Japan Society will host a program with Visual artist Sebastian Masuda who helped launch the career of Japanese pop-star Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, the princess of kawaii. In this program, Masuda discusses his works that have drawn attention worldwide, using an explosion of color and nostalgic childhood toys from both the U.S. and Japan. He also talks about his new innovative art project, Time After Time Capsule, which is coming to New York in April. Masuda brings to his work a uniquely cute fashion sense and “kawaii culture” that is distinctively Japanese, yet contains very familiar American elements. Accompanying the lecture will be a rare selection of items for sale from Masuda’s Harajuku shop, 6%DOKIDOKI. Followed by a reception.