By Arthur Medrano | Staff Writer |
JapanLA, a small boutique shop in Los Angeles, was the home for a 20th anniversary celebration of the Pokémon franchise on Feb 27.
It houses unique and interesting items like toys, clothing and accessories filled with the signature “kawaii” flare.
This shop was getting ready to have large crowds embrace their love for cute things, especially Pokémon-themed.
The event was spread all across social media and the only downfall one could expect is the wait in line for getting the chance to get any items for the 20th celebration.
Average wait time spanned from two to three hours just to gain entrance into the small store located on Melrose Ave.
Although most die-hard fans were seen waiting hours before the actual opening, they made their long wait worthwhile with the camaraderie of all age groups celebrating Japanese pop culture.
There were collectibles, poke plushies and a signature Eevee evolution t-shirt on sale for the event, who is a small furry Pokémon adored by many just as Pikachu and Jigglypuff are.
Waiting in line also brought out many fans cosplaying as their favorite Pokémon character or Pokémon.
You could feel the vivid adoration for the series and if you don’t get the chance to visit the store, you’ll have a chance to catch ‘em all through their website that sells the same products.
The Pokémon boutique pop-up shop at JapanLA is scheduled to remain open until Mar 27.