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:

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)

And shopped

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

Follow JapanLA on Instagram (@japanlapopup) and Facebook (@japanlapopup)



More pictures from the event

be sure to scroll through after clicking Instagram link

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. 


I am a new mom to a baby girl. I live in West Los Angeles. This blog is about my experiences as a new mom and navigating my way through kid-friendly L.A.

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