Posts Tagged ‘Tomodachi’


Oct27

TOMODACHI Halloween Costume Contest

2015 at 09:56 pm by admin | Comments Off

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In keeping with the spooky celebrations this Halloween, TOMODACHI is holding a special costume contest event for all of our visitors and fans! Children and adults alike can come to either our Rosedale Shopping Center store from 1PM to 3PM or our Mall of America store from 4:30PM to 7:30PM in order to participate in our trick-or-treat candy giveaway, as well as take advantage of our 10% in-store discount.

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On top of that, visitors who come in their coolest costumes can take part in our costume contest giveaway event! In order to participate, a photo of your costume will be taken at TOMODACHI, which you can then upload to Facebook or Instagram with the tag “@tomodachi_us” or the hashtag “#tomodachihalloween”. Once the event is over, TOMODACHI representatives will vote on their favorite costume, and announce the winning entries via Facebook and Instagram on Monday, November 2nd. Remember, your costume must be family-friendly in order to qualify!

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Winners in our upcoming costume event will receive a variety of awesome prizes, such as:

Grand Prize (1 winner) – Jumbo Rilakkuma plush/4ft tall ($250 value)
1st place(1 winner) – one Rilakkuma Kigurumi/onesie ($100 value)
2nd Place (2 winners) – two Totoro backpack/8″ x 10″ x5″ ($75 value)
3rd Place (10 winners) – one Popin’ Cooking do-it-yourself candy kit ($10 value)

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Make sure to visit TOMODACHI this Halloween to take part in these awesome events and to have fun in the meantime!

Oct23

Halloween at TOMODACHI

2015 at 02:01 pm by admin | Comments Off

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Get ready to celebrate Halloween with TOMODACHI next week with our fun trick-or-treat events! Come visit our Rosedale Shopping Center location on Saturday, October 31st to take part in our candy giveaway from 1PM to 3PM. If you can’t make it out to Rosedale, don’t fret; our Mall of America location is also handing out candy as part of the MoA’s Howl-O-Ween event from 4:30PM to 7:30PM! These events offer a safe and fun way for kids and parents alike to enjoy trick-or-treating indoors, and TOMODACHI is proud to help everyone have a warmer and safer Halloween. Make sure to bring your best Halloween costume to either of our locations, and have a great time with us during this spooky celebration!

Oct22

Brand new San-X merchandise at TOMODACHI

2015 at 03:31 pm by admin | Comments Off

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Just in time for the autumn season, TOMODACHI has received a ton of new San-X merchandise and collectibles! The new merchandise features a wide assortment of San-X characters, including Rilakkuma, Kutusita Nyanko, and the new line of sushi-themed “Things in the Corner” characters. With new additions like notebooks, pencils, keychains, bowls, molds, and more, make sure to come check out the new assortment at our Mall of America location now, while supplies last!

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Oct22

Now Hiring!

2015 at 12:30 pm by admin | Comments Off

TOMODACHI is looking for new employees for both our Rosedale Shopping Center and Mall of America locations for the holiday season! We’re currently hiring sales associates and assistant managers with energetic personalities for both part-time and full-time positions, and we’d love to hear if you’re interested in working with us! If you would like to inquire about our job openings, feel free to visit either our Rosedale Shopping Center or Mall of America location to submit an application form, or visit our Contact Us page in order to download a digital application, which you can then email to us at info@tomodachi.us. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us, or stop by our retail locations for more information!

Oct07

TOMODACHI x Envision Fashion Show

2015 at 01:36 pm by admin | Comments Off

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We were happy to partner with Public Functionary, Ignite Models and V2 to co-sponsor Envision, the largest, longest running fashion show in Minnesota. Held at beautiful Orchestra Hall in downtown Minneapolis, this glamorous event brought out the most stylish of people, from designers, artists, creatives to fashion fans and buyers. TOMODACHI partnered with our friends at Public Functionary on the VIP Room experience, which included collaborating on a vibrant mt tape photo booth installation. Photographer Alex Butterfield shot guests against the colorful washi backdrop while illustrator Allegra Lockstadt created digital illustrations over the images live on a projector for all to see.

Also in the VIP room, TOMODACHI hosted a table with an mt tape art activity and display, helmed by charming staffer Niki, who chatted with guests and sold plenty of mt tape to the fashionable masses.

On top of that, TOMODACHI donated 300 gift bags for the VIP runway guests, which we embellished at the last minute with fun washi tape designs with the help of our friends at PF.

Thanks to Public Functionary, Ignite Models and V2 for inviting us to participate! Special thanks also goes out to Kate Iverson for all of her enthusiasm for mt and washi tape!

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Photos: Niki Tombaga and Kate Iverson

Learn more about envision www.envisionmpls.com

Oct07

Public Functionary x TOMODACHI “Wash-i Room” Collab

2015 at 01:27 pm by admin | Comments Off

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Contemporary art space Public Functionary partnered with TOMODACHI to create a vibrantly colorful installation in…where else? The gallery bathroom. Dubbed the “Wash-i Room” (get it, wash room/washi tape?), installation artist Meepo created a dimensional, abstract design using Japanese brand mt tape that covered each wall and included designed panels inserted into a grid of mirrors. Even the soap dispenser got the washi treatment! Stop by the gallery this fall to catch an art exhibit and snap a selfie in the wash-i room (you could even win a PF t-shirt!).

Follow Public Functionary on Facebook to keep up with events, exhibits and gallery hours. http://www.facebook.com/pfunctionary

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Oct07

TOMODACHI x mt tape Art Exhibit: Retrospective

2015 at 01:21 pm by admin | Comments Off

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Through the month of September, we had an amazing time hosting 19 local artists working in the medium of Japanese washi brand, mt tape. Each piece was more unique than the last, with artists creating everything from entire dresses made out of washi tape to design-based works, portraits, multi-dimensional pieces, installation art and more. Artists like Jennifer Davis and Michael Cina stayed true to their aesthetics, using mt tape to accent and embellish their beautiful, recognizable compositions, while artists such as Joshua Nelson and Lex Thompson chose to go more large scale, bringing a Minnesota wildlife themes into the equation for a fun front window display. We’re sad to see the work go, but happy to have collaborated with such talented artists — and hopefully helped them discover a new art medium in mt tape!

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Thank you to all the artists involved: Lex Thompson, James Rojas, Michael Cina, Bryant Locher, Samantha Rei Crossland, Christopher Straub, Jennifer Davis, Ashley Hay, Leekyung Kang, Jamie Owens, Rudy Fig, Christina Da Cruz, Caitlin Karolczak, Joshua Nelson, Emiel Gregor, Kao Lee Thao, Andi Hillestad, Chris Matta.

Thanks to Public Functionary, Professor Frenchy @ MCAD, along with our sponsors at Coca-Cola, SkullCandy, Masu Sushi and Robata, Fire Lake Grill House & Cocktail Bar @MOA, Shanghai Bistro, Wasabi Fusion, Freshens @MoA, Urban Decay Cosmetics, Sweetbella, and In-signity!

Special thanks to Kamoi Kakoshi / mt masking tape!

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Credit
Poster: Robert Johnston
Music: DJ Sally
Photos: Kate Iverson, Lex Thompson
Installation and set up: Mike Bishop

This show was co-curated by Public Functionary and Denny Park

More photos Click Here

Oct01

Back-to-school stationery at TOMODACHI

2015 at 02:42 pm by admin | Comments Off

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The fall season is now in full swing, and with the trees changing color and temperatures dropping, it’s time once again for students to head back to school. TOMODACHI is helping everyone get motivated for the the fall season with some brand-new back-to-school merchandise and deals! We have a wide variety of stationery available at both our Mall of America and Rosedale locations, including notebooks, pencils, supplies, bags, bento boxes and lunchtime accessories, and more available for students of all ages, as well as some incoming merchandise featuring popular characters like Hello Kitty, Rilakkuma, and more! TOMODACHI is also offering a special “buy 3, get 1 free” deal on all of our pens and pencils for the season, so make sure to come down to either of our locations to check out our new merchandise while you can!

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Sep22

Live art experience at Envision Fall 2015

2015 at 03:01 pm by admin | Comments Off

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TOMODACHI is excited to partner with the Envision Fall 2015 fashion show and our friends at Public Functionary and Fulton Beer to help create the event’s VIP experience on Saturday, September 26th at Orchestra Hall. We collaborated on a vibrant backdrop for the VIP room’s photo booth, which is designed completely with Japanese washi brand, mt tape!

More than just a pretty background, the photo booth is a unique live art collaboration. Guests are invited to pose for fashion photographer Alex Butterfield in front the washi installation; Alex then hands images off to award-winning illustrator, Allegra Lockstad, who will further embellish them using a digital Wacom tablet, projected LIVE. The photos will be posted on Facebook after the event — watch for them to be shared by TOMODACHI!

The Envision Fall fashion show is the Twin Cities preeminent fashion showcase, and the longest running fashion event in Minnesota. Held in the stunning venue of Orchestra Hall, Envision features a runway show of looks from both emerging and established local designers and boutiques.

The VIP Room, curated by Public Functionary, and sponsored by Fulton and TOMODACHI, will also feature music from Eric Mayson and special guests as well as a bar, food and a pop-up shop from Hotrocity and a mt tape table hosted by TOMODACHI!

Runway Line Up:

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Caroline Hayden
Jenny Carle
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Cory Allen
Form Over Function
Joeleen Torvick
Kjurek
Russell Bourrienne
Sarah Furnae
Tessa Louise
Yevette Willaert

Accessories:

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Larissa Loden
Mona Williams
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See Eyewear
Stephanie Lake

For more info and to purchase tickets, visit www.envisionmpls.com

Sep04

Back-to-School Special: Buy 2 Get 1 Free on mt tape!

2015 at 02:11 pm by admin | Comments Off

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Now that summer is winding down and it’s time to head back to school, TOMODACHI is offering a special deal on our colorful selection of designer washi tape! Through the end of September, customers who purchase two rolls of mt tape will get one for free! Stock up on tons of cool colors and patterns to use for creatively decorating dorm rooms, embellishing interiors and making beautiful, eye-catching arts and crafts. This offer is only available while supplies last and will conclude at the end of September, so don’t miss out!

What is mt tape? mt is a brand of washi rice paper masking tape produced by Japanese company Kamoi Kakoshi. This no-damage adhesive is designed to be easily applied, aligned and repositioned, making it a perfect tool for use in crafts, interior decoration, contemporary art installation and design. Available in a huge variety of colors, patterns, styles, and sizes, mt has become a part of daily life for customers and artists across the world, adding a little bit of color everywhere!

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