Pom Pom Purin 20th Anniversary “Daisuki” Exhibit Preview

Today I had the chance to go check out the Pom Pom Purin “Daisuki” Exhibit in Ginza! Myself and 49 other lucky “Pombassadors” got to have a sneak peek at the exhibit a day early and I am going to share some photos from the very awesome experience I had!

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A few weeks ago I signed up on the Sanrio website to become a Pombassador and entered myself into a lottery for this preview event. I was very surprised and excited when I found an email in my inbox saying that I had been picked!

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As you walk into the exhibit you are welcomed by 203 Pom Pom Purins! That’s a lot of pudding! If you stand in front of the screen you can see yourself wearing a Pom Pom Purin hat. By the way, for those of you that don’t know, Pom Pom Purin is a golden retriever! For the longest time I knew that he was a dog, but not what breed.

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For Pom Pom Purin’s 20th anniversary the town he lives in has been expanded! Purin Town looks like a really fun and pleasant place to live in! I like that there are a lot of food options in this town.

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This is Pom Pom Purin’s basket where he lives, because he is a dog after all! It’s also a really cute photo op and you can stand behind the basket with Purin!

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This is Purin’s favorite plush and you can see by the wear and tear that he loves it very much!

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Here are the original sketches for Pom Pom Purin when he was being created. I was told that Purin was the winner of a character contest among the workers at Sanrio! He didn’t start out as being a golden retriever and he also didn’t have his pudding beret either.

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Here is a 20 year old Pom Pom Purin who belongs to the original artist. He looks a little worn, but also very loved! I know that my 25 year old bunny plush looks just as worn…if not more.

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Concept art for merchandise!

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This was before the age of computers when everything was hand drawn. How tedious!

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Did you know that there is a Twitter account for a group of Sanrio Boys who love Sanrio characters? They are not an anime, manga, and do not exist in real life. Interesting, huh?

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Here we have something that I absolutely adore. Sweets!

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Of course we can’t forgot merchandise. As you reach the end of the exhibit you are welcomed into a gift shop with both exclusive and non-exclusive merch. Some items are being released here first before they hit other stores!

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Pom Pom Purin ALL the things!

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They also had a small cafe with very cute Pom Pom Purin themed food.

The Pom Pom Purin Daisuki Exhibit will run from March 9th – 14th at Matsuya Ginza. Please check their website for directions. The exhibit is on the 8th floor and there is a 500 yen entrance fee. There was so much more to see than what I posted here so I hope you will have a chance to make a visit and enjoy all the cuteness for yourself!

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