LOVE! LOVE! JAPAN! at Young At Art Museum


Famed Japanese Pop Fashion Designer Sebastian Masuda Visits YAA
DAVIE, Fla. – Famed Japanese pop fashion designer Sebastian Masuda will be the special guest at Young At Art Museum during LOVE! LOVE! JAPAN! on Saturday March 1, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The event will feature a series of all-day activities themed to Japanese pop culture, including Harajuku fashion dress-up and Kawaii (cute) art projects. The highlight of the event will be Masuda’s presentation, “Mr. Sebastian Masuda—King of Harajuku” at 2 p.m. (reservations required), sponsored by the Miami Consulate-General of Japan and the Japan Foundation. The festive day of fashion and art will be capped by “Dansu Paatii,” a special JPop Dance Party, from 6 to 9 p.m., sponsored by Zico Premium Coconut Water and Pop Chips, and featuring a special dance performance by the St. Gregory Dance Troop.

After being part of an avant-grade art and theater group in the early 1990s, Masuda opened 6%DOKIDOKI, now one of the most popular stores in Harajuku, Japan. The forerunner of the Kawaii movement of fashion and fashion accessories, 6%DOKIDOKI’s popularity with overseas fans promoted Masuda to create the Harajuku Kawaii Experience World Tour in 2009.

In 2011, Masuda made his artistic director debut for Japanese pop icon pop singer Kyary Pamyu Pamyu’s single, “PONPONPON.” He also acted as art director for several of the star’s additional singles, as well as her concert tour. A huge fan 6%DOKIDOKI, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu embraces Kawaii fashion, from her clothes to her stage designs.
“We are thrilled to have Masuda visit us in March to give visitors and members a firsthand look at Japan’s pop culture,” said Young At Art Museum Executive Director/CEO Mindy Shrago. “His visit will be the perfect preview to the Japan Kingdom of Characters national traveling exhibition that will open at YAA this summer. Japanese pop culture has left an indelible mark worldwide from fashion to anime, manga and of course loveable universal favorites, Hello Kitty and Pokémon.” Love! Love! Japan! sponsor RA Shushi will be at the museum from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. serving samples of its signature Tootsy Maki. Join LOVE! LOVE! JAPAN! for free with a Young At Art Museum membership or regular museum admission of $14 per person; $12 for Broward County residents, seniors and children over age 1; and $11 for military members and their immediate families. Admission to the evening JPop Dance Party is $15 per person, with $5 off the ticket price if you come dressed in Harajuku fashion attire.

Reservations for both Masuda’s presentation and the JP Dance Party are required. Please visit for reservations, and more information including combination ticket special for both events. For more information about Young At Art Museum, call 954-424-0085.

About Young At Art Museum
The Gold-LEED® certified Young At Art Museum is the epicenter of cultural arts education for families and features four permanent galleries: GreenScapes, CultureScapes, WonderScapes and ArtScapes. The Young At Art Institute features a series of professionally equipped studios for drawing, painting, sculpture, animation, photography and film, printmaking, mixed media, digital computer and 4D video design. The new facility also includes a 10,000 square-foot Broward County Library, a National Traveling Exhibition Gallery, Teen Center and Recording Studio, a preschool and early childhood learning center, a Museum Gift Shop and the Toss Up Salads Café.

Young At Art is located at 751 SW 121 Ave. in Davie. Hours are Monday through Thursday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is $14 per person; $12 for Broward County residents, seniors and children over age 1; and $11 for military members and their immediate families. For more Museum membership and other information, call 954-424-0085 or visit