Muji Vancouver at Japan Unlayered

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Before 2 years ago, I would consider myself pretty sheltered regarding events around Vancouver. I would never venture out to events in our city, partly due to no interest of going out and the fact I was shy and I didn’t like going anywhere unless I had one person I knew personally, to go with me.

However, after being dragged out by my close friend to go hiking for the first time ever in 2015, I found myself enjoying the adventure and just going out in general. Nowadays, I love to find new events to try.

Recently, I received tickets for the pop up store for Muji Vancouver. The MUJI Pop-up Store will be accessible during January 27th – February 28th at the Fairmont Pacific Rim. 

What is MUJI you may ask?

MUJI was founded in 1980 in Japan. The company specializes in numerous products that ranges from household items, food to apparel. The company takes proud on having three main principles: 1) Selection of Materials, 2) Streamlining of Processes, 3) Simplification of Packages

While some may argue that their products are minimalist, MUJI argues that their products are like empty vessels. Stating that the items are empty vessels because”…simplicity and emptiness yield the ultimate universality, embracing the feelings and thoughts of all people.”

Information about Muji

Before you enter the store, there are fliers for people to gather and read information on about the company. The picture above, explains what the company is about. While the flyer, Japan Unlayered, talks about the entire exhibit that is being displayed. 


When you enter the hotel, the pop-up store is to your left. There is a place for lineups, but because I had tickets I didn’t need to wait at all. 

The front of the pop-up store.
The CD player was a neat touch.
The bean bag was very comfy.

At the very front of the store, there are items on display on a wooden stature. The front display has items to sell and as well as, showing the functions of it. They had numerous items on display, such as a wall mounted CD player, bean bags, and more.

Color galore 
Close up.

To say the pop-up store is small, is an understatement (´꒳`). Only a handful of people could fit in. Despite the size, the store had carried many products for sale. My favorite items had to be the pens, because of the thinness and of course, the selection of colors 🏳️‍🌈

There were other products, but they didn’t appeal to me as they were household items, such as plates, clocks, toiletries, and more. There was a section of food, candy and tea, unfortunately, I forgot to take pictures of it. 

There’s candle, clocks and aroma diffusers, oh my!
Bowls and dishes, that really capture the vessel style.
We have to drink our tea somehow.

Personally, I really enjoyed the MUJI pop-up store. I do have a bias in which I like Japanese culture, however, I did like simplicity of the company and what it embodies. I would be excited and pleased should MUJI open in Vancouver.

What did you guy think about MUJI? Did you enjoy it as well?

Let me know in the comments below 

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