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City of Yokohama

Pikachu Outbreak! 2019 Press Invitation


Press release
PDF ver.


This year, the sixth year this event has been held, the main programs will be at night, with the Pikachus’ performance incorporating technology and the beautiful night scenery of Minato Mirai.


This press event will include coverage of a light performance  combining projection mapping and Pikachus wearing LED outfits. Enjoy this new style of show using digital technology.


1. Date and Time: Thursday, August 8, 2019  18:30­–21:00


18:30                Meet at Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse Event Space (B) (1-1 Shin-minato, Naka-ku,

           Yokohama)   Please find the map in press release PDF version Attachment 1.

18:55~19:15   (1) Film/photograph “Minato Mirai’s Ocean X Pikachu” (Red Brick Park)

           With Yokohama Bay Bridge and Yokohama Harbor in the background, the Pikachus and

           fountains spraying into the sky create a fantastical performance.

19:20~19:40  Move (about 20-minute walk)

19:40~     Press registration at Nippon Maru Memorial Park (2-1-1 Minato Mirai, Nishi-ku, Yokohama)

           Please find the map in press release PDF version Attachment 2.

19:50~20:10 (2) Film/photograph “Pikachu Parade” (Nippon Maru Memorial Park)

           Cute Pikachus parading to the rhythm.

20:15~20:25  Move (about 10-minute walk)

20:25~      (Press registration at Grand Mall park (3-4 Minato Mirai, Nishi-ku, Yokohama)  Please find the

           map in press release PDF version Attachment 3.

20:35~20:55 (3) Film/photograph “Minato Mirai’s Town X Pikachu” (Grand Mall Park)

           Light performance combining Pikachus wearing LED costumes with projection mapping.

21:00                Tour ends


2. Qualifications: Bearer of Gaimusho Press Registration Card

3. Cost: Free

4. Number of Participants: 10

       * If there are more than 10 applicants, an upper limit may be set on the number of participants from each


5. Notes

       ・This press event is being held by the City of Yokohama.

       ・The details of this press event are subject to change without notice.

       ・Portions of this press event may be cancelled in case of rain.

       ・The City of Yokohama and the FPCJ accept no responsibility for any inconveniences, incidents, or

           accidents which occur during this press event.

       ・Follow the instructions of the press event staff regarding photography or filming.


■ Application: Please send the following information by e-mail to: 

① Name:
② Affiliation:
③ Type of media (newspaper, magazine, TV, etc.):
④ Country of affiliation:
⑤ E-mail address:
⑥ Mobile phone number: 

■ Inquiries
Nakano (Ms.), Strategic Communications Division, Foreign Press Center Japan

TEL: 03-3501-5251     Email:



Photos (from the left): 

- Pikachu Outbreak! 2019 logo

(1)Red Brick Park *Concept

- (2)Nippon Maru Memorial Park *2018

- (3)Grand Mall Park *Concept


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