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Turn Your Cat Into A Napping Dessert With The Kitty Rollcake Tunnel

2018-09-19 02:23

Japanese online retailer Felissimo’s “Cat Club” (Neko-bu) division has quite the resume of feline-themed goods, including lip gloss that recreates the feeling of kissing a wet cat nose and scratch-and-sniff stickers that smell like cat tummies. One of their most recent hits, however, is the “Nyanko Fruits Tart” (Kitty Fruits Tart)–a pet bed that turns your cat into a giant sleeping fruit tart. Now their latest product is a doubling down on the sweetness with the Nyanko Rollcake Tunnel (Kitty Rollcake Tunnel). It can be a rather frustrating endeavor to try and convince a cat to use a toy you’ve purchased for it, but perhaps the narrow space and comfy…


Lupin the Third Is Coming To Universal Studios Japan in First Ever Theme Park Collaboration

2018-09-19 12:19

Lupin the Third hardly needs any introduction. For the past fifty years, Monkey Punch’s story about the gentleman thief, his right-hand man and sharpshooter Jigen, the swordsman Goemon, femme fatale and love interest Fujiko and lifelong frenemy Inspector Zenigata have entertained and delighted audiences around the world through manga, five television series, feature-length anime and various goods and collaborations. While Lupin the Third has collaborated on themed cafes and bars and even a themed escape adventure, the venerable franchise has never had an official presence in a theme park before. However, that will all change when Lupin the Third comes to Universal Studios Japan in Osaka for a special limited-time…


Third Time’s A Charm With Touken Ranbu Collaboration Glasses Vol. 3

2018-09-13 07:07

The dashing touken danshi (sword boys) of the Touken Rambu franchise have legions of fans, so it comes as no surprise that a collaboration with eyewear brand JINS and Bandai on a series of beautifully designed eyeglasses was enthusiastically received and sold out within days of its announcement when the first installation came out in 2016. Vol. 2, featuring designs based on another eight touken danshi proved to be just as popular last year. Now, back by popular demand, Volume 3 is here, with online reservations available from September 9th to 24th. The stars of the third installment are Tsurumaru Kuninaga, Kashuu Kiyomitsu, Yamatonokuni Yasusada, Hyuuga Masamune, Heshikiri Hasebe, Mutsunokami…


Kirby Cafe Returns to Tokyo with New Adorable Menu

2018-09-12 10:51

Everyone’s favourite puffy pink hero is returning to Tokyo to fill our stomachs with delicious and adorable treats. For a limited time only the Kirby Cafe will be opening up in Tokyo Skytree town. All the dishes and drinks on the menu take inspiration from Nintendo’s Kirby games, creating the characters and motifs in entirely consumable materials. Kirby Cafe Food Menu Waddle Dee’s Afternoon Nap Omelette Rice A rice Waddle Dee sleeps soundly under a fluffy egg blanket. Kirby Inhaling Caprese Given Kirby’s ability to inhale his enemies, he’ll make short work of this caprese. Chef Kawasaki’s Throw in Whatever on a Whim Bread Stew There’s no list of ingredients…


Wash Balls: New Japanese Special Lotion For Men’s “Delicate Zone”

2018-09-11 05:37

It doesn’t take a particularly long amount of time in Japan to come across incorrect and sometimes humorous applications of English that have come to be known as “Engrish”, such as the infamous “Black Man Super Bikini.” Many of these are simply the result of a lack of English ability (or consulting someone with it) or using the aesthetic of the English language to appear stylish, but a new product from Japan seems to have a pretty clear idea of how it wants to market itself in English. Behold: Wash Balls. Still a little confused about what the product is for? Perhaps this clever slogan will clue you in! They’ve…


5 Must Visit Tokyo Spots for Studio Ghibli Fans

2018-09-07 06:53

Studio Ghibli, Japan’s most legendary animation powerhouse, has enjoyed international acclaim and enchanted not just Japanese children but children and adults all over the world. If you’re in Japan and want a taste of Ghibli’s fantastical worlds for yourself, here’s 5 spots in Tokyo which will fully immerse you in the magic. Studio Ghibli Attractions in Tokyo 1. Mitaka Ghibli Museum, Kichijoji View this post on Instagram Saimaa Travelさん(@saimaa.business.travel)がシェアした投稿 – 2018年 8月月30日午前9時08分PDT Starting with the most obvious one, the official Studio Ghibli Museum is located in Kichijoji. At this tribute to the revered animation studio you can see exhibitions, recreated sets and even an exclusive short animation. Sometimes special exhibitions…


The Idolmaster Cinderella Girls’ Sensational Second Collab With Nissin Curry Meshi

2018-09-06 07:17

If you love Nissin instant noodles or if you’re a fan of The Idolmaster Cinderella Girls (or both!), you’ll surely remember the collaboration last year between the famous noodle brand’s Curry Meshi instant curry rice and the wildly popular simulation video game featuring the idols of 346 Pro Talent Agency. © Bandai Namco Entertainment Inc. / © Nissin Food Products Co., Ltd. This year, the collaboration is back and better than before, with a special limited box set featuring all flavors of Curry Meshi (beef, seafood, keema curry, tomato chicken and hayashi meshi), an original plastic folder and an original CD with the song: “Spice Paradise ~ Curry Meshi ver.”…


Pikachu Butt USB to AC Adaptor Lets You Charge Your Phone in the Cutest Way

2018-09-05 06:37

Japan loves character goods and there’s a whole range of trinkets and accessories available that can truly express the affection you hold for your favourite. Perhaps you love No-face so much you want a soy sauce bottle that looks like him. Or maybe you want to express your admiration for Studio Ghibli by drinking tea that comes in a tin with Totoro on it. Whichever Japanese character you love the most, you can find a cool piece of merchandise you can proudly use or wear. When it comes to charging our gadgets, how fitting that the character should be none other than the electric mouse, Pikachu. This USB to AC…


Japanese Fashion Brand Beams and Ziploc Collaborate to Create Sandwich Bag Couture

2018-09-04 04:09

Ziploc shook the world of food storage with its trusty seal, changing packed lunches forever. The clear bag with iconic blue and red seal has become instantly recognisable, paving the way for their unexpected leap into the fashion world. That’s right, the plastic food storage bags have become inspiration for a line of apparel from Beams Couture, the Japanese fashion brand. The interesting collaboration has led to a cool and surprisingly wearable street style which would totally look at home worn on the streets of Harajuku. Source: Beams The line-up seems like a playful nod to the current trend of transparent bags and shoes by referencing one of the most…


Japanese “Massage And Squeeze” Pancake Mix In A Bag Makes For Easy Prep And Little Cleanup

2018-08-31 04:32

Although often associated with the nostalgic tastes of childhood in Japan, sweets and snacks maker Morinaga has never been afraid to shake up their lineup, going so far as to offer maple syrup pancake hot springs. Recently they released a conveniently packaged set of pudding and ice cream bars with the flavor of perhaps their most well-known product, their popular pancake mix. Morinaga’s latest release, a new squeezable pancake mix in a bag is turning heads on Japanese Twitter with pancake fans excited to revolutionize the breakfast game and cut back on dish-washing at the same time. 人類の歴史が変わるレベルの革新的ホットケーキミックスが発売されたので買ってみた。あの面倒な洗い物がなくなるなんて!家で食べるだけじゃなくてキャンプにも持って行くつもり https://t.co/1ln4Birkmq pic.twitter.com/KHhfrGn8wW — 佐藤健太郎 (@kentarow) 2018年8月29日 The “Momi Momi Hot Cake Mix”…


Giant Roly Poly Gachapon Challenges The Limits Of Japanese Capsule Toy Machines

2018-08-29 01:50

If you search long and hard enough in Japan, you may just be able to find anything in a gachapon, or capsule toy machine. While many offer figures and trinkets based off of popular anime and video game franchises, there’s also a niche genre of realistic takes on unusual animals, and even quirky scenes such as Godzilla holding an apologetic press conference for the destruction he’s caused. After extensive research regarding their anatomy and appeal to young children, Bandai has upped the ante with its latest gachapon release: a giant pill bug capsule toy! As you can see, the toy is big enough to take over the palm of your…


Rigid Rules Of Japanese Drinking Parties Broken Up By A Special A.I. Powered Fan–And Delicious Beer

2018-08-23 02:09

In the Japanese workplace, being invited out to drink with a coworker can often be regarded as a burden as heavy as any job task. Particularly if the drinking excursion is composed of a senpai (senior) and kouhai (junior), in which the sometimes rigid social obligation of listening to one’s senior lecture, boast, or tell stories one has heard several times while feigning surprise and interest is looked at as a taxing effort that diminishes any fun in having a few beers. Fortunately, maker of the Japan’s popular craft beer Yona Yona Ale Yoho Brewery decided to set up a fun experiment to test the rigidness of the senpai/kouhai relationship…


New Japanese Supplement Line Is Seriously Just Sashimi In A Bag

2018-08-22 04:36

Japan releases supplement line of sashimi in a bag Fitness fans in Japan now have an alternative to pills and powders when looking to get their supplement fix. Well, the option was always there, but this time it’s hiding in a different package. If you’ve ever wandered through a pharmacy or convenience store in Japan, you may have noticed that in the nutrition corner, supplements are often packaged in these bright plastic bags, and labeled with whatever vitamin they provide, or sometimes simply what they are recommended for (heavy drinking, cholesterol, low energy, etc.). These particular packages read “Protein”, “Vitamin B6, and Vitamin B12”. A look inside, however, will show…


We Tried Haruki Nakamura’s Pop Up Penguin

2018-08-17 07:54

Last year, we wrote about an amazing pop-up penguin “bomb” made only of paper and rubber bands which had a surprising pop-up action. Made by papercraft artisan Haruki Nakamura, the toy is called Penguin Bomb Adelie Penguin. On our visit to the amateur model and crafts event Wonder Festival last month, we were surprised to see Mr. Nakamura manning his own booth. As it turned out, he was selling the pop up penguin, together with other new products, so we bought one and brought it in to the office. Assembly The instructions are available in other languages if you download them from the official website but we used the Japanese…


Sanrio and Converse Team Up on Iconic Hello Kitty Collaboration

2018-08-17 03:31

Press Release from sanrio.com used with permission Global lifestyle brand Sanrio and internationally recognized footwear and apparel brand Converse have teamed up to create Hello Kitty x Converse, a collection of footwear, sportswear and accessories for fans of all ages. The collaboration combines two iconic brands that celebrate self-expression and originality. Hello Kitty x Converse will arrive just in time for back-to-school – making its debut on sanrio.com and converse.com as well as global retailers on August 16. The Hello Kitty x Converse collection fashions three of Converse’s most celebrated silhouettes – the Chuck Taylor All Star, Chuck 70 and One Star – into must have styles for the multi-generational…


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