July 19 (Sat) & July 20 (Sun) All day
@ Japantown and Union Square
JAPANKURU -Wanna come to Japan?-
Come to JAPANKURU Booth and know more about Japan and its culture! We welcome all of you who love Japan, are interested in Japan, or know very little about Japan! JAPANKURU means “Come to Japan.” Planning a visit? Just curious? Japankuru booth is for all of you who are interested in Japan!
At their booth in Japantown and Union Square, JAPANKURU will offer free samples and product sales of many specialty items that are unavailable in the U.S. from premiere Japanese brands including apparel company, Arazou Watanabe, cosmetics company CANMAKE Tokyo, and collectable manufacturer and retailer Kotobukiya. JAPANKURU also will present NIJA & JANI, a special manga series created by the Tokyo-based Daimaru Matsuzakaya Department Store and based upon the concept of “OMOTENASHI” or the spirit of hospitality.
Arazou Watanabe offers unique Japanese items embedded with the essence of Kyoto and Edo. The company, which launched in 1927 is now a major retailer in Japan and operates a large store in Shibuya, Tokyo. At the JAPANKURU booth, Arazou Watanabe will exhibit a variety of traditional Japanese apparel that has been radically transformed to reflect a modern style. Festival-goers are invited to accent their wardrobe with a variety of ensembles and accessories. Additional details and other items are available at: www.maruara.com/original3.html
CANMAKE is a pioneer of “a petit price boom” in Japan, providing affordable but high quality cosmetics. The brand’s concept of “Girly, Pop, Shiny,” has been embraced in Japan by multiple generations and the company will mark its 30th Anniversary next year. Japanese cosmetics are internationally renowned for their high quality. J-POP Summit attendees are also invited to try a variety of free CANMAKE samples. More information on CANMAKE is available at: www.canmake.com/en/index.html
Pop culture fans and collectors can check out Kotobukiya’s line of original toys, figures and more at JAPANKURU Booth! Quantities for each item will be limited so shop early! Kotobukiya is a renowned figurine and collectables manufacturer and its retail stores located in Osaka and also in Tokyo’s famed Akihabara district are havens for anime collectors from around the world. Many of the items to be offered at J-POP Summit are not available in the U.S. More information is available at: www.facebook.com/kotobukiya.
NIJA & JANI:
JAPANKURU also partners with one of Japan’s most legendary department stores, Daimaru Matsuzakaya, to present a special manga called “NIJA & JANI” that is based upon the concept of “Japanese OMOTENASHI (or the spirit of hospitality) to all its customers from overseas.” It tells a story about ninja named NIJA who masters a shadow cloning technique and the art of transformation. He learns what the true meaning of OMOTENASHI is with the help of a girl traveler named JANI on their journeys throughout Japan. More information is available at: https://nijajani.com/.
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▼ JAPANKURU Video: “Feel like we have rode a time machine to go back to the Edo town ^^”
(In cooperation with Biken International)