The Pokémon Center is collaborating with Yakushigama, a brand of CHUGAI TOEN Pottery, which expresses traditional pottery with a modern sensibility! On Saturday, November 27th, 2021, ceramic decorations which shine with the skills of craftsmen, will appear at the Pokémon Center.
Each ceramic decoration is carefully made by skilled craftsmen. The Pikachu and Raikou one is based on a drawing by popular illustrator Atsuko Nishida (にしだあつこ). The ceramic decoration comes with a pedestal and a gold folding screen, making it a perfect interior decoration to welcome the New Year. Pikachu and the Koiking are together in the design of the ceramic ornament, and when shaken gently, the soft sound of the bell resonates. Be sure to get your hands on these softly textured ceramic decorations. The Pokémon Center Online will start selling them from 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, November 25th, 2021!
Please note that the release of these product may be postponed or cancelled depending on the situation at the production site. Thank you for your understanding in advance.
At the Amazon.co.jp Pokémon Store, pre-orders for products with a (★) will be starting on November 27th, 2021, and sales starting on December 4th, 2021, but due to the limited number of products available, they may be sold during the pre-order period.
All Pokémon Center stores will carry this line. There is a possibility that other Pokémon Stores will carry the product the week after the release date. In order to prevent the spread of COVID-19, some stores may change their opening hours or close temporarily.
Atsuko Nishida Profile
He has been in charge of designing many popular Pokemon such as Pikachu. He also works on illustrations and designs in various genres such as games, card illustrations, and characters. He is a graphic designer and illustrator who is currently active as a freelancer.
CHUGAI TOEN Profile
CHUGAI TOEN is located in the city of Seto, as a ceramics manufacturer that proficiently produces Eto (Chinese astrological calendar) ornaments, Maneki-neko (Japanese fortune welcoming cats), Hina-ningyo (traditional dolls displayed at Girls’ Festival in March), Gogatsu-ningyo (Boys’ Festival dolls in May), as well as lucky ornaments and seasonal.
What is Yakushigama?
Yakushigama is a brand of Nakagai Pottery that offers modern Japanese decorations such as lucky charms and seasonal decorations that can bring you peace of mind, using the Seto novelty technique that has been handed down since the Meiji era (1868-1912) in Seto City, Aichi Prefecture, a pottery town with a history of over 1000 years.
Ceramic Decoration Pikachu and Raikou - 1,980 yen
Ceramic Decoration Pikachu and Koiking - 1,100 yen
陶飾り ピカチュウとライコウ 1,980円