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

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

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

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    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.

     

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     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

  • Cute LINE Penguin Character Gets Collaboration Café in Tokyo and Osaka

    04.August.2019 | FOOD

    A collaboration café dedicated to the adorable penguin character Koupen chan will run over the summer period. The café will open on August 8 in Tokyo and September 5 in Osaka. 

    The baby emperor penguin Koupen chan, who is often the go-to sticker for many Twitter and LINE users, is illustrated by the well-known RURUTEA. Many SNS users turn to the relaxing, soft and cuddly penguin to send soothing words of encouragement and a fuzzy hug to their loved ones. No wonder our adorable penguin has over 300,000 followers on Twitter. 

    Yokoshima Enaga-San Burger: ¥1,490

    Koupen Chan Ochazuke (Rice served with broth): ¥1,390

    The first time the Koupen Chan Collaboration Café opened for a limited period was on November 2017. Now, the café is back with a refreshed image which plunges deeper into the depths of Koupen chan’s affectionate world. There are even more features packed into this year’s collaboration menu. No matter what you order, your table will be overflowing with adorable penguin love. 

    Pink Koupen Chan Strawberry Milk Pancake: ¥1,390 (before tax)

    Two Best Friends Lemon Peach Parfait: ¥1,290 (price before tax)

    Don’t forget to check out the drinks and desserts which are bound to melt your heart.

    Acrylic Drink Coaster (random design ), 4 designs available: ¥900 (before tax) 

    Bonus Gift for Café Customers: Placemat and Paper Drink Coaster (1 of 6 designs presented at random)

    You won’t just be served a cute meal, however. Customers have the chance to get their hands on original merchandise with cute café-themed designs. The designs, which were illustrated by RURUTEA, include Koupen chan as your personal café server, a pink-themed Koupen chan and even a light blue Koupen chan relaxing in the café.

    The reservation period opened recently. Reservations are now being accepted via the official website. This café is the perfect place to escape from the blazing summer heat and humidity to get refreshed. Come relax and enjoy a moment of cute food and drinks in this comfortable atmosphere.

    ©RURUTEA

    * The images shown in this article may differ slightly to the actual merchandise/menu items.

    * English menu names above are not official translations. 

  • Night Party at Harajuku’s Conveyor-Belt Dessert Cafe Ron Ron for 20 Year Olds Only

    03.August.2019 | FASHION / FOOD

    MAISON ABLE Cafe Ron Ron is a popular conveyor-belt dessert cafe in Harajuku. We visited the cafe last year when it had just dropped, so be sure to check out our cover story if you want more information.

     

    The cafe has just announced a night party that is exclusive to those in their 20’s. Titled “Cafe Ron Ron 20ty’s Night Party -PINK FRIDAY- supported by MAISON ABLE,” the event began yesterday and will run every night up to September 27.

    Customers can enjoy all-you-can-eat unlimited snacks for just ¥500 with no time restrictions. For an additional fee, you can also pick from the food menu which features 5 dishes and order from the drinks menu which includes alcohol.

    Everything on the food and drinks menu is ¥500 too, making it a delicious bargain!

    Desserts are served at varying time slots from 19:00. Depending on what time you arrive or decide to start eating the menu will change which is all part of the fun!

    The cafe has also teamed up with the fashion rental shop airCloset next door so customers can enjoy dining at Cafe Ron Ron while wearing a yukata.

    You can even continue wearing the kimono after you’ve eaten so you can stroll the streets of Harajuku, go to nearby festivals and more for an exciting day out in Japan’s youth and culture hub. The yukata can be rented by people of all ages – full details on the websites below.

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