LKF Cool Japan Official Spotify playlist:
Launching the first-ever LKF Cool Japan [email protected] Tower
Headlining the “Lan Kwai Fong Japan Carnival” is its first-ever LKF Cool Japan Pop-up which will be held from 5th November -11th November at LOFT 22 – California Tower. The main themes being “Art Toy Japan” and “Discover Japan”, the LKF Cool Japan Pop-up will feature an array of Japanese delights, art culture, unique entertainment and performances.
Starting from 5th November-7th November, California Tower will be transformed into a pop-up art gallery under the theme of “Art Toy Japan”, exhibiting exclusive art toys and sculptures in collaboration with Asian art platform, APPortfolio. To give Lan Kwai Fong Japanese atmosphere an artistic flair, visitors will be given the opportunity to discover new Japanese-inspired sculptures created by renowned artists, including Hajime Soroyama, Yoskay Yamamoto and Gary Baseman throughout the event period. But you don't need to be a collector to enjoy, just visit to take in the art and play a few games – you could even win some cute Japanese sofubi toys and figures at the claw machines!
Starting from 8th November to 11th November, Lan Kwai Fong will collaborate with Kingsley Desserts and Gourmandises, distributor of Japanese fruits in Hong Kong and famous for producing desserts with official IP license right, to set up a fresh fruit market and Monchhichi-pop up area. Jointly hosted by Lan Kwai Fong and Kingsley Desserts and Gourmandises, it will be the first pop-up store in Hong Kong Island. An exclusive series of Monchhichi collaborated merchandise, including themed Japanese gourmet items such as pudding, roll cakes and seasonal fruit juice with the face of Monchhichi will be offered during the event period to whet the appetite of Monchhichi fans. Visitors can also purchase merchandise and collections by Sing Sing Rabbit, a Hong Kong-based masked cartoon singer that debuted in Japan for her latest songs. For those interested in travelling to Japan, don’t forget to check out the Morning Star Travel booth which will provide a wide variety of Japan travel products and leisure packages.
Exclusive LKF Cool Japan – Japanese Dessert Remix
Partnering with Kingsley Desserts and Gourmandises, guests can enjoy authentic and unique Japanese desserts such as white pudding and milk crepe from Hokkaido, as well as apple pie from Aomori at six renowned dining hotspots exclusively in Lan Kwai Fong. This includes Cali-Mex, FUMI, Kyoto Joe, Los Sotano, Tokio Joe and Porterhouse from 8th October to 16th November. Check out all these mouth-watering desserts here.
The Return of Lan Kwai Fong’s Signature 2-day Japan Street Carnival
Apart from the LKF Cool Japan Pop-up at California Tower, the much anticipated Japan street carnival will return this year during the weekend of 10th -11th November, from 1pm till 10pm. As part of the “Hong Kong Great November Feast” campaign hosted by Hong Kong Tourism Board and “Japan Autumn Festival in Hong Kong – Rediscovering Nippon – 2018” campaign, hosted by Consulate-General of Japan in Hong Kong, Lan Kwai Fong area will be turned into a spectacular Japanese Matsuri market. Over 40 booths will be featured in the carnival with an extensive collection of Japanese sake and distinct Japanese delicacies from different prefectures in Japan. Visitors can also indulge in the dynamic celebration filled with interactive game booths, Yukata try on experience, traditional Japanese stage performance, unforgettable street parades and special stage performances.
Japanese Cosplay Competition
To further spice up the Japanese pop culture ambience, Lan Kwai Fong will introduce its first LKF Cool Japan Cosplay Competition. Selected participants will have the chance to attend Lan Kwai Fong Japan Carnival press conference on 27th September and receive generous prizes. Top tier prizes include, Tokyo 4 days 3 nights anime experience travel package for 2 persons sponsored by Morning Star Travel, HUAWEI P20 Pro, dining vouchers from selected Japanese restaurants in Lan Kwai Fong (valued HKD$ 1,000) and many more.
A Night of Feel Good Music
Calling all femmes fatales of Hong Kong to join KOBO & KASA at FUMI this November. Find your sugar rush, play to the beat and pop bottles like balloons. On November 3, 10, 17, 24 at 8pm, FUMI will have live music performance by two incredible Japanese acoustic singers, Kasa and Kubo. Mark your calendars now, because you won’t want to miss this.
Not only is KASA the leading member of two bands, Seasons for Change & Soul Of Ears, but he collaborates and writes songs with DJs and artists from Japan and Korea. KASA, which means 'umbrella' in Japanese, fuses synths and beats with acoustic music, performing English and Japanese songs. Raised in Hong Kong in a Japanese-Filipino household, KASA's music encompasses elements from western and Japanese pop and rock music. He’ll bring his unique sound to FUMI on November 17 & 24.
Kubo is a man of many talents. In addition to being the synth and keyboard player in the band Empty Tomb, he’s also the lead singer and guitarist of beebob, and former member of the band Ever. He’s worked with radio station MOTO 903 and is something of a legend in Hong Kong, having worked with Sugar Brothers, A-Day, Zhou Guoxian, Wang Xizhi, Ye Shirong, Xu Weixian and more. He is also a member of the Hong Kong Composers and Authors Association, and he’ll be performing at FUMI on November 3 & 10.
6/F, California Tower, 30-32 D’Aguilar Street, Central; +852 2328 3302
If you can't wait for the festival to start, head to one of Lan Kwai Fong's best Japanese restaurants and bars to pre-game the biggest Japanese festival of the year!