Come Back Soon, Rilakkuma!

Sunday August 15, 2010 was the closing day of the Rilakkuma Weekend festivities. Fans, shoppers, and curious folks of all kinds dropped in on the last day to say farewell to Rilakkuma.

Early morning shoppers in the Pop-Up Shop. Photo by Neil Sharum

We couldn’t let Rilakkuma’s last day go out with style of course! In honor of the relaxing bear, a pop-up Japanese styled nail salon was set up to pamper guests at the pop-up shop. Special decorative nail seals and charms were provided by San-X. You can’t have Japanese styled nails with out the decorations!

Get your nails "did". Photo by Neil Sharum

Once the nail salon was up and running it got quite busy fast! People began to line up and sign up for their turn.

Chubby Bunny's pastel deco nails. Photo by Neil Sharum

Not one to let the guests go bored while waiting, two food trucks came to the rescue! Parked right outside the Pop-Up shop were the Yatta Truck and King Kone! Fresh and savory sushi for hungry fans, and sweet cold treats to counter the hot day.

Of course, in the usual style of JapanLA and Bubble Punch events; the first 50 people who gave us the correct password, received a free ticket for either truck.

Ninja's eat sushi, and so should you! Photo by Neil Sharum

Now if you’ve never had the Yatta Truck, we suggest you do! We also suggest you try their cream cheese roll. Epic is a word that falls short of it’s deliciousness! King Kone is no joke either! Try their regular soft serve with an array of toppings!

Rainbow Sprinkles, oh wow! OMG! Photo by Neil Sharum

And of course, the bear of the hour was there all day to thank his fans, new and old, for coming out to support his Relaxing Weekend!

Why, hello!

We can’t help but favor the tiniest of Rilakkuma’s fans.

Photo by Neil Sharum

Photo by Neil Sharum

Photo by Neil Sharum

Photo by Neil Sharum

Photo by Neil Sharum

And so he bid us adieu…

Until Rilakkuma’s next visit, we’d love to thank everyone, EVERYONE, who came out during the weekend! Thank you for all your support in making this event successful!

To see the entire photoset from this day, please visit:


Keep Relaxin’.

– Bubble Punch


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