Let’s experience the world of the film, “Your Name.” “Shinkai Makoto Ten” will be held at Hankyu Umeda Honten
10.March.2018 | SPOT
“Shinkai Makoto Ten” will be held at Hankyu Umeda Honten 9F Hankyu Umeda Gallery on the 14th of March. The exhibition will be held in the Kansai Area for the first time.
Shinkai Makoto is a movie director who has been creating high quality animation works featuring stories of peoples’ encounters and farewells.
The animation movie released in 2016 “Your Name (Kimi no Na wa)” gained much popularity for its beautiful illustrations, touching story and memorable words/theme song. The box-office sales of the movie exceeded 25 billion yen.
The model sheet of each character, storyboard, background illustrations and making-video will be exhibited. Sculptures related to the movie will be exhibited too.
Also, more than 100 kinds of limited goods will be sold at the art stage. Many goods related to the movie will be sold too.
Moreover, an audio guide by Kamiki Ryunosuke who played the part of the main character in the movie, can be enjoyed. Kamiki is known as a big fan of Shinkai Makoto’s works.
Why not visit the exhibit and enjoy the world the Shinkai Makoto’s beautiful and touching stories.
Snoopy and the Peanuts Gang Roll Up to Hankyu Umeda For a Special Summer Event
Hankyu Umeda has announced its fourth collaborative event with the Peanuts comic strip.
Set to run from August 11-24, the theme of the event this time around is spreading messages of positivity through friendship. Join Snoopy and his precious Peanuts Gang with a special line-up of items and content at various stores throughout the Hankyu Umeda shopping centre. The merch will also be available online in Japan from August 3-23.
gelato pique Pullovers: From ¥6,380 | Short Pants ¥4,840 | and more…
Available: August 11, 2021 – August 17, 2021 @ Floor 1F Koto Koto Stage 11
Kalita Coffee Milk: ¥6,050 | Sonobe Wooden Plates: ¥3,080 Each
Available: August 11, 2021 – August 24, 2021 @ Floor 7F Koto Koto Stage 71
Hotman Guest Towels: ¥1,980 | Pouches: ¥3,520 | and more…
Available: August 11, 2021 – August 24, 2021 @ Floor 7F Koto Koto Stage 72
Charity Auction Plush Toys
The friendship-themed event features five original Penauts messages created for Japan such as ‘Be Thankful’ and ‘Be Loving.’ Japanese fans can get their hands on a range of merch such as homeware, sustainable items like towels and socks made from fairtrade-certified cotton, fairtrade chocolate, and more. A charity auction will also be held to raise money for groups that contribute to society.
© 2021 Peanuts Worldwide LLC（ 短縮形 © 2021 Peanuts ）
Shibuya PARCO’s Dwiky KA Exhibition Collaborates With Japanese Brands and Artists
PARCO opened the Dwiky KA Exhibition at its Shibuya branch on Friday where it’s set to run until August 9. Dwiky KA is an Indonesian artist who has collaborated with many music artists and apparel brands.
Dwiky KA x HYSTERIC GLAMOUR
Dwiky KA x BiSH
Dwiky KA x Kosuke Kawamura
Dwiky KA x Kosuke Kawamura
Dwiky KA x Tappei
As part of the exhibition, a line-up of merchandise and original items is being sold, including collaborations with brands Hysteric Glamour and balansa x YAGI, artists Kosuke Kawamura and Yappei, and idol punk band BiSH.
YAGIBOY & GALLERY X presents Dwiky KA exhibition “LABRAX”
Running: July 30, 2021 – August 9, 2021
Location: GALLERY X
Address: Shibuya PARCO Floor B1F, Udagawacho, Shibuya, Tokyo
Opening Hours: 11:00-20:00
Price: ¥500 (Tax Included)
Official Website: https://art.parco.jp
Pretty Boy Detective Club Anime Themed Cafe Menu to be Served in Osaka
As part of their AniCook project which gets people to enjoy anime through cooking, CookpadTV have announced that the 7th series they are collaborating with is Pretty Boy Detective Club. The collaboration includes a food menu inspired by the series that will be served on the 5th floor of Shinsaibashi PARCO in Osaka from August 19 to September 5.
Trump Demi Hamburger / Hagoita Chirashi Chahan
Starry Sky Cream Pancakes / Yubiwa Academy Middle School Gateau Chocolate / Auditorium Cheesecake
Manabu’s Assam Blue Moon Tea / Nagahiro’s English Breakfast Sesame Tea / Michiru’s Earl Grey Acerola Tea / Hyota’s Ceylon Mango Tea / Sosaku’s Darjeeling Hazelnut Tea
Get 1 of 5 stickers with every food and dessert order, and 1 of 5 postcards when ordering a drink
Acrylic Stands | 5 Designs
Acrylic Keyrings | 5 Designs
Acrylic Coasters | 5 Designs
Pins | 5 Designs
The dishes and drinks on the menu were created to get people enjoying food more. The cafe is also selling a range of exclusive merchandise both at the cafe and online.
cookpadLive cafe x Pretty Boy Detective Club
Running: August 19, 2021 – September 5, 2021
Location: Shinsaibashi PARCO Floor 5F, 1-8-3 Shinsaibashisuji, Chuo-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka
Opening Hours: 11:00-21:00
CookpadTV Official Website: https://www.cookpad.tv/
First Official Chiikawa Shops Open at KIDDYLAND Harajuku and Osaka Umeda
KIDDYLAND has announced the opening of the first official shops themed on the popular character Chiikawa. Named Chiikawa Land, the two stores will open at the Harajuku and Osaka Umeda branches of KIDDYLAND on August 7.
Chiikawa is a popular character first revealed by Japanese illustrator Nagano on Twitter. In December 2020, the official online store Chiikawa Market opened, and Nagano released a book compiling the manga panels they drew and posted on Twitter. With over 550,000 follows on Twitter, Chiikawa has become extremely popular, with even themed cafes and an exhibition, Chiikawa’s Forest, having taken place.
Now Chiikawa get its own official shops at KIDDYLAND with merchandise featuring new and exclusive artwork drawn by Nagano and more.
Get your paws on exclusive merch at Chiikawa Land
Smartphone Stickers | 3 Designs | ¥385 Each (Tax Included)
Acrylic Stands | 3 Designs | ¥770 Each (Tax Included)
Pins | 3 Designs | ¥330 Each (Tax Included)
Acrylic Keyrings | 3 Designs | ¥660 Each (Tax Included)
Large Hand Towels | 2 Designs | ¥770 Each (Tax Included)
Mug | ¥1,650 (Tax Included)
T-Shirts | 3 Designs | ¥3,080 Each (Tax Included)
Positively adorable frames for pre-order
Chiikawa Art Frame – Clouds | ¥16,500 (Tax Included)
Chiikawa Art Frame – Faces | ¥16,500 (Tax Included)
Chiikawa Art Frame – Ramen | ¥16,500 (Tax Included)
For every ¥1,100 spent in a single transaction, receive one of three possible Umaibo corn sticks.
For every ¥3,300-¥5,499 spent in a single transaction, receive an exclusive hologram pin.
Spend over ¥5,500 to receive a random special gift: one of four possible lunch boxes or one of five plush pins.
Chiikawa Land shopping bag
Snap a photo at one of the photo spots
Get a stamp at both KIDDYLAND branches
Art For Social Change Project Launches in Japan Using Waste to Create Art
29.July.2021 | FASHION
Innovation Design launched its new ‘Art For Social Change’ project at haishop in Shibuya Scramble Square on July 21 which sees artwork made from waste.
According to Japan’s Ministry of the Environment, 42.74 million tonnes of garbage has been thrown out since 2019. That’s the equivalent of around 115 Tokyo Domes, or 918g of waste per person everyday. The waste cannot be exported, and so real action is required to reduce the amount of waste create on the island country of Japan, especially when thinking 20 years down the road.
That’s where haishop comes in. Using caps from detergent, which are actually no longer sold, as well as plastic caps and other materials resulting from waste, it will create a new identity for waste together with consumers in the form of art. Art For Social Change aims to send a message to society to make real transformations in the world through the medium of art.
It’s easy to imagine what happens when creating a product up to its completion, but considering what happens to it after it’s been used is a lot more difficult. Every year, the available capacity at final disposal sites decreases more and more. The important topic at hand is getting everyone in Japan to really treasure the products they buy, to conceive ideas on how to prolong longevity of the things that people purchase, and construct a new society centred on recycling and reusing. And this isn’t just a Japan problem – it’s a global one. That’s the message which Art For Social Change carries.
The only conditions on participating with the project is that you agree with its goal and that you use materials on sale at haishop. Everyone is invited regardless of age or gender.
The artworks in action
4th year students from Nitobe Bunka Elementary & Junior High School used waste materials to create ‘souvenir’ theme products which the children are helping to sell at the shop. The proceeds go back to the school itself while helping teach children about new ways of reusing and recycling.
Souvenirs created by the students of Nitobe Bunka Elementary & Junior High School
Mascara bottles made using caps from detergent bottles
Art For Social Change
Project Launch Date: July 21, 202
Official Website: https://www.innovationdesign.co.jp/
ESTINATE HOTEL Celebrates Okinawa Branch’s 6th Anniversary With Ryu Ambe Collaboration
The lifestyle hotel chain ESTINATE HOTEL’s Okinawa Naha branch will turn 6-years-old on August 7, and to celebrate, it will hold a special event in collaboration with the character designer Ryu Ambe from August 6-15. This will be Ambe’s first-ever exhibition where his work will be sold in-person.
Pottery in Shujiro Castle Park
“Shima Map” design by Ryu Ambe to be used on posters and t-shirts
ESTINATE HOTEL has welcomed people from all regions of Japan over the years. It has held many events including one two years ago with the theme “Meet Local” and another last year themed on “Feel Global.” This year, the catchphrase is “Hello New World” which hopes to encourage people to discover new things by meeting the locals of Okinawa through the medium of art.
Ryu Ambe has a unique designer reminiscent of American comics. For this event, he has created the “Shima Map” which will be used on a variety of merchandise such as 30 limited-edition silk screen posters. There are also pottery pieces inspired by the sea life found in Okinawa’s oceans, amongst other art works.
Ryu Ambe Exhibition “HELLO NEW WORLD” at ESTINATE HOTEL
Running: August 6, 2021 – August 15, 2021 @ 11:00-17:00
Ryu Ambe’s Stay Duration: August 7, 2021 – August 8, 2021
Location: ESTINATE HOTEL Okinawa Floor 1F Lounge
Address: 23-11 Matsuyama, Naha, Okinawa, 900-0032, Japan
Official Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/estinate_hotel/
Official Website: https://estinate.com/
teamLab’s Enchanting Ovoids Light Up Chiba Art Festival 2021
27.July.2021 | SPOT
Japanese digital art collective teamLab has announced their plans to set up a public art exhibition at Chiba Art Festival 2021 which will take place at Chiba Port Park from July 31 to September 5.
Autonomous Resonating Life and Resonating Trees, teamLab, 2017.
team lab will be showcasing their interactive ovoid digital art exhibit Autonomous Resonating Life and Resonating Trees. The art group describes the work: ” The resisting and resonating ovoids placed amongst the trees shine. The light of the ovoids and the light of the trees are autonomous: they shine brightly and then fade slowly, as though they are breathing. When an ovoid is pushed, the colour of the light it emits changes and the tone unique to that color echos. The light that originated from that ovoid resonates out to other ovoids and trees nearby. The tone resonates out continuously in the same way as the light, spreading throughout the ovoids and trees.”
Chiba Art Festival is one of several cultural programs hosted by Chiba Prefecture. The Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics are not solely for enjoying sports; they’re also an opportunity to enjoy the culture of Japan, and so the country is running many different cultural events across and around the capital. The theme of the festival is to showcase artwork that the city wishes to pass on to the next generation. Many pieces are being displayed around Chiba, including at the Chiba Prefectural Museum of Art, such as illustrations, photos, and more.
Chiba Art Festival 2021 x teamLab
Running: July 31, 2021 – September 5, 2021
Time: 18:30-21:00 (Last Entries 20:30)
Closed: August 18, 2021
Location: Chiba Port Park
Address: 1 Chome Chuoko, Chuo Ward, Chiba, 260-0024, Japan
Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/FHCdq2FGFFNp3nio6
POKÉMON COLORS Exhibition Opens at Matsuya Ginza
Matsuya Ginza opened its POKÉMON COLORS exhibition on July 22 which is set to run until August 11. The event is a kaleidoscope of bright colours and shapes of Pokémon and Pokémon motifs, with four activities and one installation to enjoy, as well as 160 original pieces of merchandise for fans to buy.
Art Deli Key Visual | ¥4,400
Pikachu Design Pouches – Assorted Pokémon Design Pouches | Small: ¥1,650 Each, Large ¥3,300 Each
Get your hands on a range of vivid and stylish Pokémon items, take photos at the many different photo spots dotted around the event, and learn the latest news about the Pokémon franchise.
Indigo dye art piece
Dangling from the first floor atrium is a 20-meter Pokémon art piece made by the dye group BUAISOU who used the traditional Japanese art of indigo dyeing to create it.
©2021 Pokémon. ©1995-2021 Nintendo/Creatures Inc./GAME FREAK inc.
Running: July 22, 2021 – August 11, 2021
Location: Matsuya Ginza – Floor 8F
Opening Hours: 10:00-20:00
Official Website: https://pokemon-colors.com/
Popular Character Chiikawa Gets Pop-Up Store at EKIHAKO in Osaka
Juice has opened a pop-up shop centred on the popular character Chiikawa at EKIHAKO inside EKI MARCHÉ SHIN-OSAKA where it is set to stay until August 26.
Get your paws on some exclusive items
New merch for July 2021
Cushion | ¥4,180 (Tax Included)
Hand Puppets | ¥1,980 (Tax Included)
Free acrylic key ring for buyers
Chiikawa fans can get their hands on a variety of items from pouches to plush toys, apparel, kitchenware, and more. The items are exclusive to the pop-up store and Chiikawa online shop. And if you spend over ¥3,300 at the pop-up sto9re, you’ll get a free glittery acrylic key ring.
Chiikawa Pop-Up Store
Running: July 21, 2021 – August 26, 2021
Opening Hours: 9:00-21:30
Location: EKIHAKO (EKI MARCHÉ SHIN-OSAKA) – inside the ticket gates of JR Shin-Osaka Station
Address: 5-16-1 Nishinakajima, Yodogawa-ku, Osaka, 532-0011, Japan
Jambuka Pancakes Get Tossed and Loaded With Fresh Cream and Fruits in Osaka
21.July.2021 | FOOD
Jambuka Abeno Q’s Mall is the only place in Osaka where locals can enjoy the incredible pancakes created by the fresh cream desserts specialist shop MILK. This summer, they are now serving a new seasonal treat: the ‘Sweet Summer Mikan & Lemon Pancakes.’
Sweet Summer Mikan & Lemon Pancakes | ¥1,089 (Tax Included)
Fresh Cream Milk Pancakes | ¥858 (Tax Included)
Fresh Cream Strawberry Milk Pancakes | ¥1,089 (Tax Included)
Fresh Cream Chocolate Banana Milk Pancakes | ¥979 (Tax Included)
All pancakes are made-to-order and are covered in a rich, creamy sauce made from fresh cream from Hokkaido. Enjoy them plain or topped with fresh fruit.
Sweet Summer Mikan & Lemon Pancakes
Running: July 15, 2021 – August 31, 2021
Location: Jambuka Abeno Q’s Mall
Address: Abeno Q’s Mall Floor 4F, 1-6-1 Abenosuji, Abeno Ward, Osaka, 545-0052, Japan
Opening Hours: 11:00-21:00
Official Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jambuka_abeno/
Bunkamura Bon Bon: MAPP_ x Atsushi Ito Create Paris Themed Artwork
20.July.2021 | SPOT
The Shinjuku-based cultural facility Bunkamura is currently promoting French culture and art as part of its monthly event which focus on different countries each month. Titled Bunkamura Bon Bon – Bunkamura France Monthly 2021 –, the event features artwork and commentary by Japanese graphic designer Atsuhi Ito as well as a Paris-themed menu.
Artwork on the walls at Bunkamura
Artwork on the columns at Bunkamura
Wagon Shop | Running: July 10, 2021 – July 18, 2021
Performance by Jester | Running: July 17, 2021 – July 18, 2021
The title of the artwork decorating the inside of Bunkamura is PLAYTIME and is a collaboration with MAPP_, an art project group known for their diverse artwork including the use of project mapping. The designs were created by graphic designer Atsuhi Ito who has captured the essence of Paris. The facility’s cafe is also serving up a special French inspired menu with bistro classics to seasonal fish, summer vegetables, and more.
Atsuhi Ito | Comment
“The inside of Bunkamura is decorated with fictitious Paris artwork with life-size illustrations on the walls, columns, elevator and elsewhere. We’re living in a time right now where we can’t just freely go abroad, so I hope with this people can find something nostalgic about Paris, snap some photos, and feel like they’re on a fun trip.”
VR Demon Slayer Ride to Open at Universal Studios Japan in September
Universal Studios Japan has announced the opening of a new XR ride based on the anime and manga series Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba. Set to run from September 17, 2021 to February 13, 2022, the ride will incorporate the use of VR technology to make guests feel like they are onboard the Mugen Train from the series’ anime film adaptation.
On the ride, riders will see images and voices of the series protagonist Tanjiro Kamado as well as other characters such as Kyojuro Rengoku who is a major character in Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train.
Another rollercoaster at the park called “Hollywood Dream The Ride” will also feature Demon Slayer, with fans able to hear the voices of Kamado and Rengoku as if they are all experiencing the coaster together. Two stories will be told across two periods, each featuring comical dialogue.
©吾峠呼世晴／集英社・アニプレックス・ufotable TM & © Universal Studios. All rights reserved.
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba XR Ride
Running: September 17, 2021 to February 13, 2022
Demon Slayer x Hollywood Dream The Ride
Running: September 17, 2021 to February 13, 2022
・1st Story: September 17, 2021 – November 7, 2021
・2nd Story: November 8, 2021 – February 13, 2022
Demon Slayer Rally
Running: September 17, 2021 to February 13, 2022
Price: ¥1,200 (Tax Included)
Official Website: https://www.usj.co.jp/web/en/us