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3:00 PM15:00

Rihaku Inoue: Calligraphy Demonstration

Please join us for an artistic moment with Rihaku Inoue, a calligraphy artist from Japan. Rihaku will be displaying her latest calligraphy artworks. She will also be providing a calligraphy demonstration and mini workshop for those interested in learning the art of Japanese calligraphy. You may purchase her artwork during the event. Experience the beauty of "Sho," Japanese calligraphy art, with us!

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Studio Ghibli Pop-UP Shop
to Mar 18

Studio Ghibli Pop-UP Shop


Kinokuniya USA hosted the official Studio Ghibli Pop-Up Shop at TOTO Concept 190 in San Francisco  (near AT&T park) from February 24 through March 18, 2018.

Hope you all enjoyed finding exclusive Ghibli-related merchandises, and also the mini-events held at the shop! We held a cosplay contest on Instagram and had visitors create their own Soot Spirites! Click below to see the photos posted by the visitors!

Also, we were lucky to have the cover band Five Stories come to play Studio Ghibli songs for us on March 3rd. They created a great atmosphere in the store as they played songs from over seven Studio Ghibli movies.

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10:00 AM10:00

Fairy Tail Day

After 10+ years of shenanigans, Hiro Mashima's legendary fantasy manga Fairy Tail is coming to an end—with final volume 63 hitting stores this month. But don’t say goodbye just yet! Celebrate the release of the final volume with fun activities on Saturday, January 27 at our New York, New Jersey, Seattle, Carrollton, Seattle, and San Francisco stores!

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2:00 PM14:00

Benjamin Boas

Benjamin Boas is a martial arts master. Benjamin Boas is a Mah-Jong master. Benjamin Boas is a published author.  Benjamin Boas is as cross cultural ambassador between Japan and the United States and he has some great stories to tell. Meet Benjamin here on November 12th and he might even give you some tips on playing Mah Jong.  

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Smiski: Special Appearence
to Sep 23

Smiski: Special Appearence


Smiski visited our Carrollton and Plano stores on September 9-10, San Francisco store on September 16-17, and Los Angeles store on September 23!

He had a lot of fun hiding in our stores, exploring the neighborhood and saying hi to people! Thank you to Smiski for visiting,  and also everyone who welcomed him at our stores!


What are Smiskis?
Tiny creatures that live in corners Smiski are curious little creatures that love hiding in small spaces and corners of your room. Although they like to stay hidden, you might discover one at night as they mysteriously glow in the dark. It is interesting to see the many types of Smiski all with different personalities and character. However, just why they exist in the first place, nobody quite knows….”



Carrollton and Plano Stores

San Francisco Store

Los Angeles Store

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2:00 PM14:00


真宗佛光寺派 京都・大行寺 ご住職の英月さんによるトーク&サイン会 「英月カフェ」を4年ぶりに開催いたします!最近の日本人は、ダメだ、ダメだと否定ばかりしています。しかし本当にダメなのでしょうか。実はほめていいこともたくさんあるのではないでしょうか。そんな日本人に対して親鸞聖人「正信偈(しょうしんげ)」に学ぶ「肯定する生き方」を、当日は英月さんがやさしく説いてくださいます。「大丈夫!」ありのままでいい。すべてを肯定して、いのちをたのしみましょう...

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2:00 PM14:00

Junko Mizuno

Ravina the Witch? is a picture book for grown-ups!  Renowned artist Junko Mizuno published this very original work in French in 2014 and now, the English edition is coming out this June! Join us for this rare opportunity to see Junko's live drawing followed by a Q&A session and book signing.

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