Tokyo Pop-up Mask Store Finally Opens for CHRISTMAS Shoppers

Tokyo Pop-up Mask Store Finally Opens for CHRISTMAS Shoppers

Tokyo Pop-up Mask Store Finally Opens for CHRISTMAS Shoppers
Photo: Hindustan Times

A pop-up mask store near Japan’s capital will be open for a month. It offers 250 types of face mask, which include festive versions with decorative lights.

According to a Yahoo! News report, the Tokyo Mask Land is a pop-up mask store that will open for a month in an office building in Yokohama, Japan. It also has a mask bar and will offer mask-making workshops to further attract Christmas shoppers.

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People in Japan always wear face masks even before the pandemic. This is especially during the winter flu season and during Spring when cedar and cypress pollen triggers hay fever. It is also unusual to see someone without a mask in Japan, especially in public places.

Meanwhile, the store also plans exhibiting the history of face coverings. It will also have a photo booth featuring Christmas trees and a mannequin dressed up as Santa Claus.

Tokyo Pop-up Mask Store Finally Opens for CHRISTMAS Shoppers
Photo: Hindustan Times

For Ryota Nabetani, a 23-year-old shopper, having this store concept will not come up if there had been no pandemic. Another store visitor, Hisashi Matsumura, 65, said it is a unique store with face masks having LED lights or made from “washi,” a traditional Japanese paper.

Tokyo had a recent surge in COVID-19 infections. This prompted authorities in late November this year requesting bars and restaurants to shorten opening hours.