16,000 People Attend MOSHI MOSHI NIPPON FESTIVAL 2018 in SHIBUYA!

26.March.2018 | FASHION / FEATURES / FES / FOOD / MUSIC / SPOT

MOSHI MOSHI NIPPON FESTIVAL 2018 in SHIBUYA promoted Japanese culture to people of the world from Shibuya on March 24th and 25th. The weekend event ended with huge success.

 

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There were 5 main areas where the festival took place this year. Let’s break them down one by one and see what happened.

 

 

Tower Records Shibuya CUTUP STUDIO / MOSHI MOSHI MUSIC FESTIVAL

A music event titled Featuring Japanese new music “MOSHI MOSHI MUSIC FESTIVAL” took place. Down in the B1F CUTUP STUDIO at Tower Records Shibuya, influential artists and the music media, who had previously hooked up with many promising artists, became official curators to provide a line-up of artists.

 

T_S_24日The Wisely Brothers

On Day 1, MANON served as the opening act to the first half of the event, followed by the three artists recommended by music media company “Spincoaster” – SIRUP, Mizuki Ohira with Kobayashi Utena, and The Wisely Brothers. It was a thrilling string of performances as expected from Spincoaster, who showcase fresh music from both inside and outside Japan.

 

 

T_W_24日WREP BATTLEFIELD presents バトつく

In the second half we saw the MC battle produced by WREP, a hip-hop radio channel, under Zeebra and Hachi Moji. 4 teams battled it out in a tournament for the title of best MC, with MC Matsushima, MC Seishain and SAM taking the crown. Winners received a cash prize, wrapping up the first day of the event.

 

T_N_25日SHE IS SUMMER

On Day 2, Natalie Music worked as curators for the live stage event “Live Natalie meets MOSHI MOSHI NIPPON.” MISMOPE, Nemuri Haru, Monari Wakita, Atarashii Gakkou no Leaders, Luby Sparks, and SHE IS SUMMER took to the stage. Each of them offered a different genre as up-and-coming artists and sang the two-day festival into a close.

 

 

Tower Records Shibuya SKY GARDEN / MOSHI MOSHI MUSIC FESTIVAL

Up on the rooftop of Tower Records Shibuya, the Sky Garden, a selection of groups from the idol genre, a unique part of Japanese pop culture, performed on stage as artists that MOSHI MOSHI NIPPON wanted to show to the world.

 

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On March 24th, a total of eight idol groups performed including Yamakatsu and CY8ER, and on March 25th nine performed, such as Lucky Doll and The Dance for Philosophy, all of who enthralled the idol fans gathered at the venue.

 

 

Laforet Museum Harajuku / Harajuku Kawaii Market presented by Mynavi Baito

The Harajuku Kawaii Market was presented by Mynavi Baito at Laforet Museum Harajuku and centered on the theme of “Find Japan’s Kawaii♡”.

 

There was a whole collection of booths from fashion to beauty, fortune-telling, DIY and more, as well as appearances from models active in Japanese fashion magazines, artists, and a popular Youtuber.

 

Performers Rei Maruyama and Yuri Suganuma hosted the stage. The two of them are friends and so had a good, natural flow in directing the stage.

 

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Talk sessions were held around fashion, cosmetics, how to be photogenic and more and saw the likes of Saki Shibata, Rinko Murata, Megane, Noah Satou, Ayaka Segawa, and Rikako Ōya from Babyraids Japan.

 

 

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Mynavi Baito also presented their Challenge Award themed on fashion where school students were tasked with designing the cutest part-time work outfit to show to the world. Japanese models stepped out onto stage wearing each of the costumes.

 

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Artist, model and actress Natsume Mito produced her first ever show for the event – a fashion show themed on a picture book. Rilakkuma attended too for his inauguration ceremony to be appointed as a Shibuya Tourism Ambassador. He handed out maps to people at the event.

 

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MAGiC BOYZ and Amato Danshi performed live at the market with their catchy music and electrifying dance moves.

 

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The booth area bustled with people who attended DIY workshops for making accessories and pin badges, the fortune-telling area, hair styling booth and more. Japan’s kawaii was delivered across two days through the on-stage performances and many booths.

 

 

SHIBUYA CAST / MOSHI MOSHI NIPPON MARKET

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A market was held at SHIBUYA CAST called “Enjoy Hanami Early in Shibuya.” It was dotted with an array of food booths where people enjoyed strawberries from the city of Tamura in Fukushima Prefecture, the popular Kyoto souvenir “Tokyo Baum,” and Japan’s dashi stock. There were performances, people tried on kimono, there was a footbath and more. This area was particularly popular with overseas visitors.

 

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Official tours were held called “HARAJUKU EXPERIENCE” with SHIBUYA CAST as the start and finish point. They were very well received. Aimed at foreigners, the tours took them around the fascinating areas of Shibuya and Harajuku.

 

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It was just in time for the cherry blossoms at SHIBUYA CAST which were in full bloom this weekend, making the event even more brilliant.

 

 

RE THINK CAFÉ SHIBUYA / MOSHI MOSHI CAFÉ

 

The MOSHI MOSHI CAFÉ opened at RETHINK CAFE SHIBUYA with the concept of “Clean & Hungry.”

 

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A campaign was held for people to receive free sweets from areas around Japan by taking a photo of food they ordered from the café and posting it online with the specified hashtag.

 

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Lots of people posted their food on social media and were able to enjoy free sweets from regions across Japan that are hard to get your hands on in Tokyo. The café served up the individual charms of regions in the country.

 

 

Onden Shrine / MOSHI MOSHI ENNICHI

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Onden Shrine is where the local gods of Harajuku are enshrined. An Ennichi event was held for the festival titled “Tie Links With the Gods of Harajuku.”

 

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Harajuku-style rainbow coloured cotton candy, cute amezaiku and other treats were sold as food for Ennichi, and there was a booth for foreigners to learn Japanese shrine etiquette.

 

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Bilingual staff lectured on the manners and etiquette to teach the proper way of praying at shrines in Japan.

 

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Traditional Japanese performance opened the stage with taiko drums and Awa Odori. There were also character DJs, a display by pro kendama performer EASY and many other things for kids and adults alike to enjoy. At the end of the day was a large Bon Odori dance which the performers, attendees and staff joined in with.

 

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16,000 people attended this year’s MOSHI MOSHI NIPPON Festival across the two days. Just like last year, many foreigners attended the event, but this year the variety of content at the festival was upped, the number of families increased, and we saw lots of children getting involved in the booths. MOSHI MOSHI NIPPON promoted Japanese culture to even more people this year, not just with those in attendance, but event to people on the street who were given sampling bags.

 

Further reports of the event for each area of the festival will be posted on the MMN website in the coming days. Stay tuned and don’t forget to check the official event page: https://fes18.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/index.html

 

MMN will continue to deliver Japanese popular to the world through our website and official events. On our website, we post interviews with Japanese artists active both in Japan and overseas, spots to visit and food to try in Japan as recommended by popular models, fashion trends in Japan, and much, much more. We provide information from a unique perspective, so be sure to check us out.

 

 

Information

MOSHI MOSHI NIPPON FESTIVAL 2018 in SHIBUYA

Date: March 24, 2018 – March 25, 2018

Time: 11:00-21:00

 

<Performance Line-up>

MOSHI MOSHI MUSIC FESTIVAL

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

・Opening Act: MANON

・Spincoaster Stage: Mizuki Ohira with Kobayashi Utena / SIRUP / The Wisery Brothers

・WREP BATTLEFIELD presents Batotsuku (19:00 START)

MC: Zeebra/八文字

DJ: YANATAKE

MC BATTLE: MC BATTLE: MC Seishain / MC Matsushima / MC MIRI / Kizal / SAM / SHO GEN / Datemegiri / TKdakurobuchi / NiLL Nico / 8×8=49 / FRANKEN / Yuma

・Live Natalie meets MOSHI MOSHI NIPPON: Atarashii Gakkou no Leaders / SHE IS SUMMER / Nemuri Haru / MISMOPE / Luby Sparks / Monari Wakita

・MOSHI MOSHI IDOL SPECIAL: APPARE! Harajuku / Wyenra / QUEENS / Kus Kus / CY7ER / Sakadori Hasshinkyoku / C-Style / Jewel☆Neige / sora tob sakana / Nankini! / NEO JAPONISM / PPP!PiXiON / The Dance for Philosophy / Lucky Doll / Yamakatsu

 

Harajuku Kawaii Market presented by Mynavi Baito

Location: Laforet Museum Harajuku

MC: Yuri Suganuma / Rei Maruyama

Akari Abe / Amato Danshi / Manaka Arai / Alice Ikeda / Ellie / Rikako Ōya (Babyraids Japan) / Anna Kawamura / Chamereon Takeda / Aino Kuribayashi / Ren Koseki / Noah Satou / Saki Shibata / Hikari Shibata / Ayaka Segawa / Ema Tanioku / Eri Tanioku / Chie Tsuji / Mei Nagasawa / Fusedy / MAGiC BOYZ / Michi / Natsume Mito / Rinko Murata / Megane / Anna Yano/ Yuna Yabe / Yutaro / Una/ Yoshiaki / Rilakkuma (Shibuya Tourism Ambassador)

 

MOSHI MOSHI ENNICHI

Location: Onden Shrine

MC: Mio Ooyama

EASY / Coroton / Satsumasendai Odoridaiko / Shimockey / TAKARABUNE / Maidreamin / YUMENOYA Ukon Takafuji Japanese Dance Show & Bon Odori

 

MOSHI MOSHI NIPPON MARKET

Location: SHIBUYA CAST

MIOCHIN

 

<Organizer> MOSHI MOSHI NIPPON Executive Committee

<Support> Shibuya City / Shibuya City Tourism Association

<Co-Operation> TOKYU CORPORATION / SHIBUYA CAST. / Tower Records Japan Inc. / Laforet HARAJUKU / Religious Corportation Onden Shrine / Jnnovations, Inc.

<Sponsors>

Mynavi Baito / NIPPON PAINT HOLDINGS CO.,LTD / Bijuu co.,ltd. / KitKat Chocolatory / Amato Danshi / Maidreamin / Don Quijote Co., Ltd. / HAPPINET CORPORTATION / POKKA SAPPORO Food & Beverage Ltd. / KAGAMOKU CO.,Ltd / DIDYCO / FUSOSHA / Aqua Belle / Keihen Sangyo / Clarence Lee Design & Associates / Henkel Japan Ltd. / Yuzawaya

<Content Partners> Gurunavi, Inc. / Airbnb Inc. / Natalie / Spincoaster / WREP / SHIBUYA FASHION FESTIVAL / Japan Promotion

 

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

MMN Website: http://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp (Japanese, English, Chinese)

 

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    Hiroyuki Yoshino – Comment

     Set | Hiroyuki Yoshino

    “The god of destruction. He doesn’t get along with Horus and always tricks and harasses him. But his appearance makes you feel calm… I guess you’ll have to look forward to the anime series to see!”

     

    Kenjiro Tsuda – Comment

    Ra | Kenjiro Tsuda

    “Ra, the god of the sun. He’s the father of everyone. He likes to sail a lot and bring back souvenirs for everyone, but there’s something more to him… Sit back and look forward to it!”

     

    *Comments translated from Japanese by MMN

     

    Initial Broadcast: December 2020

    The series will began airing online this December, including on YouTube. It is being directed by Katsuya Kikuchi (The Royal Tutor), with series composition by Yūichirō Higashide (Fate/ApocryphaFate/Grand Order – Absolute Demonic Front: Babylonia), and character designs and animation direction by Suzuna Okuyama (The Royal Tutor). Check out the promotional video below.

    Themed cafe in collaboration with Animate Cafe Gratte

    Gratte cookie design

    Several branches of Animate Cafe Gratte in Japan are collaborating with To-totsuni Egypt Kami to serve themed food and drinks.

     

    To-totsuni Egypt Kami x Gratte

    Running: September 19, 2020 – November 8, 2020

    Participating Branches: Animate Cafe Shibuya / Kichijoji PARCO / Sendai / Osaka Nipponbashi / Okuyama

     

    ©yuka/To-totsuni Egypt Kami Project

  • UGG® and atmos to Open Concept Shop ‘UGG@mos’ in Harajuku

    30.August.2020 | FASHION

    Sneaker select shop atmos and UGG® have formed a partnership to open the new concept shop UGG@mos in Harajuku, Tokyo on August 29, 2020.

     

    The shop is focused on fashion-conscious 18-25 year old consumers and mixes together street design with UGG’s® California DNA brand, which itself is a fusion of modern and natural.

    The lineup will of course include UGG® brand shoes, apparel, and merchandise, but also limited edition shoes developed for and exclusively sold at UGG@mos.

     

    To promote the store’s grand opening, UGG® and atmos have collaborated with artist and painter Luise Ono, who is known for her colourful and expressive plant works. Check out the video below.

    Ono has not only created UGG®-inspired wall art, but has illustration a special design for a collection of T-shirts that will be sold at UGG@mos and online at atmos/atmos pink from August 29, 2020.

    UGG x Luise Ono Bird Print T-Shirts | ¥6,000 (Before Tax)

  • BOTANIST Tokyo’s Autumn Vegan Menu Arrives This September in Harajuku

    28.August.2020 | FOOD

    BOTANIST Tokyo, the flagship shop of BOTANIST in Harajuku/Omotesando, has revealed a new limited-time autumn vegan menu which will be served on the 2nd floor BOTANIST Café from September 5 to October 30.

     

    BOTANIST Café has been serving vegan food since September 2018, with meals and desserts made healthy and delicious. Vegan food is hard to come by in Japan, but restaurants and new establishments are beginning to cater to the vegan lifestyle.

     

    This year’s limited-time autumn menu is being served to promote the launch of BOTANIST’s new vegan line of hair care products. There are two hot soups to choose from as well as three desserts—the sweet treats being the “Banana & Chamomile Pound Cake” made without butter, the rich-tasting “Melt-In-The-Mouth Tiramisu,” and the “Sweet Potato Mont Blanc” which is made with whole sweet potatoes.

     

    VEGAN MENU – AUTUMN

    Banana & Chamomile Pound Cake | ¥1,000 (Tax Inclusive) *Drink included

    Made with sweet ripe bananas and laced with chamomile, this pound cake brings the autumn vibes with the mix of walnuts and finished with smooth soy cream.

    Sweet Potato Mont Blanc | ¥500 (Tax Inclusive)

    This velvety mont blanc is like you’re eating a sweet potato as it is. It’s spread with lumps of adzuki beans for added texture.

    Melt-In-The-Mouth Tiramisu | ¥650 (Tax Inclusive)

    The name of this dessert speaks for itself. It’s made with fairtrade coffee beans – and cream cheese which perfectly balances out the bitterness of the coffee flavour.

    Sweet Potato Soy Potage | ¥510 (Tax Inclusive)

    A rich, melty potage with a smooth texture and subtle sweet after taste. The black pepper adds a delicious bite.

    Pumpkin Soy Potage | | ¥510 (Tax Inclusive)

    Made using a whole pumpkin, this hearty potage is a perfect combination of bitterness from the pumpkin skin and the natural sweetness from the pumpkin itself. For an extra ¥160 you can order some bread for dipping.

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