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Tokyo Convenience Store Becomes JoJo’s Owson

Tokyo Lawson Convenience Store Becomes JoJo’s Owson Until OctoberThose who watched JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Diamond Is Unbreakable will remember the convenience store in Morioh called Owson—and Japan fans will recognize it as the JoJo’s take on Lawson, a real life convenience store chain.

Now Owson is set to appear in real life. From August 22 to October 1, a Lawson in Roppongi, Tokyo will be rebranded as Owson.

That location was chosen because it’s close to The National Art Center, which is hosting a large exhibition devoted to the manga called Hirohiko Araki JoJo Exhibition: Ripples of Adventure.

The Lawson—err, Owson—will also stock some exclusive merchandise:

Eight acrylic stands (appropriate!) based on the eight parts of the manga created by Araki so far. The stands cost 3,000 yen (about $27) each and measure 239 by 302mm.

Mini towels and cases also based on the eight parts of JoJo’s. Each goes for 2,500 yen (about $22). The towels measure 300 by 300mm.

An Owson T-shirt in M size for 2,500 yen (about $22).

A JoJo’s-themed container. This box costs 8,500 yen (about $77) and is pre-ordered at the store and then shipped to your home address.

If you’re headed to the JoJo’s exhibition, this convenience store straight out of Diamond Is Unbreakable seems well worth a visit.

Source: Twitter

Matt Schley

Matt Schley (rhymes with "guy") lives in Tokyo, and has been OUSA's "man in Japan" since 2012. He's also written about anime and Japanese film for the Japan Times, Screen Daily and more.