6%DOKIDOKI NEW GENERATION KAWAII Canadian Tour - August 15th - 25th

Updated: May 17

The NEW GENERATION KAWAII Tour hit Montreal and Toronto from August 15th - 25th. This tour was created, with the help of GHOST GiRL GOODS, to help bring kawaii to Canada. It was an amazing experience being able to be such a big part of this event. I'm grateful for the wonderful memories this event has brought me and am so happy to share all the details about the event here!

The tour was FILLED with fun events! Fashion shows, lectures, pop-up shops, and the Time After Time Capsule!

6%DOKIDOKI: https://dokidoki6.com/

Sebastian Masuda: https://sebastianmasuda.com/

We created special 6%DOKIDOKI x GHOST GiRL GOODS Collaboration Rosettes!! I got to design them!

You can find them in my shop HERE (They are LIMITED!)

STOP 1 - MONTREAL

Otakuthon started off with the opening ceremonies. We held a pop-up shop all weekend, as well as participated in the fashion show, and held a panel about the origins of Harajuku fashion and the beginning of kawaii culture. Sebastian Masuda even DJ'ed at the Otakudance!!!! (the night time party)

The Montreal team consisted of 2 awesome shop staff from Japan: Nyun [@newniji] and Tsubaki [@nyoirinkannon], who were also models of our fashion show! We all worked together at the booth and met many friendly fans! We were so happy to have them as part of the tour! It was such a pleasure working with them both. Tsubaki joined us in Toronto, but Nyun had to return to Japan after Otakuthon was finished. (Thank you for all your hard work Nyun! Helping customers, as well as translating French, English, and Japanese was a lot of work! We appreciate all the help you gave us and the fun we had together!)

Photos below taken by GHOST GiRL GOODS.

I was the English MC of the Otakuthon Fashion Show, which was lots of fun! I always love to be on stage, whether its MCing, modelling, or dancing.

Here are some awesome photos from the fashion show, courtesy of Buddy Photography [Facebook]. Two of the show looks were a combination with GHOST GiRL GOOD items! During the fashion show, we had 2 special guest models: Toshi/Dollfille [Website / Instagram], who also helped create some of the make up looks for the show, and Pixielocks [Youtube / Instagram].

Here's the official fashion show video, filmed and edited by Francis of Team GHOST GiRL:

SHOP STAFF BLOG: Check out Nyun's NEW GENERATION KAWAII Tour blog post here!

STOP 2 - TORONTO

The first stop in Toronto was at The Japan Foundation. At last, the Time After Time Capsule FINALLY made an appearance in Canada!! This was a fun and interactive event and many different people came out to take part. Sebastian Masuda opened with an introduction to himself and the Time After Time Capsule project. Then, the workshop began, where people wrapped up their kawaii items and letters for their "20 years later" self.

Photos below taken by GHOST GiRL GOODS.

During the Time After Time Capsule event, we met up with our new team member addition, Ai [@LovelyBlasphemy]. This is a photo of us from Japan Festival, but Tsubaki, Ai, and myself were now the Toronto team!

The "Kawaii Meets Art and Fashion Lecture" was held at George Brown College, which is where I went to school for fashion (all 3 fashion programs). This lecture was about the history of Harajuku fashion, the movement it made around the world, the philosophy of the word Kawaii, and Sebastian Masuda's involvement with kawaii fashion, art, and culture! He spoke about how people can find their own kawaii within them and how we can all appreciate each others differences.

Photos below taken by GHOST GiRL GOODS.

Our LAST STOP on the tour was Japan Festival Canada! We had a pop-up shop all weekend and fashion show on Saturday.

We have a few photos of our pop up booth, which was obviously the most colourful one at the festival.

Photos below taken by GHOST GiRL GOODS.

Here are some model photos taken by LovelyLor [Youtube / Instagram]

Make up looks by @mehgame and @julianjamesmua

Here's the official fashion show video, filmed and edited by Firemate Photographics [Website / Youtube / Instagram]

You can also watch LovelyLor's event coverage video here

SHOP STAFF BLOG: Check out Tsubaki's NEW GENERATION KAWAII Tour blog post here!

THE WRAP UP

This was such a wonderful experience. I cannot express how grateful I am to be able to work alongside TEAM DOKIDOKI and just hear so many messages from fans saying how excited they were to see 6%DOKIDOKI and Sebastian Masuda here in Canada. Kawaii is ALIVE here and I will work hard and continue spreading kawaii across Canada, and perhaps world wide!!! I got to be a part of kawaii history and I will cherish this moment forever. A big thank you (obviously) to Sebastian Masuda and the team for working hard and coming all the way here. We are so thankful! To all those who came to the events, thank YOU so so SO much for your support. Not only did it mean a lot to the team, but it meant a lot to me being able to see the happiness that was spread around. To all my friends who helped out at events (helping with set up, tear down, unloading things from the car, etc.) you were such an AMAZING HELP and once again, I am so grateful!! This definitely will not be the last time we see the 6%DOKIDOKI team and Sebastian Masuda in Canada.

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