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Hakubundo makes Pearlridge debut with J-pop party


    Beauty Studio Coordinator Jennifer Daez applies a Pikachu themed makeup to the right eye of model Kiana Dela Cruz at Sephora in Pearlridge Center.

Harajuku arrives at Pearlridge Center Uptown from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday when Japanese bookstore Hakubundo marks the grand opening of its second Hawaii location with an event celebrating Japanese pop culture.

Among the activities will be free beauty makeovers by Sephora incorporating the new Too Faced Peaches & Cream Collection featuring soft, matte peach-scented colors popular with trendy Japanese girls and their anime-loving counterparts. There will also be a beauty play station filled with cosmetics, allowing people to craft their own Harajuku- and J-pop-inspired looks such as glitter eyes and bold colored brows.

The Hawaii Origami Club will offer lessons in creative paper folding. Participants may donate their works to a large-scale art piece that will be on display at Hakubundo through month’s end.

Hakubundo opened its doors in Hawaii in 1910 as an importer of Japanese dry goods. Over time, the Honolulu store began to specialize in Japanese books, magazines and manga. The Pearlridge store offers stationery, craft items and Japanese character plush toys.

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