Aug 20, 2015

Osaka Maido Fair at Pavilion KL

Yours truly was there at the launching of the Osaka Maido Fair at Tokyo Street, Level 6, Pavilion KL.

This Osaka Maido Fair event was organized by Adventure Japan company shop and Show You Japan shop – A newly opened Japanese Pop-Up Shop that sells high quality Japanese products, located in Tokyo Street. 


The fair is called the Osaka Maido Fair by Adventure Japan, as ‘Maido’ is a common greeting in Osaka which means: ‘thank you and welcome’. 

Formally know as Naniwa, Osaka is a designated city in Kansai region and Japan's second largest city after Tokyo. Osaka serves as a major economic hub, well known in worldwide for its attractive locations, e.g.: Osaka Castle, Universal Studio Japan, Umeda Sky Building, Dōtonbori etc. Osaka has also been known as the "nation's kitchen" of the delicious food they have and served as a center for the rice trade during the Edo period.

Osaka Maido Fair brought in Osaka elements to Tokyo Street with 5 booths that are selling Daikoku rice snacks, Osaka Travel Package promotions, Japanese lanterns, Show You Japan products i.e. yukatas, kendama and more. 

Kendama is a traditional Japanese toy. The kendama has three cups and a spike which fits into the hole in the ball. Basic kendama tricks consist of catching the ball in the cups and on the spike. 

To fulfill the ‘Maido’ fair mission for customer rewards, any shoppers who spend RM150 can draw a prize from Osaka.

Shoppers who sign any travel package at the Orex Travel booth will stand a chance to win 4D3N Free and Easy Tour to Osaka for 2!

The launch saw the performance of special guests, Japanese Traditional Rakugo, who was flown in from Osaka to Pavilion KL for the event. 

Previously invited to perform in New York, Russia and Ukraine, Ms. Katsura Ayame and Mr.
Hayashiya Somejyaku entertained the guests and media by teaching them with some Osaka language, singing our local 'Rasa Sayang' song and then with a Japanese version which set off peals of laughter from all those watching...

Mr Hayashiya Somejyaku then impressed everyone there by doing a performance of the ‘Kenka Kappore’ dance. 

The Osaka Maido Fair is open to all from now to 27th August 2015. Shoppers can experience decorations inspired by Osaka streets i.e. Tsutenkaku, Dōtonbori, as well as the Osaka Billiken Doll – a lucky statue which is believed to bring good luck and wishes just by rubbing his feet...

 Be sure to check out and admire a 1X350 miniature Osaka Castle – one of Japan's most famous landmarks located in Chūō-ku, Osaka as well... it is so well made and hopefully someday soon I get to see the real one in its full splendour.... 

Come on Billiken, you know I rubbed your feet countless time for that wish.....

In addition to that, Mr. Akira Yamashita- a Japanese lantern making artist from Japan, was also present at the event to showcase lantern-making and drawing techniques to the guests and media. 

Mr. Akira Yamashita will be available at his booth from 15th to 20th August for shoppers who wish
to buy a Japanese lantern or learn to make one themselves. 

We got to enjoy some Osaka snacks and drinks after the launch.... They were absolutely yummy...

Personally, I have always been intrigue and keen on Japanese traditions and culture and would really love to visit and blog about Osaka sometime in the future... Fingers crossed...

Anyway, thanks Pavilion KL and Adventure Japan & Malaysia for the invitation for this amazing experience/ event...

For more details, check out....
K-03A-12, No.2 Jalan Solaris, Solaris Mont Kiara, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA


  1. Japan is a truly Asia experience! I still adore of Osaka where I have went to the Universal Studio Japan, visited Himeji Castle and much more last 6 years ago. You will gonna to love the whole city of Osaka, I am for sure. Namba is the best place to shop, food and of course its crazy

    1. Gosh , you are so lucky... my only Japan trip was to Tokyo and the surroundings, Hakone, Gotemba... I really , really, really want to go to Osaka.... and do all the things you do...

  2. Wow, I see you enjoyed to see Osaka Maido Fair in Pavilion! Lucky you, Miera and S Yin too! I wish go to visit around Japan one day! :) Follow me at Thank you! (^-^)v

    1. I want to go to Osaka.... still... hehehe... maybe we can go together.... heheh


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