TSUBAME Releases New Track ‘shopaholic’ with MANON and Jubee
24.May.2022 | MUSIC
TSUBAME has worked as a producer for JUBEE, TOKYO HEALTH CLUB, and BUGS (WEEKEND CITY PLAY BOZ), and has written songs for numerous artists. On May 18, the artist released a single under his own name for the first time in a year! shopaholic feat. MANON, JUBEE is available to stream now.
The song was used for the Harajuku Grand Bazaar held at the end of January 2022. The theme of the track is ‘shopping addiction,’ and has a different sound than TSUBAME’s previous track HELLO NEW WORLD.
The artwork is by yasudatakahiro, an art director who has worked on various projects for NIKE, FamilyMart, and Red Bull’s ‘RASEN.’ The music video is by kanta mochida, who also works on TOKYO HEALTH CLUB and PLEATS PLEASE ISSEY MIYAKE videos. Both artists are close friends with TSUBAME.
MANON Releases aura, the Second of Four Consecutive Monthly Releases
02.December.2022 | MUSIC
Fans can now listen to aura, the new song by MANON and the second of four consecutive monthly releases.
This song was co-written with trackmaker kiraku, who also worked on her previous track. Inspired by MANON’s pink hair, the song conjures an image of a fragile yet strong aura, and is meant sung with the person you admire in mind.
The artwork was done by 3DCG artist AsahiNa, who was personally invited to work on the project by MANON herself. The logo was done by Mark Robinson, who also worked on the previous project.
<Comment from MANON>
“aura, the second of four consecutive monthly releases, is here.
This song is a continuation of the previous song with trackmaker kiraku, and when she produced it, she was inspired by the color pink since my hair color is currently pink.
When I hear this song I kind of think of pink and light blue. I titled it aura because it really does feel like you’re surrounded by something unseen.
I sang about someone I admire so much that I wish I could be them.
This unnamed person has a fragile but strong aura and I’m sure that everyone has someone like that in their life, so I hope you’ll listen to this one!
The logo is by Mark Robinson and the artwork is by AsahiNa, who I’ve always wanted to work with. I thought AsahiNa’s work was a perfect fit for aura’s image!
I hope you enjoy it! ^_^”
aura – MANON (Digital Single)
Release Date: November 25, 2022
Lyrics: MANON / Prod.: kiraku
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MANON Releases Collaboration Track ‘TROLL ME’ with Producer six impala
09.May.2022 | MUSIC
Up-and-coming artist and model MANON began dabbling in the emerging genre of ‘Hyperpop’ with GALCHAN MODE produced by Lil’Yukich in 2021, continuing on to work on the song Girlfriend with producer DJ CHARI soon after. The artist has been steadily gaining popularity on TikTok and other social networking sites, and on May 6, MANON released another new track titled TROLL ME.
TROLL ME is a collaboration with six impala, a group of producers who gained attention for their remixed versions of popular songs by British rock band Bring Me The Horizon. The new track starts with an emo-rock guitar sound and clean vocals by MANON and is sure to catch the attention of hyperpop fans around the world.
Along with the song’s release, a lyric video created by six impala has been made available on YouTube. Check it out!
TROLL ME – six impala × MANON
Release Date: May 6, 2022
Streaming Links: https://ssm.lnk.to/TROLLME
Meiji Milk Chocolate Celebrates 95th Anniversary with Laforet Harajuku Collaboration Project
From March 12 until April 3, chocolate lovers will want to visit Laforet Harajuku! 30 different stores are celebrating the 95th anniversary of Meiji Milk Chocolate with over 80 new pieces of collaborative apparel, toys, and snacks.
Collaboration Items at a Glance
Laforet Staff in Unique Collaboration Outfits
Wind and Sea Pop-up Shop
Laforet Harajuku continues to be a place to discover local fashion and culture. Meiji spearheaded this collaboration after realizing the potential to create new and exciting pieces for fashionable chocolate lovers to enjoy! A wide range of products from clothing to chocolate block-shaped home goods are available now, along with Meiji White Chocolate and Meiji Black Chocolate items!
A Wind and Sea pop-up shop will open for the first time at Laforet Harajuku during the event and will also be selling chocolate-themed items. Fashion model and YouTuber Noah Sato will also be featured in event ads as a Meiji Chocolate ambassador! Those purchasing collaboration items will receive a special Meiji Chocolate bar in unique packaging while supplies last.
Meiji Milk Chocolate Collection in Laforet
Running: March 12 – April 3, 2022
Perfume Surprises Fans with Appearance at Perfume Closet Laforet Harajuku Pop-up Shop
The sixth piece of apparel in the Perfume Closet fashion project officially went on sale on March 1, and the popular Fashion Truck pop-up store has made a comeback after being introduced last spring. The truck will travel to seven cities across Japan carrying new items.
With fans already excited, the three members of Perfume decided to surprise everyone by appearing at the Laforet Harajuku pop-up shop! Appearing on stage, each wore a new item and took selfies with their cell phones before strolling around the store and chatting with customers. Perfume also autographed the truck’s interior and wrote personal messages.
The members on the second floor of the CONTAINER store. On display are costumes worn by Perfume while performing Polygon Wave.
Perfume in front of the fashion truck set up in front of the store.
The girls pose with items from the collaboration menu at Laforet Harajuku.
Participating restaurants at Laforet Harajuku are offering Perfume-themed menu items for a limited time. Guests buying select items will receive a special Perfume lunch mat!
Which Perfume track is your favorite?
Midnight Maiden War Film Collaborates with Laforet Harajuku on New Campaign
Laforet Harajuku will hold a new tie-up campaign with the upcoming film ‘Midnight Maiden War’ from January 8 until January 21, 2022, the day the movie hits theaters. The Tokyo location will feature a panel display of photos from the highly-anticipated movie. Fans can also enjoy a photo spot on-site.
During the campaign period, flyers will be handed out at the event space which will contain ‘morning ticket vouchers,’ a 10% coupon that can be used at LAFORET GRAND BAZAR from January 22 until January 30, 2022.
‘Midnight Maiden War‘ is based on the popular novel by F and tells the story of a university student named Ren Nagase who has no friends, no girlfriend, and no dreams. Working hard as a day laborer at a construction site, he meets two mysterious strangers who surprise him with a new goal–destroy Tokyo.
Midnight Maiden War x Laforet Harajuku
Running: January 8 – January 21, 2022
Location: Laforet Harajuku
Campaign Details: https://www.laforet.ne.jp/special/mayonakaotomesensou/
Midnight Maiden War
Release Date: January 21, 2022
Official Site: https://movies.kadokawa.co.jp/mayonakaotomesenso/
Rapper Yung sticky wom Releases Digital Single ‘HEART EMOJI (feat. Only U & MANON) [Remix]’
23.December.2021 | MUSIC
On December 15, Yung sticky wom released his newest digital single HEART EMOJI (feat. Only U & MANON) [Remix]. The track is available on streaming services with a music video uploaded to YouTube.
This new track is a remix of Yung sticky wom’s HEART EMOJI, originally released on October 27. Up-and-coming rapper Only U makes an appearance along with iconic performer MANON on this incredibly catchy track.
Apparel Brand KANGOL Releases Tokyo Revengers Collab Collection
23.December.2021 | Uncategorized
Apparel brand KANGOL has begun selling a hoodie, sweatpants, and a long-sleeve T-shirt inspired by Tokyo Revengers! These items are available at the KANGOL STORE Laforet Harajuku and online.
Long Sleeve T-Shirt
KANGOL originated in the United Kingdom in 1938 and is recognizable by street fashion fans around the world by its trademark kangaroo logo.
This lineup blends popular street trends with the smash-hit series Tokyo Revengers and will only be available for a limited time.
Tokyo Revengers x KANGOL
Where to Buy:
KANGOL STORE Laforet Harajuku 3F /
KANGOL STORE Online Shop: https://www.kangol.co.jp/
Up-and-coming artist and model MANON has previously collaborated with dodo on WORLD’S END, a remixed version of Hiroshi Fujisawa’s track, and on 18 produced by KM. This year, she began dabbling in the emerging genre of HYPERPOP with GALCHAN MODE produced by Lil’Yukich, and also participated in a project with the mysterious masked artist Qiezi Mabo.
The artist’s new song Girlfriend was produced by DJ CHARI, a hitmaker in the Japanese rap scene. The catchy tune blends hip-hop with psychedelic electronic beats, and is definitely worth a listen for those wanting to stay in the know when it comes to the indie Japanese music world.
MANON is rapidly gaining fans in Japan and around the world thanks to TikTok. What do you think of Girlfriend?
Girlfriend – MANON
Streaming Links: https://manon.lnk.to/girlfriend
Laforet Harajuku Announces LAFORET GOLDEN WEEK
Golden Week is almost here in Japan, and so Laforet Harajuku is readying itself for its special LAFORET GOLDEN WEEK event which will run from April 24 to May 9.
Around 60 stores inside the Harajuku-based shopping centre are participating in this event where shoppers can get their hands on a new wardrobe full of outfits, a stock of items and accessories, and more. There is also a special item available at Charles Chaton on Floor 4F of Laforet that is made as part of a triple collaboration between the store, DJ and music producer Night Tempo, and Rie Kanou, the author of the manga series Slow Motion wo Mou Ichido. At FRAPBOIS on Floor 1.5F, there’s a selection of t-shirts, shirts, one pieces and other must-grabs created in collaboration with Osamu Goods. And that’s just a taste of the many exclusives to be sold and doesn’t take into account all the other events that will take place at this year’s LAFORET GOLDEN WEEK. Let’s dive deeper.
The Little Cat Shop by MILKBOY | April 30 – May 9 | Floor 1F Entrance Space
The Little Cat Shop by MILKBOY is a cat-themed shop by three brands: MILK, MILKBOY, and LAND. It will incorporate hit motifs from the brands’ past line-ups as well as introduce all-new trends. As well as clothes, there are accessories, sofvi toys, and other items, each woven with each of the brand’s touch. There will also be a raffle to win exclusive sofvi toys made by notable sofvi artists like IZUMONSTER and Konatsuya. Plus, all customers who spend over ¥10,000 will get an original sticker.
Cat eyes dress ¥32,450 / CAT EYES SHIRTS ¥19,250 / CAT TOWER TEE ¥8,800 / MISCHIEF cat Frill TEE ¥13,200 / Ribbon CAT TEE ¥7,920 (Tax Included)
Kuttsuketemiyou Picture Book Pop-Up Shop | May 1 – May 16 | Floor 2F POP UP SHOP SPACE
Kuttsuketemiyou is a picture book by contemporary artist Ken Kagami and it’s getting its first pop-up shop at Lofret Harajuku. The humorous book sees Kagami seeing what would happen if he tried attaching certain things to animals. It’s a work of artistic nonsense enjoyed by children and adults alike, and fans of the quirky story can get their hands on a range of merchandise featuring the cute creatures. Kagami will also be doing signings.
Kuttsuketemiyou Book ¥1,650 / Mug ¥2,750 / Tote Bag ¥4,180 / T-Shirt ¥4,950 (Tax Included)
ABEMA 5th Anniversary Laforet Harajuku Campaign
In celebration of ABEMA’s 5th anniversary, it is holding a limited-time campaign in collaboration with several popular Japanese TV shows such as Koi to Ookami ni wa Damasarenai and Black Cinerella. ABEMA is a Japanese video streaming website. During the campaign, customers who spend over ¥2,000 at select stores will receive a limited-edition Black Cinderella sticker and a ticket to an online event centred on Koi to Ookami ni wa Damasarenai. They can also enter a raffle to win signed merchandise from the shows if they show their receipt and have spend over ¥2,000.
Harajuku Shopping Week 2021 | April 28 – May 7
Shoppers who spend over ¥1,000 at select stores will receive a scratch card that may net them a ¥1,000 coupon.
UNDER GROUND SNAP Photoshoot | April 29 – May 8 @ 12:00-16:00
A photoshoot will take place down on Floor B1.5F. Those who sign up can have their photo taken professionally by Gothic and Lolita Market which will be featured in the early June 2021 edition of Laforet Harajuku’s tabloid as well as on HARAJUKU POP WEB. Info on how to apply can be found on LAFORET GOLDEN WEEK’s official website.
LAFORET GOLDEN WEEK
Running: April 24, 2021 – May 9, 2021
Where: Laforet Harajuku
Address: 1-11-6 Jingumae, Shibuya, Tokyo
Official Website: https://www.laforet.ne.jp/special/gw_2021/
Laforet Harajuku Welcomes New Stores For Spring 2021
Starting this month, Laforet Harajuku is readying itself for Spring 2021 with the rollout of items by high-end brands and shops, all with an audience in mind who simply love culture regardless of their age or gender.
4.23 | New Store Opening
《Floor 3.5F》circle in circle
circle in circle welcomes a diverse selection of brands such as l’atelier du savon, CHILD WOMAN, and more. The new store’s concept is to act as the perfect place for an appointment with your wardrobe. Every month, the store will collaborate with various different people, and line the shop floor with outfits that will have customers feeling like a kind in a candy store. For its initial opening, circle in circle is collaborating with photographer Kensuke Hosoya.
4.9 | New Store Opening
《Floor 1.5F》LIBERTY TOKYO
“Freedom” is the keyword at LIBERTY TOKYO, where customers are encouraged that it’s great to get your hands on the things you want, and great to wear the things you want to wear. The shop stocks a range of apparel and items that combine accessories and fashion. They even sell stickers, merchandise, and more. This custom select shop offers made-to-order products, making each and every one unique and the only one in the world. It also collaborates with artists and other brands.
3.12 | New Store Opening
《Floor 5F》OSEWAYA TOKYO
OSEWAYA TOKYO is an accessory shop offering everything from basics to trends. Their motto is “bring your happiness” which is melded into their range, spanning the latest trends to must-have dailies. They have everything you hope a store specialising in accessories would have.
4.9~6.6 | New Store Opening
《Floor B0.5F》GLAZE KOHL x NUTTY VINTAGE
GLAZE KOHL x NUTTY VINTAGE is a limited-time collaboration shop between chic apparel brand GLAZE KOHL and NUTTY, a vintage shop that first opened in 1995. They line-up features new Spring 2021 items as well as the “GLAZE KOHL add VINTAGE” corner which features a selection of vintage items picked out by designers who themselves are vintage buyers. NUTTY VINTAGE is also offering a huge selection of the best authentic vintage items. Customers can enjoy some little limited-edition gifts when shopping there which are being given out to commemorate the shop’s opening.
5.22~6.4 | New Store Opening
《Floor 4F》Mansion Mikura
Mansion Mikura’s main store is located at Harajuku Cat Street. This limited-time rendition is a ‘mansion’ with four tenants – a collection of four second-hand shops including SAUCE which stocks miscellaneous items and second-hand clothes, top ranking vintage name STEP A HEAD, side car charlie which specialises in ‘maniac items,’ and the long-selling brand vintagesheets.
6.5~7.25 | New Store Opening
SAUCE is another vintage store located behind Cat Street. For its limited-time opening, it’s selling hats in collaboration with Antage which previously sold out, as well as its own upcycled vintage clothing, as well as vintage clothes, rugs, and more from overseas.
5.22~5.30 | New Store Opening
vanilla will provide a diverse line-up of unique fashion as well as brands such as att production, room boy pony, phemesaccessories, and more.
5.31~6.6 | New Store Opening
《Floor 0.5F》Ochame Department
At Ochame Department, they believe simply being cute is being, and being the same as others is boring. Their fashion stock and handmade bits and bobs are imbued with the magic to make customers smile.
CLEAN KEEPERS Regular Member Uniforms
CLEAN KEEPERS is a cleaning project that takes place every Saturday at Laforet Harajuku in the hopes of creating a clean town and in turn clean hearts for all. Their uniform worn by regular members has changed into a blouson and one piece produced by ehka sopo on Floor B1F of Laforet. The blouson has a retro feel to it while the one piece has long sleeves and is inspired by 19th century British maids.
Running: Saturdays @ 10:30-12:30 (Booking Required/Cancellation if it rains)毎
Address: 1-11-6 Jingumae, Shibuya, Tokyo
Official Website: http://www.laforet.ne.jp/
Laforet Harajuku Welcomes High-End Brands and Tokyo’s First Femtech Store For Spring 2021
24.February.2021 | Uncategorized
Starting this month, Laforet Harajuku is readying itself for Spring 2021 with the rollout of items by high-end brands and shops, all with an audience in mind who simply love culture regardless of their age or gender. This spring will see the opening of Lois CRAYON, a brand that emphasises individuality and will be celebrating its 50th anniversary next year, as well as “circle in circle,” a new spot that will serve as a gathering place for a variety of clothing brands like l’atelier du savon, CHILD WOMAN, and more.
Laforest will also welcome LOVE PIECE CLUB to Tokyo for the first time, a shop which opened as Japan’s first centring on Femtech. It offers a variety of items to help support women’s health through technology.
AIR will offer a diverse wardrobe of unisex items from popular street brands such as REVENGE STORM, STARWALK, THEATER8, and more. CHOA ONNI is exhibiting South Korean culture like wearing K-pop idol clothes to take photos, and ovgo B.A.K.E.R is serving up vegan food and gluten-free cookies.
Public toilets will display photos by photography unit Toki to Yamikaya and Alexander Julian.
March 6 | New Store Opening
《Floor 1F》Lois CRAYON
4.23| New Store Opening
《Floor 3.5F》circle in circle
March 26 | New Store Opening
《Floor B0.5F》LOVE PIECE CLUB
February 11 | New Store Opening
《Floor 3F》『 』AIR
February 25 | New Store Opening
《Floor B0.5F》ME’VE the store
March 12 | New Store Opening
February 25 | New Store Opening
February 25 | New Store Opening
《Floor B1F》CHOA ONNI
March 6 – April 4 | New Store Opening
《Floor 2F》ovgo B.A.K.E.R
《Floor B1F》Women’s & Men’s Gallery Toilets
Toki with Alexander Julian
Yamikaya / FLOWER PUSHER
■Laforet Harajuku 2021 SS Promo Visual
Laforet Harajuku’s Spring/Summer 2021 promo visual was created by Japanese art director Uenishi Yuri. Following the Autumn/Winter 2020 theme, Uenishi has conceived a new concept: ‘CHARGE.’ This theme focuses on the roots of plants that spread underground, with the yellow colour used in the visual reminiscent of electricity or lightning flashes.
Laforet HARAJUKU 2021 S/S
Official Website: https://www.laforet.ne.jp/
Stylish Japanese Zipper Bag Brand Pake® Opens Pop-Up Shop in Laforet Harajuku
Laforet Harajuku is always first in line when it comes to the latest brand trends. This week, from December 1 to 7, Japanese zipper bag brand Pake® is running a pop-up shop at the Harajuku-based shopping centre.
Pake® launched its brand in October 2019 and became incredibly popular on Japanese social media for its simple yet stylish designs. The brand has gone on to collaborated with various artists like Yumi Matsutoya as well as cosmetic and fashion brands such as ADDICTION BEAUTY.
The Quantum Tone Dark Cyan | ¥400 (Tax Included)
The Filler Tone Olive Drab | ¥600 (Tax Included)
The zipper bags come in a variety of colours and sizes. They are made with a barrier film that cuts 80% UV which protects the items inside from sunlight. They are also waterproof, dust-proof, and odour-resistant. Making the product as strong and resistant as possible means the zipper bags are reusable, not only for storing at-home bits, but for camping, water sports, and more.
HUMANMADE®︎×Pake®︎ Set 1 | ¥2,500
UNDERCOVER×Pake®︎Set 2 ¥2,200
The pop-up shop will also sell two sets made in collaboration with fashion brand UNDERCOVER (pre-sales) and NIGO® brand HUMAN MADE®.
Get the best and most stylish zipper bags around with Pake®.
Pake® Pop-Up Shop
Running: December 1, 2020 – December 7, 2020
Location: Laforet Harajuku
Address: 1-11-6 Jingumae, Shibuya, Tokyo
Laforet Harajuku Official Website: https://www.laforet.ne.jp/