Long-established Milanese “Gelateria Marghera” opens its second shop at Atre Ebisu on Nov 22, after opening the first shop outside of Italy in Azabu-Juban this July.
From Nov 16 to Dec 25, “Mikimoto Jumbo Christmas Tree” will be lit up at the Mikimoto main store (address: 4-5-5 Ginza Chuo-ku, Tokyo).
At the Ark Karajan Plaza of Ark Hills in Akasaka, Tokyo, an enormous dining table for 200 people will be set-up. The project is a part of the Ba to Ma tradeshow hosted by H.P. FRANCE S.A. From Nov 22 to Dec 25.
Under the concept “Hasami-yaki to the World,” the brand “Monohara” will be launched this winter. For its debut series, it will team-up with House Industries, US type foundry and design studio.
Time Out Tokyo teams-up with Isetan Mitsukoshi Holdings to publish a guide on Shinjuku. Dubbed “101 things to do in Shinjuku.” 50,000 copies each in English and Japanese are available.
Seibu Shibuya store hosts the “Shibuya Design Marche” from Oct 22 to Nov 4. Commodities, sundries and foods produced by about 40 manufacturers selected from all over Japan are on sale.
From Nov 18 to Dec 25 (a part will be available until Feb), Nishi Shinjuku Machigurumi Project will hold the “illumination museum 2013” to decorate Nishi Shinjuku with Christmas lights.
Roppongi Hills will launch its Christmas campaign for this year, starting with the illumination of lights along Keyakizaka. Special events are planned in line with the facility’s 10th anniversary.
World popular chocolatier Max Brenner from Israel comes to Japan. On Nov 30, it will open its first store in Japan at Omotesando Hills. The second store will open on Dec 20 at Tokyo Skytree Town Solamachi.
Hiroshi Sugimoto is a versatile contemporary artist best known for his monochrome photographs but also renowned for his architectural as well as sculptural artworks. Now, his latest project can be savored in a newly opened restaurant dubbed "STOVE"
“Tokyo Kimono Week 2013- Kimono/Japan/Nihonbashi-” is being held for the seventh time from Oct 17 to 29. The event aims to discover new possibilities for kimono and rediscover the charms of Japanese culture.
This fall, the 5th Shibuya Art Festival, the 8th Shibuya Music Festival and Tokyo Work Design Week 2013 (TWDW) will be held in Shibuya, Tokyo.
On Oct 2, Zebra Japan opened the Flying Tiger Copenhagen Omotesando store (address: 1F Omotesando Square 4-3-2 Jingumae Shibuya-ku, Tokyo).
On Sept 26, Aesop opened a directly operated store in Kyoto (address: 97 Aburayacho Sanjo Agaru, Nakagyo-ku). Each store is designed by a different up-and-coming artist, and this time, Shinichiro Ogata of SIMPLICITY was called upon.
From Sept 30, Ookazenookorusama receives orders on the Internet for collaboration tumblers by the manga ONE PIECE written by Eiichiro Oda and luxury crystal brand BACCARAT. This is part of the company’s project to promote Japanese contents to the world.
On Sept 28, a showroom for Mie Prefecture “Mie Terrace” opened in Nihonbashi, Tokyo. Mie Terrace consists of a store, a restaurant and an event space.
Photographer Parker Fitzgerald and flower designer Riley Messina, known for their work for Oregon, USA based lifestyle magazine “KINFOLK,” holds an exhibit in Tokyo and Osaka. The title of the exhibit is “Overgrowth.”
Nakagawa Masashichi Shoten Co., Ltd. is a long established company devoted since 1796 to the traditional Nara craft of bleached ramie fabrics “Nara-zarashi”. Six of their private brands have announced new products for the 2014 spring collection.
ASOKO, a reasonably priced sundry goods store, opened its first store this March in Minami Horie, Osaka. A new store opened on Sept 27 in Harajuku, Tokyo.
Jibasan ele, which opened its first store at Sakae-machi, Kobe last year, opened its second store at Kobe International House SOL (address: 8-1-6 Goko-dori, Chuo-ku, Kobe).