-orders opening on August 5 on both the Wpc. ONLINE STORE and PARCO ONLINE STORE.
Character Pattern Print
The umbrella comes in 2 designs. The first features a variety of Mario characters and is finished with mushrooms, stars, and other iconic Mario motifs. Check out the cute facial expressions on the characters, such as the peeking Boo and the falling Goomba.
Neon Character Print
The Neon Character Print umbrella is packed full of popular Mario characters and motifs. The neon colours will surely brighten up any rainy day!
KiU New Standard Rain Poncho ¥6,600 (Tax Included)
The collaboration poncho that had previously sold out on the PARCO ONLINE STORE will be rereleased along with the vinyl umbrellas.
This item is not a pre-order and will be shipped upon purchase.
Wpc. Vinyl Umbrella
Preorder Time: August 5, 12:00 onwards
Delivery Time: Late August onwards
Where To Pre-Order:
PARCO ONLINE STORE: https://kaeru.parco.jp/shop/detail/shop000026265/
Wpc. ONLINE STORE: https://www.wpc-store.com/
KiU New Standard Rain Poncho
PARCO ONLINE STORE: August 5, 12:00 onwards
ZOZO TOWN: Late August onwards
KiU ONLINE SHOP: Available now
PARCO ONLINE STORE: https://kaeru.parco.jp/shop/detail/shop000026265/
ZOZO TOWN: https://zozo.jp/shop/wpc-kiu/
KiU ONLINE SHOP: https://www.kiu-online.jp/
The Strings Omotesando Promoting Breast Cancer Awareness with Special Pink Menu
Since 2003, the Pink Ribbon Festival has been held to convey the importance of early breast cancer detection and regular screenings. Breast cancer affects more than 90,000 people each year in Japan, making this initiative more important than ever. In October, the Strings Omotesando will be supporting the initiative with an all-pink menu at both the Zelkova Cake Boutique and Cafe & Dining Zelkova. These treats will be available from October 1 until October 31.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, making it the perfect time to spread vital information and inspire people to take proper precautions. The Pink Ribbon Shortcake, available for takeout only, and two bright pink cocktails, the ‘Mary Pickford’ and ‘Diamond Lily’ will be available. The shortcake, with a massive symbolic pink ribbon on top, is made with a light sponge, smooth semi-sweet cream, and a layer of juicy seasonal Shine Muscat.
The Mary Pickford, made with white rum, pineapple juice, cherry liqueur, and grenadine, is served with a pink ribbon adorning the glass. The Diamond Lily mocktail is inspired by the flower of the same name, which typically blooms in October. Using pink grapefruit and rose syrup, it’s sure to make anyone sipping it look glamorous.
In addition to these limited menu items, the Breast Care Book, a guidebook detailing information about breast cancer, will be distributed for free, with donation boxes available for those who want to support cancer research.
Pink Ribbon Festival at The Strings Omotesando
Running: October 1 – October 31, 2021
Venue: Zelkova Cake Boutique / Cafe & Dining Zelkova / (The Strings Omotesando 1F)
Hours: 11:30-22:00 (Cake Boutique open 12:00-20:00)
*Hours of operation have been shortened. See website for details.
Phone: 03-5778-4566 (Direct line to Cafe & Dining Zelkova)
Ace Attorney Celebrates 20th Anniversary with CAPCOM CAFE Collaboration, Releases Main Visual
Saitama Ion Laketown kaze’s CAPCOM CAFE will be holding an Ace Attorney collaboration cafe between October 8 and November 18 to commemorate the series’ 20th anniversary.
The never-seen-before main visual is themed around the 20th anniversary and features the Ace Attorney and Great Ace Attorney characters in their fanciest clothes! Look forward to the new collaboration menu and limited goods which will feature the new artwork.
The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles is now on sale.
© CAPCOM CO., LTD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
CAPCOM CAFE x Ace Attorney Series Collaboration
Duration: October 8 ~ November 18, 2021
Location: CAPCOM CAFE Ion Laketown
Address: Ion Laketown Kaze 3F, 4-2-2 Laketown, Koshigaya City, Saitama
Official Site: http://www.capcom.co.jp/amusement/capcomcafe/
Cup Noodles Celebrate 50 Years with Goods from Fashion Brand niko and…
Popular Japanese fashion brand niko and…will release a number of items in collaboration with globally-beloved Cup Noodle starting October 6, 2021. Preorders are now open on the official online store, so be sure to check it out before everything’s gone!
Collection at a Glance
Cushion & Blanket: ¥4,180 (Tax Included) / Apron: ¥3,080 (Tax Included) / Coat: ¥5,390 (Tax Included)
Storage Box: ¥2,200 (Tax Included) / Tote Bag: ¥2,750 (Tax Included) / Shoulder Bag: ¥2,420 (Tax Included)
Cup Noodles originally hit the market in 1971, and in the past 50 years, the product has become incredibly popular as an affordable meal around the world. Blending the worlds of food and fashion, this collaboration with niko and…will offer people a chance to show off their noodle love with some fashionable items. The illustrations featured on the limited-time collection were provided by German artist Stefan Marx. The lineup has plenty of variety, with fashion items and household items galore, offering something for everyone!
niko and… x Cup Noodle
Release Date: October 6, 2021
Where to Buy:
niko and…stores nationwide, Official Web Store, ZOZOTOWN, Rakuten Fashion
*The Tokyo store will begin selling these products on October 1, 2021.
Preorders begin September 15, 2021.
Official Site: https://www.nikoand.jp
Maison de Fleur Launches Eighth Anniversary Collaboration with Sanrio’s Wish Me Mell
25.September.2021 | FASHION
Japanese accessories brand Maison de FLEUR is celebrating eight years with another collaboration, this time with Sanrio’s bunny character Mell. A number of special items are now available to preorder on the STRIPE CLUB e-commerce site until October 3, 2021.
Double Ribbon Tote Bag: ¥5,819 (Tax Included)
Side Pocket Tote Bag: ¥5,819 (Tax Included)
Mini Pouch: ¥3,949 (Tax Included)
Face Pouch: ¥3,949 (Tax Included)
Drawstring Pouch: ¥4,389 (Tax Included)
The character Mell is also celebrating an anniversary, turning ten this year. Items went on presale on September 20, which also happens to be the little rabbit’s birthday. The character was designed by Miyuki Okumura, more famously known as the designer of Cinnamoroll.
These pink bags and pouches feature a classy salmon pink color, and the adorable inner lining is sure to make any Sanrio fan smile, showing Mell and her friends from Merci Hills surrounded by balloons. The canvas material makes these perfect for everyday use.
Look closely at Mell’s bunny ears to see the Maison de FLEUR logo! Will you be grabbing any of these items?
ⓒ’21 SANRIO APPR.NO.L629405
AZUL BY MOUSSY Selling Tokyo Revengers Collab Merch at Tokyu Square Flagship Store
The Minatomirai Tokyo Square AZUL BY MOUSSY shop is now selling collaboration merch inspired by the popular anime series Tokyo Revengers! The items will only be on sale until September 26, so if you’re in the area, be sure to stop by before the event ends.
Draken S/S Shirt: ¥9,900 (Tax Included)
Revengers Tee: ¥4,400 each (Tax Included)
Scene Photo Tee: ¥4,400 each (Tax Included)
Revengers Crewneck: ¥8,250 each (Tax Included)
Revengers Sweatpants: ¥8,800 each (Tax Included)
Scene Photo L/S Tee: ¥5,500 each (Tax Included)
Revengers Cap: ¥3,300 each (Tax Included)
Revengers Rubber Keychain: ¥660 (Tax Included)
Revengers Coin Case: ¥1,650 (Tax Included)
Revengers Acrylic Stand (3 varieties): ¥1,650 each (Tax Included)
Revengers Clear File (3 varieties): ¥550 each (Tax Included)
Revengers Sticker: ¥1,100 (Tax Included)
Revengers Ribbon Keychain (3 varieties): ¥1,100 (Tax Included)
Revengers Reversible Face Mask: ¥1,980 (Tax Included)
Revengers Pin: ¥550 each (Tax Included)
The AZUL BY MOUSSY flagship store at Tokyu Square is the only place to get these limited-edition goods. This shop opened in spring 2021 and calls itself the nation’s only ‘Radical Store’ filled with the unique elements of space, sound, fragrance, culture, person, and black. Those might be strange descriptors, but these words completely embody the AZUL BY MOUSSY brand concept.
A part of the shop will feature brand-new illustrations of Takemichi, Mikey, and Draken clad in some of the new merch. Talk about breaking the fourth wall!
Tokyo Revengers is currently popular worldwide. The original manga series was written and illustrated by Ken Wakui and has been serialized in Weekly Shonen Magazine since March 2017. The anime series just wrapped, and a live-action film was released in Japan in July. Over 20 million copies of the manga have been sold to date.
AZUL BY MOUSSY x Tokyo Revengers
Available: September 17 – September 26, 2021
Where: AZUL BY MOUSSY Minatomirai Tokyu Square Location
Official Site: https://www.minatomirai-square.com/
JUSTIN DAVIS Collaborates with UNDERCOVER to Produce 20th Anniversary Jewelry
24.September.2021 | FASHION
To commemorate the brand’s 20th anniversary, JUSTIN DAVIS has announced a new collaboration jewelry collection with UNDERCOVER.
The collection is made up of three items; UNDERCOVER’s iconic Giraapple has been transformed into a ring and earrings, while the blindfolded bear has transformed into a carabiner. The three new pieces will be available to preorder through the JUSTIN DAVIS stores nationwide and online, and in the UNDERCOVER Aoyama store.
This is the brands first collaboration with UNDERCOVER since 2014 when the blindfold bear necklace was released, which is still on sale to this day. In 2014, and now again in 2021 SS, it was designer Takahashi Jun who put forward the offer to collaborate on jewelry.
Be sure to check out these cute motifs and charming jewelry pieces!
JUSTIN DAVIS x UNDERCOVER
Release Date: September 17 2021
JUSTIN DAVIS Official Online Store
Official Site: https://justindavis-online.com/
Maison Kitsuné Reveals Collaboration Mask with PITTA MASK
23.September.2021 | FASHION
Maison Kitsuné, a popular Parisian lifestyle brand that produces unique music and fashion items, has collaborated with Japanese mask brand PITTA MASK, a brand which has become famous for its extraordinary outlook. The trendy mask was unveiled at NYFW: The Shows on September 10 2021.
The collaboration combines the creative direction of both Maison Kitsuné and PITTA MASK, working together to transform the typical mask, which has become a daily necessity, into something fun and stylish, all while maintaining the spirit of each individual brand.
PITTA MASK and Maison Kitsuné, a lifestyle brand known for combining fashion and music, have collaborated to create a stylish and colorful mask that goes beyond just protecting the face, both practical and fashionable.
The two collaboration masks, which were unveiled during New York Fashion Week, will be presented as a free gift to customers who spend over ¥8,000 (Excl. Tax) in Maison Kitsuné stores in New York, Tokyo, Kyoto, and Osaka from the end of September. The set is made up of two masks, in navy and white.
Quantities are limited, so be sure to check out the latest information on social media!
Maison Kitsuné x PITTA MASK Collaboration Face Mask
Gift Campaign Period: Late September 2021 Onwards (scheduled)
Maison Kitsuné Official Instagram: www.instagram.com/maisonkitsune/
Demon Slayer and J-League Team ALBIREX Collaboration Goods Now Available
A new collaboration is bringing sports and demon-slaying together! For the SPORTS2021 x Demon Slayer event, the popular series is partnering with three sports leagues: the NPB, J-League, and B.League. Goods are now available for the long-awaited collaboration between Niigata’s ALBIREX soccer team and Demon Slayer, so sports and anime fans should snag some merchandise before it’s all gone!
Items are available to pre-order online now until 2:00 on September 27, 2021.
ALBIREX x Demon Slayer T-Shirt: ¥3,600 (Tax Included)
ALBIREX x Demon Slayer Face Towel: ¥2,100 (Tax Included)
ALBIREX x Demon Slayer Mini Towel: ¥600 (Tax Included)
ALBIREX x Demon Slayer Ribbon Magnet: ¥1,980 (Tax Included)
ALBIREX x Demon Slayer Mug: ¥1,800 (Tax Included)
Don’t miss out on these one-of-a-time items!
ALBIREX x Demon Slayer
Pre-order Period: September 18, 2021 – September 27, 2021 2:00
Pre-order Site: https://www.albirexshop.com/SHOP/1142321/list.html
*Limited quantity available. Pre-orders will end when items are sold out.
Official Site: https://www.sports-kimetsu.com/
Experience the World of Demon Slayer with New AR Experience from au
21.September.2021 | ANIME&GAME
Starting September 23, Japanese cell phone company au will be releasing a new collaborative project with the globally popular Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba series!
The new experience will allow users with a smartphone to transform into characters from the show, and reenact popular battle scenes from both the anime series and film. The collaboration is taking place to celebrate the return of the series in 2021 for it’s second season.
Demon Slayer x au AR Experience
Augmented Reality: Become Your Favorite Character!
Using a special Instagram AR filter, users can mix different backgrounds and effects from the Demon Slayer series to make it feel as though you’re a part of the action!
Famous Quotes from the Series
By pressing a button on the special collaboration site, users can enjoy a collection of 45 random vertical videos featuring their favorite characters saying their famous lines. Take a screenshot of these clips and use one as your wallpaper!
Online Puzzle Game Escape Mission: Escape from the Mugen Train
In this fun escape game, users become a member of the Demon Slayer Corps sent to the Mugen Train to help rescue passengers.
Demon Slayer AR Experience
Release Date: September 23, 2021
Photography and Noh Theater Collide in New Collaboration between Hiroshi Seo and Hosho School
In a new fall collaboration, the prestigious Hosei School of Noh Theater, established during the Muromachi Period, and photographer Hiroshi Seo will present a unique blend of traditional culture. ‘Experience Noh and Art in Autumn ~Noh at Night: The Tale of the Heike ‘Kiyotsune’ x BEYOND PHOTO BY HIROSHI SEO’ will begin for four limited showings starting September 24, and will connect the photographer’s work ‘BEYOND’ with the theme of water present in the classic tale of Heike. Ancient and modern will overlap during this special autumn event, so don’t miss it if you’re in Tokyo!
The Story of The Tale of Heike ‘Kiyotsune’
During the 12th century, the Minamoto and Taira clans were at war. Awazu-no-Saburo returns to the capital after the Taira were defeated in battle, carrying with him a keepsake for his lord Kiyotsune’s wife: a lock of hair that Kiyotsune left before committing suicide. Saburo visits the wife, and upon learning of Kiyotsune’s death, she can barely stand the sight of his hair, ordering that the keepsake be returned to a shrine in Kyushu. Upon falling asleep, she sees his ghost in her dreams, and they argue over what has occurred. Kiyotsune recounts his final days, choosing suicide by drowning over capture and defeat. He is then blessed, and finds his way from Hell to eternal enlightenment.
BEYOND PHOTO BY HIROSHI SEO Exhibition
In 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic changed the world. Yet even during this turmoil engulfing the world, artists were trying to make a new path. Photography is but a fragment of the real world, but through the eyes of the one taking the photo, it becomes an art form, and allows us to see the world in a different way. For this exhibition, Hiroshi Seo will present several new works, including photographs from Sado Island, the home of Noh, where one-third of all Noh stages in Japan are located. This chain of water-inspired images will weave together with the story of Kiyotsune, and will tell a brand-new story for modern audiences.
Experience Noh and Art in Autumn ~Noh at Night: The Tale of the Heike
‘Kiyotsune’ x BEYOND PHOTO BY HIROSHI SEO
With Performance: September 24, 2021 (Tickets on sale now.)
No Performance: September 25, 2021 (Free admission for photo exhibition only. No admission to auditorium.)
With Performance: October 29, 2021 (Tickets on sale now.)
With Performance: November 26, 2021, 17:00 (Tickets on sale September 25.)
Address: Hosho Noh Theater, 1-5-9 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo
Official Site: http://www.hosho.or.jp/nohgakudo/
10-Day Sustainability Themed Event ‘Love Earth, Love Us’ to Open at Sendai PARCO
Sendai PARCO will begin a 10-day event focusing on the idea of sustainability starting September 17 and concluding September 26, 2021. ‘Love Earth, Love Us’ will highlight sustainability-related products and services available at the shops within Sendai PARCO, and a web page has already been opened to get people thinking about this important subject. Those purchasing or using any of these products and services will receive certain added bonuses, as a way to raise awareness and give back to those making an effort to support the health of the planet.
The main visual used in promoting the event was drawn by Toshiya Nakashima, and depicts Mount Vinicunca in Peru, often called Rainbow Mountain. The drawing was commissioned by Heralbony, an art gallery featuring pieces by those with intellectual disabilities, who will also hold a limited-time pop-up shop inside Sendai PARCO during the event. The shop will sell unique items, including hand towels featuring this gorgeous portrait of Rainbow Mountain, so don’t miss out!
Crayon Shin-chan and Adorable Bunny Rabbits Available from Ikumimama Animal Donuts
Ikumimama Animal Donuts has been a popular topic on social media for it’s cute creations, many based on popular characters. Now, customers located in Japan can purchase the new Crayon Shin-chan and Otsukimi Usa-chan Donut Sets online!
Otsukimi Usa-chan Set
Otsukimi Usa-chan (White)
Otsukimi Usa-chan (Pink)
Otsukimi Dango Donuts
Crayon Shin-chan Donut Set
Otsukimi means ‘moon-viewing’ in Japanese. On the 15th day of the eighth month of the traditional Japanese calendar, it’s tradition to hold a celebration to view the harvest moon. The Otsukimi Usa-chan set is perfect to serve during a get-together as you watch the starlit sky with friends. This year, September 21 is the lucky day! Dango, or dumplings, are popular snacks to enjoy during this event, and these coconut-filled Dango Donuts are a fun twist on a traditional treat.
Shinnosuke, Shiro, Buriburizaemon, and Himawari all make an appearance in the new Crayon Shin-chan collaboration.
Which of these sugary sweets looks the most scrumptious?