19 Apr 2013

“Japanese Street Art at The Link” celebrates 2nd Anniversary of Lok Fu Plaza

Last year, “The Link’s Japanese Food Fair” was held to celebrate the 1st anniversary of The Link’s flagship shopping mall, Lok Fu Plaza. To celebrate its 2nd birthday, from 28 April to 31 May, The Link is hosting “Japanese Street Art at The Link”, a series of celebrations bringing Japan’s landmark street scenes and art performances to the plaza, which will certainly be the talk of the town.

Hong Kong’s First Pop-up Book on 360° Giant Scenes of Japanese Streets
The Link has invited Mr Chris Lau, Hong Kong’s first full-time pop-up book artist, to present “Hong Kong’s First Pop-up Book on 360° Giant Scenes of Japanese Streets” for the first time at Lok Fu Plaza. The book features food streets and Sakura parks of Japan by showing landmark street views of Tokyo, Osaka and Hokkaido as 3D pop-up models, which makes one feel as if on the streets of Japan. This will be a great photo taking opportunity! In addition, on Saturdays and Sundays, Japanese specialties will be available at 3D Pop-up Stores, where customers can enjoy a variety of delicious Japanese food.

“Noge Street Performance” – Japan’s Top Street Culture
As street performance is a key feature of Japanese culture, The Link has invited various street performers to showcase their acts at Lok Fu Plaza on Saturdays during the celebration period. The performances include a comedy show by Japan’s top performing group, Gabez, who have conducted public tour performances in Taiwan, Korea and Singapore, and are appearing for the first time in Hong Kong. In addition, there will be a magic art show by “to R mansion” and performances by local musical act “No Drums Needed” and local theatre act “All Theatre Parade”. All of these performances will immerse visitors in Japanese street atmosphere at Lok Fu Plaza.
Ms Hilda Wong, Head of Marketing of The Link, said, “Japanese culture is very popular in Hong Kong. To celebrate the 2nd anniversary of Lok Fu Plaza, The Link is bringing Japan’s landmark street views and large-scale street carnivals to Hong Kong in a creative and dynamic way. We hope that people will come to Lok Fu Plaza to enjoy the atmosphere of Japanese street art as well as exciting new shopping experiences. What’s more, to introduce local street culture, we have invited various local performance groups, including Hong Kong Sign Language Musical Theatre and Hong Kong Funny Clown Theatre. Through mixing Japanese with local art and cultures, we aim to enrich the celebration and bring art to the community.”
Event Parade for Kids on Sundays
In addition to the series of performances, The Link has invited nearly 1,000 babies and children to join various events and activities at Lok Fu Plaza. Highlights include:
Japanese-Style Baby Crawling Contest (28 April)
Up to 150 babies dressed up in kimonos, cosplay or other costumes will be invited to compete for “The Most ‘Japanese Style’ Baby Award” and “The Most Vigorous Baby Award”.
Kid Model Fashion Show (5 May)
Up to 150 kids will be invited to participate in the fashion show, with each of them having the opportunity to showcase their most confident and stylish appearance on the stage to compete for 5 awards: “The Kid Model King Award”, “The Most Charming Kid Model”, “The Most Trendy Kid Model”, “The Most Popular Kid Model” and “The Best Costume Award”.
“Lok Fu’s Got Talent” Show (19 May)
Up to 80 kids will be invited to participate in the show and give a two-minute performance to compete for “The Stage King Award”, “The Most Trendy King Award”, “The Best Performance Award”, “The Most Popular Performer Award” and “The Best Costume Award”.
Apart from the above events, The Link is also offering generous shopping offers during the celebration period. Customers who spend HK$200 or above on purchases are entitled to a free Kawaii sweetheart donut while stocks last. Purchases made with the Dah Sing The Link Happy Visa Card entitle the buyer to an additional donut.
For further details, please refer to the appendix.
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