Introducing Laforet Harajuku Booth Contents! MOSHI MOSHI NIPPON FESTIVAL 2018 in SHIBUYA

28.February.2018 | FASHION / FEATURES / FES / SPOT

MOSHI MOSHI NIPPON FESTIVAL 2018 in SHIBUYA will be held in March, just two months from now.

 

This year, the MOSHI MOSHI NIPPON FESTIVAL will move away from the routine location of Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium and head to the Shibuya and Harajuku area! We will deliver Japanese culture to the world to the fullest in the form of music, fashion, food, tourist information, and much more from numerous locations around town. The venues for the MOSHI MOSHI NIPPON FESTIVAL  are Laforet Museum Harajuku, Tower Records Shibuya, SHIBUYA CAST, and Onden Shrine.

 

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Let us introduce to you the contents of the booths at Laforet Harajuku.

 

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Laforet Harajuku has its own museum where we will hold a ‘Harajuku Kawaii Market’ with the theme of ‘Find Japan’s Kawaii♡’. Head on over to get involved with the many experience-based contents available, offering fashion, beauty, fortune telling, DIY and more. You’ll be served up everything you need to transform into a kawaii girl simply by visiting. We will deliver Japan’s kawaii culture from the hub of Laforet Harajuku!

 

DIY:Herbarium & Swag Workshop

 

The Herbarium & Swag Workshop will combine the art of “herbarium” by collecting colourful dried flowers in bottles and “swags” which are wall decorations similar to wreaths made up of your favourite flowers. Each workshop will take place in the afternoon on the 25th. Get your hands on a stylish item perfect for interior decoration or as a gift to a friend.
Check out the works by teacher Asami “Char” Tnabe here: http://she-mag.jp/diary/87798?wid=54525

 

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DIY: Mug Workshop presented by Aymmy in the batty girls

Apparel brand “Aymmy in the batty girls” are holding a workshop in the DIY area to make your very own original mug. You can design a kawaii mug with Aymmy’s logo, spring & summer items and more. There’s also a limited number of places to participate in a workshop together with Aymmy designer Ayumi Seto. Full details will become available on the event homepage!

 

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FASHION:Tokyo Flea Market

A flea market will be held selling personal items owned by the stage performers. You might even be able to get your hands on items featured in magazines and items worn by the performers on their social media! The list of participating performers in the flea market will be updated regularly so make sure to check it out!

Flea Market Participants:Natsume Mito,Ayumi Seto,Yuri Suganuma,Hikari Shibata,Ren Koseki,Chie Tsuji,Ema Tanioku,Eri Tanioku,Anna Yano,Yuna Yabe…and more

 

 

EXPERIENCE:Fortune-Telling Booth

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The fortune-telling area features booths for four different fortune tellers active in magazines and on TV! For ¥500 you can receive a 10-minute telling from an expert. Take advantage of this opportunity to find out for fate for April!

 

BEAUTY: MEGA Don Quijote Shibuya Honten

You can try out the latest products at the Don Quijote cosmetic booth, and if there’s any particular items you like then you can buy them. Get your hands on this year’s spring trend make-up before anyone else!

 

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EXPERIENCE:My Navi Baito Booth

Questionnaires related to part-time work as well as interviews will be held at the booth. Models performing on-stage will also drop by the booth! Full details will become available on the event page so be sure to check it out.

 

 

 

Register & Receive an Original Bag!

MOSHI MOSHI NIPPON FESTIVAL 2018

Those that register for the event in advance will receive an original bag as thanks. There are 1,500 bags available on a first-come, first-served basis. You will find in them one of either popular products from KitKat Chocolatory: the “KitKat Chocolatory Moleson” (¥500) or the “KitKat Chocolatory Moleson Matcha” (¥500).

 

 

How to Register

You must sign up in advance to go to the festival. Registering is completely free. To register, please visit the Peatix link below and follow the instructions. Once you have completed your registration, you will receive a QR code from Peatix that you must bring with you on the day of the event.

Register here!

*Upon registering, you will be signed up as a MOSHI MOSHI NIPPON Member where you can receive mail magazines, and to Omotenashi Platform.

 

 

■Information

MOSHI MOSHI NIPPON FESTIVAL 2018 in SHIBUYA

Official site:https://fes18.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/index.html

Harajuku Kawaii Market:https://fes18.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/event_laforet.html

 

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    What is the MOSHI MOSHI NIPPON FESTIVAL?

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    The first festival was held in 2014 and saw more than 15,000 people attend, and since then the attendance rate has increased every year. The festival has also been taken out of Tokyo and overseas on a world tour.

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    ■Popular food from across the whole of Japan!
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    ■Flea market & fashion show

    The flea market is held every year and is a place where you can buy personal items of real models managed by ASOBISYSTEM. It’s an irresistible event for fans and an always hugely popular area with products in short supply. In 2015, the World Cosplay Summit was featured on stage at MOSHI MOSHI NIPPON FESTIVAL. The spectacular runway saw avid cosplayers dressed up as characters from a wide selection of series.

     

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    Lots of kawaii & girly booths!

    A lot of girls in with the trends of today make their way to MOSHI MOSHI NIPPON FESTIVAL. In the past, there’s been a nail art service where you didn’t need to book, and there’s even been a hair removal salon – something which you normally can’t experience as carefree as this. There’s plenty of content at the festival that’s immensely popular with girls every year. This year, we will be holding the “Harajuku Kawaii Market” at the Laforet Museum in Harajuku! Prepare yourself to become cute just by attending!

    Until last year, the MOSHI MOSHI NIPPON FESTIVAL has been annually held at the Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium. But that’s about to change this year as we up our game and take the event around Harajuku and Shibuya. This year’s festival is fittingly titled MOSHI MOSHI NIPPON FESTIVAL 2018 in SHIBUYA, so expect to see us delivering Japanese culture to the world from Harajuku & Shibuya.

     

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    MOSHI MOSHI NIPPON FESTIVAL 2018 in SHIBUYA

     

    Running: Saturday March 24, 2018 – Sunday March 25, 2018

    Time: 11:00-21:00 (subject to change)

    Organizers: MOSHI MOSHI NIPPON FESTIVAL Executive Committee

    Support: Shibuya-ku / Shibuya-ku Tourism Association

    Location: Shibuya &amp; Harjauku area (Tokyo)

    Main Locations: Laforet Museum Harajuku / Shibuya CAST. / MOSHI MOSHI BOX Harajuku Tourist

    Information Center / Onden Shrine / Tower Records Shibuya

    Contents: Experience-based Activities / Performances / Fashion / Participation-based Activities /

    Inbound Services / and more

     

    Price: Free (select areas will charge a fee)

    Pre-Registration: https://mmnf2018.peatix.com/

     

    Official Event Page: http://fes18.moshimoshi-nippon.jp

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/moshi_fes

     

     

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    Live performances from Japan’s biggest artists

    The MOSHI MOSHI NIPPON FESTIVAL has seen performances from some of the most popular artists in Japan, including CAPSULE, an electronica duo that includes Yasutaka Nakata, who are a prominent existence in the club scene around world; and Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, a pop icon and international sensation. In 2016, iconic Japanese idol group Dempagumi.inc, as well as RAM RIDER – an artist active in many fields including as a DJ, producer and music provider – took to the stage, along with a host of other artists also popular inside and outside Japan.

     

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    ■Traditional Japanese performances & culture experience workshops
    The festival showcases the charm of Japanese culture with performances from a diverse range of groups, such as ouen-za, who use original choreography in the form of traditional Japanese dancing to create a unique kind of performance; TAKARABUNE, who perform Awa Dori to give life to a new Japanese artform; and KIRIE, who put on art performances based on Japanese myths and fairy tales. Experience traditional Japanese culture hands-on by getting dressed in traditional Japanese clothing or trying out the Awa Odori dance. Try your hand at a calligraphy lesson or traditional Japanese wagakki instruments, get painted in yuzen komon body art, or see ink wash paintings. There’s plenty of workshops for everyone to enjoy, whether you’re a foreign tourist or Japanese local, all of which embrace the old days of Japanese culture.

     

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    ■MOSHI MOSHI NIPPON SYMPOSIUM
    The Symposium gathers brings a diverse selection of prominent figures from managers and cultural figures to creators and musicians for talk sessions. Hear from the top dogs of various industries – including managers who are successful around the world and prominent in the inbound and outbound marketplace – and their thoughts on the Tokyo of today, Japan in the future, and how Japan should promote the charm of its culture overseas.

     

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    Running: Saturday March 24, 2018 – Sunday March 25, 2018

    Time: 11:00-21:00 (subject to change)

    Organizers: MOSHI MOSHI NIPPON FESTIVAL Executive Committee

    Support: Shibuya-ku / Shibuya-ku Tourism Association

    Location: Shibuya &amp; Harjauku area (Tokyo)

    Main Locations: Laforet Museum Harajuku / Shibuya CAST. / MOSHI MOSHI BOX Harajuku Tourist

    Information Center / Onden Shrine / Tower Records Shibuya

    Contents: Experience-based Activities / Performances / Fashion / Participation-based Activities /

    Inbound Services / and more

     

    Price: Free (select areas will charge a fee)

     

    Pre-Registration: https://mmnf2018.peatix.com/

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    Location: Tower Records Shibuya B1F CUTUP STUDIO / Tower Records Shibuya Rooftop Stage

    Time/Date: March 24th-25th at 14:00-21:00 (subject to change)

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    Over at Tower Records Shibuya, we will host a music event for young up-and-coming artists in the Japanese music scene. A range of artists and people from the music media who have hooked up with talented new musicians will become official curators at the event and recommend promising artists. MOSHI MOSHI NIPPON, who promote Japan’s pop culture to the world, will join forces with each curator and create an exciting stage.

     

     

     

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    Location: Shibuya CAST.

    Time/Date: March 24th-25th at 12:00-18:00 (subject to change)

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    We will set up a fun market at SHIBUYA CAST. where you can enjoy Japan’s symbolic cherry blossoms while eating traditional Japanese food and matcha sweets and drinking sake. There will be stalls selling vegetables, booths where you can get up close and personal with traditional Japanese culture, and more. The market will offer a cuisine and culture experience only possible in Japan.

     

     

     

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    Location: Onden Shrine

    Date/Time: March 24th-25th at 12:00-18:00 (subject to change)

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    Register & Receive an Original Bag!

    People that register in advance for the event will receive an original bag as thanks. But be careful, as we only have a limited stock, so don’t forget to register early.

     

     

     

    How to Register

    You must sign up in advance to go to the festival. Registering is completely free. To register, please visit the Peatix link below and follow the instructions. Once you have completed your registration, you will receive a QR code from Peatix that you must bring with you on the day of the event.

    Register here!

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    MOSHI MOSHI NIPPON FESTIVAL 2018 in SHIBUYA

    Time: 11:00-21:00 (subject to change)

    Organizers: MOSHI MOSHI NIPPON FESTIVAL Executive Committee

    Support: Shibuya-ku / Shibuya-ku Tourism Association

    Location: Shibuya & Harjauku area (Tokyo)

    Main Locations: Laforet Museum Harajuku / Shibuya CAST. / MOSHI MOSHI BOX Harajuku Tourist Information Center / Onden Shrine / Tower Records Shibuya

    Contents: Experience-based Activities / Performances / Fashion / Participation-based Activities / Inbound Services / and more

     

    Price: Free (select areas will charge a fee)

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    【Yagura Stage】YAGURA STAGE TIME TABLE

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    【26th】Bon Odori 

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    【27th】Domobics by Tokyo Performance Domo

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    【26th &27th】DJ MARUKOME

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    【26th &27th】Traditional Japanese Arts Performances

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    Look forward to seeing lots of traditional Japan delivered to you, such as “Awa Odori”, a type of traditional dance, as well as performances of traditional Japanese music and instruments. Be sure to look out for the kind of traditional performances you wouldn’t normally get the chance to see.

     

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    【Booth Details】

    There are lots of booths this year where you can get hands on with Japanese culture. Experience the Japan “today” through a variety of different booths from traditional to fashion, technology and much, much more!

     

    Outdoor / FOOD AREA(NIPPON UMAI YOKOCHO)

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    【Japanese traditional culture】

    Experience Japanese Culture Booth “WABI-SABI”

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    “WABI-SABI” is the booth area where you can experience traditional Japanese culture hands on. For just ¥500 you can get involved in lots of different workshops!!! For more information on what kind of booths you can experience, click the following link:more details

     

    Itani-shoten

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    Itani-shoten’s bridal costume brand, Kimono Yugi, a combination of craftsmanship techniques and modern colors, offers a new kawaii. You can also take a commemorative photo with a model wearing it.

     

    Pray for wishes. Create your card to pray.

    Paformance of weaving Amami’s traaditional cloth, Amamifu.We usually used cloth for weaving Amamifu, but we use sheets of paper written your wishes, and weaves Amamifu.

     

    Harajuku Nippon Market

    Full-fledged Japanese armor used for photographs of Japanese period dramas, Japanese traditional items, other Japanese things are exhibited.

     

    SUPER UKIYO-E “THE EDO CODE”

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    The digital art exhibition “SUPER UKIYO-E ‘Edo no Himitsu Ten’” is being held from January 28th, 2017 to May 21st, 2017. The exhibition will see the best pieces of art chosen from around 20,000 works (and rising) turned into high resolution digital art.
    You can stand in front of a visual image of lots of digital ukiyo-e works at the booth and take an immersive photograph.Be sure to use the hashtags #superukiyoe #スーパー浮世絵

     


    【TECHNOLOGY】

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    You can experience a VR view of Kyary Pamyu Pamyu’s “KPP 5iVE YEARS MONSTER WORLD TOUR 2016 in San Francisco” concert which was held on July 2nd, 2016, over at the Reco Choku booth! The entire concert was filmed in full 360° on a 4K camera for this VR experience. Try it out yourself and feel just like you’re part of the concert!

     

    『DRONE VISION』 produced by fujitelevision

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    “DRONE VISION”produced by Fuji Television lets people have unique experience with drones! Not only can participants operate the drone but also experience the epic sensation through taking the video!

     

    BIOHAZARD 7 resident evil (CAPCOM)

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    Abosultely terrifying virtual reality “BIOHAZARD 7 resident evil” is coming to MOSHI MOSHI NIPPON. Take also a look at some of the most popular and anticipated Play Station®VR “Lantern”. Let’s have the most frightening and bone chilling experience of the year!

     

    MADE IN JAPAN OKAMOTO ZEROONE BOOTH

    Okamoto’s condom “001 (OKAMOTO ZERO ONE)” are Made in Japan. They are manufactured at our Ibaraki Plant in Ryugasaki, Ibaraki Prefecture. As the name suggests, Okamoto’s condom “001 (OKAMOTO ZERO ONE)” are our thinnest condom ever, at just 0.01 millimeter range.

     

     

    【FASHION & BEAUTY BOOTH】

    AEON KAWAii RANDSEL STATION

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    Colorful Shopping Wonderland comes to MOSHI MOSHI NIPPON Festival!!! AEON, Asia’s number one premier retailer will have two booths at this year’s event! Inside, we will be showcasing our World Tour and the widely popular Randsel in a variety of colors at the KAWAii RANDSEL STATION. Try one on! Here we will also be giving away limited edition souvenirs. But hurry, supplies are limited so grab them while they last!

     

    OLIVE des OLIVE

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    A new project was started on OLIVE des OLIVE’s LINE account in October this year. Introducing IBM’s artificial intelligence system “Watson”, which can offer fashion styling tips via questions sent by users.The system has learnt all information relating to clients, as well as stock information and trending information, all of which is managed by OLIVE des OLIVE. It is capable of answering questions posed in natural language and via image data and so can offer fashion coordinates to customers.This is an unprecedented style of shopping, a first-of-a-kind, innovative service using artificial intelligence.

     

    KERA

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    Have yourself a go at trying on clothes from MILPOM★, as well lolita fashion and more.

    Models from KERA will also be coming over periodically, so you might even get a chance to have your picture taken together with that model you’ve always wanted to!

     

    Monster Party!

    There are various Japanese visual bands, punk and Gothic fashion costume! You can take a hair makeup on the spot! Let’s take a picture like Bandman and Diva who went up to a live stage.

     

    Model’s belonging  & SNOW

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    At model’s belonging booth, models who are popular in harajuku will sell their personal belongings! Let’s get your favorite models goods and enjoy the fashion! You can also enter the raffle event at the SNOW, a photo app, booth! There will be limited edition photo frame!

     

    “KAWAII ROOM” 〜 experience a secret of Japanese Girls’ Beauty〜

    This is a joint promotion booth for Japanese cosmetics and consumer goods. See a variety of items themed around “Busy Morning, No Time” and “Night-time Care” and experience make-up application from a professional beautician. We recommend this booth to foreigners so they can take part and discover and experience the secrets and quality of this make-up. And those of you who take the questionnaire will receive a gorgeous sample!!

     

    KIREIMO

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    KIREIMO is a new hair removal salon that upholds and maintain 3 fortes and 7 promises, offering you the most luxurious relaxation time you could ever imagine alongside the hair removal. There are currently 33 stores running exclusive campaigns, offering free service and student discounts for first timers, Try out a painless, full-body hair removal treatment yourself at KIREIMO! ♪

     

    Bonita Bubble

    This bubbles of this Peko produced clay mix are spongy and springy and do not harm your skin. They will repair pores that that are full of old keratin and impurities.
    By absorbing these, the clay will clean your face and your pores will become fresh with your skin left feeling healthy and transparent.

     

    【Japansese Information】

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    As part of the “Tokyo Brand Suishin Project”, the exhibition of the various products offered by &TOKYO which was held by Tokyo and business officials is being held at the &TOKYO booth. In addition, there is a designated photo spot where you can take a commemorative photo to remember the day. You’ll can also print the photo off for free and receive original goods as a present from &TOKYO.

     

    Find Your JAPAN  Powerd by studioALTA

    In summer 2017, Studio Alta will open an amusement theatre in Yurakucho in Tokyo that is aimed at and for all the people of the world! And we are happy to reveal the initial information about it here!We’d also like to announce “webTV「FIND YOUR JAPAN」” which explores overlooked areas of Japan.Moreover, you can become Japan discovery ambassador so that you can report places of Japan that you have discovered and want to spread the word about! Those of you who report for us can receive your very own original.

     

    GOOD LUCK TRIP

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    Come to our booth and tell us where you have visited and where you want to go in Japan! We have some special present if you answer questionnaire. You can also get the  GOOD LUCK TRIP magazine which contains the latest topics and the detailed maps.

     

    Good stuff from all over Japan.

    You can sit and hvea break in our place, where we play bing!

     

    Welcome to Pink city !

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    Matching Tottori Prefecture’s new specialties Foods, pink curry and pink soy sauce, we colored our space.Come and see the new Kawaii specialties Foods.

     

    Jurassic Photo session in Fukui prefecture.

    Trick art of dinosaurs is comming from the Fukui prefecture dinosaur museum which is one of Japan’s dinosaur fossil excavated sites. Enjoy taking pictures with a powerful dinosaur’s trick art and also taking a picture wearing dinosaur’s headdress.

     

    【CHARACTER】

     

    DJ MARUKOME

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    Who’s that skinhead? Its Marukome, spinning the ingredients like spinning on the dance floor. This is a taste of a mixture of Japanese groove and Future Techno, and a hint of Kraftwerk. Just listen to the dance remix of “Marukome- Marukome-” and EDM- “Enjoy Dance with Marukome”. I keep this floor hot while spinning the pot!

     

    You will be a captain “Tsubasa”

    You can enjoy striking out by kicking a soccer ball and dropping the target can. If you can drop all, present Japanese popular manga “Captain Tsubasa” collaboration ball type “Oden” cans!

     

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    The booth of CHOBITTTODUKAN  spinned off from KOBITODUKAN, the 10th anniversary title is broadcasting now on KIDS STATION and TOKYO MX. We sell goods of KOBITODUKAN and release the new character. TEMPURA KIDZ who sing the main theme song and KAKUREMOMOJIRI, the main character might come…!?

     

    The 40th anniversary of  UNICO

    This booth displays copies of the original panels from the manga “Unico” as well as a special collaborative piece between WEDNESDAY CAMPANELLA, jouetie, and Unico. The MOSHI MOSHI NIPPON FESTIVAL is a place full of the kind of photogenic spots that you can only get here at the event, so be sure to snap some cute shots together with everyone.

     

    【OTHER】

    LAWSON DREAM ARTIST AUDITION

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    Lawson, one of the biggest convenience store in Japan, will have an “Lawson dream audition” for those who want to become a singer! Don’t miss out on this big opportunity!

     

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    “My favourite…” – Take a picture with your smartphone, print it as a chekki photo, tag it with the special tag (which we will announce at the booth) and post it to Twitter or Instagram.Whether it’s a person or an object, your favourite thing can be anything!(So that we know the message has been sent properly, be sure to follow the official Chekki Twitter or Instagram accounts)

     

     

    ZippMUFF

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    ZiPPMUFF is a new product with a simple combination, but something that’s never been seen before: “Towel with superb absorbency” and “Zipper”. In sports, outdoors, fashion and many other contexts…… Enjoy your own style with ZiPPMUFF! * ZiPPMUFF is a registered trademark of LUCK’A Inc. and has been submitted as a utility model. ZiPPMUFF×MOSHI MOSHI NIPPON×imabari towel COLLABORATION ITEM <JAPAN MADE> Available now!

     

    Nature feeling Yoga trip

    Experience of yoga at the place where display Amami’s pictures. After photographing yoga poses and submitting it to Instagram, it shows up in a slideshow on the screen set up at the venue on the same site. Yoga beginners are also welcome! Please come and visit.

     

    CAPSULE TOY BOOTH

    We have over 100 kinds of capsule toys as japanese culture. Please come, find, get your favorite item. Good Luck!!

     

    Rocket News24 Gachapon capsules

    Rocket News 24 is a popular web magazine that reports interesting, strange and exciting news! At MOSHI MOSHI NIPPON, rocket news 24 will provide goods that has been used in the magazine but has no where to go. Let!s try the limited event spcial lottery!

     

    SAGAWA EXPRESS CO.,LTD.
    Sagawa Express can hold onto your luggage for a period of time and even deliver it to the airport or a hotel for you.If your baggage is a struggle from being too heavy, if you feel like you just want to leave it somewhere for a little while, if you did some shopping but have too much to carry and can’t get back, or if you want to enjoy the event to the fullest, then this service is most definitely for you.

    The booth area at MOSHI MOSHI NIPPON FESTIVAL 2016 will be bubbling with everything you could ever want and expect from Japanese culture. Join in and have fun with us and experience all aspects of the culture!

     

    ■MOSHI MOSHI NIPPON CONTENTS

    Saturday 26th MOSHI MOSHI STAGE

    Sunday 27th MOSHI MOSHI STAGE

    Outdoor / FOOD AREA(NIPPON UMAI YOKOCHO)

    ・ Outdoor / Photo spot

     

    ■Information

    MOSHI MOSHI NIPPON FESTIVAL 2016 in TOKYO

    Venue:TOKYO TAIIKUKAN (1-17-1 Sendagaya Shibuyaku Tokyo)

    Date:November 26th(Sat.) and 27th(Sun.) , 2016

    Tickets:http://msmsnippon16-1.peatix.com

    ※Foreigners who register beforehand can enter the venue free of charge on condition that they show their passport or residence card to the entry staff on the day of the event

     

  • 【Sunday 27th Edition】What to expect at MOSHI MOSHI NIPPON FESTIVAL 2016 .Worldwide famous Japanese artists!

    23.November.2016 | MUSIC

    The first day of MOSHI MOSHI NIPPON FESTIVAL 2016 (Saturday November 26th) is focused on the fashion show and events. The second day, Sunday 27th November, is centred around live music performances! And boy do we have a line-up for you – a gathering of some of the most internationally recognised Japanese music acts. Let’s take a look!

     

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    ・モデルのブースミニイベントはこちら

    ・タイムテーブルはこちら

     

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    Kyary Pamyu Pamyu has had a jam-packed year in 2016, having celebrated her 5th anniversary since she made her debut, as well as releasing her best-of album. It doesn’t stop there as Kyary will be collaborating with a certain overseas artist for an upcoming release. It’s time to get excited to see just what kind of performance Japan’s number one pop princess will give having recently completed her third world tour to overwhelming success!

     

    【CAPSULE】

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    CAPSULE is an electronica group consisting of members Nakata Yasutaka and Toshiko Koshijima. Nakata Yasutaka is responsible for everything within the group: the lyrics, production, editing, performance, engineering and more. You are sure to fall victim to their freewheeling and explosively energetic music.

     

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    Dempagumi.inc are a 6-member idol group consisting of Mirin Furukawa, Risa Aizawa, Nemu Yumemi, Eimi Naruse, Moga Mogami, and Fujisaki Ayane. Each member are otaku whose hobbies include anime, manga, gaming and more, and they aim to deliver this kind of Japanese pop culture to the world through their cute songs. Dempagumi.inc are no strangers to MOSHI MOSHI NIPPON FESTIVAL having performed there previously. Look forward to seeing them this year too!

     

    【RAM RIDER】

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    RAM RIDER is a Japanese music producer, remixer and DJ who has worked for a plethora of famous Japanese artists. His remixing style takes the form of mashing up anthems from all kinds of different genres, receiving support from a wide range of listeners. He is most anticipated at MOSHI MOSHI NIPPON FESIVAL!

     

    【DAISHI DANCE】

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    DJ DAISHI DANCE will take to the stage at MOSHI MOSHI NIPPON FESTIVAL 2016! He performed at TAKENOKO in September at the Heian Shrine in Kyoto which lots of overseas visitors attended, amazing all who watched his performance. Now he will perform at the MOSHI MOSHI NIPPON FESTIVAL, where he not only plans to show us his usual DJ skills, but also give us a special performance featuring “wagakki” (traditional Japanese instruments). Shamisen player Akira Yoshida will feature in the performance.

     

    Saturday 26th will also be performing on Sunday 27th. It is looking to be an very special day where you have the opportunity to see internationally famous Japanese artists all in one place!

     

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    ■MOSHI MOSHI NIPPON FESTIVAL CONTENTS

    ・Outdoor area MATSURI STAGE

    ・Outdoor area FOOD AREA(NIPPON UMAI YOKOCHO)

    ・Outdoor area PHOTO SPOT

     

    ■Information

    MOSHI MOSHI NIPPON FESTIVAL 2016 in TOKYO

    会期:11月24日(木)~27日(日)

    ・24日(木)・25日(金)・・・もしもしにっぽんシンポジウム2016

    ・26日(土)・27日(日)・・・MOSHI MOSHI NIPPON FESTIVAL 2016

    場所:東京体育館(東京都渋谷区千駄ヶ谷1-17-1)

    チケット:全席自由 2,990円(税込)/1日券

    主催:「MOSHI MOSHI NNIPPON FESTIVAL 2016 in TOKYO」実行委員会

    企画・制作・運営:アソビシステム / ホットスタッフ / PIF / フロンティアインターナショナル

    演出:David J. Production Co. Ltd.

    イベントオフィシャル:http://fes16.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/

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    Hey, readers. It’s Midori again, from MMN’s editorial team.

     

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    The plaza in front of Cinderella’s Castle will glimmer with Christmas adornments as well as Christmas presents, Winnie the Pooh decorations, and more. Each themed land across the park will also be embellished in Christmas colours, bringing a merry little Christmas to the park.

     

    Special Christmas Merchandise

    Glass Set – ¥2,200 (Tax Included)

    Around 65 special Disney Christmas themed items are set to go on sale from November 1, from glasses to cushions and more, all of which can be used for Christmastime at home. Featuring designs of the Disney characters, each item is sure to bring an air of that nostalgia we all feel at Christmas.

     

    Christmas Food & Drink


    Also available from November 1 is a very special Christmas menu made up of 15 dishes and drinks. There’s the seafood cream bread packed with melted cheese, a hot dog dressed in the colours of Christmas with its eye-catching red bun and white cheese, and more. There’s also a dish inspired by the Disney film Beauty and the Beast who are set to appear in the parade.

     

    Enjoy a very merry Christmas this year at Tokyo Disneyland.

  • Ice Cream Lovers’ Paradise: Over 100 of Japan’s Best Ice Creams Unite at Ice Cream Fair in Hokkaido

    08.August.2019 | FOOD / SPOT

    For six days only, The most mouthwatering ice cream flavours from all over Japan are heading to Sapporo Kita 3-jo Plaza AKAPLA for the regional ice cream fair Aipaku Hokkaido in Sapporo 2019. The ice cream fair will start on August 15 and end on August 20, 2019. 

     

    The concept of Aipaku® is to make everyone’s childhood dream into a reality; a paradise park where visitors are surrounded by the most delicious ice cream flavours that are found countrywide.  The Japan Ice Mania Association carefully selected heart-melting ice cream flavours from all over Japan to sell at this event. The event has been running since 2015 and has so far welcomed approximately 2 million satisfied ice cream lovers, making it the largest ice cream event in Japan. Visitors can tuck in to their ice creams straight away or buy cooler bags and dry ice at the venue to take it back home as a souvenir.

     

    This time, Aipaku Hokkaido in Sapporo 2019 is completely changing its lineup. Compared to when it was last run in 2017, this year will see many ice creams and ice cream brands that are new to Hokkaido making their debut. If you are an ice cream lover, this is a paradise world you just cannot miss out on. 

    Kikyou Shingen Soft/KIKYOUYA (¥500)

    Since being launched in 2015, this ice cream has become the star of the show at Aipaku. This ice cream is otherwise only available in Yamanashi prefecture. The beautiful scent of the soft serve ice cream’s kinako roasted soy bean will be the first thing to reach your nose. This ice cream is made with the original, rich-flavored brown sugar syrup of Yamanashi prefecture. 

    Manhattan Roll Ice Cream/ Manhattan Roll ¥850

    Roll Ice Cream is currently a big hit in Japan, so naturally it has infiltrated into this ice cream fair. This ice cream is not made using eggs like conventional ice creams. It is made with a unique combination ratio of milk, fresh cream and syrup. The result is a smooth ice cream which is rich but not overpoweringly sweet. 

    Double Ruby Fantasy/ MAISON GIVRÉE/¥600

    This is an Aipaku-limited ice cream. Its rise to fame occurred as a result of the World Championship of Pastry Ice Cream and Chocolate which took place in Milan in 2015. This Aipaku-limited soft serve ice cream was created by Team Japan’s captain and world champion pâtissier Hiroyuki Emori. It is covered in sugar-coated ruby chocolate and decorated luxuriously with almonds, hazelnuts and pistachios. The pink colour is enough to melt your heart. 

     

    Aipaku Original Häagen-Dazs Sundae/ Aipaku Official ¥800

    This is an original sundae flavour that can only be obtained from Aipaku. The ice cream is made using Häagen-Dazs vanilla ice cream with a generous layer of luxurious whipped cream. This is drizzled with a rich caramel sauce. Crispy feuillantine, which is made by smashing baked crêpe batter, accents the flavour and adds texture. Chunky slices of banana and salty vanilla-roasted peanuts are placed on top. This is a special sundae that ice cream-lovers will not be able to resist. 

     

    These are just a few of the vast range of ice creams you could be trying. There are just so many that you will be frozen for choice. The venue is also easy to access from Sapporo station. This is a wonderful way to leave the house and enjoy a Japanese summer whilst staying refreshed. 

     

    *Prices after tax stated above

    * The ice creams at the event may differ to the images above.

  • Pikachu Outbreak 2019: Day One Report Of This Year’s Event – MOSHI MOSHI NIPPON

    08.August.2019 | ANIME&GAME / FEATURES / SPOT

    The Pikachu army has returned again this year for Pikachu Outbreak 2019 which is running from August 6 to 12 in Minato Mirai, Yokohama. This year, the event also features an evening show which takes advantage of Minato Mirai’s gorgeous nightscape and couples it with exciting lighting technology.

     

    We visited the first day of the event with Chinese talent Etsuna and 7-year-old Yuugo-kun. Here’s our report!

    Upon arrival at Minato Mirai Station we were immediately met by lots of Pikachu decorations and event advertisements. And when you go through the ticket gate it plays Pikachu’s cry! If you’re visiting the event this year then be sure to listen out.

    There are lots of Pikachu to spot after leaving the ticket gates, so be sure to try finding them all.

    We alighted at Minato Mirai Station and headed straight to Rinko Park.

    When we hit the park we were greeted by a huge balloon Pikachu!

    There’s lots of other Pokémon to catch too, such as Lapras, Psyduck, and many other popular names.

    This tiny Pikachu was so cute.

     

    There are food trucks set up by the Pokémon Cafe for the event at Rinko Park so you can get your hands on some food, drinks, and ice pops.

    The Pikachu designs on the trucks are super kawaii♡

    Pikachu Pineapple Ice Bar – ¥500 (Tax Included)

    The ice pops they sell comes with one of four possible Pikachu facial expressions. They’re given randomly.

    They’re so cute they seem a waste to eat!

    Pikachu Orange Lemonade Soda – ¥500 (Tax Included)

    The drink cups have Pikachu designs too, even the lids.

    Wherever you look there’s a Pikachu, so you can take pictures literally everywhere.

     

    After we had strolled around Rinko Park, we headed to Nippon Maru Memorial Park. Usually when you visit this park they have huge boats on display but for Pikachu Outbreak, the Pikachu have swarmed the area.

    There are lots of walls with various Pokémon illustrations on them around Nippon Maru Memorial Park, such as Ho-Oh’s wings and a Pikachu balloon. They are scattered here and there, so make sure to find all of these too!

     

    Below is where you can watch the Pikachu march wearing illuminating LED costumes.

    Even the Ferris wheel at Yokohama Cosmo World was lit up with Pokémon motifs―the Pikachu and Poké Ball ones in particular were beautiful.

    After a little while, several Pikachu arrived on a boat to greet everyone. And then…

    …out came the LED Pikachu! Their synchronised pattering walk was beyond adorable. They even danced.

    But the fun doesn’t stop there. If you head to Queen’s Square Yokohama right next to Nippon Maru Memorial Park then you’ll catch the Eevee march too. Their cute pattering walks too are enough to heal your soul♡

     

    What we’ve shown you is just a snippet of the fun happening this year―there are many other exciting events happening for Pikachu Outbreak 2019.

    Photos: CHIHIRO (@chiicd5)

     

    These last photos were taken at the show in Grand Mall Park at Yokohama Art Museum which makes stunning use of projection mapping. The Pikachu don their LED costumes and perform an incredible light show for the crowd.

     

    For more details on each event check out the official website. Pikachu Outbreak is a fun day out for kids and adults alike, so enjoy this year’s event and be careful not to catch heatstroke.

  • Lolita Singer Luna Haruna Announces Surprise Solo Live Performance at Most Recent Concert

    05.August.2019 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

    Tokyo singer and lolita fashion model Luna Haruna finished her premium solo summer concert at SHIBUYA TAKE OFF7 on August 4. The concert title Lupa and Aries no gastronomie was named after her single Lupa to Aries which was released earlier this year in June and is so far only available on streaming services. Haruna performed once in the afternoon and once in the evening with a live band. She performed a total of 28 songs, including some brand new hits.

     She launched into her concert with her hit songs Stertear, Kimi Iro Signal, Stella Breeze and Overfly. She then performed her two new fairytale-themed songs Lupa to Aries and Kaiten Mokuba live for the first time. 

    Afterwards, she turned to her fans and said:

    “I challenged myself to something completely new this time. I want to show you all a side of me you have never seen before.”

    What the fans heard next was an unexpected surprise. 

    She announced that she will be performing at Mt.RAINIER HALL SHIBUYA PLEASURE PLEASURE, Tokyo on November 16. The venue, packed with fans, could not contain their excitement, responding to the glorious news with cheers of joy that echoed throughout the entire room. 

    Her recent release Kaiten Mokuba follows the same fairytale theme as Lupa to Aries. The beautiful harmonies created by the strings pierce through the strong and pressing beat of the song. This gothic fairytale song is appropriately titled Kaiten Mokuba (Carousel) to further emphasise the distorted feeling of being spun around in endless circles. Luna is an artist who represents the lolita scene for lolita fans worldwide. This fairytale video is where her true self comes alive. Her new, mysterious visuals are a fusion of lolita fashion and Alice in Wonderland themes. 

     

    Luna Haruna Music Video: Kaiten Mokuba 

    The head-spinning music video shows Luna in different lolita fashion outfits. Each outfit explores the depths of a different character from Alice in Wonderland. Watch Luna spin her way through five Alice in Wonderland-themed lolita dresses including the White Rabbit, the Cheshire Cat, the Mad Hatter and of course, Alice.  

    Luna will also be singing the theme song for the upcoming anime film Saekano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend Fine, which will premiere on October 26. This isn’t the first time Luna has been involved in the Saekano anime series. She performed the theme songs Kimi Iro Signal and Stella Breeze, which were the TV anime’s first and second anime openings respectively. 

     

    The anime film opening will be written by Miku Sawai, who wrote the lyrics for the TV anime’s first and second ending theme songs Colourful and Sakura Iro Diary respectively. Miku Sawai and Luna Haruna have become massive sensations in the news for their anime hits. Just what kind of chemical reaction will unfold when these two heroines collaborate on the anime film’s opening theme song? Please keep your eyes peeled for future updates. 

     

    Photos: ©美澄

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