Over 1500 Pikachus will appear at Yokohama’s summer festival!

17.July.2017 | SPOT

Yokohama Minato Mirai 21 will hold a summer festival from July 28th. Over 1500 Pikachus will take part in the festival, appearing in events such as “mikoshitogyo,” “bonodori,” and “ennichi.”




One of the events titled, “Pikachu dake janai, Pikachu tairyo hasseichu!”

(Not only one Pikachu but multitudes of Pikachus will appear!) will be held. The highlight of this event will be a “Pikachu carnival parade.” On August 14th starting at 16:00 over 100 Pikachus will parade down the avenue. It will start from Zou no hana Park and the parade will make a U-turn at Yokohama Park and return to the starting point. You too can participate by wearing something yellow as you watch the parade go by. Don’t miss this Pikachu parade!




In addition, Pikachu will appear in the sky and on the sea. A first-time-ever event, multitudes of Pikachus will greet you from a boat and from an airship. Moreover, the events which were highly popular in 2016 titled,”Zubunure Splash Show”(soaking wet splash show) held in front of Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse, and “Pikachu no Osanpo” (Pikachu’s walk) held in Queen Square Yokohama – Grand Mall Park will again be held this year. Come and join all these “Pikachu-galore” events at Yokohama Minato Mirai 2017 Summer Feestival!




At the Grand Mall Park Festival the highlight of the summer festival is the “Mikoshi togyo” (carrying of a miniature shrine) and the “Kodomo Mikoshi Parade” (children’s mikoshi parade). However, events where even small kids can enjoy like “Yo-yo tsuri” (fishing for a yo yo) and “Shateki” (cork bullet shooting) will also be held. At the 10th Minato Mirai every one can enjoy the Grand Bon Festival Dance along with some performances such as the “Yosakoi Dance Performance” and the “Wadaiko Performance/Workshop” The atmosphere of Yokohama Port is ideal for the holding of these summer festivals.


Why not join the Pikachus and liven up your summer vacation!




<Event details>

Event Name: “Pikachu dake janai, Pikachu tairyo hasseichu!”

Time: August 9th ~15th 2017

Venue: All of theMinato Mirai area

Participating Facilities: Nippon Maru・Nippon Maru Memorial Park, Queens Square Yokohama, Landmark Plaza, Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse, MARK IS Minato Mirai, JR Sakugaci-cho Station・Sakuragi-cho Station Square, Minato Mirai Line – Minato Mirai Station, NAVIOS YOKOHAMA (International Seamen’s Club & Inn), ANNIVERSAIRE MINATOMIRAI YOKOHAMA, YOKOHAMA COSMOWORLD, Pokemon Center Yokohama.

Official website of event: http://www.pokemon.co.jp/ex/pika_event/


<Event Details>

Name: Grand Mall Park Summer Festival 2017

Time: July 28th (Fri.) 2017 11:00~16:30

Venue: Grand Mall Park “Bijyutsu no Hiroba”

Minato Mirai Grand Central Tower area

Official website of event: http://minatomirai21.com/55568


<Event Details>

Name: 10th Minato Mirai Dai Obon Odori (Obon Dance)

Time: August 18th (Fri.) 2017 16:30~20:30 and

August 18th (Sat.) 15:00~20:30

Venue: Rinko Park South Exit Square

Free of charge

Official website of event: http://minatomirai21.com/55570

Yokohama Minato Mirai 21: http://www.minatomirai21.com/



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  • Pikachu Meets Traditional Japan With Edo Kimekomi Doll

    14.November.2019 | ANIME&GAME / FASHION

    Mataro Doll released its new Pikachu Edo Kimekomi Ningyo doll on November 13. The doll is available in store and on the company’s website while supplies last.


    Mataro Doll was established in 1919. The company is a a creator of traditional Japanese dolls and is recognised by Kamigamo Shrine as the founder and only legitimate creator of the kimekokomi ningyo doll. It drew much attention in 2018 for creating a Hatsune Miku hina doll, and is about to get another wave of interest as it has created an official Pikachu kimekokomi doll, retaining the Pokémon’s character and cuteness.

    Pikachu is loved by kids and adults alike. This traditional Pikachu craft too can be enjoyed by people of all ages with its more sophisticated and high-quality appearance.


    Mataro Dolls makes all of their items and wares by hand without the use of 3D printers or CAD. They studied Pikachu in great detail to create their new doll. Although the people working at Mataro Dolls are experts in their field, they explained how capturing the characteristic qualities of the character was no easy task.

    Pikachu’s yellow fur features a flowery design which is typical of traditional Japanese dolls. Catch your own one of these Pikachu dolls for a combination of traditional Japan and Japanese pop culture.


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  • Catch the Pikachu and Poké Ball Doughnuts at Mister Donut This Winter

    24.September.2019 | ANIME&GAME / FOOD

    Mister Donut has announced another collaboration with Pokémon following the success of last year’s doughnut line-up. It will hold a campaign entitled “Let’s Catch Pokémon at Mister Donut!” beginning on November 15. In the run up to Christmas, the doughnut chain will sell a range of products and merchandise that both kids and adults can enjoy.


    The Pikachu doughnut was such a hit last year that they are bringing it back for 2019 together with two all-new doughnuts.

    Mister Donut is also teaming up with the upcoming video games Pokémon Sword and Shield, which are also releasing on November 15 on the Nintendo Switch, to bring fans a range of new doughnuts themed on the new game. Details on the products and merchandise will be announced in the near future, so stay tuned.

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  • Cute Pikachu, Mew, Eeevee and Snorlax Blush & Powder Release in Pokémon Cosmetic Series

    09.September.2019 | ANIME&GAME / FASHION

    The next set of beauty items in the popular Pokémon Cosmetic Series has finally been revealed: the Pokémon Cheek and Pokémon Pressed Powder will be released on September 10. The line-up includes Pikachu, Eevee, Mew, and Snorlax.

    Pokémon Cheek – ¥1,300 (Before Tax)

    The Pokémon Cheek is a cream-type blush that spreads smoothly on your skin without any stickiness. It’s comfortable on the skin and is durable. It also contains micropearls and so gives your skin a natural shine.

    It comes in four colours: Pikachu Milky Pink, Eevee Rose Pink, Snorlax Coral Pink, and finally Mew Pearl White which brightens your natural skin tone. The blush comes as a stick and so is ncie and easy to apply and carry around.

    Pokémon Pressed Powder – ¥1,500 (Before Tax)

    The pressed powder comes with its very own powder puff featuring a cute original design. The powder is mixed with minerals that are gentle on the skin as well as collagen. It leaves your face looking smooth and natural without any unwanted shiny patches.

    Pick from four different colours: Pikachu Pink which brightens natural skin colour, Eevee Mint which elevates transparency, Snorlax Yellow which conceals blemished, and Mew Purple which brings out transparency and shimmer.


    When out there in the wild catching Pokémon, why not look good at the same time? Be sure to check out the Pokémon Cosmetic Series, and stay tuned for any new products that are released.

  • Baskin-Robbins Extends Pokémon Collaboration and Releases Free Goods Scheme

    20.August.2019 | ANIME&GAME / FOOD

    As we know, Baskin-Robbins released their first ever Pokémon-themed ice creams to celebrate the brand new Pokémon movie Mewtwo Strikes Back: Evolution. The collaboration, which is currently taking place, was going to end on August 30th. However, the collaboration period has been extended to September 13th, 2019 due to popular demand.


    Find out more here: Baskin-Robbins Releases Pokémon Ice Creams, Sorbets and Cakes

    Furthermore, from September 1 they are introducing a new scheme where those who purchase the Pokémon Double Cup will receive an original BR Pokémon-themed clear file for free. 

    The clear file comes in two very cute designs. There are a limited number of these files, so get your hands on them before they run out.

    * The current size upgrade discount scheme (Turn your Small Double into a Regular Double for an extra ¥100) will end on August 30th. 


    Enjoy a never ending Pokémon summer with Baskin-Robbins! 



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  • Pikachu Outbreak 2019: Day One Report Of This Year’s Event – MOSHI MOSHI NIPPON

    08.August.2019 | ANIME&GAME / FEATURES / SPOT

    The Pikachu army has returned again this year for Pikachu Outbreak 2019 which is running from August 6 to 12 in Minato Mirai, Yokohama. This year, the event also features an evening show which takes advantage of Minato Mirai’s gorgeous nightscape and couples it with exciting lighting technology.


    We visited the first day of the event with Chinese talent Etsuna and 7-year-old Yuugo-kun. Here’s our report!

    Upon arrival at Minato Mirai Station we were immediately met by lots of Pikachu decorations and event advertisements. And when you go through the ticket gate it plays Pikachu’s cry! If you’re visiting the event this year then be sure to listen out.

    There are lots of Pikachu to spot after leaving the ticket gates, so be sure to try finding them all.

    We alighted at Minato Mirai Station and headed straight to Rinko Park.

    When we hit the park we were greeted by a huge balloon Pikachu!

    There’s lots of other Pokémon to catch too, such as Lapras, Psyduck, and many other popular names.

    This tiny Pikachu was so cute.


    There are food trucks set up by the Pokémon Cafe for the event at Rinko Park so you can get your hands on some food, drinks, and ice pops.

    The Pikachu designs on the trucks are super kawaii♡

    Pikachu Pineapple Ice Bar – ¥500 (Tax Included)

    The ice pops they sell comes with one of four possible Pikachu facial expressions. They’re given randomly.

    They’re so cute they seem a waste to eat!

    Pikachu Orange Lemonade Soda – ¥500 (Tax Included)

    The drink cups have Pikachu designs too, even the lids.

    Wherever you look there’s a Pikachu, so you can take pictures literally everywhere.


    After we had strolled around Rinko Park, we headed to Nippon Maru Memorial Park. Usually when you visit this park they have huge boats on display but for Pikachu Outbreak, the Pikachu have swarmed the area.

    There are lots of walls with various Pokémon illustrations on them around Nippon Maru Memorial Park, such as Ho-Oh’s wings and a Pikachu balloon. They are scattered here and there, so make sure to find all of these too!


    Below is where you can watch the Pikachu march wearing illuminating LED costumes.

    Even the Ferris wheel at Yokohama Cosmo World was lit up with Pokémon motifs―the Pikachu and Poké Ball ones in particular were beautiful.

    After a little while, several Pikachu arrived on a boat to greet everyone. And then…

    …out came the LED Pikachu! Their synchronised pattering walk was beyond adorable. They even danced.

    But the fun doesn’t stop there. If you head to Queen’s Square Yokohama right next to Nippon Maru Memorial Park then you’ll catch the Eevee march too. Their cute pattering walks too are enough to heal your soul♡


    What we’ve shown you is just a snippet of the fun happening this year―there are many other exciting events happening for Pikachu Outbreak 2019.

    Photos: CHIHIRO (@chiicd5)


    These last photos were taken at the show in Grand Mall Park at Yokohama Art Museum which makes stunning use of projection mapping. The Pikachu don their LED costumes and perform an incredible light show for the crowd.


    For more details on each event check out the official website. Pikachu Outbreak is a fun day out for kids and adults alike, so enjoy this year’s event and be careful not to catch heatstroke.

  • Pikachu Outbreak 2019: All the Details You Need For This Year’s Event

    22.July.2019 | ANIME&GAME / SPOT

    More information has been released for this year’s Pikachu Outbreak event which is set to take place in Yokohama’s Minato Mirai area from August 6 to 12.


    The event has been held every summer since 2014 and sees countless Pikachu come together and put on shows, parades, performances and more. Over 2,000 Pikachu are scheduled to be released into the wild in Minato Mirai this year.

    The Streets of Minato Mirai x Pikachu

    The army of Pikachu will be dressed in outfits equipped with LED lights to put on colourful illuminated show in front of Yokohama Art Museum using projection mapping.


    Running: August 6, 2019 – August 12, 2019

    Time: ①19:10~ / ②20:35~

    *The show will run at 20:35 only on August 9 and 10

    Location: Grand Mall Park (in front of  Yokohama Art Museum)


    The Seas of Minato Mirai x Pikachu

    Look forward to a magical evening performance of Pikachu and water fountains with Yokohama Bay and Bay Bridge providing the backdrop.


    Running: August 6, 2019 – August 12, 2019

    Time: ①18:55~ / ②19:50~ / ③20:45~

    Location: Red Brick Warehouse Park


    The Forests of Minato Mirai x Pikachu

    Enjoy an incredible performance featuring the biggest number of Pikachu to date against the backdrop of Minato Mirai’s skyscraper nightscape inside a green space.


    Running: August 6, 2019 – August 12, 2019

    Time: ①18:55~ / ②19:50~ / ③20:45~

    Location: Rinko Park


    Pikachu Parade & Eevee Parade

    Don’t miss the cute parades of Pikachu and Eevee as they march to the rhythm of the beat!


    Pikachu Parade

    Running: August 6, 2019 – August 12, 2019

    Time: ①18:55~ / ②19:50~ / ③20:45~

    Location: Nippon Maru Memorial Park


    Eevee Parade

    Running: August 6, 2019 – August 12, 2019

    Time: ①18:55~ / ②19:50~ / ③20:45~

    Location: Queen’s Square YOKOHAMA Queen’s Mall



    Dotted around the streets of Minato Mirai you will find hidden art and decorations. Catch ’em all and snap some photos!


    Running: August 6, 2019 – August 12, 2019

    Locations: Sail Training Ship Nippon Maru, MARK IS, Navios Yokohama, and elsewhere

    *Please be aware of your surroundings when taking photographs.


    Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield Digital Stamp Rally

    The event is hosting a digital stamp rally on the streets of Minato Mirai. There are nine rally points in total. Those who collect three or more stamps will receive an original phone wallpaper and those who collect all nine can enter a lottery for a chance to win a Pokémon Centre gift set.


    Running: August 6, 2019 – August 12, 2019


    The menu for the Drink & Ice Shop by Pokémon Cafe has also been revealed where Pokémon Trainers can look forward to eating some ice candy and drinking lemonade amongst trying plenty of other summery treats.

    Pikachu’s Pine Ice Bar – ¥500 (Tax Included) *4 designs available, all chosen randomly

    Pikachu’s Orange Lemonade Soda – ¥500 (Tax Included)

    Pikachu’s Mango & Pine Tapioca Drink – ¥600 (Tax Included)

    If you return your cup after ordering a drink at the shop you’ll receive an original sticker.


    There is lots to look forward to at this year’s Pikachu Outbreak. Be sure to check the official website for more details.


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  • Pick Up A Talking And Dancing Pikachu Light Or A Cute Desk-Cleaning Pikachu

    05.July.2019 | ANIME&GAME / FASHION

    The much anticipated Pokémon sequel film Pokémon the Movie: Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution will premiere on July 12. The world’s love for Pokémon continues to grow. Speaking of which, Pokémon fans around the world will not be able to resist the Pikachu Puni Light and Pikachu Run Run Cleaner, which will be selling from the end of July. 


    Pikachu Puni Light


    This cute, soft Pikachu can dance, light up, and even talk. This looks like a real Pikachu and can sense and respond to your voice and touch. There is also a range of light brightnesses options you can choose from. As well as talking and singing, the Pikachu Puni Light will step in beat to songs it hears and even dance. Leave the Pikachu alone for a while and it will roar viciously, releasing electricity to light up again. 

    You can activate Pikachu’s Dance Mode by holding down the volume switch for a long time. By activating Dance Mode, the Pikachu will react to music and sounds that it hears, lighting up and stepping from left to right in beat. This is a great regular light for your room. It comes with an AC power adaptor so you don’t have to worry about the power running out. Enjoy the gentle warmth of Pikachu from your bed as he glows next to your pillow, helping you to not bump into anything, or to find things in the dark. You can also turn the sound off by yourself or set the Pikachu to stop making noises between certain times. 

    Tap the Pikachu on the head and with each tap, the brightness will change. There are a total of three different levels of brightness so you can choose to set it according to your mood. The Pikachu Puni Light is a completely new, interactive kind of interior light which is bound to brighten up your day as much as it does your room!


    Pikachu Run Run Cleaner

    Watch Pikachu whizz around your desk on a flat pokéball to clean surfaces. Activate the switch on the pokéball platform and the Pikachu will talk to you.

    The mini desk vacuum cleaner is made even cuter with Pikachu sitting on top of it. It will move by itself, picking up dust with the brushes underneath. The Pikachu can also dodge obstacles and will even stop when it reaches the end of your desk. There is also an automatic feature which turns off the power after 5-minutes of being idle. Touch Pikachu’s forehead while it is on the move and it will start to speak and change direction. If you touch the Pikachu’s forehead for a whole second, the vacuum platform will begin to spin in a circle. Pikachu will get a little dizzy from the spinning, so Pikachu will stop moving. 


    These useful and cute Pikachus are just what your house needs! Why don’t you pick up a Pikachu to become your companion?


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  • ABC Cooking Studio Launches Pikachu Omelette One-Day Cooking Lesson For Kids

    24.June.2019 | ANIME&GAME / FOOD

    From July 1 to August 31, ABC Cooking Studios across Japan will be running a one-day class for children to learn how to make a Pikachu omelette. The class is aimed at 4 ー 6 year-olds. After the class, the children can enjoy their fluffy Pikachu omelette.

    Pikachu Omelette 

    Last July and August, ABC held a similar one-day Pikachu Banana Cake class for children. Approximately 20,000 children signed up and enjoyed making their delicious cakes. This year’s event is a wonderful opportunity for children who wish to challenge themselves to cooking or are looking to make wonderful summer memories. This is a wonderful opportunity to grant your curious children.


    The cooking teacher will show children all the cooking tricks to make a delicious dessert in very easy steps. Even children who are completely new to cooking will have nothing to worry about. In the class, children will learn how to make an omelette decorated with Pikachu’s face and a chocolate custard filling. Once finished, they can garnish their Pikachu with a sun visor. The children will also be making a Poké Ball cupcake. Once they make their desserts, they can take them home. To finish the class, the hardworking children will be gathered to have a fun discussion on their opinions on the class.  

    The children will also receive an original Pikachu and Eevee drawstring bag as a souvenir. This class is a great way for children to become better friends. After the class is over, they can even wear their bags together as a sign of everlasting friendship.


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  • Tame Pikachu Helps You Around the House! Become Friends With the Ne UchiPika Robot

    02.June.2019 | ANIME&GAME / FASHION

    Toy maker Takara Tomy​ has released a Pikachu robot that can recognise words. The Ne, UchiPika will be released in Japan on August 3, 2019 at toy shops, electronics stores, toy sections of department stores and emporiums, online and on Takara Tomy’s official website.

    Ne, UchiPika can understand words in Japanese and connect to your TV and lights. He uses infrared light to connect to devices just how a standard remote control does. Therefore, there is no need to buy any special equipment or even connect him to the internet. You can simply add the functions from your TV remote to get going!

    Just call Pikachu’s name and he will listen to your command. “Pikachu! I wanna watch TV!” “Can you turn on the lights?” There’s so much you can ask Pikachu to help you with. Pikachu will help you to turn your TV on and off, change the volume and change the channel. At night, he can turn your night light on and off, too so you don’t have to get out of bed. You can even add whatever features you like from your remote control to Pikachu.

    Pikachu knows the phrases “see you later” (ittekimasu) and “I’m home” (itterasshai) in Japanese and will even sing if you ask him to. The most shocking feature, however, is his thunderbolt move which you just have to ask him to perform! Pikachu’s actions are not just limited to working household appliances. From the moment you greet each other with “good morning” (ohayou) to when you say “goodnight” (oyasumi), Pikachu will react to everything you say to him.

    A similar Pikachu called Ne, HelloPika was launched last year and became incredibly popular. Approximately 10,000 of these were sold. This time round, the Ne, HelloPika gets a new friend. Say hello to your new robot Eevee friend Ne, HelloVui!

    Just like HelloPika, Eevee can reply to you, dance, laugh, and respond to you randomly. Whilst HelloPika tends to nod and bow with excitement, HelloVui tends to tilt their head a lot in a cute way.


    Now, you can enjoy a pleasant conversation with both of them!

     Put them in your pocket or a sleeve in your bag to take everywhere with you.


    Have fun playing with your new friends Pikachu and Eevee♪


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  • Detective Pikachu Artist RJ Palmer to Attend Japan Weekend Madrid

    01.June.2019 | ANIME&GAME / SPOT

    The countdown for the X anniversary of Japan Weekend Madrid has already started and so its first star guest has been revealed. Japan Weekend expects the largest and most spectacular edition in its history on September 21st and 22nd in Feria de Madrid and its first guest will be up to the expectation. Our first confirmed guest artist comes to light and does so after generating a stir of reactions among Pokémon lovers. Japan Weekend Madrid will feature RJ Palmer, the artist who has given life to the Detective Pikachu’s Pokémons.


    RJ Palmer went viral all over the world thanks to his realistic Pokémon fanarts. Years later, his talent as a conceptual artist has led him to the movie that everyone talks about.


    RJ Palmer is a conceptual artist and dinosaur lover who lives in San Francisco Bay. He is specialized in designing fantastic creatures for movies and videogames and currently works at Ubisoft San Francisco. His most recent work has been in Detective Pikachu for Legendary Pictures, where he has given shape to the realistic designs of the Pokémon creatures.

    His case is noteworthy, having come to work in the film after his realistic-style Pokémon fanarts became viral in networks a few years ago. The tangible proof that a hobby can become a job, in the best possible way.


    RJ Palmer will offer a masterclass about his creative process in Japan Weekend Madrid and will assist to a question and answer session about Detective Pikachu. In addition, those who are interested will also be able to get a signed illustration. A real luxury.

  • Pyokotama♪ Releases Doraemon, Hello Kitty, Pikachu & Shin Chan Soft Balls

    26.May.2019 | ANIME&GAME / FASHION

    Sega Toys Co., Ltd. will launch a new lineup of large, round character-themed balls called Pyokotama♪ Character series! The lineup includes four designs; Crayon Shin Chan, Doraemon, Hello Kitty, and Pikachu! These characters are famous in Japan and all over the world! The lineup will reach stores on Thursday 26th September 2019.


    The cloth ball is approximately 13 cm in diameter. The faces of Crayon Shin Chan, Doraemon, Hello Kitty and Pikachu decorate the surface of the cushions…but what’s on the other side…? Make sure you take a look! Turn on the switch on the ball and and then throw it around as much as you like! When you do, it will play the character’s theme song or a famous song when you throw it!



    Crayon Shin Chan

    Make sure to check out the “backside” of the ball! As you throw the ball around, it will play the nostalgic melody of the Shin Chan theme song I’m Popular (Ora wa ninkimono).



    His four-dimentional pocket is on the front of the ball and on the back is his small, red, circular tail! As you throw him around, he will play the anime opening song Yume o Kanaete Doraemon.


    Hello Kitty

    Her left ear is decorated with her signature large ribbon. When you throw this ball, a famous melody by Tchaikovsky will fill the air!


    This ball is especially cute because of the ears! Throw this ball, and Pikachu will sing his own anime ending theme song”


    These cute and round balls are perfect to enjoy the outdoors with your family and friends!


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  • Pikachu Outbreak Event 2019 | Pokémon GO Fest in Yokohama

    17.May.2019 | ANIME&GAME / SPOT

    The Pikachu Outbreak Festival has been held in Yokohama for five years in a row. The event sees groups of Pikachu come together to march the streets.


    The event is set to return for its sixth run in summer, with the main programmes set to be held at nighttime. Lighting technology will be used with the Pikachu army against the backdrop of Minato Mirai’s gorgeous nightscape. More than 2,000 Pikachu are being mobilised, the biggest number in the event’s history.

    In front of Yokohama Art Museum, the Pikachu will don LED lights on t heir costumes and hold up LED flags as they perform for the public.

    The Pikachu will also dance around giant water fountains in front of Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse’s park with a panoramic view of Yokohama Bay Bridge in the background.

    The Eevee army will also join the fray again this year. Also occurring alongside the Outbreak is Pokémon GO Fest in Yokoham which can be attended by signing up in advance


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