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Pineapple Pen Café Set to Open in Tokyo

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After appearing on YouTube on 25 August, the “Pen Pineapple Apple Pen” music video by Japanese comedian Kosaka Daimaou’s stage character Piko Taro quickly became an Internet sensation, with the hilarious clip receiving over 7.9 million views and 4,000 comments in just one month since its release!

Two months later, the song about sticking a pen inside a pineapple and an apple now has more than 67 million views.

Piko Taro’s management company is teaming up with the Tree Village store area at the foot of Tokyo Skytree, for the grand opening of an official café featuring all the flash trimmings you’d expect from anything associated with the leopard-print wearing star and his video.

Inside, the menu features items branded with the PPAP logo, including parfaits, pancakes, sodas, a burger and fresh pineapple juice served inside a whole fruit. Prices range from ¥420 (US$3.99) for the tea up to ¥878 for the pineapple juice, and most of the items include a chocolate “pen” and slices of fruit so you can act out the song while eating.

Customers will also be able to receive a take-home souvenir with each order, in the form of a coaster featuring the singing, dancing Piko Taro.

With the singer recently being awarded a Guinness World Record for the shortest song to appear on the US Billboard Hot 100 charts, where PPAP debuted at number 77, the catchy tune shows no signs of slowing down in popularity. Fans after a taste of Piko Taro and his hit song will be able to enjoy the café, which will also sell specially branded merchandise, for a limited time, between November 1-20, 2016.

For more information including the store's location and website, be sure to click on the full story from RocketNews24 below!

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