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This August, high up on the 5th floor of Shibuya store Cannabis, the Australian fashion label Ksubi Collective have erected a bright blue, plastic toy 'home'. Inspired by the hand built shelters of the homeless people of Tokyo’s streets, the installation ‘Home Honey, I’m Hi!’ reflects both the Japanese obsession for material comforts and our desire for a simpler hassle-free existence with painted furnishings like lamps, sofas, and even plates. With cute decor and childlike crayon furniture it seems to satisfy the Japanese dynamic, unpractical it may be.
Post exhibition, the installation in partnership with Kirin's 'Big in Japan' cultural exchange programme, became Ksubi’s second ever 'Pop 'n' Shop' pop-up store, following 'Lest We Regret' last October in the Melbourne gallery space, Don’t Come.
“Home Honey, I’m Hi!” Ksubi Pop-Up Shop @ Cannabis 5-17-24 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0001