Daily Life Updates + Our Kawaii Tokyo Survey + Takashi Murakami’s The 500 Arhats Exhibition

Hi everyone!

Today is Fridaaaaay (in Japan)! And that means, last day of work for this week! *confetti everywhere*

Just taking a break from making .gif promotions for Japan Lover Me Store. How I missed blogging, haha. It’s only been days since I last blogged but I’ve gotten so busy and engrossed in my work! :)) Productive-wise, I think that’s okay hahaha.

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First off, just want to plug the ongoing Our Kawaii Tokyo survey we’re having!

We need more info about what our readers for our book project. One lucky respondent will receive this super pretty sakura / cherry blossom postcard I personally handpicked! 🙂

www.ourkawaii.tokyo/survey

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Just listed these cute Takashi Murakami flower plush cushions!

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Felt suffocated inside the office so I decided to walk around the neighborhood. Went to 7-eleven to buy my favorite gyudon! 😀

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Received my new set of business cards! Didn’t include my number / address in this one, haha.

This set was pre-designed at Zazzle! 🙂

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My old iPhone case looks so overused already so I finally convinced myself to buy a new one. Just wanted a plain / simple one but LoFT ran out of iPhone 6 plus cases already :(( So I had to settle with this one. I think the quote is okay but.. it’s so deep ? :)) Anyway, I just want to protect my iPhone because I’m such a clumsy girl. This will do for now, haha!

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Thought that this moment was too cute so I had to capture it. I still don’t know the name / makers behind those cute plushies, haha!

Dolly Kaye Kawaii Dresses

Plugging this new set of dresses by Dolly Kaye! These can be purchased from Kawaii PH Store.

Sanrio Puroland Kawaii Food

Sanrio Puroland Our Kawaii Tokyo feature is now up! We included lots of informative links and tips!

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Newest Japanese Sukajan Jackets from JLM Store! ^_^

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Typical work day scenario in our office! 🙂

After months and months of #Sukajan creative promotion / e-commerce hurdles, TODAAAY marks the day we hit our initial goal figure (which I first thought as .. “ridiculous”).

Back pains, sleepless nights, giving our all in customer service, editing hoursss, lots of detours and experiments.. All worth it.
I guess it’s time to set more ridiculous goals, JLM Store !

To think that I almost gave up on you for so many times (but still managed to convince myself that all time / investment would be worth it)… Phew.

Great job to JLM store team!!! From shipping, to social media, graphic design, photography, background deletion lol, and so much more! 😀

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My brother won this cute Gloomy Bear (winter version?) from the UFO catcher machine! Sooo fluffy!!


Roppongi & Shinjuku with Kat & Carla!

Last week, my college friend Carla went to visit Tokyo with her family! Kat and I showed her around. We had the best catch-up session ever! I love girl talks!

It’s crazy how time flies and our problems were just where to eat back in our university days. ;_; Now, we have more adult problems haha… huhuhu ;_;

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#KatLaTours :))

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Just a random photo of the subway platform in Ueno (going to Roppongi Hills) ~

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FRIENDSSSSS

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Whenever I go to Roppongi Hills, these pop smiley flowers would always welcome me! 🙂

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The most expensive sofas I have ever encountered in my life. These cost millions!

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Takashi Murakami Flowerball *_*

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Yayoi Kusama

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Someday, I’ll own one of his works!

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We had a late lunch somewhere in Roppongi Hills. I really, really missed them ;___;

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Not really a flattering photo of me but this is me when I’m with my friends! Happiest girl!

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And now, museum time with the girls ~

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Mori Art Museum

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Takashi Murakami: The 500 Arhats

Exhibition Period: Saturday, October 31, 2015 – Sunday, March 6, 2016
Organizer: Mori Art Museum
Curators: Miki Akiko (Guest Curator, Mori Art Museum), Nanjo Fumio (Director, Mori Art Museum)

Murakami Takashi (b. 1962) is widely known for his character-based artworks associated with ‘otaku culture,’ but also for a broad range of activities beyond such works. He formulated the ‘Superflat’ art theory, organizes the GEISAI art events, supports young artists, collaborates with musicians and corporate brands, and produces films and animations. Murakami is considered one of the most active and significant Japanese artists in the global art scene today. The planned exhibition at the Mori Art Museum is eagerly anticipated; while many large-scale exhibitions of Murakami’s works have been held worldwide, including “©Murakami,” which toured internationally starting with the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (2007), “Murakami Versailles,” Palace of Versailles, France (2010) and “Murakami – Ego” in Qatar (2012), such showings in Japan have been extremely limited.

This exhibition will focus on Murakami’s recent works, mainly his epic The 500 Arhats (2012), a 3-meterhigh, 100-meter-long painting of the 500 enlightened followers (arhats) of Buddha, created in response to the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake. Some large sculptural pieces and abstract paintings will also be included. The Japan premiere of Murakami’s The 500 Arhats highlights the power of prayer that transcends religious differences in a dynamic vision of the intersection of finite life and the infinite nature and universe. It allows us to understand Murakami’s new artistic interests and directions. This exhibition at the Mori Art Museum, through the showing of Murakami’s magnum opus and other recent works, will offer an opportunity to examine the role of art and religion in facing social turmoil and human mortality. It will also allow us to approach Murakami’s profound exploration of the power of art to illuminate our understanding of the human condition and the realities of the world we live in.

More info here.

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200 individual staff were involved?! Wow!

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Sketches / notes

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Mori Art Museum; 53F Roppongi Hills Mori Tower, 6-10-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo. Roppongi Stn. 10 a.m.-10 p.m. (Tue. till 5 p.m.). ¥1,600. 03-5777-8600; www.mori.art.museum

It will be up until March 6, 2016.

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Murakami merch!

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I want one for my future house! :))

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Went to UNIQLO Ginza with them after. Spotted this adorable My Melody Uniqlo Tee!

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The smell brought us here 🙂

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Purikura time in Shinjuku!

Speaking of purikura, we’ve also posted an OurKawaii.Tokyo purikura guide in Shinjuku / Harajuku / Shibuya!

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Went to Monjya (?) in Shinjuku to try their Okonomiyaki for the second time! 🙂

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So yummy! I forgot the name of this drink though :))

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Carla’s own way of making okonomiyaki, hahaha.

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How to make an okonomiyaki! The right way, haha!

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Can’t wait for our trip together soon! Aaaaah ~ <3

Love,

カイラ

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