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Pavilion Kuala Lumpur’s Japanese themed precinct celebrated its anniversary with a first in Malaysia appearance by Chibi Maruko Chan 

Pavilion Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia’s premier shopping destination, kick-started the 4th anniversary celebration of its Japanese themed precinct, Tokyo Street today. The event saw the first ever appearance of popular Japanese icon – Chibi Maruko Chan in Malaysia.  Chibi Maruko Chan is a well-known Japanese manga and television series that depicts the everyday life of a young girl, promoting friendship and family ties.

With an energetic Wadaiko drum performance that ignited the celebratory spirit and set the tone for the day, the event was officially launched by Puan Sri Cindy Lim, Deputy Chairman of Pavilion Kuala Lumpur and His Excellency Makio Miyagawa, Ambassador of Japan. In an ode to Japanese tradition, a sake breaking ceremony known as ‘Kagami Biraki’ was done to symbolise good fortune and celebrations. The celebrations continued as Japanese manga icon – Chibi Maruko Chan appeared to greet the excitable audience and partake in a cake-cutting ceremony.

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 kimonos and 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. The crowd then adjourned to Tokyo Street for first in Malaysia ‘Chibi Maruko Chan Land’ where Japanese games such as – wanage, superball fishing and yoyo fishing are available.

Ms Joyce Yap, Chief Executive Officer of Retail at Pavilion Kuala Lumpur said, “In just four years, Tokyo Street has established itself as the destination of choice for all things Japanese. We have constantly strived to give our patrons an unforgettable experience, and this anniversary it is with famous Japanese icon, Chibi Maruko Chan.  It has always been our aim for Tokyo Street to be at the core of community activities and cultural exchange. We want to thank the Japan Embassy, key organisations, NGOs, tenants and loyal shoppers for their continued support in fostering community and creating an authentic Japanese experience to all.”

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.

For more information, shoppers can contact Pavilion Kuala Lumpur’s Concierge at 03 2118-8833 or check real-time updates on Pavilion Kuala Lumpur’s Facebook page, Twitter page at @Pavilion_KL, Instagram account @PavilionKualaLumpur or LINE @PavilionKL.
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.