‘Masuda Sebastian and 6%DOKIDOKI 1995→2021’ Limited Shop to Open in Shibuya PARCO

15.September.2021 | FASHION / SPOT

The ‘Sebastian Masuda and 6%DOKIDOKI’ limited shop will be opening in the Shibuya PARCO 4F ‘Hobonichi Karucha-n’ section between September 17 and October 3 2021 to mark 26 years since the opening of Harajuku store 6%DOKIDOKI.

 

The brand formerly opened a store in Shibuya PARCO Quattro in 1998 and held a pop-up store in 2011. Now, for the first time in 10 years, 6%DOKIDOKI is coming back to Shibuya PARCO, selling the latest fashion items while reprinted posters featuring designs from the 90’s will be available for pre-sale.

 

The shop will also exhibit photographs from the store opening and pages from old catalogs, along with product design artwork. This exhibition will allow you to experience the colorful and powerful evolution of “Kawaii” from the 90’s to the current day.

 

Experience “Sebastian Masuda and 6% DOKIDOKI”, the leader of KAWAII culture, at the “Almost Nichi Karchan”, a cultural information center that introduces Tokyo’s recommendations such as exhibitions, movies, plays, and music.

 

Learn more about KAWAII culture leaders ‘Sebastian Masuda and 6%DOKIDOKI’ at the Hobonichi Karucha-n, a cultural information center that introduces Tokyo’s recommended exhibitions, movies, plays, and music.

 

Comment from Sebastian Masuda

“In 1995 I was 25, and could have never imagined that my future would turn out this way. However, even though 26 years have passed, the shop is still a place that combines fashion, culture, and art. Do you have enough colorful pieces these days? Whether it’s your first time visiting or you’ve been with us for a long time, I hope that you will check out the exhibition.”

 

 

An interview with Sebastian Masuda will also be released at 11:00 on September 17 on the ‘Hobonichi Itoi Newspaper’ website, so look forward to it!

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