Fukuoka-based Rock Band yonawo Wears Zoff Glasses at Album Release Event

14.August.2021 | FASHION / MUSIC

New Generation rock band yonawo is celebrating the release of their new album with a live online event, yonawo 2nd full album ‘Haruka Ima’ Online Live Supported by Zoff. The event will take place on August 14, 2021, and will start at 20:00, so don’t be late!

 

The band garnered plenty of attention this April after appearing as models for the Zoff CLASSIC Summer Collection. yonawo is scheduled to appear at a number of music festivals this summer, and their unique style is turning heads in the fashion industry. 

 

The upcoming live stream will be free to watch, so fans from around the world should be sure to tune in! 

 

This event is being held as a part of the new Zoff Rock project, blending music and fashion with Zoff’s stylish eyewear designs. Viewers will have a chance to win a pair of glasses worn by the yonawo members by taking a screenshot of the event and posting it on Twitter with the hashtag #yonawozoff! Be sure to follow the official Zoff Twitter Account (@Zoff_INFO) and say which glasses you’d like in your entry! The glasses will also come in a case signed by the members. 

 

With the release of their new album, yonawo will also be holding their biggest one-man live tour to date, playing shows in seven locations across Japan. Tickets for the show are on sale now!

 

Keep your eyes on this up-and-coming group!

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    Selected by yonawo: Sorrow

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    02. Itsuka Mata Hohoemi Aeru Hi ga Kuru made / Fuyumi Abe
    03. Kesho / Junko Sakurada
    04. Soshite Boku wa Tohou ni Kureru / Yoshiyuki Ohsawa
    05. Mado / Yuta  Orisaka
    06. Theme From Mahogany (Do You Know Where You’re Going To) (Single Version) / Diana Ross
    07. A Taste of Honey / Paul Desmond
    08. Sayonara no Mukau Gawa / Momoe Yamaguchi
    09. Guitar Hiki o Mimasen ka / Sayuri Kume
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    Donning the looks for Zoff’s summer promo shoot is all four members of the Fukuoka-based Japanese band yonawo as well as model and camerawoman Hikari Shibata. This marks the first time the yonawo members have come together to feature in a promotion like this and is a chance for fans to see them all in glasses.

     

    Zoff is hosting a campaign for 10 lucky people to win a wear of glasses from the Zoff CLASSIC Summer Collection. Check the link below.

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  • Zoff’s Disney Design Glasses Collection is Every Disney-Lover’s Dream

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    Japanese eyewear giant Zoff released a new collection of Disney glasses on Friday (March 5) featuring designs inspired by Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, and Daisy Duck. Official titled the “Disney Collection created by Zoff Happiness Series,” the line-up hit all Zoff stores, excluding outlets, and their online store in Japan.

     

    The Line-Up

    Mickey Mouse

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    Casual Line Wellington ZA211002_14E1 | ¥5,500 (Tax Included)

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    Classic Line Boston ZC212001_21E1 | ¥8,800 (Tax Included)

     

    Minnie Mouse

    Casual Line Boston ZA211001_68A1 | ¥5,500 (Tax Included)

    Casual Line Oval ZA211003_43A1 | ¥5,500 (Tax Included)

    Classic Line Square ZC212002_43E1 | ¥8,800 (Tax Included)

    Classic Line Square ZC212002_21E1 | ¥8,800 (Tax Included)

    Donald Duck & Daisy Duck

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    Casual Line Oval ZA211003_44A1 | ¥5,500 (Tax Included)

    Casual Line Boston ZA211001_21A1 | ¥5,500 (Tax Included)

    Casual Line Oval ZA211003_81A1 | ¥5,500 (Tax Included)

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