Tama & Friends: Do You Know My Tama? 35th Anniversary Exhibition to be Held in Shinjuku

17.March.2018 | SPOT

An exhibition centered around anime series Tama & Friends: Do You Know My Tama? will take place from March 21 to March 27 on the 11th floor of Odakyu Department Store Shinjuku to commemorate its 35th anniversary.

タマ&フレンズ35周年「うちのタマ知りませんか?」展in新宿

Tama made was inspired by lost cat posters and made his debut back in 1983. Since then, the bouncy and bubbly kitty has transcended generations and continued to be adored by people. Through the TV anime series, movie and manga, Tama & Friends has garnered many parent and child fans. 2018 marks the 35th anniversary of the franchise, and limited-edition merchandise is set to go on sale this year.

 

At the forthcoming exhibition, there are almost 300 pieces of merchandise to get your hands on including plush toys, stationery, handkerchiefs – the list goes on. There’s even a limited-edition 35th anniversary Tama cake to look forward to whose cute appearance will be irresistible to fans. At the venue, there will be a nail salon which children can experience too, as well as a photo spot themed on the “Third Street” park from the series, and a place where you can smell Tama’s paws.

 

タマ&フレンズ35周年「うちのタマ知りませんか?」展in新宿2

・35th Anniversary Tama Cake – \930 each (comes w/ coaster)

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・ Masking Tape – from \432 / with Sketchbook \777 (semi-B6 size) / Set of 3 Pencils – \486

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・Denim Pouch Bag – \2,916 each / Handkerchief – \1,512 each

タマ&フレンズ35周年「うちのタマ知りませんか?」展in新宿5

・Plush Toy (Momo / Tama) – \1,944 each

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・Lunch Box – \1,080 / Chopstick Set – \734

 

Don’t miss out and enjoy this very special Tama & Friends event!

 

■Information

 

Tama & Friends 35th Anniversary: “Do You Know My Tama?” Exhibition in Shinjuku

Running: 21 March 2018 – 27 March 2018

Time: 10:00-20:00 (*Will finish at 17:00 on March 27th)

Location: Odakyu Department Store Shinjuku 11F

Address: 1-1-3 Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku, Tokyo

TEL: 03-3342-1111

Website: http://www.odakyu-dept.co.jp/

 

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