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Androidol "U" came to Ikebukuro PARCO

Androidol "U" came to Ikebukuro PARCO

PARCO is promoting "Androidol U grow-up project" make the android to idle with Ishiguro laboratory in Osaka University and Dwango Co., Ltd.
This project is a social experiment to create an android that can communicate richly with people.
 
We provided "U" as an opportunity for activities as an idol at Ikebukuro PARCO as part of the project on April 1 and 2.
"U" received a customer's question through the tablet as a staff of the information counter and informed recommended items by her voice.
Many customers including travelers from overseas enjoyed conversation and taking commemorative photos with "U".



Androidol ”U” came to Ikebukuro PARCO (video)

MEETSCAL STORE collaborated with "mintdesigns"

MEETSCAL STORE collaborated with "mintdesigns"

PARCO runs its directly managed shop, produces original product, and sells products in real store "MEETSCAL STORE" and online.
 
MEETSCAL STORE has released a product collaborated with "mintdesigns", a designer brand from Tokyo, and a stationery maker "HIGHTIDE" in Fukuoka.

"mintdesigns" is a brand that conceives of clothing as a form of timeless product design that is not limited to thecategory of fashion.
In addition, "HIGHTIDE" is a goods maker designing stationery such as notebooks.
This time, we created products by imagining stationery placed in a corner of a bookstore with the theme of "bookstore in somewhere".
  
PARCO launched once A month, our first directly managed shop, in Fukuoka PARCO in 2010. After that, we have collaborated with over 500 manufacturers and creators so far with focusing on making unique products..

Movies which PARCO distributes got two awards of GOLDEN GLOBES

Movies which PARCO distributes got two awards of GOLDEN GLOBES

"Manchester by the Sea" and "Nocanal Animals" which PARCO distributes in cooperation with Bitters End inc, were nominated for a total of 8 categories of 74TH GOLDEN GLOBES and received two awards.
Both movies are universal works, one of the major American film companies.

"Manchester by the Sea" is scheduled to be released in May 2017 in Japan, "Nocturnal Animals" will be released in 2017.

 

"Manchester by the Sea"

Best Motion Picture - Drama

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama:Casey Affleck

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture:Michelle Williams

Best Director - Motion Picture:Kenneth Lonergan

Best Screenplay - Motion Picture:Kenneth Lonergan

A total of 5 nomination nominations, won Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama

Nagoya PARCO held "Nagoparu Culture Festival"

October 1 to October 23, 2016

Nagoya PARCO held "Nagoparu Culture Festival"

Nagoya PARCO held "Nagoparu Culture Festival" from October 1 to October 23, 2016.


"Nagoparu Culture Festival" is event that introduces attractions of creators, writers and local companys under the theme of "young new talent discovery" and "proposal of pleasure that makes new discovery". This was 4th time that Nagoya PARCO held this event.


In Parco Gallery which was the main site, "N:BOOK STORE" that is the local culture magazine "N:BOOK" produced shop opened. The number of 17 stores from Tokai area gatherd and sold sundries, clothes, painting and books etc.
Also, Select 23 stores launched limited items collaborated with N:BOOK.
In Nagoya PARCO, POP-UP shops by creators that gathered from various place in Tokai area opened for the duration of this event.

 

By discovering and supporting new talent, we are, by extension, creating new value.
Nagoya PARCO will continue to discover young creators and introduce Nagoya's attaraction.

"Frozen Fireworks Sayoko Yamaguchi" won the grand prize of the cultural documentary movie award of Agency for Cultural Affairs

"Frozen Fireworks Sayoko Yamaguchi" won the grand prize of the cultural documentary movie award of Agency for Cultural Affairs

Parco-funded film "Frozen Fireworks Sayoko Yamaguchi" won the grand prize of the cultural documentary movie award of Agency for Cultural Affairs, Goverment of Japan.

 

This award was set in order to contribute to the improvement and the development of the Japanese movie art. 

 

"Frozen Fireworks Sayoko Yamaguchi" is a documentary film of Sayoko Yamaguchi who is a Japanese model walked the runway of Paris Collection for the first time as Japanese.


This movie attained a reputation as not only a record of her attractive life but also record of the world of fashion and dance from 1970s to 2000s.

Meetscal Store opened its first overseas pop-up shop in Hong Kong PMQ

Meetscal Store opened its first overseas pop-up shop in Hong Kong PMQ

Meetscal Store opened its first overseas pop-up shop in Hong Kong PMQ that is an  from September 6 to 25.

 

PMQ is reinforcing its position as a creative hub for disseminating the work of talented young designers.

We provided Japanese young creators the chance of showing and selling their works abroad. 

 

The shop brings together the complementary visions of PMQ and PARCO, which are both committed to cultivating and supporting new talent. 

 

The BY PARCO shop & gallery, which opened on August 26 in Aoyama, Tokyo, plans to display and sell items from PMQ’s young creative professionals.

PMQ and PARCO are sharing their resources and networks through the initiative to enhance recognition in each other’s markets and develop new networks, thus reinforcing their information dissemination capabilities domestically and internationally.

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