Rilakkuma Sparkle Holiday
Saturday, December 7, 2013
One night only: 8pm to 11pm
The Well 1006 South Olive Street, Los Angeles 90015
On Saturday, December 7, the magical world of Rilakkuma returns to Los Angeles to celebrate Rilakkuma Sparkle Holiday at The Well in downtown Los Angeles.
Join Rilakkuma and friends for the plushest Kawaii event of the year. Created by SAN-X, Rilakkuma is one of Japan’s most popular characters, and this year marks a decade of Rilakkuma’s “bear in relaxed mood” lifestyle of eating, sleeping and listening to music.
Rilakkuma fans of all ages will be treated to an assortment of special surprises, shopping and holiday cheer. Discover the season’s most sparkling gifts, cute clothing and sought-after stocking stuffers at JapanLA’s pop-up shop at The Well. Curated by Jamie Rivadeneira, the space will be filled with an assortment of delightful Rilakkuma, Korilakkuma and Kiiroitori treasures including collectible mugs, markers, notebooks, stickers, socks and many more glittering gems for your shopping list.
A fashion show will illuminate the night, featuring Rilakkuma and Korilakkuma as the stars of the show. The event will highlight JapanLA’s adorable new Rilakkuma apparel collection of Bodycon dresses, cozy cardigan sweaters, and colorful spandex leggings. Goody Two Sleeves will release a rainbow of new tops onto the runway and disguise yourself as Rilakkuma or Korilakkuma in Kigurumi Shop’s fluffy fleece onesie costumes.
The Well’s backroom will be transformed into a shimmering Rilakkuma wonderland with a holiday tree centerpiece and kaleidoscope of vibrant Rilakkuma wall projections. Capture the fun at Rilakkuma’s themed photo booth, and experience Rilakkuma’s favorite activity, relaxation, along with The Lolita Girls, sets by DJ Miss Glitter, savory Takoyaki TANOTA and Sushi Pirate food trucks, POPwater, Sapporo Brewery and Kurosawa Sake by Pacific International Liquor, Inc.
Presented by San-X, JapanLA, Bubble Punch, The Well, JapanLA Clothing Company, Charm School and Pocky – Glico USA, Rilakkuma Sparkle Holiday will be one night only on Saturday, December 7 from 8pm to 11pm at The Well in down- town Los Angeles. The event is free and open to the public.
Rilakkuma Sparkle Holiday
Saturday, December 7, 2013 8pm-11pm
The Well 1006 South Olive Street
Los Angeles, CA 90015
Rilakkuma Sparkle Holiday Press and Media Inquiries Angelique Groh | Charm School email@example.com T: 323-363-9338
SAN-X Co., Ltd. is based in Tokyo, Japan and creates unique and fun characters that are embraced by fans around the world. Founded in 1932, San-X has produced approximately over one thousand characters, including Rilakkuma, Sen- timental Circus, Monokuro Boo, Mamegoma, Kutsushitanyanko, Kamonohashikamo, Tarepanda, and Afro Ken. San-X characters are licensed worldwide in China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Korea, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Italy, Brazil, Philip- pines, Singapore and the USA, and they have partnered with globally recognized brands such as Kit Kat, Toyota, Tower Records, Fuji-TV and Sega Toys to produce unique tie-ins and collaborations. For more information, please visit www. san-x.jp.
Inspired by Japanese and American Pop Culture, JapanLA is a unique retail destination that caters to adults who love “kawaii” or “cute” toys, apparel, and gifts. Owner Jamie Rivadeneira curates a highly-edited selection of rare and limited- edition items imported from Japan’s most popular character brands, and recently launched JapanLA Clothing featuring Rilakkuma sweaters, dresses and leggings. They also carry items inspired by Japanese pop culture, including handpicked items made by local and international independent artists. Also a lifestyle brand, JapanLA plans creative theme parties and organizes its highly-anticipated annual “JapanLA Super Mega Fun Tokyo Tour,” where customers and friends travel to Japanese destinations such as Harajuku, Shibuya, and Akihabara. JapanLA makes it fun for people of all ages to share their love for “cute” in their life. JapanLA is located in the Melrose Shopping Area, at 7320-1/2 Melrose Avenue, Los Ange- les, CA 90046. Please visit the website at www.japanla.com or call (323) 934-5201 for more information.
Established in 2009, Bubble Punch is a multi-faceted event production team that brings a fresh approach to cute, fun, geeky, and pop culture-oriented creative event production. From planning and coordination to conceptualizing and de- veloping an entire event, Bubble Punch infuses each project with creativity. Bubble Punch continues to actively collabo- rate with independent artists, designers, galleries, international brands, celebrities, and musicians in their creative and whimsical productions. Notable events include Sanrio’s Three Apples Exhibition: Hello Kitty’s Bats and Cats Masquerade, Sanrio’s 50th Anniversary: Kitty In Pink 80’s Prom Night and I <3 Nerds, Sweet Streets: 6%DOKIDOKI Fashion Show, and Rune Boutique pop up shop, and fashion show, featuring live concert by Japanese popstar Kyary Pamyu Pamyu.
The Well is a unique hair salon and lifestyle-retail company headquartered within a distinctive architectural space in downtown Los Angeles. Operating out of a converted turn-of-the-century warehouse, The Well offers men’s and women’s designer fashion, one-of-a-kind gifts, of-the-moment hair styling, and a professional in-house marketing/event production team. The Well is a significant step in the downtown renaissance, a beacon for progressive culture, and a shopping experience like no other.