Rilakkuma

Who Is This Cute Little White Bear Who Often Follows San-X’s Rilakkuma?

Everyone knows Rilakkuma, a popular fictional bear character from the company San-X that can be seen in many Japanese merchandise. But did you know that he is usually accompanied by a smaller, child-like white bear called “Korilakkuma”? She often follows him wherever he goes. Unlike Rilakkuma, she is more playful and loves listening to loud…

Check Out San-X’s New Character and Its Limited Edition Giant Soft Toy!

If you have been living here in Japan for a number of years, you’re sure to know by now how Japan takes it creativity a step further. But if you’re still new to the country, you’ll gradually come to notice the significant amount of effort most establishments put into promoting their brand. One common form…

Ward Off Evil This 2017 With These 7 Unique Sushi Rolls From Japan!

In Japan, it is believed that when seasons change, people are more prone to be affected by the evil forces i.e. devils, so there is a need to ward off evil on the day before the beginning of the new season. As such, Setsubun (節分), which means the last day before spring, is an occasion…

Wrist Cushions Featuring Your Favorite Kawaii Characters Are Here!

Sitting upright and resting your wrists on a hard desk while using a computer can be pretty uncomfortable. While the occasional slouch relieves us of some of the back pain from sitting upright, the wrists require a different kind of relief. In Japan, things are usually not only practical but cute as well. Hence, Bandai…

Japanese Toy Store Kiddyland: 5 Unique Experiences You can’t Get Anywhere Else

Are you on the last leg of your Japan trip but can’t seem to figure out the perfect souvenirs for your friends and family? Or maybe you just adore kawaii Japanese characters and fine-quality products? Well, there is a place just for you, a place of wonder and imagination, of nostalgia and innovation. If you’re…

Rilakkuma’s Forgotten Brothers and Sisters

You do not need to be a character freak to know Hello Kitty and Rilakkuma. They are everywhere, and the companies behind them are eagerly fighting for a market share. Hello Kitty’s Sanrio has already won the hearts of many Japanese and non-Japanese with characters like “Little Twin Stars”, “My Melody” and more modern ones…

Feast Your Eyes on the ’Artistic Lunch Box’

I’m pretty sure that most of us have experienced packing food for lunch may it be in school, in work, or during a picnic. friendshipcircle.org/ In my country (and in most countries, I guess), preparing boxed lunch is quite simple. You prepare the lunch box, put cooked rice in it or some bread, and top…

Love Japanese Cartoons? Check Out These 6 Adorable Characters from Anime!

Japan could be the land of kitty, Pokemon and other amazing Japanese characters in Japan for cartoon and Manga lovers! below, here is the list of the most famous cartoon characters that were originated in Japan and gained popularity across the whole globe. Read on to know their characteristics and features and I am sure…
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