Lan Kwai Fong is embracing all things Japanese this autumn, with a month-long Lan Kwai Fong Japan Carnival celebration happening in three parts. There’s the beloved Japan Street Carnival, returning 10-11 November, which will transform the area into a Japanese Matsuri Market with over 40 booths of Japanese sake, Shochu and other regional delicacies – not to mention live music, traditional performances and interactive game booths. In addition, restaurants around the city are getting involved with the exclusive LKF Cool Japan – Japanese Dessert Remix, which is bringing authentic Japanese sweets to six Lan Kwai Fong favourites (get all the details here).
And last, but certainly not least, there’s the Cool Japan Pop-up at California Tower.
From 5-11 November, California Tower will become a mini japan, hosting a series of exciting pop ups to indulge in. The first is an unbelievably cute “Art Toy Japan” pop-up, which will exhibit art toys and sculptures in collaboration with Asian art platform APPortfolio.
Wander through the adorable gallery to find works by celebrated artists like Hajime Soroyama, Yoskay Yamamoto, Gary Basemen and more. They’re quirky and adorable and you’ll be hard-pressed not to buy them all. If that’s not enough to tempt you, Soroyama-San has teamed up with clothing label X-Label to debut a special sculpture for the very first time. Everything is for sale, but you don’t need to be a buyer to enjoy – just stop by to play a few games and win some cute Japanese sofubi toys and figures.
If you’ve got a sweet tooth, mark your diaries for 8-11 November, when Lan Kwai Fong is collaborating with Kingsley Desserts and Gourmandises, Sing Sing Rabbit and more to create the most incredible Japanese lifestyle experience (no passport required!) – the “Discover Japan” pop-up.
Kinglsey Desserts and Gourmandises and Lan Kwai Fong are setting up Hong Kong Island’s very first Monchhichi pop-up booth. Monchhichi is a mega-famous cartoon monkey in Japan, with popular TV-shows and dolls. They’ll be offering an exclusive series of Monchhichi swag—we’ve got our eyes on the keychains!—including edible treats like puddings, roll cakes and more. Word on the street is Monchhichi will even be making a special appearance at the pop-up!
They’ll also have exclusive promotions on delicious Japanese seasonal fruits, like Nagano Shine Muscat grapes (HK$100 / 550g) and Wakayama persimmons (HK$20 each).
If you’re more into merch than munchies, swing by the Sing Sing Rabbit stall. They’ll be selling all sorts of collectable items, everything from hand warmers and blanket sets to tote bags and speakers.
For something a little more elegant, stop by the Teriaura pop-up booth and snag yourself a piece from their iconic pearl collection, Christmas is coming after all…
Does all of this have you wishing for a week in Japan? Well, you’re in luck. Morning Star Travel will be at the pop-up tempting visitors with exclusive discounts and giveaways on Christmas, leisure and ski packages. Five days of skiing and hot springs in Hokkaido sounds pretty good to us…
The first-ever LKF Cool Japan Pop-Up at California Tower is happening 5-11 November, 2018. Don’t miss out!
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