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These Creepy Japanese Polygon Animal Masks Will Give You Panda Nightmares

2017-08-18 06:10

When it comes to adventurous headgear in Japan, very few things match up to these creepy hyper-realistic gigantic felt cat heads, but eccentric book and oddity shop Village Vanguard has shown that they are willing to sell their own fair share of head-turning hats. This time the retailer is opting for a 3D aesthetic, offering a series of creepy and cool polygon animal helmets. Source: PR Times They’re simply called “Headkits” and consist of a self-assembly paper mask that when put together, has a surreal 3D polygon style. There are four different types offered, allowing you to become a panda, bear, rabbit, or black panther. While other quirky masks in…


Got No Friends? Make Some Doge Buddies With These Adorable Shiba Inu Hanging Table Racks

2017-08-15 03:59

Japanese online retailer Felissimo‘s YOU+MORE! series (a play on the pronunciation of “humor” in Japanese) tends to gravitate toward feline goods, such as scratch and sniff stationery that smells like a kitty tummy, but they also seek to satisfy Shiba Inu lovers with quirky products such as Shiba Inu smartphone cases that let you give dog belly rubs, as well as these adorable Doge Bags. Their latest fun entry in Shiba Inu-themed goods, however, is a combination of utility and companionship in the form of Shiba Inu hanging racks that give you some doge friends to enjoy meals with. Source: PR Times The “Overhead Shiba Inu Hanging Rack” works just…


This Instagram Account Of Wool Felt Kitty And Puppy Adventures In Japan Is Just Too Cute

2017-08-10 11:14

Whether it be award-winning felt and wool creations of Shiba Inu and corgis, or these creepy but cute gigantic wearable cat heads, Japan seems to have tapped into wool and needle felt artistry in adorable fashion lately. One artist impressively proving that is Chata528, a wool felt artist whose handmade creations are sure to brighten up your day with their charming adventures. cha-taさん(@chata528)がシェアした投稿 – 2017 7月 23 4:02午後 PDT cha-taさん(@chata528)がシェアした投稿 – 2017 8月 2 5:01午後 PDT Chata528 brings these outstanding furry felt animal creations to life by taking them on their own mini-excursions throughout Japan, dressing them up and using carefully-made props to convince you that they are out touring…


Long-Necked Exeggutor The Latest In Comically Big Pokemon Goods

2017-08-09 05:47

When it comes to eccentric Pokemon merchandise, Snorlax seems to run a monopoly over it. The lethargic Pokemon’s most popular goods include slippers that snore when you walk, as well as giant cuddly pillows that many Japanese buyers could barely fit in their homes. While we don’t expect anyone to dethrone the sleepy king anytime soon, Pokémon Sun and Moon’s Alola form of Exeggutor makes for a considerable rival in terms of silly aesthetic. The Pokemon’s new long-necked form makes it essentially a waddling palm tree–which Premium Bandai deemed perfect to turn into a 109-centimeter (3.57 feet!) figure. Source: At Press Source: At Press Source: At Press At a 1/10th…


Cat-Ear Hair-Band And Cat-Paw Foot Covers Make Post Bath Time A Feline Grooming Session

2017-07-31 01:55

Japanese retailer Felissimo’s “Cat Club” department of goods never fails to show some creativity when releasing their feline-themed goods, including past adventurous hits such as scratch and sniff stationery that smells like cat tummies, as well as cat-paw socks that make it easier to walk on hardwood floors. Now they’ve bolstered their “Completely Become A Cat” series with post-bath cat ear hairbands and cat-toe foot covers to help you creep around like a cat after your shower. Source: PR Times The hairband is actually called the “Quick-Drying After Bath Cat Ear Turban”, and uses fast-drying fabric to make post-bathing hair and body care a quick effort, and tops things off…


Japanese UV Ray Face Mask Is A Star Wars Style Declaration Of War On The Sun

2017-07-25 05:24

If you’ve ever been to Japan, you likely didn’t have to walk around too long before encountering someone wearing a sickness mask. These are primarily worn for etiquette during seasons where colds are prevalent, as a means of protecting yourself from circulating sicknesses as well as to prevent others from catching whatever cold you have. In recent years, people have begun to use the masks for a sense of privacy, style, and even beauty styling purposes. Similarly, you’ll see many people just as concerned about UV rays and getting sunburned during the grueling summer season, opting for sun-umbrellas and long-sleeve protectors. Japanese retailer Belle Maison decided to combine the practice…


Cause Noodle Slurping Inception With Cup Noodle Gag Shirts

2017-07-14 01:23

Nissin Cup Noodle is no stranger to creative promotional campaigns. In the past, the college student appetite saving noodle maker has comically over-sized Ultima Weapon forks from Final Fantasy, and even went to the lengths of making a short-anime sequel to Studio Ghibli’s Kiki’s Delivery Service. Now Nissin is releasing a gag T-shirt that makes it appear as if you are constantly eating Cup Noodle brought to life by fan support. The shirt is doubly confusing if you happen to actually be eating. Source: PR Times The shirt, although not previously sold, was originally posted on Nissin Cup Noodle social media accounts last year as part of there “If this…


“World’s First” Anime Eyeglasses Shop Opens In Akihabara

2017-07-10 05:42

Akihabara is often lauded as Tokyo’s Mecca of tech and otaku subculture, so the district is not exactly a stranger to innovation. The district boasts “firsts” with an all female staffed sushi restaurant, vocational school for otaku, and even a gym where you are personally trained by maids. And while we can’t quite verify this, we’re going to take the word of a new store that is claiming to be the world’s first anime eyeglasses shop. 昨日に引き続き『エヴァンゲリオン』モデルのフレームです!零号機、初号機、2号機、Mark.06、8号機の全5色です!他にも色々な種類が入荷しておりますので是非見に来て下さい!※クリアー度付きに変更可能 pic.twitter.com/AXbPIAx5jS — アニメガネ (@animegane_akiba) 2017年7月7日 『銀魂』マダオ(長谷川泰三)モデルのサングラス入荷します!度付き対応も可能となっておりますので7/14に公開される映画に合わせていかがでしょうか?※新八モデル(本体)の入荷予定はありません pic.twitter.com/zocKy6eUUH — アニメガネ (@animegane_akiba) 2017年7月11日 Opening on July 15th, “Animegane“–a name that combines “anime” and the Japanese word for “glasses”(megane)–will offer eyeglasses with aesthetics inspired by popular…


Give Your Music Sessions A Fantasy Feel With Elf Earphones

2017-07-06 12:18

If you’ve been aching to scratch the fairly niche itch of giving yourself an Elven makeover while listening to music at the same time, Japanese Akihabara-based retailer Thanko may be offering your two-birds-with-one-stone chance with these “Elf Earphones”–a set of earphones that let you slip on pointy elf ears. The fantasy-themed earphones have an instant appeal to cosplayers and fans of all things Elven, but can also make for just a quirky aesthetic when listening to your tunes. Source: Thanko Source: Thanko The earphones boast a quick and comfortable (supposedly) elf transformation, and are equipped with a toggle switch and mic. Unfortunately, they only appear to be available in one…


Give The Illusion Of A Lunchtime Mishap With Spilled Miso Soup Smartphone Stands

2017-07-06 12:55

Not many office workers in Japan enjoy miso soup at their desk from an actual bowl, but they can still fool their colleagues into thinking they’ve suffered the lunchtime mishap of spilling their miso soup all over their work desk. That won’t be the case, of course. Rather, they’ll have just created a special spot for their smartphones with a smartphone stand that looks like a tipped over bowl of miso soup. 先日、翌日には完売してしまった「味噌汁スマホスタンド」ですが、本日6/29入荷しました!「こぼれたコーヒー」も数少なですが発売中です。↓https://t.co/pJ28w5gpDS#食品サンプル #株式会社いわさき #味噌汁 #スマホスタンド #限定販売 pic.twitter.com/lBtxFbZO1C — 株式会社いわさき_食品サンプル (@IWASAKI_SAMPLE) June 29, 2017 The reason why these smartphone stands look so realistic is because they’re made by Japanese food sample maker Iwasaki. Known for creating mouthwatering food samples by…


Unleash The Green! Famous Kyoto Green Tea Shop Releases Matcha Curry

2017-06-29 05:44

If you’re a fan of green tea, you don’t really need to travel anywhere specific in Japan to get your fix. All over the country, you’ll be able to not just sip tea, but find authentic flavoring in a range of goods such as Kit Kats with double the matcha, fluffy matcha pancakes, and what claims to be the world’s most intense green tea ice cream right in Tokyo. It’s in one of Japan’s tea meccas that you’ll find the revival a mysterious but popular matcha-themed dish, however, as a long-standing Kyoto tea house is bringing back its matcha green tea curry. That’s a lot of matcha! Source: At Press…


Japanese Model Artist’s Amazingly Detailed Recreation Of Spirited Away’s Bath House

2017-06-28 11:18

There’s plenty of ways to relive the magic of the Aburaya bath house from Studio Ghibli’s Spirited Away, whether it be heading to Japan to pass through Nagasaki’s eerily nostalgic lantern festival, or to explore awesome hot spring towns that seem frozen in the classic film’s world. But while many of us are content to re-watch the film, hording merchandise like vintage Japanese jackets and No-Face piggy banks, Japanese Twitter user and model-artist Sorakio is showing us the creative side of appreciating the animation studio’s worlds with these amazingly detailed models of the bath house from Spirited Away and other Studio Ghibli creations. Source: @Sorakio Yes, His name is Sorakio,…


The Portable Air Sofa Is The Ultimate Gift For Lazy Campers Looking To Loaf Around Outdoors

2017-06-26 03:53

Sometimes it feels like the world is conspiring to turn us into lazy human beings, and the feeling is especially strong whenever we see some of the gloriously leisured products from Belle Maison. Last Fall, the Japanese online retailer came out with a giant nest cushion, aka the perfect human burrow, but it turns out we can all be equally as idle during the summer, too. Better yet, we can feign being outdoorsy at the same time, as long as we have this brilliant air cushion sofa. Source: Belle Maison Source: Belle Maison Even the least enthusiastic camper in the world can create their own lazy oasis with the “Dokodemo…


Turn Open Wine Bottles Into Decorative Art With Handmade Kokeshi Wine Bottle Closures

2017-06-23 02:13

Kokeshi are traditional Japanese wooden dolls that were once adored by Japanese children as handmade, one-of-a-kind toys, but in more recent times they’ve been appreciated throughout the world as endearing ornamental objects created by skilled craftsmen. But as beautiful as they might be simply placed on a table or in a display cabinet, they can now double as handy wine bottle closures for those (rare) occasions where a bottle of wine goes unfinished. Source: HANDECO Source: HANDECO The kokeshi wine bottle closures are made by HANDECO, a Japanese brand offering handcrafted products inspired by traditional Japanese crafts and culture. Their creations utilize materials and techniques originating from various regions throughout…


Giant French Lop Cushions Are The Cuddle Buddy Bunnies We All Need

2017-06-21 05:54

When Japanese online shop Felissimo isn’t bolstering their YOU+MORE! series (a play on the pronunciation of “humor” in Japanese) with scratch and sniff sheets that smell like cat and Shiba Inu bellies or cat-themed yukata, they make sure to give some love to our floppy-eared friends with a lot of adorable rabbit merchandise. Their latest in bunny goods emphasizes volume over anything, however, with this big and comfy French Lop rabbit cuddling cushion! Source: PR Times Source: PR Times The plump cushions are modeled after the thickset and loppy eared French Lop breed of rabbit, and the item’s dimensions and volume reflect that. The especially large sized rabbit cushions are…


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