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Miffy at Mitsukoshi Ginza

Posted in Advertising, Places, Shops by tokyobling on May 27, 2015

A lot of people assume that Japan invented the super cute characters but although they do excel at it today, there were quite a few early inspirations for Japan and some of them are of nearly legendary status by now. One of the most famous characters in Japan would be Miffy, the little rabbit created by Dick Bruna in the Netherlands 60 years ago. To celebrate the little Rabbit reaching the very advance middle aged stage, the equally famous Mitsukoshi Department store put on a Miffy art exhibition, and they also took the opportunity to play a little with the departments store exterio. Can you spot Miffy?

The exhibition is now over here in Tokyo but apparently on its way to Aomori Prefecture in the North of Japan, should you be a Miffy fan in the area!



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  1. valentina smoothie said, on May 27, 2015 at 6:24 pm

    cool ! would love to see the inside … did you attend the miffy exhibition?


    • tokyobling said, on May 28, 2015 at 1:42 am

      Unfortunately I did not, a little bit too pricey for me! Besides, his books are everywhere in Japan. (^-^)

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  2. amadl said, on May 28, 2015 at 2:07 am

    I saw this! I knew that ‘face’ is famiLiar but I couLdn’t remember it was Miffy :3


    • tokyobling said, on May 28, 2015 at 5:14 am

      Haha… it might be a little bit too obscure outside of Holland or Japan! (^-^;)


  3. travelingmind2anywhere said, on May 28, 2015 at 5:02 am

    This interesting, a dutch started it but went more famous when it reached Japan. That is not questionable because Japanese cartoonists really pulled it off.


  4. pk1154 said, on May 29, 2015 at 4:32 pm

    I was trying to convince myself that 60 is the new 40. “[V]ery advance middle aged” might be less of a stretch. 😉


    • tokyobling said, on June 1, 2015 at 2:43 am

      Well, as they say: “Age is relative”, which I think is true. Maybe one day we will have gone full circle and 70 really is the new 70! (^-^)


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