MMN Festival 2018 – Laforet Harajuku: Natsume Mito, Rinko Murata & Other Performers Sell Personal Items at Tokyo Flea Market

16.March.2018 | FASHION / FEATURES / FES / Uncategorized

At Laforet Museum Harajuku, we will hold a girl’s event titled Harajuku Kawaii Market presented by Mynavi Baito centered around the theme “Find Japan’s Kawaii♡”. Popular models active in fashion magazines, a Youtuber and other guests will take to the stage, and you can get hand-on and involved in the booth area with beauty cosmetics, fortune-telling, an accessory workshop and much more.

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In this article we will take a look at just one of the booths you can look forward to: the Tokyo Flea Market. The Tokyo Flea Market is an event every now and then by the MOSHI MOSHI BOX Harajuku Tourist Information Center. It’s a popular event where models active in fashion magazines and elsewhere sell their own personal items.

 

A special version of the market will take place at the event: the “Harajuku Kawaii Market” will exhibit items from the performers at this year’s festival that you can get your hands on. Participating in the flea market is a fantastic line-up of members: Natsume Mito, Ayumi Seto, Rinko Murata, Yuri Suganuma, Hikari Shibata, Ren Koseki, Chie Tsuji, Anna Yano, Ema Tanioku, Eri Tanioku, Yuna Yabe, Megane, Yoshiaki, Michi, and Mei Nagasawa!

 

So what kind of items will the performers be exhibiting? Let’s take a small peek.

 

Natsume Mito

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Natsume Mito, who works as a music artist and model, will put forth her personal effects! Don’t miss out on this super rare opportunity!

 

 

 

Rinko Murata

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Here are the items that Rinko is offering. You’ll definitely want to get your hands on these Rinko-esque girly items! Her personal belongings will also make their way to the on-stage flea market. (March 25th at 17:20)

 

 

 

Yuri Suganuma

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These are Yurippa’s things. Each of these items are her favourites having all been posted on her Instagram page! The blue one-piece is perfect for the coming season.

 

 

Hikari Shibata

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A picture of what Hikari wears has arrived! Again, perfect for the forthcoming season.

 

 

Ren Koseki

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This item set to hit the market belongs to Ren Koseki. They are tops from popular brands MILK and X-girl.

 

 

Anna Yano

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Anna Yano also wore this favourite treasure to Universal Studios Japan. You can also get these personal effects from Anna which go perfectly with any spring co-ord.

 

 

Megane

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Popular Japanese Youtuber Megane is giving away enough items to put a whole outfit together! She intends to add a bunch of other kawaii items besides those in the photo.

 

Mei Nagasawa

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From a girly setup to something sportier! Dress just as cool a Mei!

 

The flea market opens at 11:00. Those who have an item in mind that they are interested in should allow enough time to get to the event.

 

 

■Information

MOSHI MOSHI NIPPON FESTIVAL 2018 in SHIBUYA

Locations: SHIBUYA CAST. / Tower Records Shibuya / Laforet Museum Harajuku / Onden Shrine

Dates: Saturday 24 March – Sunday 25 March

Time: 11:00-21:00 *Times differ at each area

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

Free Pre-Registration:http://mmnf2018.peatix.com

 

<Flea Market Cautions>

There are several important points to take note of. Please read the following precautions carefully before participating in the flea market.

・There is an admission limit.

・There is a limit to the number of items you can purchase.

・Please take with you a bag that you can put your purchased items in.

・There is a chance that items may be added during the course of the market.

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    “I sold my first piece of art. A piece of art drawn by an ‘ordinary person,’ not someone who was an active artist. It was about 30 dollars, if I recall, but I was super happy.”

     

    New York helped pave the way for Chocomoo to begin her first steps towards becoming an illustrator.

     

    She would post her art on her blog and social media, which was seen by singers and songwriters who got in touch with her. She penned artwork for their tour merchandise, album covers, and more. Recently, she collaborated with Italian car brand FIAT. They released 100 limited edition cars with her art on it. Japanese convenience store FamilyMart even sold umbrellas with Chocomoo’s illustrations on them. The reach of her work has no limits.

     

    “When I create a piece, I incorporate a lot of positive words into it in the hopes that it lifts people up.”

    One distinct aspect of Chocomoo’s art is the black and white monotone colouring. When asked why she draws in this way, she said: “I did calligraphy from elementary school to high school and was captivated by how we would write in black. When using black ink, it has a matte look to it, and when using black paint, it’s got a glossiness. I think that’s part of the reason why I do it.”

     

    This will be Chocomoo’s biggest exhibition. She is currently working on new material and looking into the details of the exhibition. Speaking about it, she said: “I want to try evolving in a way that’s me. I’m aiming to stimulate the people who come to see my work in a different kind of way.”

    She also commented on the ‘OUR SECRET PARTY’ part of the exhibition title. “It’s an exhibition of my work, but I want everyone to enjoy it like they would a party. There’s also new things to be discovered which you won’t no about unless you visit, so I put ‘secret’ in there.”

     

    Chocomoo was asked to give a comment on her future plans and goals. She said, with a smile: “I want to steadily keep doing what I’m best at without changing what I already have, but I also want my work to reach lots of children too. I’d be happy for them to colour in my work, and I want to challenge myself to making some kind of video format aimed at kids. After that, since I’ve already painted a car, I want to go bigger and paint an aeroplane!”

     

    Interview/Original Text: Naho Sotome (五月女菜穂)

    Photos: 大黒屋 Ryan 尚保

    English Translation: Joshua Kitosi-Isanga

     

    As Chocomoo looks to expand her portfolio and reach, we look forward to seeing what she has in store for her exhibition in Harajuku.

     

    ©2020 Chocomoo

  • Tokyo Otaku Mode TOKYO Collaborates With Hatsune Miku at Shibuya PARCO

    23.December.2019 | ANIME&GAME / SPOT

    Tokyo Otaku Mode Inc. is opening a pop-up shop in collaboration with Hatsune Miku at Tokyo Otaku Mode TOKYO which is located on the 6th floor of Shibuya PARCO in Tokyo.

     

    The shop will be open from December 27 until January 19 next year. Japanese illustrator hakusai is on board to illustrate the designs for the shop itself as well as the shop-exclusive merchandise. The design features Hatsune Miku, Megurine Luka, Kagamine Rin and Len, KAITO and MEIKO wearing traditional Japanese dress.

    Acrylic Stands – ¥1,200 Each (Before Tax)

    Mini Towels – ¥700 Each (Before Tax)

    There are 10 original and exclusive pieces of merchandise with various designs to choose from. Plus, customers who purchase over ¥3,000 (tax included) worth of items will receive a special Vocaloid sticker.

     

    The Snow Miku Sky Town store at New Chitose Airport in Hokkaido is also collaborating with the pop-up shop where they will sell select merchandise from Snow Miku Sky Town.

    Those of you looking to get your hands on some limited-edition Vocaloid goodies will want to roll on up to Tokyo Otaku Mode TOKYO before the pop-up shop closes.

     

    *The items shown in the photos above are of products in development. Actual products are subject to change.

    Art by hakusai  © Crypton Future Media, INC. www.piapro.net  

  • Harajuku’s Korilakkuma Cafe: another me in the mirror | Food Review

    21.December.2019 | FEATURES / FOOD / SPOT

    “Korilakkuma Cafe: another me in the mirror” is set to open in Japan’s hub of kawaii culture Harajuku on December 21 where it will run until March 22 next year.

     

    MOSHI MOSHI NIPPON received early access to the cafe, so we went together with Ruki from Spain.

    The cafe incorporates “interactive tabletop projection mapping” technology developed by Sony, which allows customers to enjoy their meals while playing together with the characters as they walk around their plates and tables.

     

    So what exactly does this look like…?

    Korilakkuma Cafe: another me in the mirror is located along Takeshita Street in Harajuku. Enter Takeshita Street and walk just a little bit to find HARAJUKU AR BOX. The entrance is pictured above.

    The cafe operates on a “pair seating” system, making it the perfect spot to go with your best friend or special someone♡

     

    The theme of the cafe is “another me in the mirror,” which sees Korilakkuma meeting another Korilakkuma inside of a mirror. When seated at your pair table, you’ll notice all of the Korilakkuma artwork adorning the cafe.

    When we sat down, the staff came and gave us a dolomite coasterーa gift for all customers who visit the cafe.

    When you place the coasters down on the table, that’s when the fun begins. Trace your finger around the table to play with Korilakkuma and company.

    Here is Ruki having Korilakkuma move around.

    When we had finished playing, the appetisers from our course menu arrived. It costs ¥2,500 per person, and you both have to order when ordering this course menu. You can pick from clam chowder or minestrone.

     

    If you thought that was it for the projection mapping, think again! The fun was only just beginning, as a new display came on the table when the plates went down.

    Ruki was completely enchanted by the sparkling food. It makes you feel like you’re inside of a picture book♡

    The salad was Caesar, and the minestrone was packed full of veg and ingredients, making it nice and filling.

     

    The next dish that was brought was the main. You pick one each of a main dish and dessert and share between two people.

    We ordered the “Omurice – Let’s Draw Together” (in Japanese: 一緒におえかきオムライス). Korilakkuma was wrapped up completely in an omelette blanket. The projection mapping comes on when you set this plate down too.

    Korilakkuma draws around the plate, and we got to join in too by decorating Korilakkuma’s blanket with drawings of Rilakkuma and Kiiroitori in ketchup.

    The mapping helps you with drawing by projecting an outline you can trace. Ruki did hers really well!

    As we forked into the omurice we found a cheeseburger underneath! The combination of the juicy cheese hamburger with the soft egg was to die for, and it becomes even more delicious and smooth when you pour over the cream sauce.

    Last up was dessert. We got the “Spell-Cast Pancakes” (in Japanese: パンケーキに魔法をかけて). The projection mapping cast a mirror onto the pancakes. Even more animations happen when you wave the brush you’re given on the table.

    The fluffy pancakes are topped with a hearty serving of cream. You can enjoy them as they are, but they’re delicious if you top them with the fruits, iced cream and nuts scattered around the plate too!

    Twin Korilakkuma Strawberry Milk – ¥990

    Korilakkuma Cafe au Lait – ¥890 (Served Hot Only)

    As well as the course menu, there are also special drinks you can order separately which come with another free and exclusive coaster.

    Sliding Mirror (Pink or Purple) – ¥1,200 Each

    Acrylic Key Ring (4 Designs/Chosen Randomly) – ¥500 Each

    Korilakkuma fans can expect to sift through a whole range of cafe-exclusive merchandise too, so be sure to check out what they’ve got in stock when you visit.

    Korilakkuma Cafe: another me in the mirror is Harajuku’s hottest new spot where you can enter the kawaii world of Korilakkuma. Pull up a seat and enjoy and interactive meal experience.

     

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