The MoMA Design Store in Sapporo Has the Coolest Souvenirs
Take home a miniature Yayoi Kusama pumpkin!
Opened in Sapporo LOFT in September, 2017
MoMA Design Store Sapporo LOFT
6F Esta, Kita 5 Nishi 2, Chuo Ward, Sapporo City, Hokkaido
Open daily from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
No less than The Museum of Modern Art in New York selected the items for the MoMA Design Store, which opened in the Sapporo LOFT department store last year. It’s the fifth branch following the ones in Tokyo, Kobe, and Sendai, all of which can be found inside LOFT department stores in Japan.
Popular items are those that can be used immediately or are practical, such as clocks and stationery. During the store’s first opening, many customers bought umbrellas for the long rainy period in autumn and as preparation for the snow in winter. While the prices are higher than average, there are items that are still within the average tourist’s budget. Here, we list down some of the items that are under ¥2,000.
Rainbow Acrylic Tumbler (¥1,296 each)
Pour water in this glass and a rainbow circle floats. Because it’s acrylic, you can use it even outdoors.
Artist Socks (¥1,620)
Keep your feet warm with these awesome artist-inspired socks (from left: Picasso, Frida, Van Gogh, Andy Warhol).
Yayoi Kusama: Cell Phone Strap, Pumpkin (¥1,620 each)
The signature polka dots are unmistakably Yayoi Kusama’s work.
Robot Pencil Sharpener (¥1,620)
This unique pencil sharpener comes from Taiwan and is shaped like a robot. Size is 5×3.3×10cm.
MoMA Grid Tote Bag (¥1,944)
This tote bag was designed by a graphic designer from MoMA. The design is patterned after Manhattan’s streets.
You can also find MoMA items in the store, such as stationery and leather products.
Part of the earnings here are donated to The Museum of Modern Art in New York, so when you purchase an item, you’re already supporting art. Even if you can’t go all the way to New York, you can enjoy art in Sapporo and get fancy goods from MoMA Design Store.
Provided by Japan Walker™, Hokkaido Walker™, and Walkerplus™ (31 January 2018)