Coji-Coji Pop-Up Store Selling Parakeet Goods at Tokyo Solamachi
Popular Nippon Animation character Coji-Coji is getting a new pop-up store at Tokyo Solamachi, and this one is focused on the 3rd Year Parakeet Class from the series! The shop will be open from September 17 until October 10, 2021, and is located just underneath Tokyo Skytree–you can’t miss it!
Original Business Card
Magnified View (Partial)
Coji-Coji attends school in a fairy tale land, and the 3rd Year Parakeet Class is filled with all kinds of fun characters. The pop-up shop will sell 300 different Coji-Coji items, and will also feature a classroom-inspired photo spot!
Those who spend more than ¥3,000 (including tax) on either Coji-Coji or Chibi Maruko-chan goods will get a special business card as a gift, with five unique cards available. A different character’s card will be handed out depending on the day of the week!
A special stamp card will be given to guests visiting the shop. Just showing up to the store is enough to earn a stamp, and those with three stamps will receive an original business card as a present.
Coji-Coji Pop-up Shop – 3rd Year Parakeet Class
Running: September 17 – October 10, 2021
Where: Tokyo Solamachi East Yard (4F, #12)
Hours: 10:00 – 21:00 *Hours of Operation are the same as those of Tokyo Solamachi.
Official Site: http://cojicoji.site/
Space Hamsters BLUE HAMHAM Get Pop-Up Store at Newly-Reopened Hanshin Umeda Store
CHOCOLATE Inc. is bringing everyone’s favorite music-eating space hamsters back to Osaka! The AUTUMN PLANET -BLUE HAMHAM POP UP SHOP- is coming to the newly-reopened Hanshin Department Store Umeda Main Store from October 8 until October 19, 2021. Designed by Arimura Taishi, these cuddly characters have been featured by a number of popular stars, including Porter Robinson and Sia!
Merchandise at a Glance
The pop-up shop will feature 15 new autumn and winter products featuring the BLUE HAMHAM characters, four brothers from the planet Proxima b who have achieved massive amounts of popularity on social media. Items for sale will include a collection of hoodies and mufflers perfect for the chilly weather, new iPhone and AirPod cases, and plenty of other goodies.
Visitors will be greeted by the only BLUE HAMHAM statues in the world, all bundled up appropriately for the season. More info on the event will be released soon, so watch out for more!
AUTUMN PLANET -BLUE HAMHAM POP UP SHOP-
Running: October 8 – October 19, 2021
Address: Hanshin Department Store Umeda Main Store 4F Event Space
(1-13-13 Umeda, Kita-ku, Osaka)
Official Site: https://bluehamham.com/
Kirby Cafe Introduces Healthy New Menu and Seasonal Items
The Kirby Cafe, with locations in Tokyo and Hakata, began offering some brand-new menu items on September 21, including the new Waddle Dee Soy Burger & Meat Pasta with Warm Veggies. This marks a collection of new healthier options, along with some cute new dishes perfect for the fall season.
Waddle Dee Soy Burger & Meat Pasta with Warm Veggies: ¥2,838 (Tax Included)
Souvenir Plate TOKYO
Souvenir Plate HAKATA
Waddle Dee Salmon Avocado Bowl: ¥2,178 (Tax Included)
Waddle Doo Beam Salad: ¥1,298 (Tax Included)
Kirby’s Inhaling Star Drink, Seasonal Apple Flavor (with squishy mascot): ¥980 (Tax Included)
Some adorable new dishes at the Kirby Cafe feature Waddle Dees, one of the most common characters in the video game series! The new Waddle Dee Burger is topped with avocado and made from soy, while still having the taste and texture of real meat. The spooky enemy Waddle Doo also makes his appearance in the new Waddle Doo Beam Salad! For those looking to eat healthier while enjoying time with some classic gaming characters, these new menu items are sure to satisfy. Don’t miss out on the apple-flavored drink, also available for takeout.
In addition to these tasty new items, brand-new goods will also be popping up at each location! Keep an eye out for some unique Kirby merch coming soon.
Kirby Café TOKYO
Address: Tokyo Skytree Town Solamachi East Yard 4F (1-1-2 Oshiage, Sumida-ku, Tokyo)
Hours: 10:00-20:00 (Last orders at 19:30)
Kirby Café HAKATA
Address: Canal City Hakata North Building B1F (1-2-1 Sumiyoshi, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka City, Fukuoka)
Hours: 11:00-20:00 (Last orders at 19:30)
Reservations are not required, but they are recommended.
Kirby Café THE STORE
Address: Tokyo Skytree Town Solamachi East Yard 4F (1-1-2 Oshiage, Sumida-ku, Tokyo)
Official Site: https://kirbycafe.jp/thestore/
Seven OSAMU GOODS Pop-Up Shops Set to Open in Tokyo Metro Area
30.September.2021 | FASHION
Osamu Harada was one of the most beloved illustrators in Japanese history, appealing to people of all ages and backgrounds. Starting on September 23, 2021, at JR Omiya Station, a total of seven pop-up shops will appear all over Tokyo to sell both nostalgic and new Osamu Goods featuring a number of his popular characters.
The Osamu Harada exhibition began two years ago and has traveled all over Japan, attracting fans both young and old to appreciate Harada’s collection of heartwarming works. The artist passed away in 2016 at the age of 70.
Due to a recent boom on social media regarding the illustrator’s works, these pop-up stores aim to meet the current demand for Harada merchandise. Starting last year, the artist’s works have been featured in collaboration with a number of women’s fashion brands, amping up the hype even more. Those purchasing ¥2,500 or more (tax included) at the pop-up shop will receive a limited edition sticker at random (7 varieties available). By following the official Twitter account and posting with relevant hashtags, those interested can also win an original balloon!
Exclusive Sticker (7 varieties), given to those spending ¥2,500 or more
Original Balloon gifted to those following the official Twitter account and posting with proper hashtags
Merchandise at a Glance
Cushion: ¥2,200 (Tax Included)
Mini Tote Bag (3 varieties): ¥2,750 (Tax Included)
Embroidered Handkerchief (5 varieties): ¥770 (Tax Included)
*Available while supplies last.
Glowing Acrylic Stand (3 varieties): ¥5,500 (Tax Included) *Limited to 200 pieces each.
Since Osamu Harada appeared on the scene in 1976, his simple illustrations and loveable characters have continued to touch people’s hearts. The items on sale at the OSAMU GOODS Pop-Up Store blend nostalgia with current trends, offering something everyone will enjoy.
OSAMU GOODS Pop-Up Store
JR Omiya Station (In Free Passageway): September 23 – September 29, 2021
Cubic Plaza Shin-Yokohama (Q Plaza 3F): October 2 – October 17, 2021
JR Ikebukuro Station (South Ticket Gate): October 5 – October 18, 2021
JR Tokyo Station (Driving Wheel Underground Square): October 25 – October 31, 2021
JR Akihabara Station (In front of Tokyo Food Bar): November 2 – November 11, 2021
NEWoman Shinjuku (2F Event Space inside Station): November 2 – November 23, 2021
Urawa PARCO (1F): November 13 – November 23, 2021
Official Site: https://flowering.co.jp/
Kuroko’s Basketball Pop-Up Shop in Akihabara to Features New Illustrations
BANDAI NAMCO Amusement is hosting a character pop-up store for anime ‘Kuroko’s Basketball,’ featuring new illustrations of the characters dressed in trad style. The shop will be open from September 16 2021 at the Atre Akihabara Store, stocking original goods using the new artwork.
Kuroko’s Basketball Acrylic Stand trad style ver. (7 types): ¥1,980 each (Tax Incl.)
Kuroko’s Basketball Can Badge trad style ver. (7 types): ¥540 each (Tax Incl.)
Kuroko’s Basketball A4 Acrylic File trad style ver.: ¥550 (Tax Incl.)
Kuroko’s Basketball Cloth Poster trad style ver.: ¥1,800 (Tax Incl.)
Kuroko’s Basketball Spoon trad style ver. (7 types): ¥1,200 each (Tax Incl.)
Kuroko’s Basketball Fork trad style ver. (7 types): ¥1,200 each (Tax Incl.)
Kuroko’s Basketball Acrylic Board trad style ver. (7 types): ¥530 per lottery ticket, A Prize
Kuroko’s Basketball Jacket Style Acrylic Keychain trad style ver. (7 types): ¥530 per lottery ticket, B Prize
Kuroko’s Basketball Can Badge trad style ver. (7 types): ¥530 per lottery ticket, C Prize
Kuroko’s Basketball Die-cut Illustration Sheet trad style ver. (7 types): ¥530 per lottery ticket, D Prize (random)
Be sure to check out this limited shop to immerse yourself in the world of Kuroko’s Basketball!
©Fujimaki Tadatoshi / Shueisha, Kuroko’s Basketball Production Committee
First ‘Diamond Skytree’ Photo Event to be Held at Sunshine 60 Observation Deck in Tokyo
14.September.2021 | SPOT
The SKY CIRCUS Sunshine 60 Observatory in Ikebukuro, Tokyo, will hold its first ‘Diamond Skytree’ photography event on October 18, 2021, with another viewing on October 20. These events will have guests up early, beginning just after 6:00AM! This is when the sun will overlap with the very tip of Tokyo Skytree in the east, and is an extremely rare sight that can only be seen a few days each year.
From sunrise to ‘Diamond Skytree’ (Taken from the Sunshine 60 Observation Deck)
The best way to experience this once-in-a-lifetime event is to stay at the Sunshine City Prince Hotel, where you can also enjoy a night-view photo session the night before. It also means there won’t be any rushing to the observatory in the wee hours of the morning! Visitors will also be able to hear a talk from night-sky photographer Hiroyuki Narisawa on how best to photograph ‘Diamond Skytree.’
SKY CIRCUS Sunshine 60 Observation Deck – ‘Diamond Skytree’ Photo Event
Dates: October 17-18, October 19-20
Reservations Open: September 7, 11:00 on official website.
Baumkuchen Specialty Shop Katanukiya Offers Limited-Edition Panda Cake at New Location
On September 1, Baumkuchen specialty shop Katanukia opened its second location on the second floor of Tokyo Solamachi, beneath Tokyo Skytree. These traditionally German cakes are extremely popular in Japan, and using a cookie cutter can transform them into works of art! To commemorate the new shop, the Tokyo Solamachi location will sell a limited-edition Panda Baumkuchen that is almost too cute to eat.
Starry Sky Panda Baumkuchen: ¥594 (Tax Included)
Starry Sky Panda Baumkuchen & Drawstring Bag Set: ¥1,815 (Tax Included)
The special Starry Sky Panda Baumkuchen is made from soft, moist cake, and depicts an adorable panda character ready to gaze at the night sky from Tokyo Skytree, the tallest tower in the world. Children and adults alike will enjoy its gentle milk flavoring.
The Starry Sky Panda Baumkuchen & Drawstring Bag Set includes the signature Baumkuchen, the Starry Sky Panda Baumkuchen, Panda shortbread, and an adorable bag. There will only be 100 of these sets available, so grab one before they’re gone!
Is Baumkuchen popular in your country? How would you like to try these cute sweets in Tokyo?
Starry Sky Panda Baumkuchen
Official Site: https://www.katanuki-ya.com/
Chiikawa Pop-up Store Opens in JR Ikebukuro Station
Popular character Chiikawa is getting a Pop-up store for a limited-time! The shop is located at the event space outside of the south ticket gate of JR Ikebukuro station, and will be open until September 6, 2021.
The pop-up shop will feature a variety of cute goods like pouches and plushies, along with apparel. Visitors can also pick up some household goods, including tableware, chopsticks, and mugs featuring these lovable characters.
Special Event Merchandise
August’s New Products
Purchase Bonus: Chiikawa Mask Case (1 per person)
These goods will only be available at the pop-up shop and Official Chiikawa online store Chiikawa Market, so don’t miss out!
Chiikawa Pop-up Store
Running: August 20 – September 6, 2021
Hours: 10:00-21:00 (Until 18:00 on September 6)
Address: Event Space outside south ticket gate of JR Ikebukuro Station
(1-28-2 Minami-Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo)
Chiikawa Market: https://www.chiikawa-market.jp/
Official Site: https://chiikawa-info.jp/index.html
Kirby POP☆UP Shop Opening In Osaka LUCUA 1100
A Kirby POP☆UP Shop will be opening in Osaka’s LUCUA 1100 1F Isetan Seasonal Selection from August 11th.
Shop Sample (photo from Nagoya autumn event.)
The shelves are covered in adorable Kirby goods, while the store has been decked out in fun, Kirby-esque summer motifs. You can even find items from the mature and simple PLAYFUL KIRBY series or the colorful and stylish KIRBY’S FABRICS series!
You can also spot Kirby playing as a train, with PU-PU-PU-TRAIN goods available to purchase.
There will be free gifts available for customers too; Customers who spend over ¥2,200 (Tax Included) will be eligible for a special Kirby POP☆UP Shop postcard.
These are only available in limited quantities, so get them while you can!
© Nintendo / HAL Laboratory, Inc. KB21-P3040
Kirby POP☆UP Shop
Shop Duration: August 11 ~ August 24, 2021 (Free Entry)
Opening Hours: 10:30 ~ 20:00
Location: 3-1-3 LUCUA 1100 1F isetan Seasonal Selection, Umeda, Kita-ku, Osaka
Access: 1 minute walk from JR Osaka St.
New atmos x NIKE Collection Inspired by Summer Festivals
10.August.2021 | FASHION
Sneaker shop atmos will be releasing a colorful new collection of shoes inspired by Japan’s famed summer festivals! Called the RETRO SUMMER PACK, sales will begin in most atmos stores on August 9, 2021, as well as on the atmos online shop. To celebrate the launch, a pop up shop will open in Harajuku for a limited-time on the same day. The lottery is now open on atmos-tokyo.com.
NIKE AIR MORE UPTEMPO ‘96: ¥20,900 (Tax Included)
NIKE WMNS AIR FORCE 1 ʻ07 LV8 ¥13,200 (Tax Included)
NIKE WAFFLE TRAINER 2 ¥12,100 (Tax Included)
NIKE AS M NSW TEE MAX90 TD RESU ¥4,950 (Tax Included)
The AIR MORE UPTEMPO sneakers feature traditional Japanese patterns inspired by Kuniyoshi Utagawa, one of Japan’s most famous ukiyo-e artists. Traditional Japanese patterns like chrysanthemums and pine needles decorate the AIR FORCE 1 shoes, while the lemon, strawberry and melon colors covering the WAFFLE TRAINER 2 and t-shirts were inspired by the most sought-after summer treat, shaved ice!
At the atmos pop up shop, it’s all about the retro theme. Inside the store, visitors can stroll down memory lane, with every square-inch of space filled with Showa era nostalgia. Certain items will only be available here, so don’t miss out!
Atmos RETRO SUMMER PACK
Lottery Now Open
How to Enter: http://www.atmos-tokyo.com
POP UP SHOP ‘atmos shop’
Event Period: August 9, 2021-August 22, 2021
Address: 1F 4-31-2 Jingumae, Shibuya, Tokyo
Chibi Maruko-chan and Coji-Coji Get Retro-Themed Shop in Tokyo Station
Two of Nippon Animation’s most loved properties have come together for a limited-time shop like no other! Chibi Maruko-chan and Coji-Coji have joined forces to bring customers a curious collection of retro goods, available now at First Avenue Tokyo Station. The shop will be open until October 4, so there’s plenty of time to grab some new swag!
Wet Wipes: ¥550 each (Tax Included) / Alcohol Hand Spray: ¥880 (Tax Included) / Drug Notebook: ¥550 (Tax Included) / Clear File: ¥385 (Tax Included) / Acrylic Keychain: ¥715 each (Tax Included) / Acrylic Stand: ¥1,100 each (Tax Included) / Mini Tote Bag: ¥1,650 (Tax Included) / Canned Konpeito: ¥1,100 each (Tax Included) / Gacha Can Badge: 1 Turn ¥300 (Tax Included) / Gacha Mini Photo Stand: 1 Turn ¥400 (Tax Included)
Novelty Clear Bookmark
Novelty Set of 4 Clear Bookmarks with Mounts
Ten items in the shop feature this stunning new artwork, inspired by the idea of modern boys and girls in Taisho (1912-1926) retro style. In addition, plenty of other Chibi Maruko-chan and Coji-Coji goods are available at the shop for those wanting a more complete collection!
Customers spending over ¥1,500 or more (with tax) will receive a clear bookmark featuring the new retro art, while those spending over ¥6,000 (with tax) will get all four bookmarks with mounts, making it easy to decorate your space with these limited-time products.
Which of these goods are you most hoping to snag? Don’t miss your chance!
The Maruko & Coji-Coji Store Tokyo
Running: August 4, 2021 – October 4, 2021
Location: First Avenue Tokyo Station, Basement 1F North (Next to Mihashi)
Hours of Operation: 10:00-20:00 (Hours subject to change.)
Phone Number: 03-6260-9048
Official Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/chibimaruko_official/
Popular Character Chiikawa Gets Pop-Up Store at EKIHAKO in Osaka
Juice has opened a pop-up shop centred on the popular character Chiikawa at EKIHAKO inside EKI MARCHÉ SHIN-OSAKA where it is set to stay until August 26.
Get your paws on some exclusive items
New merch for July 2021
Cushion | ¥4,180 (Tax Included)
Hand Puppets | ¥1,980 (Tax Included)
Free acrylic key ring for buyers
Chiikawa fans can get their hands on a variety of items from pouches to plush toys, apparel, kitchenware, and more. The items are exclusive to the pop-up store and Chiikawa online shop. And if you spend over ¥3,300 at the pop-up sto9re, you’ll get a free glittery acrylic key ring.
Chiikawa Pop-Up Store
Running: July 21, 2021 – August 26, 2021
Opening Hours: 9:00-21:30
Location: EKIHAKO (EKI MARCHÉ SHIN-OSAKA) – inside the ticket gates of JR Shin-Osaka Station
Address: 5-16-1 Nishinakajima, Yodogawa-ku, Osaka, 532-0011, Japan
Veuve Clicquot La Grande x Yayoi Kusama Collaboration Gets Restocked
First released in 2020, the limited-edition Veuve Clicquot La Grande Dame 2012 Yayoi Kusama is set to be restocked in limited quantities. To promote the re-release, three pop-up shops are set to open in Japan: one in Nihombashi Mitsukoshi Main Store from July 28 to August 3, another in Iwataya Mitsukoshi from August 14 to August 17, and another in Mitsukoshi Nagoya Sakae Store LACHIC from August 14 to August 22.
Veuve Clicquot La Grande Dame 2012 Yayoi Kusama Gift Box | ¥27,740 (Tax Included)
Nihombashi Mitsukoshi Main Store Pop-Up Shop
Iwataya Mitsukoshi Pop-Up Shop
Mitsukoshi Nagoya Sakae Store LACHIC Pop-Up Shop
The pop-up shops serve as a space to celebrate two revolutionary women: the Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama and Madame Clicquot, who led the champagne industry as a female entrepreneur in the 1800s. This includes Kusama’s 2-meter tall sculpture My Heart That Blooms in The Darkness of The Night designed for the collaboration, a replica of Kusama’s Self Obliterated by Dots: Madame Clicquot which she created in 2006 for the Madame Clicquot Art Exhibition charity event, recordings of Kusama reading out poems she created for the collaboration, and more. Visitors to the pop-up shops can also scan a QR code and watch the What makes me Bloom short movie, and more.
The Veuve Clicquot La Grande Dame 2012 Yayoi Kusama Gift Box can be bought at the three stores, and at LACHIC, you can try a glass of the champagne.
Veuve Clicquot La Grande Dame x Yayoi Kusama
Nihombashi Mitsukoshi Main Store
Address: 1-4-1 Nihonbashimuromachi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 103-0022, Japan
Opening Hours: 10:00-19:00
Running: July 28, 2021 – August 3, 2021
Location: Nihombashi Mitsukoshi Main Store (Floor 1F Central Hall)
Opening Hours: 10:00-19:30
Product Page: https://www.mistore.jp/shopping/product/900000000000000001739169.html
*Click and Collect only
*Orders open on July 21 from 10:00
Address: 2 Chome-5-35 Tenjin, Chuo Ward, Fukuoka, 810-8680, Japan
Opening Hours: 10:00-20:00
Running: August 11, 2021 – August 17, 2021
Location: Iwataya Mitsukoshi KIRAMEKI BORD (Floor 1F)
Mitsukoshi Nagoya Sakae Store LACHIC
Opening Hours: Mitsukoshi Nagoya Sakae Store 10:00-20:00 / LACHIC 11:00-21:00
Address: 3-5-1 Sakae, Naka-ku, Nagoya, Aichi 460-8669, Japan
Running: August 14, 2021 – August 22, 2021
Location: LACHIC Bazaar (Floor 1F)
Opening Hours: 11:00-21:00
*Purchases from Nihombashi Mitsukoshi Main Store are advance orders only