Beginning in December, there will a whole lot of exciting opportunities for fans of Hizumi in Japan! Just in time for the holidays, UMBRELLA has announced a couple of in-person events for fans in both the Nagoya and Tokyo areas. Will you be in Japan in December? Were you one of the biggest Freaks in the fandom? Now’s your chance to shop UMBRELLA’s selection in person, pick up some limited-time goods, or even meet Hizumi himself.
As previously reported, fiveStars Nagoya has launched sales of a selection of UMBRELLA’s lines in its physical shop. Details have recently been made available regarding these goods, and it seems only natural that there will be some celebratory festivities, too!
Let’s start with the basics: On November 15th, fiveStars began offering a range of UMBRELLA products. (Please check out the official listings at the UMBRELLA web shop to see details about these products.)
★ SNAKE PRINT RAGLAN 3/4
★ UMB SPIRITUAL T-shirt
★ Pick holder necklace
★ Booster pick set
★ UMBRELLA Coaster
★ Postcard-[un]REAL ver1.0-
★ Postcard-METALLIC ver1.0-
★ Postcard-necromance ver1.0-
★ Butterfly mug
★ Graphic Asymmetry T
★ Graphic iPhone5 case
★ UMBRELLA Smartphone accessory/strap
But that’s not all. On December 7th fiveStars will hold a special event. For one day only, three limited items will be available at the shop. What’s more, Hizumi will be at the shop for an event starting at 12 pm! The ex-vocalist will be shaking hands in the store’s event space and signing the UMBRELLA goods you’ve purchased (or, the special postcard which you’ll receive with your event ticket). To participate, all you have to do is purchase something from UMBRELLA at the fiveStars location in Nagoya — and show up in time for the event on the 7th!
Tokyo fans, never fear: Hizumi wouldn’t end the year without an event at his beloved Buddy SoundWorks, too. The event, spanning the days of December 21st and 22nd, will be UMBRELLA’s last of 2013. Hizumi has not yet offered details, such as hours of operation or whether or not he will personally be present, but we can surely expect them soon.
Last but not least, if it isn’t possible to make it to either of these in-store opportunities, the UMBRELLA online shop is currently offering a small commemorative gift for its two-year anniversary. Shoppers who place an online order of ￥3150 or more will receive a special metallic UMBRELLA logo sticker. This offer has been running since October, but appears to still be on the table, at least while supplies last.