No, Ultraman ain’t coming… But it’s no surprise how the Land of the Rising Sun phenomenon has really become the cool factor for the hipsters and everyone who loves that quirky Japanese mind in KL. With that, the Japan invasion continues this whole month with a collaborative exhibition at H5 boutique and Kinokuniya in KLCC. ‘Japan Attack’ is the handiwork ofÂ H5 x Kinokuniya x Eightyfourcube who give us a dope exhibition of books and magazines on Japanese pop and street culture. And it’s on NOW!Â
H5’s director Tong Chee Wei explains, “The Japanese influence has been one of the biggest movers of pop culture, in fact, they are behind most crossover projects we see today! The Louis VuittonÂ x Takashi Murakami was such a powerful and explosive collaboration, opening the eyes of the world to the art of Murakami and added such street cred to Louis Vuitton. At H5, we have always been inspired by this movement so we are very excited to be associated and working with Kinokuniya!”
Kinokinuya’s Japanese Book Department Manager Genya Fukunaga agrees and feels likewise. “H5 is established as the city’s premier pop art store and its commitment to design and support of Japanese pop culture makes this collaboration with Kinokinuya the perfect showcase of Japan and its relevance in today’s pop cultural world.”
Check out a great mix of cult pop artist Yoshitomo Nara, the 2010 Spring Summer collection magazine from A Bathing Ape and books including Takashi Murakami! Arigato! Now where my dorayaki at?
Go check out the exhibition happening right now until 30 June at H5 Boutique in Bangsar Village 2 and Kinokuniya in KLCC, online here at www.facebook.com/h5 and bookweb.kinokuniya.co.jp/indexohb.cgi?AREA=05.