Rilakkuma Pop-Up Shop presented by JapanLA Summer 2018
This past Saturday, my daughter and I attended (as media guests) the grand opening party of the JapanLA Rilakuuma Pop-Up Shop in Little Tokyo, Los Angeles.
Who is Rilakkuma?
Rilakkuma is a character of the Tokyo-based stationery San-X company. Rilakkuma is a brown bear character, known for relaxing, taking it easy, and being well-loved by others. His friends include characters Korilakkuma (white bear cub), Kiiroitori (yellow bird), and Chairoikoguma (tiny brown bear that smells of honey and has fangs).
Learn more about Rilakkuma and his friends here: http://www.san-x.jp/characters/rilakkuma.html
Rilakkuma Pop Up Shop/JapanLA Info
Located on 356 1/2 E. 2nd Street in Los Angeles’ Little Tokyo neighborhood, Rilakkuma is the first character in this new JapanLA Pop Up Space, which features the following:
- New San-X products from Japan, featuring Rilakkuma, Sumikko Gurashi, Jinbesan, and more
- Exclusive t-shirts, sweatshirts, pins, patches and stickers designed by JapanLA
- Exclusive San-X Canvas Art Prints
For the Grand opening celebration, we took a picture with Rilakkuma
Received a free gift with purchase (pins), and received a Rilakkuma cookie (at the door for the first 100 guests)
I bought a surprise mini item box for my daughter, which was part of the “cat” collection. I also bought a gift for my sister, which I won’t post yet because it’s a surprise for her. In addition, we got a gift bag with some great items you will find on my Instagram feed and stories.
The Pop-Up Shop is open from June 2nd – September 3rd, 2018!
For more information and updates
More pictures from the event
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*post up on the blog link in profile* Fun times at the @japanlapopup featuring the @sanrio character #rilakkuma in #littletokyola Today is the first day of the #popupstore they gave away #sugarcookies and #pins for the #vip #press and first several customers for their #grandopening from 11-3 today. Check out @japanlapopup for details. #rilakkumaxjapanla #sanx
Disclaimer: WestsideMommy was invited to this event as a member of the media. No monetary compensation was exchanged for this post. For informational purposes only.