GEEKY GLAMOROUS - ART SHOW OPENS THIS SATURDAY!

Jan 28, 2013

Join us at the shop this Saturday, February 2nd for a geek girl themed art show! Geeky Glamorous is a lifestyle brand revolving around geek fashion and culture. This art show is celebrating all things geek chic!


As part of the event we'll be hosting a geek fashion outfit contest and raffle with prizes from PDP and We Love Fine. We'll have music provided by Tune in Tokyo and The Rogue Grilled Cheese Truck will be here!

Here's a sampling of some of the art that will be up for sale. Make sure to come see the work in person from Feb. 2nd - 28th.

by OMOCAT


by Crazy Spork I Am


by Sharodactyl


by Chingyi Liu


We hope to see you this Saturday! Show runs through February 28th. Art will be available for sale on our website as well as in-store. MAKE SURE TO RSVP!

MARTIN HSU POP-UP SHOP OPENS SATURDAY

Dec 11, 2012

Martin Hsu pop-up shop opens this Saturday! THE HSU STORE will carry t-shirts, books, prints, and more from artist, Martin Hsu!


Martin will be here on Sunday, December 16th from 1-3pm for a meet n' greet.

"Money Cat Tamer" print FREE for the first 20 people who make a purchase from THE HSU STORE.


Pop-up shop runs December 15th through January 13th, 2013. Make sure to RSVP!

DINOSAURS, BACKPACKS, AND NEW ART OH MY!

Sep 28, 2012

Happy Friday friends! We're loving all the new dinosaur themed items now available at the shop. We've restocked the classic 'Make Me a Sandwich' tee from SEIBEI for men and women and also stocked new colors black and eggplant. Tacos more your thing? Check out the green 'Make Me a Taco' tee for men. $24 each

Make Me a Sandwich in black for Men or Women $24 each


Make Me a Sandwich in Eggplant for Women $24


Tiny T-Rex wants to play too…Sad T-Rex tee $24


Carry all your t-shirts in this canvas backpack! Rawr Dino backpack $24.99


Pugs more your thing? Puglife tee $24


How 'bout teenage singing cats? Baby, baby, baby meow $24


We've restocked the Hello Kitty mustache backpack. These sell out quick and have been on back-order for a while, shop fast! $39.99


Hello Kitty is rockin' those geek glasses on this white backpack for $29.99


Come stop by the shop this weekend and check out our new gallery exhibit featuring works by JSalvador, Cuddly Rigor Mortis, Bored Inc., and newly added OMOCAT! OMOCAT is back with some awesome Legend of Zelda inspired artwork. Available framed and unframed.


Please call or email us if you'd like to place an order for artwork. (323)934-5201 or myorder@japanla.com. Have a great weekend everyone!

MY LITTLE PONY NIGHT OUT! THIS SATURDAY, MAY 5TH, 5PM - 10PM

May 2, 2012

This Saturday, May 5th is the MY LITTLE PONY PARTY! JapanLA, along with Toy Art Gallery, Munky King, and Joyrich (also on Melrose Ave.) will have special My Little Pony giveaways while supplies last. We will be opening that day at 11am, at our normal time, and staying open until 10pm. Our events officially start at 5pm.


Beginning at 5pm, we will have Yaya Han Pony Accessories Available for sale. Dress up your outfits with cute pony ears and wings before you head over to the Toy Art Gallery, (which opens at 7pm that night). Girls will be dressed in cute My Little Pony cosplay too!


Come check out the MY LITTLE PONY X Spank Customized Pony that will be displayed at JapanLA that day. For information on buying this pony, please contact Toy Art Gallery.


Also, from 5pm-10pm, we will have special promotions in our store. If you spend $30, you get a special gift worth $18.95. If you spend $50, you get this awesome "Kawaii" bag, (worth $59.95) for free! Supplies are limited. (Please note, the free gift is not My Little Pony related. We are just doing a free gift with purchase promo that day).


Beginning at 7pm, we will have free MY LITTLE PONY sticker sheets to hand out for free! And the GRILLED CHEESE TRUCK will be parked out front serving up yummy sandwiches!


The art exhibition with all the customized MY LITTLE PONY figures begins at 7pm, at Toy Art Gallery, 7571 Melrose Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90046. Check out Munky King and Joyrich to see what events they are doing that night as well!



I hope that wasn't too confusing! Just show up at 5pm and hang out, so you have enough time to visit all the participating shops!

See you then!

And don't forget to check out all the new items we just got in from San-X (Rilakkuma, Mamegoma, Kutusitanyanko), and Tatty Devine!

KITTENS & ICE CREAM RE-CAP!

Jun 13, 2011

Our Kittens & Ice Cream 5th Year Anniversary Party was awesome! Hope you didn't miss it! But if you did, here are some links to some photo galleries where you can see all the kitty craziness! See anyone you know?

Photos from LA Weekly!



Photos from Orlando Welsh!


Photos from Italian Vogue!


And Stephiee's photos on DollyBeast!



There is still art for sale in our Online Shop
 and our show will be up until July 5th so come in and see it!

Now I'd like to announce the winners of our contests! The first goes to "Craziest Cat Lady". A true cat lady. She has 7 cats and has them all tatooed on her leg! Whaaaaaaat?!


The award for "Best Cat" goes to Sailor Cat! Careful! She bites!


And for "Most Creative" the award goes to this Crazy Cat Lady/Man Couple. They're puurfect for each other! ;P


Thanks to San-X and Sanrio for donating the prizes for the contests! And thank you to the over 500 friends who showed up!



Also a huge thank you to 
Grilled Cheese Truck and 
Lake Street Creamery for coming! Oh and Hello Kitty! Thanks for stopping by!


LOCKETSHIP JEWLERY!

Jun 1, 2011

The Locketship has landed! Designer Maria Ewing has just brought in her amazing jewelry and just look at her presentation! These Japan LA exclusive designs feature Japan LA owner Jamie's cat Chibi and other adorable kittens as part of our "Kittens and Ice Cream" show this Saturday night.



Prices on rings range from $25-$80. Bracelets are $45 and necklaces range from $65-$110


Locketship is handmade locally by Maria and her husband and will be available in our online store after the "Kittens and Ice Cream" opening night. Come try them on!

Maria of Locketship will also have a piece in the "Kittens and Ice Cream Show"


And speaking of...here is another sneak peak at more of the artwork! Buffmonster "Cat Monster"


Leesasaur "Chill Pops!"


Patrice Roldan "Cat Walk"


and just as a reminder, part of the proceeds from the art sales will go to "Japan Earthquake Animal Rescue & Support." These are the folks who have been going into dangerous areas of Japan, due to the high radiation caused by the tsunami and ...earthquakes, sometimes sneaking in, to rescue pets that were left behind. They are providing them with food, shelter, and love until their owners can come back for them!

MORE KITTENS & ICE CREAM ART!

May 25, 2011

There's so much cute art in the "Kittens & Ice Cream" Art Show! Some of the artists are also making jewelry and other items for the show. These items are super limited. Here is a sneak preview.

Melissa Contreras "Kitty Float," 4.5"x4.5" in a 10"x10" frame, $120


Melissa Contreras "Rowr-Meow in a Cone," 4.5"x4.5" in a 10"x10" frame, $120


Melissa Contreras Necklaces, Acrylic Painted Sculpey Figurines, in a pendant, on a long brass chain, $40 each


Lactose Intoler-art Cat Lady Necklace 3"x1.5", $25


Lactose Intoler-art Prints 12"x18", $20 each



Edwin Ushiro "Rusty" Die-Cut prints, 3"x3" $20 Limited Edition of 10,  signed


Twinkie Chan Crocheted Art 11" x 14", $180