It’s time to wrap up our tour of Kyary’s costume exhibit, covered most of the way through in our previous two segments. After Fashion Monster things get a little anti-climactic, though there is a respectable finale. So what’s in store for us? First, this:
Umm . . . I don’t know where this is from. And you know what? I don’t want to know where it’s from. Kyary in a green pants suit does serious damage to the wonderful, bubbly, freaky, effervescent, transcendent Kyary that lives in my mind. Why’d you have to go and wreck it for me?
The next display is a strobe effect recreation of Kyary’s Kouhaku getup. Kouhaku (Red-White Battle) is like a massive “Battle of the Bands” performed by most of Japan’s major pop talent. Nearly everyone watches it on New Year’s Eve. It’s a tradition like the Times Square countdown.
Now, we exit the inner sanctum of the exhibit to enter the gift shop area, which actually has some nice displays. But first, the sign.
Kyaracteristically kyute lettering, there.
Kyary goods, with Kyary’s trademark shark mark. But there are interesting displays in this room, too, and they are partly visible from the sidewalk outside and so wouldn’t cost anything to see. First, these, which are outfits from various events and concert appearances.
Yes, they almost
make up for the green pants suit.
A shag carpet tv shows a constant stream of Kyary videos. Bonus points if you can name this video.
And to wrap it up, the Pamuseum has a nice finale just before the last exit with Furisodeshon, which I discussed a while back here. The song and video are close contenders for being my favorite (after Fashion Monster) and also high on the Kyary Kyuteness Quotient (KKQ). The manager/curator very kindly took my picture here! (Don’t worry, I won’t make you look at that one!)
I’m no biblical scholar, but I’m guessing there’s some Garden of Eden symbolism going on here.
And that concludes our tour of the Kyary Pamyu Pamuseum! Thanks for watching!