Mickey Mouse Merchandise Appears at Shinsaibashi PARCO in Osaka

29.April.2022 | FASHION / SPOT

Mickey Mouse is beloved by people all over the world. To liven up the Golden Week holiday, Shinsaibashi PARCO in Osaka is showing off the ‘Mickey Mouse Osaka Collection’ for a limited time, This collection, available until May 8, is the first Disney collection featured at Shinsaibashi PARCO.


A number of Mickey Mouse-inspired products created by numerous designers will be featured, all of which already have shops in Shinsaibashi PARCO. A Mickey Mouse Collection pop-up shop is also open for a limited time at THE WINDOW SHINSAIBASHI on the first floor.

 

©Disney

©Disney Artwork by Yoshirotten

©Disney Designed by Javier Calleja

©Disney Designed by Keiichi Tanaami

©Disney Designed by Tetsuya Nakamura

 

Visitors can also enjoy the ‘Mickey Mouse Now and Future’ exhibition at the PARCO GALLERY on the 14th floor. The exhibition is a collaborative art project by artists from around the world who love Mickey! Curated by Shibuya’s contemporary art gallery NANZUKA, fans won’t want to miss this unique collection of art.

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