The first art gallery of Pocket Monster (Pockemon) will be set up in Harajuku. A photo booth will be installed too
12.December.2017 | SPOT
Pockemon will set up an art booth at the sharing-base photogenic art exhibition “VINYL MUSEUM” which will be held from the 13th of December 2017 (Wed.) to the 25th (Mon.)
“VYNYL MUSEUM” is a photogenic art exhibition created under the theme of “extraordinary ‘wonder’ experience” where you can enjoy a photogenic experience by becoming a part of art works.
This first art booth of Pockemon was created using the motif of the Arora Area which is the scene of “Pocket Monster Ultra Sun / Ultra Moon” released in November (3DS).
Frangipani flowers are stacked on the wall and an image which looks like surface of water is projected on the floor. Lame processed “Pikachu” and “Nasshy (Arora’s form) and “Tamatama” are also installed inside the photo spot. It is a spot created under the motif of the game’s world (Arora Area) where you can enjoy a new experience.
They will also install many art booths where you can enjoy watching or taking photos. Lots of events including an event where you can get a wonderful present (hush-tag campaign) will be held too.
Let’s enjoy the artistic world of Pockemon by visiting the sharing-based art exhibition “VINYL MUSEUM.”
Casio Reveals New BABY-G Pikachu Watch in Collaboration With Pokémon
Japanese electronics giant Casio has announced its second collaboration with The Pokémon Company to release a Pikachu design watch as part of its BABY-G shock-resistant line of wristwatches. The Pikachu BA-110PKC watch will drop worldwide via G-SHOCK’s official website on February 5, 2021.
The watch comes as part of BABY-G’s 25th anniversary celebrations as Pikachu is number 025 in the Pokédex. It features classic Generation I inspired artwork of Pokémon’s leading mascot.
BA-110PKC | ¥19,800 (Tax Included)
Casio describes the watch: “This second collaboration is an analog-digital watch with an outdoor theme, representing the active image of the BABY-G brand. The entire BA-110PKC band showcases a camouflage pattern and female Pikachu with a heart-shaped tail. The Pikachu design is infused with subtle details like the silhouette of the pink tail on the strap keeper and the Pikachu image etched on the case back. The hour and minute hands also evoke the face of Pikachu, a playful touch that will delight the wearer whenever they check the time.”
The watch is boxed with a Poké Ball inside which Trainers will find their trusty new Pikachu watch companion.
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Release Date: February 5, 2021
Buy Here: https://g-shock.co.uk/ba-110pkc-4aer
Valentine’s Dessert Sets Served Up at Harajuku’s Tea Latte Shop CHAVATY
22.January.2021 | FOOD
CHAVATY, a cafe in Harajuku that serves tea lattes made with high quality tea leaves, is getting ready for Valentine’s Day early with the release of some tasty new desserts which they began serving up on Thursday (January 14).
Valentine’s Set | ¥1,100 (Before Tax)
Valentine’s Scone Set (6 Included) | ¥2,480 (Tax Included)
Raspberry Chocolate | ¥970 (Tax Included)
The Valentine’s Set comes with a cute scone as well as fondant chocolate made with rich, high-grade chocolate from the French chocolate brand Cacao Barry. It also comes with a tea latte of your choice. There’s also a scone set which comes with two each of three different scones for a total of six including the Berry & Cocoa Pink Chocolate, Orange & Chocolate Chip Double Chocolate, and Dried Fruits & Nuts White Chocolate. CHAVATY has also made their own seasonal homemade spread: the Raspberry Chocolate.
CHAVATY Valentine’s Set
Running: January 14, 2021 – February 14, 2021
Address: Minami-Harajuku Bldg. 1F, 4-6-9 Jingumae, Shibuya, Tokyo
Official Website: https://chavaty.shop-pro.jp/
Pokémon Tokyo Banana Adds Special Pikachu Box Set Online
Tokyo Banana World recently added its special Dengeki Box (Electric Box) of Pikachu Tokyo Banana confections to its official website which is available to order in Japan until January 30, 2021 at 17:00 (JST).
Tokyo Banana is Tokyo’s official souvenir sweets brand and it launched its new Pokémon Tokyo Banana series of confections in November last year with the first catch being Pikachu. It subsequently added Eevee to the collection in December. The Pikachu confections are also available to buy at Tokyo Station.
Pikachu Tokyo Banana – Dengeki Box | Box of 12 Packs (24 Confections) | ¥3,456 (Tax Included)
The limited-time addition of the Dengeki Box to Tokyo Banana’s official website means that anyone in Japan can get a taste of the electrifyingly delicious sweet fluffy custard-filled sponge cakes without having to travel to Tokyo.
Waiting inside the Dengeki Box are 12 packages each with two cakes in and each in one of six different Pikachu designs to greet hungry Trainers, all of which are positively kawaii. The box itself also features these adorable illustrations.
Left: Front of Box | Right: Back of Box
The box even has a handle attached to it so you can reuse it after to store all your bits and bobs.
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Pikachu Tokyo Banana – Online Orders
Running: January 12, 2021 – January 30, 2021
*Available while supplies last
*Shipping not available to select islands in Japan
Tokyo Banana Group Official Online Shop
Pokémon Shirts Releases New Customisable Sword and Shield Designs
Pokémon Shirts released three new shirt designs on Friday (January 15) of Grookey, Scorbunny, and Sobble from Pokémon Sword and Shield. These new designs are currently only available in Japan but Pokémon Shirts has stated that they will be made available worldwide at a later date.
Pokémon Shirts was launched back in February 2019 by American custom shirt brand Original Stitch—which offers over one billion design customisations—and the Pokémon franchise. Pokémon Shirts ships worldwide including Europe, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.
Japanese designer Minami Kitamura designed the Grookey, Scorbunny, and Sobble shirts, adding her iconic pop colours and style to the line-up.
Have you shopped on Pokémon Shirts yet? Which Pokémon designs are you looking to catch?
Shipping: Japan, US, UK, Spain, Germany, Italy, France, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, Phillippines, India, Indonesia
Official Website: https://pokemon.originalstitch.com/en/
*Grookey, Scorbunny, and Sobble designs currently only available in Japan (as of January 18, 2021) but will be made available worldwide at a later date.
Harajuku’s BOTANIST Tokyo Reveals its Spring 2021 Menu
06.January.2021 | FOOD
BOTANIST’s flagship shop BOTANIST Tokyo is set to begin serving up its spring season menu for the new year at its second floor BOTANIST Cafe from January 8 to March 31.
Quinoa Teapot Salad & Potage (Vegan-Friendly) | ¥1,500 (Tax Included)
A sophisticated salad of quinoa, crunchy carrot and red onion, tomato, and more, all served in a cute teapot.
Salmon Salad & Waffles | ¥1,500 (Tax Included)
Naturally sweet vegan waffles with lime-drizzled vegetables and served with slightly salted salmon and cream cheese. Pour over the maple syrup to make the cream cheese even richer and enjoy a completely different flavour.
Cherry Blossom Jelly & Fromage Mousse (Vegan-Friendly) | ¥50 (Tax Included)
Refreshing cherry blossom flavoured jelly made with rich and velvety soy cream. The cherry blossom petal topping and sparkly appearance of the jelly makes this a luxurious looking dessert.
Cherry Blossom Chiffon Cake | ¥800 (Tax Included)
A fluffy cherry blossom chiffon cake dusted with cherry blossom powder. It’s a sweet and subtly salty mix topped with fresh cream.
Left: Three Berry Smoothie, Right: Strawberry & Raspberry Sweet Sake Smoothie (Vegan-Friendly) | ¥850 Each (Before Tax)
The Three Berry Smoothie incorporates the chunky texture of strawberries, sweetness of blueberries, and tangy taste of raspberries, creating a rich but not overly-sweet beverage. The Strawberry & Raspberry Sweet Sake Smoothie is one to go for if you love amazake.
Strawberry Decoration Hot Chocolate (Collaboration Drink) | ¥800 (Tax Included)
This luxurious strawberry hot chocolate is made in collaboration with Dari K, a craft chocolate maker who uses high quality cacao beans from Indonesia.
Select items on the spring menu are available for takeout as well as via Uber Eats in Japan, perfect for enjoy an indoor hanami this year.
BOTANIST Tokyo’s first floor shop will also release its spring series of products, such as the limited edition Botanical Spring Hair Perfume.
Address: 6-29-2 Jingumae, Shibuya, Tokyo
TEL: Floor 1F Shop: 03-5766-3777 / Floor 2F Cafe: 03-5766-3778
Opening Hours: 11:00-19:30 (Currently operating on decreased hours)
Official Website: https://shop.botanistofficial.com/
JINS Eyewear Launches Official Pokémon Model Design Glasses
JINS is teaming up with The Pokémon Company to release a special collection of glasses at JINS stores and their official online shop on January 1, 2021.
Your Pokémon partner with you wherever you go
The glasses come in four different models – Pikachu, Snorlax, Eevee, and Mew – so your favourite can set out on your Pokémon journey with you and be there wherever you go.
Completely original models capture the Pokémons’ designs
The JINS Pokémon Model collection feature original designs and come with an original glasses case. There are plans to launch the glasses globally at JINS stores in the US, China, and elsewhere in the future.
Flagship Model | ¥12,000 (Before Tax)
All the glasses come in four different models: Flagship, Kanto Region, Johto Region, and Kids. The flagship model frames capture the colours of Pikachu, Snorlax, Eevee, and Mew, and each features pixel art of the respective Pokémon. The inner part of the frames also have silhouettes of the Pokémon along with the logo.
Pokémon Trainers will find their stylish glasses cases with a Poké Ball in the front, and inside, Pokémon pixel art.
Kanto Region Model | ¥8,000 (Before Tax)
The Kanto models are based on the Pokémon found in the Kanto Region of the Pokémon world, with Bulbasaur, Squirtle, Charmander, and Pikachu featured on the inner side of the left temple. On the inner right are the same Pokémon including Pikachu not wanting to go into its Poké Ball. This story woven into the glasses is sure to have long-time fans feeling nostalgic.
The top of the grey case has our four pixel friends, and they’re featured on the inside too in silver leaf. The glasses cloth has designs of the original 151 Kanto Pokémon.
Johto Region Model | ¥8,000 (Before Tax)
Fans of the Johto Region Pokémon will enjoy these models which are metal combination frames featuring Chikorita, Cyndaquil, and Totodile.
The white glasses case features a sleek design with the logo on it while the cloth has alternating silver and gold Poké Balls.
KIDS MODEL | ¥5,000 (Before Tax)
On the inner part of the frames you’ll find Pikachu, Eevee, Mew, Lucario, and Cinderace, as well as Poké Balls on the ends of the temple parts.
Kids Anti-Allergy Models | ¥3,000 (Before Tax)
The anti-allergy models have Pikachu designs and are equipped with hoods that protect the wearer from pollen. A special laser is used to make the hoods to that the glasses feel natural and not uncomfortable on the face.
These last two glasses cases are compatible with the kids models and include a Poké Ball design and Rotom Phone.
Glasses come in a special limited-edition bag. These are limited in stock.
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JINS Pokémon Models
Release Date: January 1, 2021
Official Website: https://www.jins.com/jp/collabo/pokemon/
Kyary Pamyu Pamyu Unveils Shiseido Beauty Square Spring 2021 Look
31.December.2020 | FASHION
Following her Winter 2020 look for Shiseido Beauty Square, Japanese pop icon Kyary Pamyu Pamyu is serving something different with the unveiling of her look for Spring 2021.
The theme of this look is “2021: A Beauty Odyssey” with her hair, makeup, and outfit fusing together space and Harajuku-style beauty. It serves a romantic future full of hopes and dreams for the present.
The look was once again made in collaboration with top Shiseido hair and makeup artist Tadashi Harada.
If you’re in need of makeup ideas for the New Year, and are in Tokyo this winter, be sure to pay a visit to Shieido Beauty Square where you’re sure to discover a new you.
Shiseido Beauty Square
Address: WITH HARAJUKU Floor 1F, 1-14-30 Jingumae, Shibuya, Tokyo
Opening Hours: 11:00-20:00
No Fixed Holidays
Official Website: https://beautysquare.tokyo/
*Website available in English, Japanese, and Chinese
Tokyo Banana Chooses Eevee as Next Pokémon Souvenir Sweet
Tokyo Banana World has revealed that its next sweet treat in its Pokémon Tokyo Banana series will be Eevee which Pokémon Trainers can expect to catch up and down Japan from January 2, 2021, including at the store itself as well as at 7-Eleven branches.
Pokémon Tokyo Banana Welcomes Eevee as Entry #2
Tokyo’s official souvenir sweets brand Tokyo Banana launched its new Pokémon Tokyo Banana series of confections in November with the first catch being Pikachu. Now Eevee is being added to the collection.
The fluffy sponge is a delicious caramel macchiato flavour and is filled with sweet banana custard cream. It can be eaten as it is, refrigerated, or even baked to create completely different flavour experiences.
6 Designs Including a Lucky Heart-Shaped Tail
The sponge cakes come in six different designs, all of which are adorable. The one to look out for though is the one with a cute heart-shaped tail.
Fluffy Eevee Design Packaging
Eevee Tokyo Banana Caramel Macchiato (Contains 2) | ¥291 (Tax Included)
The packaging features fluffy artwork of Eevee in six different designs, such as a waving Eevee and winking Eevee.
Where Can You Catch Eevee Tokyo Banana?
Eevee will roll out at 7-Eleven stores across Japan (excluding Okinawa) at the dates listed below. Each branch will have a limited stock so don’t miss out.
January 2, 2021 Release
January 16, 2021 Release
January 23, 2021 Release
January 30, 2021
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Eevee Tokyo Banana
Rolling out from January 2, 2021
Official Website: https://tokyobanana.jp/products/banana_pokemon.html
Hop Aboard The Exeggutor-Themed Plane in Japan
Japanese regional airline company Solaseed Air Inc. has partnered up with Pokémon, creating an Exeggutor-themed plane.
In October 2020, Exeggutor was labelled as Miyazaki prefecture’s favourite Pokémon. This selection is due to Miyazaki being commonly associated with its warm and sunny climate. Exeggutor also resembles Miyazaki’s famous Phoenix palm trees, making it the perfect Pokémon ambassador.
Solaseed Air Exeggutor decal sticker on the right side of the plane
Solaseed Air Alolan Exeggutor decal sticker on the left side of the plane
Solaseed Air has decorated the outside of their planes with large Pokémon decal stickers of approximately 9m long by 3m wide. Exeggutors can be seen on the right side whereas Alolan Exeggutors can be seen on the left.
Once you enter the aircraft, you will discover original Exeggutor headrest covers. The cabin crew will also be serving passengers while wearing original Exeggutor-themed aprons.
Solaseed Air Commemoration Gifts
A celebration was held at Miyazaki Airport on December 19, 2020 to commemorate the launch of the first Pokémon aircraft Solaseed Air 54, which departed Miyazaki at 10:05am and arrived at Tokyo Narita Airport at 11:40am. The passengers aboard were given Exeggutor-themed gift bags which contained sweets, an original Miyazaki prefecture ballpoint pen, coaster, magazine, commemoration certificate and more.
Solaseed Air Ceremony
Exeggutor also managed to make it to the ceremony to deliver happiness and express gratitude towards Solaseed Air passengers.
Enjoy the wonders of Miyazaki prefecture with Exeggutor and hop on the plane for an unforgettable adventure.
Exeggutor Resort in Miyazaki
Running from December 19, 2020
Solaseed Air Official Website: https://www.solaseedair.jp
Back in November, Sega Toys released a new Pikachu plush toy as part of its “WHO are YOU?” surprise toy series which reveals what character it is after being washed. As the series became more popular than expected, Sega Toys is continuing sales of the adorable anonymous balls of fluff.
Since being launched in 2018, over 10 million WHO are YOU? toys have been sold worldwide. As a result, WHO are YOU? Pokémon was added to the collection, becoming a bigger sensation than ever imagined when it launched in November 2020. Pictures of the toys flooded social media and reservations were overwhelmingly high. As a result of its popularity, the WHO are YOU? Pokémon series is making a comeback and will be available to purchase online, at toy shops in Japan and elsewhere.
A Mysterious Pokémon Appeared!
WHO are YOU? Pokémon: ¥3,800 (Before Tax)
The WHO are YOU? series has plush toys taking the form of a fluffy ball to conceal the identity of the character. To evolve your mysterious Pokémon and discover its identity, it needs to be washed. In addition to the standard facial expression, there is also a smiling face and winking face. The winking Pokémon is the only female Pokémon and its tail is heart-shaped!
Give Your Pokémon Berries To Become Friends
After carefully coaching your Pikachu out of hiding, you will be rewarded for your efforts with delicious berries for your Pokémon. There are five different types of berries available including Pecha berries, Sitrus berries, Oran berries, Pomeg berries, and Lum berries. Your Pokémon will be clutching two to three of these berries and they will only be accessible when you successfully evolve your Pokémon. Use the berries to take your friendship to the next level. This toy is the perfect way to interact with Pokémon in a brand new way.
This is the perfect Christmas or New Year’s gift for any Pokémon fan.
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WHO are YOU? Pokémon
Available At: Toy shops, variety shops, online and other known retailers
Official Website: https://www.segatoys.co.jp/whoareyou/
Mr.HALAL opened its second Japanese branch, Mr.HALAL Harajuku, on Saturday (December 19). Mr.HALAL first opened as a mobile eatery in Marunouchi in February 2020, serving New York-style chicken over rice with its mantra “Healthy, Tasty, Spicy for Everyone.” Since then, it has delivered New York food culture to the people of Tokyo’s business district.
Now, the mobile food branch is expanding to serve to even more people as it celebrates its 1st anniversary by opening a new branch in Harajuku, Japan’s hub for trends and youth culture.
Chicken Over Rice
Mr.HALAL’s chicken over rice is made to order with high quality basmati rice coupled with fresh vegetables. All sauce toppings are original, made with yogurt and spicy red sauce. All ingredients and items on the menu are of course Halal-certified.
Other dishes include chicken over salad, burritos, soups, and more.
Grand Opening: December 19, 2020
Address: Rhythm Omotesando, 4-30-2 Jingujmae, Shibuya, Tokyo
Opening Hours: 11:30-20:00
No Fixed Holidays
Access: 1-minute on foot from Meiji Jingumae Station
Mr.HALAL Official Website: https://www.mr-halal.com
KAWAII MONSTER CAFE HARAJUKU Collaborates With Ty On Photo Room and Food
18.December.2020 | FOOD
The KAWAII MONSTER CAFE in Harajuku is celebrating its 5th anniversary with a special collaboration with the multinational toy company Ty. The collaboration is running from December 18, 2020 to January 17, 2020.
©︎Ty Inc.Oak Brook,IL USA
Photo Spot: “My Ty Room”
©︎Ty Inc.Oak Brook,IL USA ©︎KAWAII MONSTER CAFE
KAWAII MONSTER CAFE’s iconic Mel-Tea-Room has been transformed into the “My Ty Room” with fluffy plush toys adoring a bed and making for a truly kawaii photo spot. There are also panels detailing more about Ty for people to get to know the brand more. If you’re in Japan for the kawaii experience, then look no further than this room for some Instagram-worthy shots.
©︎Ty Inc.Oak Brook,IL USA ©︎KAWAII MONSTER CAFE
All of Ty’s toys have their own birthdays, so to celebrate everyone’s at the same time, KAWAII MONSTER CAFE’s popular “Sweets-Go-Round” area, which features a giant moving cake stage in the middle, has been turned into the “Ty Gift Stage.” Guests will find plush toys inside and dangling out of present boxes. There will also be an appearance of a mascot of a Ty toy that has never been showcased in Japan before.
Beanie Boos Reagan the Kitty (M) / Beanie Boos Enchanted the Owl (L) / Beanie Boos Tasha Leopard (KC)
If there’s a plush toy you’re interested in you can buy it at the cafe, including toys in Christmas colours for the holiday season. The toys come in three sizes, and there’s other merch to pick up too like key rings, pencil cases, and more.
Ty x KAWAII MONSTER CAFE Collab Menu
Six menu items combine Ty’s toys with KAWAII MONSTER CAFE’s kaleidoscopic world. This includes some of Ty’s most popular characters as well as the cafe’s own character Mr Choppy.
Collab Food Menu Excerpt
Colourful Dotty Curry | ¥1,300
A colourful vegetable curry inspired by Dotty the Leopard filled with carrots, daikon radishes, beets, and more.
Colourful Pop Buger – Mr Choppy | ¥1,480
A burger based on KAWAII MONSTER CAFE’s own Mr Choppy. It’s filled with sautéed chicken and covered in a honey mustard sauce.
Gilda the Flamingo Cake | ¥950
A fresh cream-filled cake made with chocolate mousse and sat on a fluffy pancake. It also has a cute rainbow just like the one in the cafe’s Ty room.
Fantasia Cupcake | ¥900
Fantasia the Unicorn has turned into a cute cupcake with an adorable marshmallow nose.
Colourful Christmas Heather Parfait | ¥2,400 (Available until December 25)
The cafe’s popular “Colourful Poison Parfait” has been turned into Heather the Unicorn Cat, topped with strawberry, lemon, and ramune ice cream.
Ty x KAWAII MONSTER CAFE Collaboration
Location: KAWAII MONSTER CAFE HARAJUKU
Address: YM Square Bldg. 4F, 4-31-10 Jingumae, Shibuya, Tokyo
Opening Hours: 11:30-19:00
No Fixed Holidays
Access: 5-minutes on foot Harajuku Station via JR / 1-minutes on foot from Meiji-Jigumae Station via Chiyoda Line and Fukutoshin Line
Official Website: https://kawaiimonster.jp/day/pc/