“Sailor Moon” yukatas will be sold

31.January.2018 | FASHION

“Bishojo Senshi Sailor Moon Yukata (Japanese traditional summer clothes)” will be sold from April 2018 at department stores and kimono specialized stores throughout Japan.

 

“Bishojo Senshi Sailor Moon Yukata” is a collaborative yukata series of Sailor Moon and Kyoto Marubeni. Cute yukata sets using the motifs of the 5 Sailor Moon guardians and modern yukatas will be sold. They are also planning to sell “obis” (wraparound bands) and “sensus” (folding fan) so that customers can enjoy the combination of such items and yukatas.

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The yukata sets include a yukata with the pattern of a ribbon and an obi shaped like a ribbon. Six varieties including “Sailor Moon Pattern,” “Sailor Mercury,” “Sailor Mars,” “Sailor Jupitar” and “Sailor Venus” will be sold.

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Moreover, cool-looking yukatas (seven kinds) will be sold too. “Gin Suisho Pattern” which depicts the silver crystal and the star of each guardian printed like a stained glass based on a lily-patterned cloth, “Sailor 5 Senshi Pattern” which depicts the star flower of each guardian printed on a retro-modern striped cloth, “Moon Castle Pattern” representing Moon Castle reflected on the surface of a lake and “Uranus & Neptune Pattern” which depicts deep aqua mirrors shining like an asterism will be sold too.

 

There are four colors available for the obi. The front side of the obi has the mark of each guardian and the reverse side has the pattern of stars. For the sensu, there are six varieties available with illustrations of ribbons printed on them.

 

Why not wear a Sailor Moon yukata this year!

 

■Information

 

Bishojo Senshi Sailor Moon Yukata

Release date: 2018, April

Available stores: department stores, kimono specialized stores throughout Japan and the Internet shop

  • The official shopping site of Bandai “Premium Bandai” will start selling these items from February

Prices:

・Yukata set (yukata / tsukuri obi) 16,800 yen + tax – six kinds

・Yukata 38,000 yen + tax – seven kinds

・Obi – 15,000 yen + tax – four kinds

・Sensu 3,800 yen + tax – six kinds

 

(C)Naoko Takeuchi/PNP/Toei Animation

 

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    24.June.2019 | FASHION

    Keio Plaza Hotel is expanding their yukata experience service plan “Easy Kimono”. The plan, which allows guests to wear Japanese traditional clothing called yukata, was originally a weekday-limited plan. Now, the plan will be expanded to include the weekends and national holidays. The plan was launched in June 2017 through a collaboration with Keio Department Store’s dressing rooms. Keio Plaza Hotel’s objective is to spread Japanese culture and offer guests the opportunity to fully experience Japan. The hotel also offers tea ceremony and Ikebana flower arranging classes.

     

    There are two yukata plans on offer: a standard plan available for men and women and a women-limited premium plan which includes top quality cotton yukata that have a mature feel to them. Both plans come with wooden clogs, an ornate kanzashi hairpin, a drawstring purse and a map of wonderful locations to take a stroll in Shinjuku. Head to the third floor lobby in the South Building of the hotel to arrive at the Keio Department Store Dressing Rooms. Here, you can choose your favourite yukata. Once you put it on, the staff will take a commemorative photo with a camera or your smartphone.

     

    You can rent these yukata for a maximum of six hours, during which time you can take as many selfies as you want, enjoy a meal in Tokyo, and have a relaxing stroll around the streets of Shinjuku. This luxurious plan is a chance to experience the great feeling of wearing a yukata.

  • Yukata IN LAFORET: Grab Your Summer Yukata at Laforet Harajuku’s Event

    22.June.2019 | FASHION / SPOT

    Laforet Harajuku is holding a yukata event on its second floor CONTAINER area from June 25 to July 24 where you’ll be able to pick from a wide range of different yukata designs.

     

    This marks the 5th run of the event, and this year, it is being split into three separate periods. A total of 9 shops are participating including the popular kimono brand Roccoya Summer Shop which fuses the traditional with the modern as well as MICOPARADE which is managed by designer and Japanese clothing model Maria Kawahara.

     

    The event’s main visual was conceived by art director Tomoko Katayama, a designer at airlinesinc. and president of kimono teaching company Airport Lounge. There will be a photo spot as well as displays created by Katayama.

     

    Period 1: June 25, 2019 – July 4, 2019

    Roccoya Summer Shop

    Roccoya is a brand popular for fusing together traditional and modern designs. The company is returning to Yukata IN LAFORET once again to sell a variety of new yukata, kimono and accessories. Pick anything from cute to contemporary to sophisticated couture. They also sell head accessories and customers can order specific sizes.

     

    MICOPARADE

    MICOPARADE is a kimono brand led by designer and Japanese clothing model Maria Kawahara which offers contemporary twists of traditional ideas. Expect kimono like you have never seen as modern fashion. This event will be MICOPARADE’s first unveiling of their new products.

     

    Period 2: July 5, 2019 – July 14, 2019

    MIKI SAKURA & Sakura Maison

    Sakura Maison focuses on “Japanese kawaii” kimono, accessories and obi sashes while MIKI SAKURA’s concept, conceived by designers at Sakura Maison, is “dignified women wrapped in beautiful fragrances.”

     

    These two brands will come together to showcase an array of feminine yukata including yukata made from lase. They will also sell headdresses, ornate hairpins and other accessories. Expect to get your fill of kawaii♡

     

    Asobiya Meets yuminique

    Asobiya is a brand that adds a bit of fun to traditional Japanese motifs. They will collaborate with the “nostalgic and cinematic” brand yuminique for the very first time. Asobiya will have their popular paper crane series of items while yuminique will showcase their “SECRET” themed line-up this summer with an assortment of handmade head accessories with rose and lily of the valley designs. You’re sure to find the right decorative accessories for your yukata look here♡

     

    Period 3: July 15, 2019 – July 24, 2019

    AYAKONAGAHASHI


    Ayako Nagahashi’s select shop is associated with many different kimono and yukata brands. The new yukata and accessory collection by KIIRO, which Nagahashi is the director of, and Furifu will be on show. New Yukata and obi sashes the likes of which the industry has never seen before from Nagahashi’s private brand Fruttarossa will also make an appearance. There will also be plenty of other pieces like geta shoes and obi clips.

     

    Shigemune Tamao

    Unique and innovative kimono creator and artist Shigemune Tamao is opening her first ever store where she will sell original kimono, obi sashes, and a selection of items made in collaboration with guest brands that transcend traditional and contemporary clothing.

    Find the yukata for you at this year’s Yukata IN LAFORET.

  • Sailor Moon Charms, Accessories & More Merchandise Coming to Casselini This Summer

    21.June.2019 | ANIME&GAME / FASHION

    Clothing and accessories shop Casselini is set to collaborate with Sailor Moon for its second time starting on July 5 when it will drop a whole array of Sailor themed accessories and items.

     

    The tote bag series―which featured designs taken from the anime series―and was popular during the first collaboration round has been revived and all-new designs. The hugely-popular cat charms are also making a return with a total of six new designs to look forward to.

    Sailor Moon Princess Serenity Cat Charm ¥6,480 (Before Tax) Release: July 5, 2019

    The “Sailor Moon Cat Charms” were a huge hit with fans in the first collection. Fans won’t be able to resist this second collection either. This time, Princess Serenity is also making an appearance. They will make for a super cute bag charm or key chain.

    Sailor Moon Crystal Star Compact Earrings ¥3,132 (Before Tax) Release Date: July 5, 2019

    These earrings have the same pattern as the Crystal Star Compact that Sailor Moon and the other Sailors use to transform. These large earrings will sway gently in the summer breeze. The colours too are also very summery, making them a perfect summertime accessory.

    Sailor Moon Choker ¥3,132 (Before Tax) Release Date: July 5, 2019

    This simple yet dainty choker is casually decorated with Sailor Moon motifs. You’re sure to look as cute as a Sailor by wearing this together with the earrings.

    Sailor Moon Quilted Shoulder Bag ¥8,100 (Before Tax) Release Date: July 5, 2019

    These quilted sacoche shoulder bags are a must-take wherever you go this summer. There are two designs: the Crystal Star Compact and Luna the cat♡

    Sailor Moon Beaded Pouch ¥4,320 (Before Tax) Release Date: July 5, 2019

    The beaded designs on both the Crystal Star Compact pouch and Luna pouch have been carefully embroidered by hand. These items have been made with the closest attention to detail, down to the moon-shaped zip charm and the embroidery on the reverse side!

    These are special items that fans just cannot miss out on!

     

    ©Naoko Takeuchi , PNP, Toei Animation Co., Ltd. ©️Naoko Takeuchi

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