Have you ever been to Japan? It’s a country rich with cultural diversity and exciting things. I haven’t had the opportunity to visit Japan but I’ve been given the opportunity have a little glimpse on what’s it’s like to be in Japan during summer.
There’s this vibrant Japanese summer festival going on in Pavilion KL in conjunction of their Tokyo Street 4th anniversary.
I was there during their 4th Anniversary Celebration of Tokyo Street in Pavilion KL and I’m pleased to say everything is very cheerful and upbeat.
Chibi Maruko-chan, a renowned anime and manga character will be making an appearance throughout the summer festival in Pavilion KL. So if you’re a fan, you might want to hop over there and have a selfie or two with Chibi Maruko. 🙂
Fancy Japanese lanterns with summer theme can be seen everywhere in Pavilion.
Men in Yukata. Yukata is a Japanese garment, or rather a casual summer kimono usually made of cotton or synthetic fabric, and unlined. Yukata are worn by both men and women. Like other forms of traditional Japanese clothing, Yukata are made with straight seams and wide sleeves.
Ladies of all ages in Yukata. Yukata literally means bathing clothes, although their use is not limited to after-bath wear. Yukata are a common sight in Japan during the hot summer months. Lovely, aren’t they? Traditionally Yukata were mostly made of indigo-dyed cotton but today a wide variety of colours and designs are available. As with kimono, the general rule with Yukata is that younger people wear bright, vivid colours and bold patterns, while older people wear dark, matured colours and dull patterns. A child may wear a multicoloured print and a young woman may wear a floral print, while an older woman would confine herself to a traditional dark blue with geometric patterns. Men in general may wear solid dark colors.
Celebrating the vibrancy of summer in Pavilion KL
Preparing for the Japanese Summer dance.
Patrons of Pavilion Kuala Lumpur were invited to dance along during the ‘Summer Dance Performance’ also deemed as the ‘Happy Dance’ by the Japanese. It was a colourful sight as shoppers were seen doing the ‘Happy Dance’ alongside dancers who were dressed in intricately designed Yukatas. Shoppers and guests were also seen immersing themselves in the Matsuri Summer Fair at the Bukit Bintang entrance that had game booths featuring Japanese stacking, ring toss, boxing and a hammer game.
For more summer fun, you might want to visit Tokyo Street for first in Malaysia ‘Chibi Maruko Chan Land’ where Japanese games such as – wanage, superball fishing and yoyo fishing are available
Entrance to Chibi Maruko Chan Land
The Tokyo Street 4th Anniversary celebration runs from 29th July to 9th August.
Throughout this period, visitors can visit Tokyo Street to enjoy authentic Japanese games and food. Attractive prizes from Tokyo Street are to be won with RM150 spent at Tokyo Street or RM300 spent at specialty stores.
Exclusive Chibi Maruko Chan merchandises to be won.
Tokyo Street’s 4th Anniversary Highlights
Japanese Summer Dance Performance
Come dressed in your traditional Japanese costumes and join in the fun.*
• 1 – 2 August l 7pm & 8pm
Bukit Bintang Entrance, Level 3
• 8 – 9 August l 3pm & 5pm
Tokyo Street, Level 6
Fukubiki Japanese Lucky Draw
Win attractive prizes with RM150 spent at Tokyo Street or RM300 spent at specialty stores.*
• 29 July – 9 August l Tokyo Street
*Redemption at Tokyo Street Concierge, Level 6. Valid for single receipt purchase. While stocks last.
First in Malaysia – Chibi Maruko-chan Land
It’s all about celebrating the spirit of family, togetherness and friendships at Tokyo Street’s 4th Anniversary. With her debut in Malaysia, Chibi Maruko-chan will be at Tokyo Street to spread the joy of this celebration.
• 29 July – 9 August 2015
Tokyo Street, level 6
Chibi Maruko-chan Meet & Greet Sessions
Don’t miss out on meeting the famous Japanese manga character as she makes her first debut appearance in Malaysia.
• 1, 2, 8 and 9 August
Bukit Bintang Entrance l 2pm
Tokyo Street l 4pm & 6pm
Chibi Maruko-chan Land
Shop for official merchandise and enjoy fun-filled activities such as Wanage, Katanuki and more at the first Chibi Maruko-chan Land.
• 29 July – 9 August 2015
Tokyo Street, level 6
Tokyo Street Tenants’ Specials
1. Appetime l P6.19.00
Up to 45% off Kokage, Horoscope and PIPs Metal Collections.*
2. Bling Bling Paradise l P6.25.00
10% off ready-made stocks and 15% off DIY materials.*
3. Colantotte l P6.48.00
Additional 10% off all Colantotte products.*
4. De Keiko 14 l 6.24.08A
10% off all purchases. Get a backpack and receive a complimentary gift.*
*Valid for single receipt purchases. Not applicable for purchases of limited edition backpacks. While stocks last.
5. Eureka Snack Bar l P6.15.00
20% off all purchases.*
*Valid for single receipt purchases.
6. Feuzu l P6.20.00 & P6.21.00
40% off all straight umbrellas.*
7. HABA l 6.24.6A
Enjoy HABA Night Recover Jelly at RM185 (N.P: RM243) with any purchase of HABA products.*
Complimentary RM10 voucher with every RM100 spent on normal priced items.*
8. Hikosen Cara l P6.23.00
40% off when purchase 2nd item and above.*
9. Matcha Hero Kyoto l P6.16.00
Free 1 tea bag with minimum of RM40 spent.*
10. Miira Mew l 6.24.09
Enjoy RM10 off with every RM100 purchase.*
11. Su.Soku l P6.22.00
Up to 35% off basic, tights, ladies ankle and footie socks. *
12. Vintage 1988 l P6.27.00
Free ‘Happy Birthday’ phone strap with purchase of RM50 and above.*
*Limit to first 100 shoppers only. While stocks last.
*Promotions may be amended at the discretion of participating stores without prior notice. Other terms & conditions apply.
For more information, you can contact Pavilion Kuala Lumpur’s Concierge at 03 2118-8833 or check real-time updates on Pavilion Kuala Lumpur’s Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/PavilionKL, Twitter page at @Pavilion_KL, Instagram account @PavilionKualaLumpur or LINE @PavilionKL.