12th May 2023

Queen The Greatest Pop Up Store To Open in Kyoto, Japan

A new "QUEEN THE GREATEST POP-UP STORE" will be held in Kyoto for the first time in Kansai from 20th May to 4th June.

The store is based upon the deep bond that Queen has built in Japan from their very first Japanese tour in April 1975 to the present day and is being held to mark their continuing 50th-anniversary celebrations since the band's formation in 1971.

The new Kyoto store will be open from 20th May (Sat) to 4th June (Sun) at the ‘ShinPuhKan’ multiple shopping complex, the latest new landmark in the city. The opening of this Queen store is due to the success of the Tokyo version in 2022 and the huge demand it created from fans.

This whole project in Japan is a spin-off of the official 'QUEEN THE GREATEST POP-UP STORE' held in Carnaby Street, London in late 2021 / early 2022 with Kyoto being the third city to hold it globally, following London and Tokyo. 

After their first tour of Japan in 1975, the band visited Japan repeatedly and, unusually for a foreign artist at the time, also performed actively in Sapporo, Sendai, Yamaguchi and other cities. Queen guitarist Brian May wrote 'Teo Torriatte (Let Us Cling Together)’ which included Japanese lyrics and Freddie Mercury collected traditional Japanese items from places during his own private visits to Japan. The story of Freddie Mercury's building a Japanese garden in his London home is also very well known.

The deep relationship between Queen and their Japanese fans has long been established and continues to grow with such projects. To demonstrate this the store will display photos of Queen members during their visits to Japan and sell a variety of products with a 'Japanese’ theme that are exclusive to the store.

As well as the photo exhibition and merchandise that appeared in Harajuku, Tokyo, the Kyoto shop will also sell a number of new products that will be on display for the first time.

This is a limited-time, one-off event in the region, and we hope you will take the opportunity to visit.

For more information click here >> http://www.universal-music.co.jp/faq/ 

Saturday 20 May - Sunday 4 June 2023
Location: ShinPuhKan (586-2, Bano-cho, Anekoji-sagaru, Karasuma-dori, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto)
Opening hours: Sat 20 May 12:00 - 20:00 (OPEN day) / 21 May (SUN) - 4 June (SUN) 11:00 - 20:00