#009 WALKMAN IN THE PARK

40 Years Since "The Day the Music Walked."

An experimental 40th anniversary program that focuses in on the people for whom the Walkman has been a part of everyday life.

"My Story, My Walkman" shares Walkman episodes from the lives of 40 celebrities, while the Walkman Wall presents around 230 versions of the Walkman from throughout history, synchronizing stories of people's music experiences with the various changes Walkman has undergone over the years in this fascinating program that we invite you to come and enjoy.

July 1 (Mon) - September 1 (Sun), 2019 10:00 - 20:00

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Exhibition overview

Big Walkman

There will be a massive 2.5-meter-tall sculpture art fixture of a Sony Walkman appearing on GL/Ground Level. Everyone visiting Ginza Sony Part will be greeted by this huge rendition of the WM-F5, the first "Sports" Walkman model, with its pop design ideal for summer. Come check it out, and don't forget to take a picture with it.

Venue

GL / Ground Level

My Story, My Walkman

Forty artists, creators, and other celebrities from each different generation share their Walkman memories in one-year intervals from 1979 until the present. Learn about their stories while enjoying to the songs they used to listen to, using the actual versions of the Walkman from those times. See the varied changes to Walkman models in each era while strolling through Park and enjoy 40 years' worth of musical experiences from 40 celebrities.

We invite you to also share your own Walkman memories in "My Story, My Walkman" by posting in Instagram with hashtag #mywalkman. Your post will then appear at the venue on a later date.

Venue B1 - B3 / Basement 1 - Basement 3

Custom Walkman

The extra open space available at Ginza Sony Park will feature a limited-time exhibit displaying freely customized renditions of the Walkman that were created by artists. The Walkman broke new ground in music devices, and now we invite you to see it in these customized, creative forms. Displays are expected to change during the event.

Venue

B2 / Basement 2

Exhibition 1

Funny Dress-up Lab

July 1 (Mon), 2019 - July 31 (Wed), 2019

Profile

Funny Dress-up Lab

Born 1978 in Chiba, JAPAN. Funny Dress-up Lab is a collage artist only using by Mini 4WD Dress-Up Stickers. He was fascinated by Mini 4WD Dress-Up Stickers which made it for Tamiya's Mini 4WD toys to dress up itself. Mass produced sticker has"distinctive shapes","vividly colored", and"defective printed or shape", all those reasons made him to use it for his art.

Deeply in his mind in his art. Never change the original shape and ended up to use these massive of Mini 4WD Dress-Up Stickers in the world.

https://www.instagram.com/fxdul/

* Artwork from Funny Dress-up Lab

Exhibition 2

Teppei Nomoto

August 1 (Thu), 2019 - September 1 (Sun), 2019

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Teppei Nomoto

Born in March 1980. Designer.

As a second grader in elementary school, he was on a beach and was shocked to encounter a hermit crab wearing a Fanta soda cap on its back.

He learns architecture, design, and furniture production.

As he grew up, he remembers his family house always having a "Profile" Sony tuner stand-alone color monitor standing atop an aluminum die-cast pedestal base in the living room, with external units such as the tuner and speaker connected, and a CFS-V3 (Zilba’p MX) audio visual complex on the upper part of the monitor.

In 2011 he launched a modern folk art label called Mingumokuhei.

teppeinomoto.com

Walkman Wall

Across a six-meter stretch of the outer wall on floor B4, there will be a collection of around 230 generations of Walkman units on display starting from those sold in the year 1979. From the nostalgic older models that remind us of times past, all the way up to the latest models, this exhibit allows visitors to take in the changes in designs, specifications, and media formats over the years, all in one place.

Venue

B4 / Basement 4

* Exhibit may not be available for viewing when an event is taking place on B4.

WANTED! Walkman

Several versions of the Walkman were released over the course of 40 years, and some of the models are now hard to find. Posters of rare models such as these will be displayed at locations within Ginza Sony Park. If you know where these models are, or if you have any of them at home, join WANTED! Walkman by posting photos of them on Instragram under #WANTEDwalkman.

Poster locations Every floor of Park

Stamp Rally (stamp hunt) / Walkman 40th Anniversary Booklet Giveaway

Collect Walkman logo stamps from all four stamp locations in Ginza Sony Park while enjoying the program, then bring them to the Information Desk on B1 to receive a 40th Anniversary Commemorative Booklet as a prize. This anniversary booklet with a cassette tape design illustrates the 40-year evolution of the Walkman with 83 successive models shown in time-series order, from the original model TPS-L2 up to the current A50 Series. The booklet comes in one of five different cover illustrations. Handouts distributed throughout the venue are the base sheets for collecting the stamps, making it easy to join in and have fun collecting them all.

  • Booklets are limited in supply. Once they run out, no more be distributed.
  • Participants will not be able to choose which cover illustration they receive.
  • Design may partially differ from the final product.

* Walkman 40th Anniversary Booklet

Original Items

These t-shirts created through collaboration with Jun Co., Ltd. which operates THE CONVENI at Ginza Sony Park are only available to buy for a limited time.

WALKMAN IN THE PARK / Walkman 40th anniversary pouches

Original commemorative pouches will go on sale starting August 24 (Sat). There will be eight different types of pouches, and each will be only be available while supplies last. (prices shown all include tax)

  • The appearance of the pouches in the pictures may partially differ from the actual products.
  • Model names shown for each pouch are the names of each Walkman they are modeled after. WM-35 is an overseas model.
Walkman 40th anniversary pouches 1

TPS-L2

5,400 yen

Walkman 40th anniversary pouches 2

WM-2

5,400 yen

Walkman 40th anniversary pouches 3

DAT Walkman TCD-D3

5,940 yen

Walkman 40th anniversary pouches 4

MD Walkman MZ-1

5,940 yen

Walkman 40th anniversary pouches 5

Walkman Sports WM-35

5,940 yen

Walkman 40th anniversary pouches 6

my first Sony WM-3060

5,940 yen

Walkman 40th anniversary pouches 7

Discman D-50MkII

5,940 yen

Walkman 40th anniversary pouches 8

Walkman Professional WM-D6

5,940 yen

Sales counter

Kiosk at B1 / Basement 1

Business hours

10:00 - 20:00

About purchases
  • Since supplies are limited, ⁠each customer will only be allowed to purchase up to two pouches.
  • Queueing is not allowed before business hours.
  • Merchandise may only be purchased by credit card or electronic money.
  • No returns or exchanges allowed.

WALKMAN IN THE PARK / Walkman 40th anniversary t-shirts

Nine different designs of these anniversary t-shirts, including designs for kids, are expected to be released for sale in successive order starting on July 1 (Mon). They will only be available while supplies last, so make sure not to miss this opportunity.

Walkman 40th anniversary t-shirts 1

On sale starting July 1 (Mon), 2019

Walkman 40th anniversary t-shirts 2

Kids:On sale starting July 1 (Mon), 2019 / [Black] On resale starting August 17 (Sat), 2019

Walkman 40th anniversary t-shirts 3

Kids:On sale starting July 1 (Mon), 2019

Walkman 40th anniversary t-shirts 4

On sale starting July 6 (Sat), 2019

Walkman 40th anniversary t-shirts 5

On sale starting July 13 (Sat), 2019

Walkman 40th anniversary t-shirts 6

On sale starting July 20 (Sat), 2019

Walkman 40th anniversary t-shirts 7

On sale starting July 27 (Sat), 2019

Walkman 40th anniversary t-shirts 8

On sale starting August 3 (Sat), 2019

Walkman 40th anniversary t-shirts 9

On sale starting August 10 (Sat), 2019

Size/Price

M・L・XL: 5,940 yen (incl. tax)

Kids (110・130・150): 4,320 yen (incl. tax)

Sales counter

B3 / Basement 3

* Sales counter will be at Kiosk (PARK B1 / Basement 1) starting July 20 (Sat).⁠

Business hours

10:00 - 20:00

About purchases
  • Supplies are limited, so purchases are restricted to a maximum of two t-shirts per customer.
  • Queueing is not allowed before business hours.
  • Merchandise may only be purchased by credit card or electronic money.
  • No returns or exchanges allowed.

Limited Menu Items

TORAYA CAFÉ・AN STAND GINZA POPUP STORE

An paste shaved ice from this pop-up store has been drawing rave reviews, and it will be offered in a new original flavor for a limited time only. This special flavor will also come with a Walkman 40th Anniversary sticker and will only be available in limited quantities of 20 per day.

Come give this special portable shaved ice a try, alongside your portable Walkman if you've got one.

An paste shaved ice with rice flour dumplings (Strawberry and matcha flavor) Shaved ice you can carry and eat

Location TORAYA CAFÉ・AN STAND GINZA POPUP STORE (GL / Ground Level)
On sale August 1 (Thu) - September 1 (Sun)
Price 702 yen (incl. tax)
Limited quantities 20 per day (planned)

An paste shaved ice with rice flour dumplings (Hassaku orange and matcha flavor) Shaved ice you can carry and eat

This extravagant flavor combines the sweetness of an paste with two delicious syrup flavors-a superbly balanced hassaku orange syrup plus the standard matcha.

Location TORAYA CAFÉ・AN STAND GINZA POPUP STORE (GL / Ground Level)
On sale July 1 (Mon) - 31 (Wed)
Price 702 yen (incl. tax)
Limited quantities 20 per day (planned)

WALKMAN 40th Anniversary Special Website

This special website includes a video showing a condensed history of the Walkman, and all the Walkman models from the original to the current.

www.walkman40th.sony

#009 WALKMAN IN THE PARK Event Overview

Duration

July 1 (Mon) - September 1 (Sun), 2019

Open Hours

10:00 - 20:00

*Open to the public starting at 17:00 on the first day, July 1 (Mon)

Venue Ginza Sony Park PARK GL - B4 / Ground Level - Basement 4[Park Map]
Admission

Free

Social Media Accounts

@ginzasonypark (instagram, twitter, facebook)

#ginzasonypark #walkmanpark

Organizer

Ginza Sony Park, Sony Home Entertainment & Sound Products Inc.

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