Dragon Ball Café & Diner Opens in Omotesando, Tokyo

17.January.2018 | FOOD / SPOT

Renowned anime and manga series Dragon Ball, a franchise loved all over the world, has gotten its own character themed café. Dragon Ball Café & Diner Tokyo just opened at Natural Kitchen in Omotesando, Tokyo on January 15th.

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Natural Kitchen are very particular in their selection of ingredients for their meals, only picking the best. The talented chefs there have conceived a unique and original fun-packed menu completely themed around Dragon Ball.

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“Four-Star Dragon Ball Omurice With Rich Demi-Glace Sauce”

A deliciously rich omurice themed on the Four-Star Dragon Ball, the most recognised of all the Dragon Balls.

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“Flying Nimbus Quattro Formaggi Pizza”

A quattro formaggi pizza topped with the fluffy Flying Nimbus, a magical yellow cloud used by Goku to traverse the lands.

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“Oolong Grilled Bacon Dandan Noodles”

 This dish is based on Oolong‘s infamous love for underwear.

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The character merchandise store “KIDDY LAND” in Harajuku is also currently selling a range of items based on Dragon Ball‘s intellectual and spoiled scientist Bulma. Be sure to check this out together with the café.

 

■Information

Dragon Ball Café & Diner Tokyo

Address: Natural Kitchen Omotesando, GYRE B1F, 5-10-1 Jingumae, Shibuya, Tokyo

Running: January 15, 2018 – February 28, 2018

Opening Times: 11:00-22:00 (last orders 21:00)

Contact: 03-6805-0772

*No smoking

Website: http://dragonball-cafe-diner.jp

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    Usaburo Kokeshi was established in 1950. Located in a workshop in Shinto, village on the Eastern side of Mount Haruna in Gunma Prefecture, the artisans of Usaburo Kokeshi have worked diligently to create Dragon Ball kokeshi to add to their character series collection.

     

    Established by Okamoto Usaburō, the company manufactures their dolls using pottery wheels before decorating them by carving and using pyrography to create a new kind of manufacturing technique. Usaburo Kokeshi currently export directly to 18 countries, mainly in Europe, to deliver their masterful work to the rest of the world. Their dolls have been very well received both in Japan and overseas.

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    Now people can enjoy the brand new adorable Goku, Krillin and Master Roshi kokeshi and the warmth of the wood from which they are made. The versions they have created are of Goku and Krillin when they were Master Roshi’s pupils wearing their orange dōgi, or training uniforms.

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    The Goku kokeshi features Goku with his trademark hairstyle and his power pole on his back. The power pole is also carved from wood to make it three dimensional. They have really gotten all the details in there.

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    The orange training uniforms, black belts and 亀 (‘kame’) or ‘turtle’ symbol on Goku’s chest are all carefully painted in different colours.

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    The features for Krillin, who also in with training together with Goku and Master Roshi, are also on point, with his classic expression and marks on his forehead.

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    Just like Goku, the Krillin kokeshi also has the same uniform, belt and turtle symbol on his chest, all painted in their respective colours.

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    Master Roshi, also known as the “Turtle Hermit,” is Goku and Krillin’s teacher. Usaburo Kokeshi made sure to keep his trademark sunglasses, beard, and the turtle shell on his back, staying faithful to his original design down to the last detail.

     

    The team over at Usaburo Kokeshi have truly created something special with their new Dragon Ball kokeshi designs, each and everyone of which is made with warmth, passion and an exceptional attention to detail. Why not get your hands on one of these cute kokeshi for yourself?

     

    ■Information

    Dragon Ball Kokeshi by Usaburo Kokeshi

    Types: Son Goku / Krillin / Master Roshi

    Produced in Shinto Village, Kita Gunma, Gunma Prefecture

    Price: ¥4,000 each (tax excl.)

    Pre-orders opened on August 23, 2017.

    On sale end of October 2017 when they will be delivered sequentially.

    ©BIRD STUDIO / Shuueisha・Toei Animation

    Product details: https://hkds.tokyo/category/DRAGONBALLKOKESHI/

     

  • Dragon Ball, Naruto & One Piece T-Shirts Arriving to UNIQLO Stores in Japan

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    UNIQLO is currently developing a 2018 spring and summer collection under it’s illustrative t-shirt brand UT themed on ‘wearing the things you love.’ One part of that collection is taking place in collaboration with Shonen Jump which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. The collection is gaining much attention, featuring some of the most memorable characters from their series’.

     

    A line of UT t-shirts will be released on June 11 in the run up to father’s day based on the Shonen Jump fathers that defined the 1990s and 2000s.

    DRAGON BALL ドラゴンボール UT ベジータ
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    Jump 50th Graphic T (Dragon Ball・Short Sleeve) – ¥990 (+Tax)

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    NARUTO -ナルト- 紋章 UT

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    Jump 50th Graphic T (Naruto・Short Sleeve) – ¥990 (+Tax)

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    The Naruto t-shirt displays the symbol of the Leaf Village where the series’ protagonist, Naruto Uzumaki, is born and raised. The front is simple bearing just the Leaf Village symbol, a familiar mark from the series crafted onto Naruto’s headband that he always wears. On the back we see his father, Minato Namikaze, the Fourth Hokage. Minato, along with Naruto’s mother Kushina Uzumaki, sacrificed themselves to save Naurto during the defence from the Nine-Tailed Fox.

    ONE PIECE ワンピース UT 白ひげ

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    Jump 50th Graphic T (One Piece・Short Sleeve) – ¥990 (+Tax)

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    There are 2 different designs for the One Piece t-shirts. One of them has quote from Edward Newgate, also known as Whitebeard and the captain of the Whitebeard Pirates, who tells Squardo, “Though you’re a fool, I still love you, my son.” The t-shirt comes in a navy colour and the scene of Whitebeard hugging Squardo when he says the line. The other t-shirt features Zeff, Sanji’s cooking mentor and father figure. The t-shirt makes reference to Zeff’s former position as captain of the Cook Pirates where he was known as ‘Red-Leg.’

     

    Those aren’t the only series either – there’s also t-shirts based on Hunter×Hunter, Yu Yu Hakusho and more. Relive memorable scenes from your favourite anime series by getting your hands on a t-shirt!

     

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    Oyaji UT
    Release Date: June 11, 2018
    Price: ¥990 each (+Tax)

    Webpage: http://www.uniqlo.com/jp/store/feature/uq/ut/jump50th/

     

  • The select shop in Harajuku, “offshore” collaborated with Dragon Ball! “Pafu Pafu T-shirts”will be sold

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    The famous scene which Bluma’s fans love is printed on a T-shirt.

    The famous select shop in Harajuku, “offshore” collaborated with Dragon Ball in commemoration of the half-birthday.The products have been designed by a new brand, “ZATUON” which plans to carry out activities from 2017 to 2020.

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    This T-shirt has an illustration of Bulma on the front and an illustrations of Kame Senin watching Bulma on both sleeves. It is definitely a cool item.

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    A special T-shirt designed from the image of offshore’s AD poster with an illustration of Bulma’s bikini inspired by Lowbrow art.

    PUFF PUFF 

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    The word “PUFF PUFF” is printed on the front of the T-shirt. All men would love this item. This T-shirt born from the official collaboration.

    Let’s check these gorgeous collaborative items.

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    DRAGON BALL × offshore

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    Price: 9,900 yen (tax included)
    Poster Tee

    Price: 8,000 yen (tax included)
    PUFF PUFF

    Price: 5,000 yen (tax included)

    Reservations can be made during the following period: 9,23 (Sat.) to 10,10 (Tue.) AM 10:00
    ZOZOTOWN:http://zozo.jp/shop/zozospot/goods/24198543/?did=44760511

    ©Bird Studio / Shueisha / Toei Animation

     

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    Photo by Nagisa Kobayashi @popo_318

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    Photo by Yuina @popochan726

    You can order your fatcarons for takeout too in a clear takeaway box so you can go have a dessert picnic with your friends, and get a great photo of them all together too.

  • THE LOCAL COFFEE STAND FUKUOKA: New Coffee Shop Opens in Fukuoka’s Hakata Ward

    14.March.2020 | FOOD

    Japan’s biggest online coffee publisher Good Coffee is opening a new cafe called “THE LOCAL COFFEE STAND FUKUOKA” in Hakata, Fukuoka.

     

    Good Coffee looks to bring together coffee lovers with all kinds of coffee shops. THE LOCAL COFFEE STAND FUKUOKA will be their second branch of “THE LOCAL COFFEE STAND” in Japan following the branch they opened in Shibuya, Tokyo.

    Good Coffee provides a wealth of information and the latest news on where to get delicious coffee inside and outside Japan. They have joint sponsorship and manage the TOKYO COFFEE FESTIVAL where roasters from across the country all come together and serve coffee in a variety of ways, host live performances, and more.

    The coffee beans at THE LOCAL aren’t roasted in-house. Instead, the head barista, Yuji Otsuki, personally selects roasts every month from shops published on Good Coffee. This is a rare style of coffee shop in Fukuoka where every month, customers can enjoy a different cup of high quality coffee every month from popular roasters inside and outside Japan from the comfort of Fukuoka.

    The coffee beans used for the cafe’s opening month of March will be drip coffee from GLITCH COFFEE&ROASTERS in Jinbocho, Tokyo and espresso from CRAFTSMAN COFFEE ROASTERS in Shimonoseki, Yamaguchi. Events are scheduled to be held at THE LOCAL COFFEE STAND FUKUOKA every month where baristas and coffee roasters will be invited as guests.

     

    Find your new favourite coffee at THE LOCAL COFFEE STAND FUKUOKA.

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