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Events - 05.04.2024

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Harajuku Day in Hollywood

Harajuku Day Photo by Mambastic Photography

Date

05.04.2024 (Sat.)

Time

12:00 PM – 06:00 PM

Location

Ovation Hollywood Courtyard

Fee

Free admission. Costs vary based on vendor.

Harajuku’s legendary kawaii culture is coming to Hollywood! To celebrate the opening of the “Yes, KAWAII is Art -EXPRESS YOURSELF-” exhibition, Harajuku Day LA will be held for a special, first ever popup in Hollywood. Harajuku Day LA will feature an array of local vendors showcasing their kawaii clothing, accessories, and other original items, as well as the special pop-up booth of leading kawaii brand 6%DOKIDOKI from exhibition creator and artist Sebastian Masuda.

Take a journey to the dazzling, joyful world of kawaii culture where self-expression knows no bounds, uniting in a celebration of diversity and creativity regardless of age, race, sexuality, or gender. Throughout the day, fashion shows will spotlight kawaii streetstyle and present collections from beloved kawaii fashion brands. Interactive DIY booths will allow guests to make their own accessories like colorful plastic kandi bracelets, heart shaker necklaces full of beads and glitter, and custom bows and bowties. In an exclusive performance, kawaii culture pioneer Sebastian Masuda will also take the stage for a very special DJ set.

Makeover booths will be ready for you to try on a brand new look with kawaii style accessories - don’t forget to snap a picture afterwards!

Program

*Subject to change

• 2:30 PM – 3:00 PM | Kawaii Fashion Show #1 | Kawaii fashion streetstyle
• 4:30 PM – 5:00 PM | Kawaii Fashion Show #2 | Meet Kawaii fashion brands
• 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM | Sebastian Masuda’s special DJ set

Open All-Day Attractions

*Limited availability

Photo by Mambastic Photography *Concept image

Time: 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM

• Kawaii Style Makeover
Try kawaii style accessories and take a Polaroid snap!

• DIY Station #1 ($5)
Make your own kandi bracelets / heart shaker necklace

• DIY Station #2 ($10)
Learn how to make a bow & bowtie

Photos by Mambastic Photography

About Sebastian Masuda

Photo by GION

Sebastian Masuda began his career in theater and contemporary art in the early 1990s. In 1995, he opened the fashion shop 6%DOKIDOKI which became a platform for artistic expression. Currently working out of both Tokyo and New York, Masuda creates works that transcend the boundaries of art, fashion, and entertainment, showcasing a consistent and unique sense of color. From 2009 to 2011, Masuda conducted the "Harajuku Kawaii Experience" world tour, spreading awareness about the history of Harajuku and kawaii culture in over 20 cities, with a focus on Europe ... Read more.

and the United States. As art director for Kyary Pamyu Pamyu's 2011 "PONPONPON" music video, Masuda was pivotal in introducing kawaii culture to the world. In 2015, he created Tokyo's Kawaii Monster Cafe, and in 2023, produced the restaurant SUSHIDELIC in New York, further contributing to the global recognition of kawaii culture.

 

Presented by

Harajuku Day logo

Supported by

JAPAN HOUSE Los Angeles logo

Related Exhibition

Yes, KAWAII is Art -EXPRESS YOURSELF-

“Colorful Rebellion -Seventh Nightmare-” with Sebastian Masuda, Photo by Yuta Sawamura

Dates

05.02.2024 (Thu.) – 11.03.2024 (Sun.)

Hours

Mon. – Fri. | 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Sat. – Sun.  | 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Location

JAPAN HOUSE Gallery, Level 2

Fee

Free

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Media Sponsors

LAist and Los Angeles Magazine logos

Promotional Partners

2024 Animation is Film Festival & Starbucks logos

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