*UPDATE JUNE 14, 2017*
We are excited so many fans are coming to our Studio Ghibli Party on June 24th. Our store can only accommodate about 800 people throughout one day. So, we are going to give out tickets to the first 800 people in line, between 9:30am-10:30am, the morning of 6/24. If you are not in line at this time, you will not receive a ticket. (So, if you leave the line to get a drink at 7-11, you must be back by 9:30am to get your ticket). Your friend can’t get an extra ticket for you if you are out of line. After we hand out the tickets, some of you can leave the line, get some breakfast, walk around Melrose, and not stress out, wondering if you will get in the store that day.
We can go through about 100 people per hour, so if you are number 700 in line, you might as well leave the line and come back later or you could be waiting in line for 7 hours. Don’t worry, the line will not grow because we are only letting people in who have tickets that first day.
If you have a ticket, it will reserve one of the special promotional Totoro Enamel pins, for that day only. You must purchase $30 or more of Studio Ghibli merchandise to get the free pin.
Please do not lose your ticket! Guard it with your life and put it somewhere safe! You must come back with your ticket to get in the first day. Please come back by 5pm to line back up, if you leave the line. We will stay open until the line ends, but can't add to the line after 5pm.
*PLEASE NOTE: RSVP'ing on Facebook does not guarantee entry to the Opening Day Party. We have limited space, so we will cut off the line when the capacity exceeds what our store can handle. The Pop-Up Shop will be a month long, June 24 — July 24. We hope to see everyone come through, just expect the first day to be very busy with long lines.
MORE INFO & FAQ AT THE END OF THIS POST, SO PLEASE READ THROUGH!
POP-UP SHOP INFO:
We are so excited to be hosting the First Official Studio Ghibli Pop-Up Shop in the U.S at JapanLA!
Come by the opening party Saturday, June 24th 2017, from 11am — 5pm for a first look at the Pop-Up Shop, exclusive JapanLA products, and to meet tons of other Ghibli fans!
FREE Totoro Photobooth from 12pm — 4pm!
Limited Edition JapanLA x Studio Ghilbil Enamel Pins Launch!
(LIMIT: 1 PIN PER STYLE, PER PERSON)
Exclusive JapanLA x My Neighbor Totoro Jacket Launch!
(LIMIT: 1 JACKET PER PERSON) Available in Womens S-M-L-XL; A unisex fit, so guys can wear these too!
FREE exclusive JapanLA x My Neighbor Totoro Enamel Pin with $30 or more Studio Ghibli purchase. (One pin per person, while supplies last).
We will have lots of special Exclusive Official Studio Ghibli items from Japan for sale! Come early to get first pick.
Visit the Pop-Up Shop at JapanLA from June 24 — July 24, 2017.
We are closed 4th of July.
PARKING: Parking on Melrose is tricky. You can find metered spaces, but don’t let your time run out because the city will ticket you on the weekends if your meter runs out. There are spots in the residential areas, but many of those spots are only 1 or 2 hour parking. There are some all-day spots a few blocks away, so try to find them and walk a few blocks. Please read the signs because every street has different parking rules. We suggest you carpool with friends, take an Uber, try the bus, or get dropped off.
Saturday: Fluff Ice TRUCK will be serving shaved ice & boba drinks 10:30am — 5pm
Sunday: Blue Nova will be serving rolled ice-cream 11am-6pm