ART & CULTURE | 3F | 12 JUN 2017
ARTs of JOMON : Hyper Subculture
As the first exhibition to be held by Arts of Jomon in Malaysia, “Hyper Subculture” explores the links between the Jomon period and contemporary art and subculture in Japan today. Spanning more than 10,000 years and ending around 300 BC, the Jomon period saw the creative arts flourish alongside nature and laid the foundation for Japanese culture. Connecting the ancient past with the present day, ARTs of JOMON’s exhibitions feature a wide range of works inspired by the Jomon period and have been held in a number of locations around the world since 2013.
ART & CULTURE | 3F | 26 APR 2017
Focusing on the concept of luck, Earth+Gallery shop LUCK will present a selection of art goods based on the themes of wear, carry and meet. The art space will feature the work of four emerging Japanese artists: Takuto Adachi, Yui Horiuchi, Saori Takano and Yukiko Yamasaki.
ART & CULTURE | 3F | 06 APR 2017
Toybox of Japan : Discover your children’s creativity and inspiration!
Providing children and families with a new kind of hands-on learning experience, Toybox of Japan will be held at Isetan The Japan Store from April 5 through June 10. Presented in Malaysia for the first time, the exhibition features four experiential spaces that allow visitors to make, learn and play. Filled with unusual toys and toys that make use of cutting-edge Japanese technology, the spaces provide children with a sense of excitement while stimulating their sensibilities and awakening a sense of discovery.
FASHION | 1F | 05 APR 2017
IKUMI’s first pop-up shop in Malaysia
With a large fan base in Japan and throughout Asia, Japanese model and designer IKUMI will open her self-titled brand’s first pop-up shop in Malaysia at Isetan The Japan Store on April 7. As a popular model who regularly features in leading teen magazines such as JILLE, mini, NYLON JAPAN and non-no, IKUMI launched her brand in 2015 and has presented collections at New York Fashion Week since Spring/Summer 2016.
ART & CULTURE | 3F | 05 APR 2017
Light Up Your City: An electrical workshop for kids
This workshop combines electrical education with creativity as children construct their own illuminated city. After making a simple electric circuit, they will make houses, buildings and trees out of cardboard before combining the various parts to bring their city to life!
ART & CULTURE | 3F | 08 MAR 2017
The Darling of Tokyo Street Art: Yu Nagaba Solo Exhibition
John Lennon, a man looking at sandwiches, Albert Einstein, a naked girl skateboarding, Woody Allen, a boy and a girl kissing, Bob Dylan, people working, Michael Jackson, and people dancing… THE CUBE will be happily presenting artworks by Yu Nagaba, an up-and-coming Tokyo-based artist known for drawing portraits from famous figures to normal people. Once featured on the cover of Popeye magazine, the distinctive taste of his work caught the eye of many people and made him the darling of the Tokyo art scene.
ART & CULTURE | 3F | 08 MAR 2017
JTB Presents Tohoku, The Secret Heaven for Cherry Blossom
Special journey series from JTB at Isetan The Japan Store this time takes you to Tohoku, the secret heaven for Hanami (Sakura viewing) for true Hanami lovers. Normally the best time to see Sakura blossom is said to be at the beginning of April, and we all know that the this kind of Hanami tour sells very quickly. So for those who missed an opportunity to get a ticket or for those even prefer avoiding the busiest time, here is our hidden tech to offer you an alternative utilizing our expertise as a long-established travel agency.
ART & CULTURE | 3F | 08 MAR 2017
Launch Into Space With Space VR
Does your kid dream of being an astronaut? Here's a great chance to feel like one! Utilizing Google’s latest democratic technology, you can create your own astronaut mask by painting it as you like and attach it to your smartphone to become a VR headset. Count down as the spacecraft launches into space, and discover the galaxy and various imaginative objects in it! Walk in with your future astronaut anytime on either dates, and have a fun exploring the limits of space travel!
EVENT | ALL | 21 FEB 2017
MALAYSIA SUPER SALE
JOIN US FOR THE BIG PARADE!
ISETAN The Japan Store will be joining the MALAYSIA SUPER SALE with up-to 80% OFF STOREWIDE | mainly from LGF to 3F.
Sales Period: March 3st – 31st
Business hours for LGF – 3F : 11am – 9pm
Business hours for 4F THE TABLE: 11am – 11pm
*Kindly note that each restaurants in THE TABLE has different operation hours respectively
FOOD | 3F | 20 FEB 2017
FLAVOR OF HANAMI
"Japan’s traditional hanami (cherry blossom viewing) season is an opportunity to enjoy delicious Japanese food for yourself. The traditions and crafts of hanami and Japanese cuisine are introduced along with the 'omotenashi' spirit of hospitality through photographs, videos and experience-based events. Make sure to try the special hanami-themed assorted plates prepared by four renowned young proprietors of traditional washoku (Japanese traditional cuisine) restaurants.
EVENT | 1F | 15 FEB 2017
Experience The World’s Famous Shinkansen
Cool, comfortable, high-speed and the most importantly, safe and reliable.
The world’s famous Shinkansen, also commonly known as the bullet train, which is an important asset modern Japanese culture, is coming to the Japan Store! Well, of course not the train itself, but the full experience of it!
This three-dimensional event is comprised of many features from image wall to video installation that address the history of Shinkansen and its advanced technology of it, to huge railway diorama in 3.8m x 6m scale, to the photo wall for taking unique selfie. What’s more? Special Eco bag designed by TAP, KL based design firm, will be given away for those who click “Like” to our official
Facebook page in the store during the exhibition period. And if you’re a “foodie railway fan”, don’t miss the Ekiben (bento lunch box you normally enjoy in the Shinkansen) which will be gifted for free to those who participate in a survey, and can also be found at Timeout Cafe on our 2nd floor (the number of lunchbox is limited).
FOOD | LGF | 15 FEB 2017
Japan Food Labo: Spirit of Washoku
Washoku, the traditional cuisine culture of Japan, has been recognised as an intangible cultural heritage of humanity by Unesco. As Unesco states, “washoku is a social practice based on a set of skills, knowledge, practice and traditions related to the production, processing, preparation and consumption of food. It is associated with an essential spirit of respect for nature that is closely related to the sustainable use of natural resources,” appreciating the nature and the local culture attached to traditional Japanese food is key to enjoying it even more. Additionally, as Japan as a country stretches far from north to south, the nature of each region is quite diverse, hence there is also diversity in food culture. For this Japan Food Labo project, we’ve selected a variety of foods from regions across the nation which are essential to the everyday meals of Japanese people, and thus, importantly, they are easy to enjoy at home. Here’s a few examples we’re looking forward to sharing with you: basics such as mugicha (decaf barley tea) and hojicha (roasted green tea), dried soba noodles, additive-free fish cakes that go very well with noodles, dried jyabara (Japanese citrus fruits unique to Wakayama prefecture) rich in nutrients, spicy hot “rayonnaise” seasoning made of ra-yu (Japanese chili oil) and mayonnaise perfect with rice and noodles, and thick and sweet uji matcha green tea for your refreshment.
BEAUTY & HOME | 2F | 08 FEB 2017
ana tomy: Personalising Notebooks
We all love personalising, it’s special, fun and represents who you are, don’t you agree? The Alphabet Press-TAP, KL local creative firm, understands the value of personalisation and are collaborating with us again, offering state of the art notebooks which can finally meet your ideal by personalising! You can choose from a wide range of colours for the cover, elastic band, binding ring, and even the patterns of the inside paper: squared, ruled and blank. There are also two limited versions of the cover with illustrations by TAP, which you can find exclusively at the Japan Store. What’s more, you can have your name or your beloveds, or even an one-liner, embossed on the cover. Needless to say, it is the perfect gift idea.
ART & CULTURE | 3F | 07 FEB 2017
A LITTLE WEIRD Exhibition by COEXIST-TOKYO
We often get stuck in a single mindset that's difficult to get away from, but the work of emerging artists can change that, telling us how we can look at things from other angles and think differently. We are proud to introduce several groundbreaking Japanese millennial artists who are exploring a new paradigm in the landscape of the Japanese art scene through their stainless worldview for the first time in Kuala Lumpur. The emerging talents include Yugo Isaji, Haruka Ohta, Yuko Ozawa and Momo Yoshino, all represented by Tokyo-based gallery COEXIST TOKYO, who liberate themselves from the norm of the art world. In this exhibition, titled “A Little Weird” presented by COEXIST TOKYO, the four artists play with the notion of normal/weird that we unconsciously draw an ambivalent line between, by flipping around the very “normal” everyday objects such as cracked tableware or paper as their materials and making them into art forms with their own unique tweaks.
If not obvious, carefully listen to their critical voices quietly suggesting us to rethink the political, economical or social situations we live in today. As a circumstance, we might realise that there is in fact no normal, and accepting the little weirdness in yourselves could be the key to appreciating your “normal” life.
ART & CULTURE | 3F | 13 JAN 2017
NEW YEAR DECORATION WITH JAPANESE STYLE
Learn a new skill with this course on “fragrance flowers” crafted from soap. Leading figure Yukari Akazawa from Japan will appear in person to conduct the course, and anyone can make their own refined floral creations.
• A gold wall plate with an arrangement of red flowers will be produced.
• All materials and tools are prepared and included in the admission fee.
Date: Jan. 20 (a)11:30–13:30, (b)15:00–17:00, (c)18:00–20:00
Admission fee: RM190
Advance reservation: (03)2141-7777(11:00–21:00)
* Photos are for illustrative purposes only.