What is the MOSHI MOSHI NIPPON FESTIVAL? Get the 3 themes down now

16.October.2015 | MUSIC

 

 

It seems like we can finally say our farewells to the sun-drenched, scorching hot summer days of Japan, and say hello to cool, breezy Autumn. Which also means “MOSHI MOSHI NIPPON FESTIVAL 2015 IN TOKYO” is just around the corner! The fes runs under a “matsuri” theme, but what exactly is a “matsuri”?

 

Matsuri exists under the “Hare” culture of Japan, a word that emerged in the late Meiji period to the early Showa period by Mr. Kunio Yanagida, which got the Japanese to celebrate events that don’t happen on the daily. In the farming areas, people have celebrated “Gokoku Hojo” (huge harvest) from years back, to pray to be gifted with plentiful crops during the harvest season.

 

MOSHI MOSHI NIPPPON FESTIVAL aka MOSHI FES keeps this “matsuri” spirit close to the heart of the event, combining elements of a traditional “matsuri” along with elements of the “festival” that we’ve come to know in the modern day and age.

 

 

With food stands that are sure to make your stomachs grumble, MOSHIFES is also ready to offer a dance-ready, star-studded lineup that will front the stage all throughout the 3-day-fest. Bringing you every dimension of “KAWAII” from Tokyo to the world, this festival is ready to serve you a whole platter of KAWAII madness.

 

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Conquer the Fresh & the Best of Nippon’s Pop Culture! 〜3 missions〜

With our previous post, you probably got an idea of what the MOSHI FES is all about. Here we take a closer look into the 3 themes that mark each day of the fest!

 

Nov. 6(Fri)《MOSHI ANI》

〜From the 2D screen 2 U. Feel the Japan ANIME culture in your bones〜

Day 1 of the festival kicks it off with a whole load of anime songs (aka anisongs)! Along with Kabuki, the amazing food, and sumo, anime has also been a huge staple to Japan’s culture. MOSHI ANI (with ANI entailing “ANIME”) brings May’n to the stage, known widely for her role on “Macross Frontier.” as well as Runa Haruna, singer/model off of magazine “KERA.”

 

Nov. 7(Sat.)《MOSHI POP》

~Models and idols GALORE~

Day 2 welcomes leading representatives, both bands and models, of the J-pop culture to the stage. Japan pop culture has become somewhat of a social phenomenon in recent years – let’s just say it’s not easy to make it to the top in the “war amongst idols.” These are the ones who’ve survived the feat – and you’re about to witness it all on one stage.

From Dempagumi.inc to Silent Siren, as well as Mito Natsume who made her fantastic debut when she “cut her bangs too short (Maegami Kirisugita)” will be lighting up the stage. Don’t  miss all the “Aomoji-kei” models that’ll also make it on stage this day.

 

 

Nov. 8(Sun.)《MOSHI COOL》

〜An edgy twist to the KAWAII we’ve come to know〜

Although KAWAII plays a huge role in the J-pop culture that’s been heating up as we speak, day 3 proves that it’s not all about being KAWAII – you gotta be edgy if you want to make the cut. Watch Yasutaka Nakata’s massively popular unit CAPSULE, the world’s KAWAII icon Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, and Lady Gaga’s perennial fashion director-produced color-code. This stage is sure to be one you can’t keep your eyes off so make sure you enter with a full stomach!

MOSHI FES has so far taken place in major cities across the world including New York, London, Los Angeles and more – with the 3 themes assigned for each Tokyo date, MOSHI FES delivers the best of J-pop culture to the world with this three-day-event.

 

Are you a local that’s infatuated with Japan’s hugely entertaining culture? Or are you from a different country being in constant awe of what you witness out in the city? Whichever category you fall into, this event’s sure to keep all eyes entertained, and all ears and bellies satisfied. Don’t miss out on Tokyo’s hottest event of the year.

 

 

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◼︎ Event information

《MOSHI MOSHI NIPPON FESTIVAL 2015 in TOKYO》

Dates: Nov. 6 (Fri) – 8 (Sun)

Nov. 6 (Fri) Doors open: 16:00 / Doors open (Main Stage): 17:00 / Starts: 18:00

Nov. 7 (Sat), 8 (Sun) Doors Open: 12:00 (Main Stage Opens: 12:00 / Show Starts: 14:00)

Venue: Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium (1-17-1 Sendagaya, Shibuya, Tokyo)

Ticket: Presale tickets ¥4,320 (6th) / ¥4,860 (7th, 8th)

Two-day ticket (7 & 8) ¥8,100 / Three-day ticket ¥10,800

※ Foreign passport holders may enter for free upon bringing passport and registration

http://fes15.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/

 

▼ MAIN ACTS

Nov. 6 (Fri) 《MOSHI ANI》

drop、Hachioji P、Runa Haruna、Kamiyado、LinQ、May’n、TEMPURA KIDZ、Yanaginagi、Yoshida Rinne、Yun*chi

 

Nov. 7 (Sat) 《MOSHI POP》

Artists:Dempagumi.inc, Golden Bomber, Iwasa Misaki, Lisa Melody, Lovely★DOLL, Natsume Mito, Nijino Conquistador, 9nine, PIIIIIIIN, Silent Siren, Shiina Pikarin, Rina Tanaka

Models:Fumiko Aoyanagi, Misa Kimura, MANON, Okuhira Tetsuko, Ryucheru, Seto Ayumi, Tanaka Rina, Yura, YuRi

 

Nov. 8 (Sun) 《MOSHI COOL》

AMIAYA, CAPSULE, color-code, CTS, DAISHI DANCE, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, m-flo, RAM RIDER, Suiyoubi no Kampanera, TeddyLoid, Una, WORLD ORDER

 

Writer:MoMo、Photos:Yasuyuki Motode(SHUTTER)

※ Photos are from MOSHI MOSHI NIPPON FESTIVAL 2014

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    Fizzy Lemon Squash – Single ¥690 / With Coaster ¥1,390

    Charge yourself up with this fizzy lemonade and its refreshing aftertaste.

    Relaxing Chamomile Tea – Single ¥490 / With Mug ¥2,090

    Kick back and relax after your meal with a cup of chamomile tea♡

     

    Original Merchandise

    Heart Badge (8 Designs/Chosen Randomly) – ¥500

    Folder – ¥350

    Lunch Mat (6 Designs/Chosen Randomly) – ¥650 (*Table reservation required)

    Those who book a table in advance will be given one of six possible lunch mats chosen randomly.

     

    If you’re in Japan for the spring, then why not stop by the OH MY! MINNIE MOUSE cafe for a Disney treat?

     

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  • J-Pop Group Perfume to Open Fashion Pop-Up Shop ‘Perfume Closet’ at Laforet Harajuku

    16.February.2020 | FASHION / MUSIC

    Worldwide famous Japanese pop group Perfume are taking their fashion project “Perfume Closet” to Laforet Harajuku where it will run in a pop-up shop from February 20-26 this year.

     

    Perfume Closet is a fashion project helmed by Perfume which aims to connect with fans through Perfume’s music by making outfits. This is the fourth time Perfume Closet has opened, and will feature a line-up entitled “Perfume Closet 2020SS” which is part of what Perfume are calling “Phase 2,” which started in January this year and centres on clothing. It follows on from “Phase 1” which featured a line-up of miscellaneous items.

    SATIN COMBI TRENCH COAT – ¥49,500 (Tax Included) / FLOWER PLEATS DRESS – ¥44,000 (Tax Included)

    SHEER COMBI KNIT ¥17,600 (Tax Included) / 2 WAY PLEATS SKIRT ¥35,200 (Tax Included)

    RELAX WEAR (LADIES) – ¥16,500 (Tax Included) / PLEATS SLEEVE TEE (WHITE) – ¥9,900 (Tax Included) / SHEER COMBI RELAX PANTS – ¥22,000 (Tax Included)

    The pop-up shop will stock a plethora of items made by the Perfume members, who worked on the designs, chose the materials, and crafted the silhouettes. It includes everything from coats to one pieces, blouses, bottoms, as well as unisex items men can wear too like pants, shirts, and more.

     

    Fans of Perfume and fans of Japanese fashion aren’t going to want to miss out on the new Perfume Closet, open for one week only starting next Thursday!

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