Model Yuna Yabe reports on “Sriracha Japan Festival” in Thailand and live performance by TEMPURA KIDZ

08.December.2017 | SPOT

Hi, everyone. I’m Yuna Yabe, and this is the first article I’ve ever written on the MOSHI MOSHI NIPPON website!

 

Let’s get to it. So, what’s today’s article about I hear you ask?

Well, I recently went to Thailand!

 

Although we went to Thailand, the place we went to was about an hour and thirty minutes from Bangkok in a town called Si Racha!

 

Si Racha is Thailand’s town of Japanese people as there are many Japanese living there!

 

So when you’re walking around there, you’ll see the Japanese language scattered around!

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The feeling of Japan is so prevalent there that it doesn’t seem like you’re in Thailand at all!

 

 

It was there that we headed to a Japanese style festival✨

 

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The festival took place at a large park alongside the sea.

The air there was very warm, the kind of climate characteristic of a festival!!

 

No waiting around…

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…I got myself some cotton candy✨🙋🙋🙋⛅

 

I’ve traveled to Thailand before, so even someone like me kept calm and composed when it came to shopping.

 

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Whoa! Sushi!

 

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Whoa! Washoku Sato!

 

When you see a place that you know, you get this welling affinity and just have to buy something, right?

 

So…

 

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Got some kakigori! ( ᐛ)

It felt like I had come to a festival in actual Japan, so I had a lot of fun! ♡

 

 

Oh! Let me show you my outfit!

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Since I was in Thailand I wanted to wear some Thai pants, but I didn’t have any with me, so I wore some wide tie-dye pants along with one of the t-shirts being handed out at the festival👚!

 

It was so flashy, I really stood out ( ´・‿・`)

The temperature was 30°c so of course I wore short sleeves.

 

And then, and then, oh, how I waited!

TEMPURA KIDZ live!

 

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I get along with TEMPURA KIDZ on a regular basis, and this was their live performance! They’ve performed at the Sriracha Japan Festival in the past, so they have a lot of fans there! 😜

 

They have fans not just in Japan but overseas too, so in order for them to connect with the fans there, they had practiced lots and lots of the Thai language among other things. Seeing them up there, they looked so cool and were shining✨

 

I had so much fun at the Japan festival in Si Racha. It was just like a festival back home, so much so that it makes you forget you’re even in Thailand! I had a really Japanese time.

 

I think this kind of event was initiated to introduce both the local Japanese people and local Thai people to the great things about Japan, so I hope the Sriracha Japan Festival events can make there way overseas to other places too✨

 

I’m super happy I was able to go.

How does visiting Si Racha for yourself sound if you go to Thailand?

(Writer:Yuna Yabe)

 

Sriracha Japan Festival report by KARIN of TEMPURA KIDZ:

KARIN of TEMPURA KIDZ reports on the “Sriracha Japan Festival” in Si Racha, Thailand

 

◼Information

TEMPURA KIDZ: http://tempurakidz.asobisystem.com/

Yuna Yabe Instagram: @yunaaay1030

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    ■Information

    Owl’s Garden

    Address: Ingresso 2F, 4-31-5 Jingumae, Shibuya, Tokyo

    Opening Hours: 10:00am-7:00pm (Until 6:00pm on Tuesdays, Wednesday & Thursdays except on National Holidays)

    No Fixed Holidays.

    Access: 6-minutes on foot from Harajuku Station via JR / 2-minutes on foot from Meiji-Jingumae Station via Tokyo Metro

    Website:https://owls-garden.jp

     

    Model: P→★(TEMPURA KIDZ)@0830_pika

    Photo: Kayo Sekiguchi

    Text: Sayoko Ishii

    Translation: Joshua Kitosi-Isanga

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    I’ve been to JAPAN JAM BEACH, GREEN ROOM and KAMIKANE3000 this year.

     

    The ones I’m planning to go to are FUJI ROCK and Summer Sonic. I want to go to RINGO FES at the start of summer too. I definitely want to see Kendrick Lamar at FUJI ROCK and Jorja Smith at Summer Sonic!

     

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    I’m having fun knocking them down one by one!

     

     

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    I take a cap and sunglasses to protect myself from the sun. Sunglasses make you look pretty in photos too (laughs). Most people wear their hair up. Also, a towel is a must!

     

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    I came down with heatstroke by only drinking alcohol despite it being so hot! It’s very important to drink water so you don’t get heatstroke.

     

     

    —Is there any other advice you have for festival beginners or tips on how they can have fun?

     

    Be weary of going to the toilet when travelling! Make an effort to know where the toilets are. You’ll be in very long lines, so don’t go the second you need it. Go well in advance and find windows of opportunity to go. Going in advance is very important!

     

    Also, it’s good not to meet up with a lot of friends or move around in big groups. I recommend moving around on your own or with just a few people. Seeing artists I didn’t know or unexpected artists is great. Encounters like that are fun.

     

    —Finally, what’s the appeal of festivals for you?

     

    There are many, but if I was to sum it up in a word, it would be the sense of openness! It’s like taking off your shell. Everybody there is a lover of music and you can feel their excitement, so there’s a sense of unity too which can be enjoyed!

     

     

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    Be sure to reference Yuna Yabe’s advice and go and enjoy Japanese pop culture at a festival!

     

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    FUJI ROCK FESTIVAL ’18

    Running: July 27, 2018 – July 29, 2018

    Venue: Naeba Ski Resort, Yuzawa, Niigata Prefecture

    Time: Doors 9:00am / Start 11:00am / Finish 11:00pm

    Official Website: http://www.fujirockfestival.com/

  • MOSHI MOSHI COOKING: Recipe to Make Kawaii Animal Rice Balls & Workshops to be Held in France and UK

    07.July.2018 | FEATURES / FOOD

    This is a special edition of Kaori’s featured character recipe series. For this recipe, you’ll learn how to make kawaii animal rice balls with rice and different ingredients.

     

    Putting herself to the challenge for this special edition is Yuna Yabe! Making cute-looking food isn’t something she normally does. Will she be able to pull it off…?

    Ingredients & Tools:

    Rice

    Olives

    Cheese

    Ham

    Corn

    Pasta

    Salmon flakes

    Heart-shaped pick

    Clingfilm

    Kitchen scissors

    1: Cook the rice

    Today we’ll be cooking authentic rice in the microwave using a microwavable rice pot by HOME COORDY. Soak the rice in water and place it into the microwave for 10-minutes for freshly cooked rice!

    Yuna: “I’m amazed you can make rice so easily with a pot and a microwave.”

    2: Prepare the rice

    Yuna will be making three different animal onigiri (rice balls), so prepare three separate plates for each.

    3: Mix one portion of rice prepare from step 2 with salmon flakes

    There’s no correct way to portion the bonito flakes, but in this recipe Yuna mixed in about one tablespoon.

    4: Place the rice from steps 2 and 3 into clingfilm and roll into a ball

    5: First we’ll make a smiling bird. Here’s what you’ll need.

    Face: Rice

    Mouth: Corn

    Eyes: Black olives

    Cheeks: Ham

    Crest: Pick

    6: Cut the olives for the eyes and ham for the cheeks

    7: Now to arrange the face. Use two pieces of corn for the beak and place on the eyes and cheeks from step 6.

     

    8: Place in the heart-shaped pick for the crest and you’re done!

    Be careful! If you put the beak on too low the face will look too long! Be sure to place it close to the eyes and cheeks.

     

    9: Next up is making a bear. Here’s what you’ll need.

    Face: Rice

    Ears & Mouth: Cheese

    Eyes & Nose: Black olives

    Cheeks: Ham

    And pasta to fix the ears in place.

    10: Cut olives for the eyes and nose, cheese for the mouth and ears, and ham for the cheeks.

     

    11: Arrange the face with the cut ingredients just as you did with the bird. Push pasta into the places you want to put the ears.

     

    12: Push ear-shaped cheese onto the pasta to make the ears.

    Our bear is done!

     

    13: The last animal is a pig. Here’s what you’ll need.

    Face: Rice (mixed with salmon flakes for that pink colour)

    Nose & Ears: Ham

    Eyes: Black olives

     

    14: Cut olives for the eyes and nose and ham for the ears and cheeks

    15: Arrange the face with your ingredients.

     

    Done!

     

    Here’s our three finished rice balls. The cutting was all done with scissors (instead of a knife!) so even people who aren’t good at chopping can challenge themselves to this recipe

     

    We are attending Japan Expo in France and Hyper Japan in the UK this year. In the MOSHI MOSHI NIPPON area there will be the AEON booth where you can join a free workshop to make your own rice balls! It’s your chance to master the creation of kawaii onigiri with the help of your cooking sensei. Places are limited, so be sure to stop by!

     

    This recipe was made with products by Topvalu, a private brand of AEON. For more details on their products, please visit their website below.

    https://www.topvalu.net/ (Japanese only)

     

    Profile

    Kaori Kubota(@kaopan27

    I live in Hokkaido and enjoy making dinner, sweet treats and character food using bread♡

    I want to see my family smile, so I enjoy transforming food into characters and making cute meals♡

    You can see more of my character food and bentos on my Instagram page → @kaopan27

     

     

    ■Information

    Japan Expo

    Running: July 5, 2018 – July 8, 2018

    Venue: Paris-Nord Villepinte Exhibition Center

    Official Website: http://www.japan-expo-france.jp/jp/

     

    Hyper Japan

    Running: July 13, 2018 – July 15, 2018

    Venue: Olympia London

    https://hyperjapan.co.uk/

     

  • Additional performers of dance music festival, “EDC Japan 2018” were announced!

    20.April.2018 | MUSIC / SPOT

    The world’s largest dance music festival, “Electric Daisy Carnival” will be held in Japan named, “EDC JAPAN 2018” and the additional performers of the event were announced.

     

    AMIAYA

     

    矢部ユウナ

    UNAmatcha

    They announced that 5 artists including AMIAYA who is participating in various collections overseas , Yuna Yabe who was seriarizes in MOSHI MOSHI NIPPON and UNA+MATCHA will participate in the stage named, “BoomboxARTCAR.”

     

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    As the name “BoomboxARTCAR” states, a radio cassette recorder-shaped car decorated with neon lights will be used as the DJ booth. The car will appear in various areas inside the venue.

     

    In EDC, the DJs will perform in four unique and entertaining stages which are “kineticFIELD,” the main stage with the big statue, “circuitGROUNDS,” a beach stage using lots of laser beams and lights and “neonGARDEN,” a tent-shaped stage covered with daisies and colorful decorations.

     

    Let’s enjoy this festival where many gorgeous artists will perform!

     

     

    ■Information

    EDC Japan 2018

    Address: Mihama 1, Mihamaku, Chibashi, Chiba Prefecture, ZOZO Marin Studium & Makuhari Kaihin Park EDC Special Stage

    Date:2018/5/12 (Sat.), 13 (Sun) – Open/Start 12:00PM~9:00PM

    Price: GA two days ticket – 29,000 yen / one day ticket – 15,000 yen / VIP two days ticket – 65,000 yen / one day ticket – 35,000 yen

    Age limitation: persons 18 years old and younger cannot enter the venue, VIP ticket – persons 20 years old and younger cannot enter the venue.

    URL:https://japan.electricdaisycarnival.com/en/

     

  • Tokyo Stroll: Shopping & Sightseeing with Mozuku-kun the Dog #3 – Café Kitsuné, Minamiaoyama

    18.April.2018 | FEATURES / FOOD / SPOT

    In this featured series, dog lover and model Yuna Yabe heads out with her trusty partner Mozuku to visit hot spots that people and their dogs enjoy, while deepening her bond with him. In this article, the two of them stopped by Café Kitsuné during a morning stroll which is a coffee shop developed by French fashion brand Maison Kitsuné.

     

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    The time is 9am. Mozuku has a spring in his step as he walks the streets of Omotesando. The two companions cross the pedestrian crossing at Omotesando Crossing and gaze at the show windows of the high fashion brands. After walking a little, they arrive at Café Kitsuné.

     

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    The entrance to Café Kitsuné has a traditional Japanese vibe to it, fenced in with bamboo. The café is designed as a Japanese teahouse from the perspective of a French person.

     

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    The ceilings are low. Do you know why? It’s a bit off topic, but if you don’t have a low posture in a Japanese tearoom you can’t enter. There’s a reason for this. It’s because when entering a tearoom, everyone is expected to be equal.

     

    When you enter Café Kitsuné, there’s not much distance between people – you are close to them. That sense of relief might be the reason.

     The wallpaper has an arrow feather design known as yagasuri and a water design called seigaiha. Although it has a French pop feel to it, it’s relaxing, perhaps due to the traditional Japanese base décor.

     

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    You can also purchase souvenirs at the café, including original mugs and stationery. Is that a dog ear on the side of the mug?! … No, it’s a fox ear.

     

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    The barista was working quietly but nimbly at the sheet copper counter.

     

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    A vase was placed in the middle of the table. The flowers were arranged by the café staff and breathe seasonal life into the Japanese space.

     

     

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    The menu includes things like French toast, a ham and cheese sandwich, pound cake and so on, all of which go perfect with coffee.

     

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    The espresso machine is a Marzocco Linea. It’s a big machine with three portafilters. The taste of coffee changes depending on the day’s temperature and level of humidity. To tackle that, the barista changes the quantity of beans each day to maintain the same taste of the coffee.

     

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    To convert the coffee into Maison Kitsuné’s “New Classic” fashion theme, the espresso doesn’t have that common acidic flavour to it. Instead, it’s made with a classic taste and fragrance, making it stand out from the rest. The original blend coffee beans also has just a sweet touch of citrus fruits.

     

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    Yuna-chan ordered the iced latte (¥560). The sweetness of the coffee together with the milk was balanced perfectly. It had a mellow taste.

     

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    Dogs are allowed from the entrance all the way to the terrace. Here, Yuna popped Mozuku on her lap and enjoyed a short coffee break.

     

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    Mozuku climbed onto a terrace seat and stared at Yuna-chan sipping her iced latte. She had an expression on her face like she was immersed in the stylish, grown-up café.

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    This is the proper way to use an elegant café when taking a walk in the city. Enjoying stopping by a café with early summer budding before your eyes in the early morning with your dog is a wonderful thing. Yuna-chan, with her coffee in hand and Mozuku by her side walking the streets of Omotesando, looked like a polished, sophisticated Tokyo girl.

    ‘Let’s go out again, Mozuku!’

     

     

    ■Information

    Café Kitsuné
    Address: 3-17-1 Minamiaoyama, Minato, Tokyo
    Opening Hours: 9:00-19:00
    Access: 3-minutes on foot from Omotesando Station via the Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line, Hanzomon Line and Ginza Line
    TEL: 03-5786-4842
    Website: https://shop.kitsune.fr/stores

    *Dogs cannot walk with your inside the café. Please use a dog carrying bag when entering

    Tokyo Stroll  Shopping Sightseeing Mozuku Dog Café Kitsuné  Minamiaoyama

    Model:Yuna Yabe/Mozuku @yunaaay1030

    Yuna Yabe won the grand prix prize at the “Zipper×ASOBISYSTEM Model Auditions” at the age of 15. She is an expert not only in fashion but make-up and video editing too. She’s an influential figure to the people in her generation. Recently, her work has expanded greatly, such as appearing in music videos. Her activity continues to grow and looks to be very promising indeed.

     

    Writer:Ai Watanabe

    Photograph:Kayo Sekiguchi

    Translator: Joshua Kitosi-Isanga

  • 【Tokyo Stroll】Shopping & Sightseeing with Mozuku-kun the Dog: #2 Makuhari Shintoshin Pecos Pet Mall (Part 2)

    01.February.2018 | Uncategorized

    Yuna Yabe is a dog lover whose eyes are set on becoming a seasoned pet owner with her beloved pet dog Mozuku. Continuing from where we left off in part one of this two-part article, Yuna will show us more of the Makuhari Shintoshin branch of Pecos, a huge pet store located in AEON Pet Mall!

     

    〈Click here for Part One〉

     

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    In this second part, Yuna will introduce us to the 1st floor facilities of Pecos. The first thing is the 24-hour AEON Pet hospital. This animal hospital offers first aid to pets at any time of the day. They provide CT scans, X-rays, surgery and internal medic treatment, so if you feel something if off with your pup then contact them immediately. They also offer physical examinations for your pet dog. If you take them for an examination you can detect signs of illness early on, so a lot of people take their dogs for a yearly checkup. (Checkups are offered until February 28th this year)

     

    So Yuna took Mozuku for an examination too! The results showed that he was a good weight and in very good health. He was even complimented on his nice fur. Keep being healthy, okay, Mozuku? ♪

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    This is the “Doctor Car” for transporting pets. The original purpose of the car is that it’s an ambulance used for pet care during natural disasters. There’s even equipment inside for emergency first-aid treatment. On normal days, it’s used for doctor’s visits and seeing injured pets.

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    The showpiece of Pecos in Makuhari Shintoshin is the pool facility. The aqua fitness service uses the water’s buoyancy and pressure to allow your pet to exercise in a short period of time in an efficient and low load manner. It’s highly recommended for rehabilitation after an operation and for tackling a lack of exercise! During the aqua fitness, a trainer will be there to look after your pet with the utmost care and attention, so you can feel at ease when handing them over.

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    This was Mozuku’s first time in the pool. He had a worried look on his face while floating in the water, so the first thing was for him to get used to it with a shower and a bath.

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    Your pup will wear a life jacket until it’s gotten accustomed to being in the water, so you can let them enjoy swimming without worry of them sinking. There’s also lots of toys for your dog to play with – perfect for helping them relax!

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    Mozuku wouldn’t settle at first in this new environment, but he got used to the water straight away and showed off his dog paddling skills. The water current in the pool is always flowing, so big dogs can enjoy swimming too.

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    This is a treadmill that uses water resistance. It uses the flowing power of water but isn’t a burden on your dog’s body at all. It’s rehabilitation for walking.

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    After a dip in the pool, it’s some for shampooing. The shampoo uses safe ingredients so it’s fine if your pup licks it off.

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    This is the pet hotel, a super convenient facility for if you’re on a trip or going for some shopping. The hotel charges per hour, so you can even leave your dog in the hotel’s hands if you need to do a bit of quick shopping. There’s even a beauty salon where your dog can get a trim or use one of the oxygen capsules! Mozuku refreshed himself in a capsule too after a swim in the pool.

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    Yuna bought Mozuku a roll cake from a shop on the second floor for being such a good boy the entire time! There was quite a lot for Mozuku to eat, so Yuna helped him out.

     

    Pesco in Makuhari Shintoshin has it all when it comes to your dog. They even have a dog run in the facility, so you should go try it out when the weather’s nice for a stroll and some shopping!

     

     

    ■Information

     

    Pecos (Makuhari Shintonshin branch)

    Address: 1-8 Toyosuna, Mihama-ku, Chiba-shi, Chiba Prefecture

    Access: “Kaihin Makuhari Station” and “Shin-Narashino Station” accessible via the JR Keiyo Line

    Opening Hours: 10:00-21:00 (*the animal hospital is open 24-hours a day)

    Contact: 043-298-1122

    Homepage: https://www.aeonpet.com/pecos/makuharishintoshin/index.html

     

     

    Model:Yuna Yabe/Mozuku @yunaaay1030

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    Yuna Yabe won the grand prix prize at the “Zipper×ASOBISYSTEM Model Auditions” at the age of 15. She is an expert not only in fashion but make-up and video editing too. She’s an influential figure to the people in her generation. Recently, her work has expanded greatly, such as appearing in music videos. Her activity continues to grow and looks to be very promising indeed.

     

    Writer:Ryoichi Komaba

    Photograph:Kayo Sekiguchi

    Translation:Joshua Kitosi-Isanga

     

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