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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…


Cat Watches In Shock As No-Face Piggy Bank Swallows Up Coins

2017-06-21 03:31

We knew people were going wild when Studio Ghibli and Donguri Republic teamed up to release a No-Face Piggy Bank that gobbles up coins, burps, and plays music from Spirited Away, but it turns out humans aren’t the only ones in awe of the wandering spirit with a ravenous appetite. Facebook user 臭臉托の日常 let us know just how easily our feline friends can be spooked by No-Face and his greedy feasting with this humorous video of a cat bewildered by the No-Face Piggy Bank! While not as action-packed as cats vs. Jedi Master Yoda, the cute video is a good reminder that mysterious spirits such as No-Face and cats should…


New Three Step, One Minute Prep Yukata Pajamas Look Like The Real Deal

2017-06-21 11:47

Japanese manufacturer and retailer Bibi Lab has a reputation for releasing unique and hybrid “room wear”, or pajamas, that respond to interesting needs they identify in customer research and surveys. In the past, their inquiries have led to such releases as a Japanese schoolgirl outfit that doubles as a personal kotatsu, pajamas that lazy people can practically live in, and of course, a giant pillow that is a set of a pigtails that…hugs you back. Their latest endeavor appears to be in response to customers craving an easy-to-wear yukata. One of the staple joys of attending a Japanese summer festival is slipping on the casual summer kimono to get in…


Not Quite Lovers Yet? Japanese “H-Tent” Is For Those In Between Friendship And Romance

2017-06-21 11:27

When you want to close that distance with someone you’re into, but not quite over that “friends” phase. Japan has the perfect tool for you. Meet the “H-Tent”. If you sleep in the same tent, then things might get a little awkward, but perhaps you don’t want to be completely isolated from each other by sleeping in separate tents. The H-Tent will give you that, uh, something in the middle. As the name suggests, the tent is H-shaped, with independent sleeping spaces for two people. The “bridge” in the middle is the shared space. In Japanese slang, however, “H” is also a not so official abbreviation for “hentai”, which refers…


Give Your Feet Nine Adorable Lives With Cat-Shaped Japanese Geta Sandals

2017-06-20 11:38

Just when we thought we had seen the ultimate in Japanese summer feline fashion with cat-motif yukata, it turns out there is a purrfect pair for it in the form of cat-shaped traditional Japanese sandals, allowing cat-lovers to show off their fondness for kitties in style. Source: PR Times The three-piece series of cute cat sandals come courtesy of Nara-based geta (traditional Japanese elevated sandals) and footwear maker Narageta, and are called the Nyarageta–a pun combining the maker’s name with the Japanese word for “meow” (“Nya”). Narageta produces a variety of geta designs, combining traditional aesthetics and technique with modern technology for foot comfort and mobility. The Nyarageta are said…


Japanese T-Shirt Uses Optical Illusion Grid To Give Appearance Of A Bigger Chest Size

2017-06-15 05:08

We’ve seen some curious designs from eKod Works, a Japanese fashion retailer that brands themselves with “humorous art and design”, before. In the past they’ve gained popularity with releases such as tights that put the whole universe under your skirt, shirts that let your babies grow a tail from their butts, and even a necklace of a man diving in to explore your cleavage. Their latest release is in line with some of their other “Delusion Mapping” breast-themed fashion, this time offering a T-shirt that uses an optical illusion grid to make it appear as if the wearer has a large bust. Source: eKod Works A view from the front…


Belly Rub Japanese Scratch And Sniff Stationery That Smells Like Shiba Inu And Cat Tummies

2017-06-15 01:40

Japanese online retailer Felissimo’s YOU+MORE! series (a play on the pronunciation of “humor” in Japanese) has featured some pretty adventurous products in past, including smartphone cases that let you simulate scratching a happy Shiba Inu’s belly, as well as scented lip gloss that replicates kissing a wet cat nose. Now the company combining belly-rubbing and fragrance and upping their creativity with scratch and sniff sheets scented with the fragrance of cat and Shiba Inu bellies! Source: PR Times Source: PR Times The sheets are exactly as described–stationery pads that depict happy-go-lucky Shiba Inu and cats exposing their bellies for stomach rubs. If you scratch or rub your fingers on the…


The Amazing Pop-Up Penguin Bomb And How To Make It

2017-06-13 03:17

People in Japan have been buzzing with simple amazement and jealousy ever since Twitter user phil0x0 off this cool video demonstrating the quick pop-up action of a handcrafted “Penguin Bomb.” So what’s a Penguin Bomb? It’s an explosively cute work made by expert paper craftsman Haruki Nakamura, and the video below shows it in action. ペンギン爆弾かわいすぎる…! pic.twitter.com/6Oh2pmS1Ik — さ (@phil0x0) 2017年6月11日 @phil0x0’s video is what has garnered the item viral attention, but the Twitter user explains that this video was taken in the Kanazawa station basement, where Nakamura’s Kamikara and other shops were selling goods at a crafts market. The Penguin Bomb is a type of Karakuri, or traditional Japanese…


Try On A Fashionable Japanese Sailor Uniform-Inspired Dress For Your Everyday Look

2017-06-13 08:39

Previously we’ve written about the Japanese schoolgirl pajamas. Well, it looks like online fashion retailer OASAP, based in the U.S. and Hong Kong, has come up with a similar concept. Although this time, it’s a dress you can wear during the daytime. Source: OASAP Subtly titled, “Off Shoulder Elastic Waist Midi Dress,” the retailer makes no reference to Japanese sailor schoolgirl uniforms, but with the sailor-style collars, modernized with the trending off-the-shoulder look and its navy and white color schemes, the dress seems to be an homage to the traditional schoolgirl uniform. Source: OASAP Source: OASAP Perfect for a weekend picnic or a stroll by the bay, the innocent yet…


Kirin Beer Is Giving Away Curry Fountain Fondue Machines

2017-06-12 12:19

If you’ve ever found yourself looking over the plethora of beer cans in the alcohol section of Japanese supermarkets and convenience stores, you may have noticed that several brands have stickers marked with points attached to their products. That’s because many companies run promotional campaigns, based on collecting a certain amount of stickers, that will reward loyal beer-drinkers with a prize–such as a beer server that pours out canned beers as draft. Kirin is now trotting out a campaign of their own, and has decided to promote their Nodogoshi brand as the perfect match for Japanese curry with quite an extravagant reward: a curry fountain that lets you make your…


Brighten Up The Beach While Relaxing On Giant Rainbow Floats

2017-06-09 07:16

Last summer, beach-goers were able to make their official mermaid debut with luxurious seashell floats from pucapuca. The giant float, which is big enough to fit up to 2 people at once, even comes with shiny pearl beach balls for the ultimate mermaid experience. But while summer vacationers were relaxing on the waters on their brand new floats, pucapuca was evidently already designing their newest item — the Rainbow Float! A post shared by pucapuca (@pucapucaofficial) on Aug 14, 2016 at 4:44am PDT A post shared by pucapuca (@pucapucaofficial) on May 16, 2017 at 1:33am PDT Like the seashell float, the rainbow float is virtually a miniature island. The base…


Traditional Japanese Fundoshi Loincloths Get A Silk Lingerie And Underwear Facelift

2017-06-08 05:09

We’ve seen lingerie sets in Japan take on aesthetic designs inspired by Neon Genesis Evangelion, zodiac signs, and even different breeds of cats, but one recent trend embraces a more traditional side of Japan. Librement Kobe has released a silk satin variation of traditional Japanese loincloth as comfortable lingerie for women and undergarments for men. Source: Librement Kobe Source: Librement Kobe Fundoshi, or traditional Japanese loincloth, are usually not worn as regular underwear but instead seen being worn by men at Japanese festivals (such as the Naked Festival, or Hadaka Matsuri) and sometimes on fisherman or as swimwear. The image of a procession of drunken Japanese men heaving a miniature…


Sailor Moon Blush And Brushes Are Essentials For Every Sailor Scout’s Makeup Routine

2017-06-08 09:12

For the majority of us Sailor Moon fans who don’t have the cosmetic prowess to turn into actual Sailor Senshi, Japanese companies have graced us with a variety of makeup products inspired by items that appear throughout the series. Whether it’s rocking beautifully colored lips or adding some shine to our eyelids, there’s something for every step of our own “transformations.” Now, whenever there’s a call for elegant, rosy cheeks, we can whip out some brand new transformation items that will make everyone want to put a bit of blush on every single day. Source: atpress In a new series of blush and blush brushes, modern Sailor Scouts will be…


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