Japan's most popular relaxing bear makes his U.S. debut...
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For those in Southern California this weekend, you're in for a treat as Japan's most popular relaxing bear RILAKKUMA is making his U.S. debut in a weekend of fun. Rilakkuma is a product of the San-X company which has been around since 1932 and hosts dozens of fun characters like Afro Ken (a dog with an afro), Mamegoma (seals) and Kogepan (a burnt bread character who gets drunk off milk).
It's no surprise that Rilakkuma has already taken over the four UMAMI BURGER locations in Los Angeles and will remain there until August 22, 2010 while featuring special promotional items and dÈcor.
This weekend however is full of two days of shopping, food, fun, and friends located at:
7326 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles CA 90046 (corner of Melrose Ave. and Fuller Ave.)
SATURDAY, August 14, 2010
11am-7pm SAN-X POP UP SHOP
- Exclusive San-X Merchandise – Gift w/ Purchase – Photos with Rilakkuma – Refreshments
7pm-11pm Rilakkuma & Friends Party
- Goody Bags for first 100 party guests – DJ – Photobooth – Japanese Beverages
Saturday Food Trucks (full food truck schedule at JapanLA.com)
- Crepe'n Around Truck (Free crepe for first 50 guests*)
- Takoyaki Tanota (Free takoyaki for first 50 guests*)
- Lil’ Rae Cake Balls (Free cake ball for first 100 guests *)
(* must whisper password)
SUNDAY, August 15, 2010
11am-7pm San-X Pop Up Shop
- Exclusive San-X merchandise – Gift w/ purchase
12pm-7pm Rilakkuma Nail Salon
- Rilakkuma themed deco nails – Photos with Rilakkuma (12:30pm-3:30pm) –
- Complimentary refreshments
Sunday Food Trucks (full food truck schedule at JapanLA.com)
- Yatta Truck
- King Kone
Thursday night August 12, 2010 was the Launch Party for Rilakkuma held at the Los Feliz Umami Burger location. Please enjoy our party pics taken by David Yeh.