Japan LA. Just like their namesake, they sell cute stuff inspired by Japan & Los Angeles! Finally there is a unique retail shop that caters specifically to people who love “kawaii” or “cute” (Kawaii is the Japanese word for cute) character goods. They carry toys for adults and kids alike, great gifts, apparel, accessories, art, and more, all inspired by Japanese and Los Angeles Pop Culture.
Jamie Rivadeneira started the brand in 2006, with many items being imported from Japan. JapanLA is a clothing brand! They manufacture officially licensed clothing from brands like Sanrio, San-X, tokidoki, and Artist collaborations. There is a gallery space in the back of their physical store, showcasing the best in adorable and gorgeous art from all over the world. They also feature special Pop-Up shops with local brands (California, USA) and brands from Japan.
Japan LA is also a lifestyle brand. Amongst offering their sweet wares online and to resellers like Beserk, Japan LA also curate theme parties and art shows and graphic art exhibitions, including the most recent Hello Kitty Exhibition Art Show, at the Japanese American National Museum, in Los Angeles. Japan LA encourages and stimulates people of all ages, genders, creeds, persuasions and orientations, to embrace their love of cute things and share it with friends! Join the Cute Culture! If you love kittens, you should be able to wear them…frolicking…with ice cream…seriously. Rainbows, ice cream sundaes, cats, milkshakes, unicorns, vivid colours, pastel hues, and anything that brings us back to those childhood feelings of warmth and security and homeliness and family and new friendships. Partnering with ridiculously cute brands including Rilakkuma, Crowded Teeth & tokidoki, Japan LA’s goal is to dress you up in adorable & fashionable gear.
Don’t just enjoy cute culture, be a part of it! Create your own style with Japan LA.