Moomin Market 2022 to Open at Hiroshima PARCO for a Limited Time
Hiroshima PARCO is currently hosting Moomin Market 2022, an exhibition offering special merchandise inspired by the Finnish character Moomin. The event is open now at PARCO FACTORY in the facility’s main building until May 8, 2022.
Selected Goods Lineup
The Moomins have continued to be loved by audiences around the world since the release of Tove Jansson’s novel The Moomins and the Great Flood in 1945. The event is offering a number of new goods, including those from the Moominmamma’s Rose series, which are perfect for Mother’s Day. Guests should also look forward to the Moomin House on display at the venue!
Moomin Market 2022
Running: April 12 – May 8, 2022
Hours: 10:00-20:00 *Closing at 18:00 on May 8
Address: Hiroshima PARCO Main Building 6F PARCO FACTORY
Moominmamma’s Rose Fair to Celebrate Mother’s Day with Moomin Style
The Moominmamma Rose Fair is ready to brighten the spring season from April 16 until May 8, 2022!
Moominmamma always brings happiness to those around her and warmly looks after those in need. The adorable mother figure will play a leading role in this event, which is also being held in conjunction with the Spring Festival.
Original Pin Making
Limited-Edition Goods (Selection) / Pancake Mix
Limited Design Goods Purchase Bonus: Original Card
Guests can enjoy washing their hands with rose-scented water at the Floating Flower Walk, and a selection of limited-time food items will be sold during the event. Visitors can also take place in unique workshops where they can make their other Mother’s Day gifts.
Odakyu Department Store Shinjuku to Open MOOMIN POPUP STORE by Small Planet
From March 30 until April 12, fans of Moomin will want to visit the Odakyu Department Store in Shinjuku for a special pop-up store!
Odakyu Preorder Items
Synthetic Leather Coaster
Stainless Steel Tumbler
(March 30 ~) Bonus for purchases of ¥6,600 or more
Pocket Thermos Bottle, Joxter Cloud Design (Not for Sale)
(April 2 ~) Bonus for purchases of ¥3,300 or more
Sea Orchestra Acrylic Keychain (Not for Sale)
(April 9 ~) Bonus for purchases of ¥5,500 or more
Snufkin & Joxter Acrylic Stand Set (Not for Sale)
The pop-up store, which was very well-received last year, focuses on Snufkin, one of the most popular Moomin characters. This year, Snufkin’s father, Joxter, will also be making an appearance. The venue will be decorated with original artwork, and a wide variety of Moomin merch will be available, including plush toys, sundries, apparel, and much more.
MOOMIN POPUP STORE by Small Planet
Running: March 30 – April 12, 2022
Address: Odakyu Department Store Shinjuku Main Building 1F (1-1-3 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo)
Access: Shinjuku Station West Exit
Official Site: https://www.odakyu-dept.co.jp/
Pui Pui Molcar Inspires Pop-up Shop at Shizuoka PARCO
Shizuoka PARCO will open a pop-up shop inspired by the popular stop-motion series Pui Pui Molcar from March 30 until April 10! The shop has opened at seven PARCO locations nationwide so far, attracting over 45,000 fans.
Pui Pui Molcar aired for 12 episodes from January to March 2021. The series was directed by Tomoki Misato, and has attracted a worldwide fandom with its cute and fuzzy characters.
Extra-large Photo Spot
Pins (21 varieties)
Diorama Acrylic Stand
Acrylic Signboard Stands
The venue will feature an oversized photo spot where visitors can take commemorative photos in a full-size Molcar, as well as a collection of commemorative merchandise featuring illustrations drawn exclusively for the shop. Since the first pop-up shop opened at Shibuya PARCO in July 2021, it has traveled to Urawa, Nagoya, Fukuoka, Sendai, Hiroshima, and Shinsaibashi. Why not check it out?
Pui Pui Molcar Town Pop-up Shop
Running: March 30 – April 10, 2022 (10:00-20:00)
Address: Shizuoka PARCO 2F Event Space (6-7 Koyamachi, Aoi-ku, Shizuoka)
Official Site: https://shizuoka.parco.jp/
Moomin Cafe to Offer Afternoon Tea for a Limited Time
21.March.2022 | FOOD
Select Moomin Cafe locations in Japan are now offering Moominmama’s Afternoon Tea for a limited time!
This afternoon tea fully expresses the hospitality of Moominmamma, who always warmly welcomes guests. Each set comes on a two-tiered tea stand with wooden plates with a Scandinavian feel, and features desserts and light meals with two different themes: the upper tier being ‘Friends of Moomin Valley’ and the lower tier being ‘Nordic Finland.’
The upper tier will feature sweets such as five-tiered mini pancakes and Snufkin’s hat-inspired tarts, while the lower tier will feature a potato and anchovy gratin pie based on Jansson’s Temptation, a familiar Scandinavian home-style dish. In addition, there is a choice of seven types of tea available, including the aromatic Scandinavian Söder tea and Earl Grey, as well as Moomin Café’s original flavor of blueberry pancake milk tea.
Kyary Pamyu Pamyu Collaborates with Hiroshima’s Nishikido for LOCAL POWER JAPAN Project
10.March.2022 | FASHION
Celebrating the 10th anniversary of her major label debut, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu is staying active in 2022. The artist will perform at this year’s Coachella, one of the largest music festivals in the United States, and released her first full-length album in three years ‘Candy Racer’ in October 2021. On January 16, Kyary embarked on the largest tour of her career, ‘Kyary Pamyu Pamyu 10th ANNIVERSARY JAPAN TOUR 2022 CANDY WAVE,’ which will see the singer performing 30 shows across Japan. In conjunction with the nationwide tour, the “LOCAL POWER JAPAN Project” was launched to energize Japan through the appeal of regional towns and cities, and has been attracting major attention. Kyary’s tour is scheduled to visit Hiroshima on March 11, and the details of her next collaboration have been revealed!
Kyary will be collaborating with Nishikido, the largest manufacturer of Hiroshima Prefecture’s famous momiji manju. This tasty sweet is a buckwheat and rice cake shaped like a Japanese maple leaf and filled with red bean paste. Nishikido’s well-known logo has been reimagined as a tribute to Kyary’s 2014 album Family Party.
A special box of momiji manju will include five pieces in both traditional red bean paste and cheese cream, and is a perfect souvenir for fans of the singer. This special product is available for pre-order at the LOCAL POWER JAPAN Project website and will also be on sale at the tour venue, Hiroshima Ueno Gakuen Hall, on March 11.
A collaborative T-shirt is also on sale featuring the new logo and the singer’s 10th-anniversary logo. The shirt is available on the LOCAL POWER JAPAN Project website for two weeks only.
Kyary Pamyu Pamyu & LOCAL POWER JAPAN Project x Nishikido (Hiroshima) Momiji Party Special Box
Shelf Life: 14 days from manufacturing date at room temperature
On Sale until April 7, 2022
Where to Purchase: LOCAL POWER JAPAN Project Online Shop
Where to Purchase: LOCAL POWER JAPAN Project Online Shop
Available until March 21 at 23:59
Official Site: https://localpowerjapan.com
Nagoya’s Kakuouzan Fruit Daifuku Benzaiten Pop-Up Shop Opens at Hiroshima T-SITE
07.February.2022 | FOOD
Headquartered in Nagoya, Kakuouzan Fruits Daifuku Benzaiten sparked the recent fruit daifuku boom. Founded in 2019, more than 70 locations have popped up throughout Japan, and these delectable sweets have been popping up on television, in magazines, and across social media. A limited-time pop-up shop is now open at Hiroshima T-SITE until February 4.
Benzaiten is also the famous birthplace of the ‘mochi-cutting thread.’ By cutting each piece with a thin string, visitors can create a beautiful cross-section perfect for posting to Instagram.
Each piece is made from white bean paste and rice to bring out the flavor of the fruit. With a light sweetness, these are treats that everyone will love.
Kakuouzan Fruits Daifuku Benzaiten Pop-Up Store
Open: January 21 – February 14, 2022
Location: Hiroshima T-SITE / Hiroshima TSUTAYA
Official Site: https://store.tsite.jp/hiroshima/
Moomin Stand Releases Tasty New Items for a Limited Time Only
03.February.2022 | FOOD
Moomin Stand, a drink stand chain based on the popular Finnish fairy tale, is now holding a ‘Sweet Chocolate’ fair. Two new products–Chocolate Mint Milk and Strawberry Ruby Chocolate–are now on sale for a limited time.
Chocolate Mint Milk
Strawberry Ruby Chocolate
The refreshing Chocolate Mint Milk drink is topped with whipped cream, chocolate chips, and a bitter cocoa cookie perfect for balancing the sweetness of the beverage. The Strawberry Ruby Chocolate drink is made from ruby chocolate, a naturally occurring substance with a bright red color, and is topped with whipped cream and sweet and sour strawberry pulp.
Which of these drinks would you be grabbing for Valentine’s Day?
Manga Artist Macoto Takahashi Collaborates With Tsudanuma PARCO for Christmas Event
Legendary shojo manga artist Macoto Takahashi is collaborating with Tsudanuma PARCO in Funabashi, Chiba, for the 2021 Christmas event from November 19 until December 25, 2021. The creator recently released an art book featuring many of his works titled ‘Macoto Takahashi’s Jewelry Box.’ An exhibition featuring mini-prints and mini-panels of works featured in the book will also be held, and merchandise will be on sale both on-site and online.
After his debut in 1953, Takahashi published the manga series Arashi wo Koete and Princess Anne. His signature style of depicting glittering stars in the eyes of his protagonists would have a lasting influence on other manga artists. In the 1960s and 1970s, he was at the helm of many magazine covers and illustrations for popular girls’ manga magazines like Nakayoshi, Shojo Friend, and Margaret. Despite his classic style, his works are still largely popular today. The main visual for the event ‘Lucky Star’ features a girl in a red Christmas-themed costume surrounded by animals, blue snowflakes, and delicate lace.
MACOTO CHRISTMAS 2021
Running: November 19 – December 25, 2021
Location: Tsudanuma PARCO 1F Entrances, Windows (Christmas Decorations) /
B Building 4F, In front of ACADEMIA Kumazawa Bookstore, Next to Escalators (Exhibition / Shop)
Online Store: https://kaeru.parco.jp/shop/detail/shop000027204/
Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon Collaboration Cafe Coming to Shinsaibashi and Nagoya
Originally held within Shibuya PARCO, the Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon cafe is hitting the road! Starting November 11 at Shinsaibashi PARCO and November 27 at Nagoya PARCO, guests can enjoy a variety of Yashahime-themed food and merchandise for a limited time. The Shibuya location finished its run on November 9, and the new visual shows the show’s characters in front of a traditional tea house.
Food at a Glance
Drinks at a Glance
Kirara’s Manga Pancakes
(Returning Dishes) Inuyasha’s Beef Sandwich / Sesshomaru’s Cold Pasta
Four-Color Pen with Charm
Rainbow Pearl Candy Tin
Random Washi Pins (10 varieties)
Due to fan demand, certain dishes from the previous Inuyasha cafe will be returning for the Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon cafe. Exclusive merchandise will be sold at the cafe and online at the PARCO online store, so be sure to check it out!
Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon Cafe at PARCO
THE GUEST cafe&diner Shinsaibashi PARCO
Address: Shinsaibashi PARCO 6F (1-8-3 Shinsaibashisuji, Chuo-ku, Osaka)
Running: November 11 – December 26, 2021
THE GUEST cafe&diner Nagoya PARCO
Address: Nagoya PARCO 8F (3-29-1 Sakae, Naka-ku, Nagoya)
Running: November 27, 2021 – January 16, 2022
PARCO ONLINE STORE: https://bit.ly/3GUHwuA
Official Site: http://www.parco.co.jp
Hamster Sukeroku no Nichijou Gets Exhibition at Ikebukuro PARCO
07.November.2021 | SPOT
Starting November 12, PARCO FACTORY in Ikebukuro will open an expansive exhibition dedicated to Hamster Sukeroku no Nichijou (Hamster Sukeroku’s Daily Life), with over 300 items on display! This will be the first exhibition for the series, which is popular in Japan and throughout Asia.
Drawn by illustrator GOTTE, the adorable and hilarious Sukeroku is a relatable character trying to make his way through life. The venue will feature hundreds of works, including some newly drawn illustrations made specifically for the exhibition.
A part of Sukeroku’s room will be recreated, and a video of the creation process will be available to view during the event. The shop will sell original replications of popular pieces of Sukeroku art and plenty of other goods, so be sure to take a look!
Hamster Sukeroku no Nichijou Exhibition
Running: November 12 – November 29, 2021
Hours: 11:00-20:00 *Last entrance 30 minutes before closing.
*Exhibition will close at 18:00 on November 29.
Location: PARCO FACTORY, Ikebukuro PARCO Main Building 7F
Official Site: https://ikebukuro.parco.jp/
PARCO Jujutsu Kaisen Exhibition Coming to Sendai, Hiroshima, and Matsumoto
Jujutsu Kaisen is one of the most popular anime and manga series in the world right now. The Animation Jujutsu Kaisen Exhibition has already been held in Shibuya and Nagoya and is currently underway in Osaka. Now, it’s been announced that the exhibition will be coming to Sendai, Hiroshima, and Matsumoto as well!
First Phase Ticket Bonus: Yuji Itadori, Megumi Fushiguro, Nobara Kugisaki / Second Phase Ticket Bonus: Maki Zenin, Toge Inumaki, Panda
Satoru Gojo Life-sized Figure
New Original Illustration for the First Phase
The exhibition will be divided into two phases, with different contents being displayed during each run. The first phase, “Curse Womb Must Die” and “Small Fry and Reverse Retribution,” will focus on episodes one to thirteen, while the second phase, “Kyoto Sister School Exchange Event” and “The Origin of Blind Obedience,” will focus on episode fourteen to twenty-four. Limited-edition merchandise featuring new illustrations will be available at each exhibition site.
Those who purchase a ticket for the exhibition will receive a Tokyo Metropolitan Curse Technical College student ID card featuring a random character. A life-sized figure of Satoru Gojo, created specifically for the exhibition, will be on display. Video from the series will be projected on massive screens, while guests are led through the event by an audio guide recorded by the show’s cast.
Who’s your favorite Jujutsu Kaisen character?
Animation Jujutsu Kaisen Exhibition
Address: Sendai PARCO Main Bldg. 2F, Special Venue (1-2-3 Chuo, Aoba-ku, Sendai)
1st Phase “Curse Womb Must Die” and “Small Fry and Reverse Retribution”: November 26 – December 6, 2021
2nd Phase “Kyoto Sister School Exchange Event” and “The Origin of Blind Obedience”: December 9 – December 19, 2021
Address: PARCO FACTORY, Hiroshima PARCO Main Bldg 6F (10-1 Hondori, Naka-ku, Hiroshima)
1st Phase “Curse Womb Must Die” and “Small Fry and Reverse Retribution”: December 25, 2021 – January 10, 2022
2nd Phase “Kyoto Sister School Exchange Event” and “The Origin of Blind Obedience”: January 13, 2022 – January 23, 2022
Address: Matsumoto PARCO 5F, Special Venue (1-10-30 Chuo, Matsumoto City, Nagano)
1st Phase “Curse Womb Must Die” and “Small Fry and Reverse Retribution”: January 28, 2022 – February 7, 2022
2nd Phase “Kyoto Sister School Exchange Event” and “The Origin of Blind Obedience”: February 10, 2022 – February 20, 2022
*To prevent the spread of COVID-19, tickets will be available through e+, and will specify a specific date and time for guests to attend. Tickets will be sold on event days if any are still
All lottery & general sale tickets
Available until November 7 at 23:59
Lottery Drawing: November 12, 2021
Announcement of Winners/Payment Accepted: November 13 at 10:00 – November 17 at 21:00
General Sale Tickets available on November 20 at 12:00~
Presale Ticket Link: https://eplus.jp/anime_jujutsukaisenten_parco/
Event Details: https://art.parco.jp
Official Twitter: https://twitter.com/animejujutsuten (@animejujutsuten)
R4G x Tokyo Revengers Collaboration Pop Up Store Opens in Hiroshima
Anime fashion brand R4G has collaborated with Tokyo Revengers to produce a lineup of limited collaboration items that will be sold in AZUL BY MOUSSY AEON MALL Hiroshima between October 8 and October 17.
TOKYO REVERSIBLE COACH JAKET ¥14,300 (Tax Incl.)
REVENGERS TEE ¥4,400 (Tax Incl.)
SCENE PHOTO TEE ¥4,400 (Tax Incl.)
SCENE PHOTO L/S TEE ¥5,500 (Tax Incl.)
REVENGERS CAP ¥3,300 (Tax Incl.)
REVENGERS RUBBER KEYCHAIN ¥660 (Tax Incl.)
REVENGERS COIN CASE ¥1,650 (Tax Incl.)
REVENGERS CREWNECK ¥6,600 (Tax Incl.)
REVENGERS SWEATPANTS ¥8,800 (Tax Incl.)
REVENGERS ACRYLIC STAND Hanagaki Takemichi / Sano Manjirou / Ryūguji Ken ¥1,650 (Tax Incl.)
REVENGERS CLEARFILE Hanagaki Takemichi / Sano Manjirou / Ryūguji Ken / 3shot ¥550 (Tax Incl.)
REVENGERS STICKER ¥1,100 (Tax Incl.)
REVENGERS RIBBON KEYCHAIN 花垣武道/佐野万次郎/龍宮寺堅 ¥1,100 (Tax Incl.)
REVENGERS FACE COVER(Reversible) ¥1,980 (Tax Incl.)
REVENGERS BADGE 75mm ¥550 (Tax Incl.)
A part of the store will be converted into a Tokyo Revengers pop up shop, with life-sized panels of Hanagaki Takemichi, Mikey (Sano Manjirou), and Draken (Ryūguji Ken) wearing the collaboration clothing. You’ll find yourself wanting to get dressed up and twin with your favorite character! A scene from the anime will also be set up as a photo spot, making it the perfect space for any Tokyo Revengers fan.
The AEON MALL Hiroshima Fuchu store will be stocking 14 designs overall, including printed T-shirts, a brand-new reversible coach jacket, keychains with pixel dotted logo and gang name designs, and a coin case with the words “TOKYO” and “REVENGERS” printed all across the fabric. These items are all limited edition and are only available for a short time, so be sure to pick them up while you can! Some pieces will be released online, so be sure to check it out.
©Wakui Ken・Kodansha / Anime ‘Tokyo Revengers’ Production Committee
R4G x ‘Tokyo Revengers’
Availability: October 8 ~ October 17 2021 (10 Days)
Location: AZUL BY MOUSSY
AEON MALL Hiroshima Fuchu
Tokyo Revengers Corner
2-1-1 Osu, Fuchu, Aki District, Hiroshima
AEON MALL Hiroshima Fuchu 1F
Opening Hours: 10:00 ~ 20:00
Online Store: https://www.ec-store.net/category/R4G
Official Site: https://azul-m.com/