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Sakura motif umbrella

Rainy days is going to be something to look forward to (*^-`)v
No kidding,,, I am serious!

Without a single clue on what I am talking about?? (・_・*)(*・_・)

The BIG hint: Umbrella

When the umbrella gets wet, Sakura patterns appear! Isn’t it amazing?
Apparently the Japanese who came up with this idea, thinks that an umbrella should not STAY as a useful tool only. A few interesting yet playful touches is needed for an umbrella, hence the “Sakura Mechanism” was born.

We have to agreed that this creative umbrella is going to brighten even what seems to be the most gloomiest day. Before you know, you will be yearning for more wet days… my guess (o^-^o)

Other than Sakuras, cute prints like Disney characters, animals are showing up.

Thumbs Up for whoever who designed this d(*v*)b
Bet rainy seasons is going to be twice the fun with it!

creative Japan umbrella / Plain when dry

creative Japan umbrella / floral prints showed up when wet

Japanese designed high tech umbrella

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Cow pattern cake roll

Japanese pâtissier took roll cakes to a new height by coming up with artistic decorations.This one makes headlines with its cute cow patterns when it was featured on TV and magazines. They even have a funny name for it, of course totally “cow”. The name is “Moo moo milk roll”.

If you are curious about what is the ingredient used to create the black patches, it said edible bamboo charcoal.
Cake roll for afternoon tea,,, sinful but sounds good!
And it wouldn’t harm to have something that looks so lovely.

This cake roll could make a fabulous gift for some surprises,
but too bad, it is only sold in Japan .:*~*:.

Creative Japanese sweets / swiss roll

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Creative glasses

Stumbled upon this interesting product in one of the sites.
Can you imagine what this is for from the irregular shape of the protruding glasses?

Convenient goods from Japan

Ever have such experience as you just feel like you want to read a book or watch TV while lying down real flat. So this is precisely how the magic glass was born (*^v-)b

It lets you read a book or watch TV without having to change your posture or lifting your body or arms. Good for spending some lazy time (*^-`)v

Couldn’t comment on how useful it is since I had never tried on it before.
But just one thing… I wish there are some efforts put into the design though… something that looks cute or cool would be nice in my opinion.

Japanese creative products

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Creative Japanese stationary

Such an order came from customer. “I need three of each ketchup and mayonnaise”.
Eh?? Why order from Japan?
I mean these should be easily found anywhere ?(‘_.)?(._’)?
Moreover, to send by air… the packing must done with care (#._.)

But soon, I had a great laugh after a check on the given link! (o^m^o)

The identity of this product ,,,


is no more than a correction tape! (LOL).

Apparently whoever designed this decided that he needs some interesting, creative correction tapes apart from those prim, boring ones in the market. The bottle and even the cap! The entire packaging was made to be as close as possible to the original items.

And at an unbelievably attractive price of 189yen each o(@.@)o
How on earth did the customer find such these???
Anyway,,, it is time to prepare a quotation.
Interesting stationary

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Japan’s creative Christmas cake

Is Christmas tree really for decorations only?
How about Christmas trees showing up on the dinning table?

Its true! A Japanese online cake store has designed an “EDIBLE” Christmas tree w(0.0)w

Flaky pie crust is the pillar to the Christmas tree shape solution. A whole luxurious three types of berries, namely strawberries, raspberries and blueberries are laid as toppings. Custard cream mixed with pear pieces filled in between the crusts.

Yummy~~ How is the idea about a Christmas tree shape cake?

This cake is picked up from online cake shop “Organic cyber store” and priced at 4,500 for one.

Christmas cake with plenty of berries toppings

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Samantha Thavasa’s dream bag

Ever wish that you have just a All In One handy bag that won’t feel out of place for whatever occasions your bring?

Japanese brand, Samantha Thavasa might just have the answer for it.
A collaboration project between Japan’s morning show and Samantha Thavasa itself, the “DREAM Bag” was born with seeking and combining opinions from female guest commentators, on what their ideas of a DREAM bag should be like.

Besides the “kawaii” design, the bag was filled with wonderful ideas from all the six female guests. I picked up a few of the selling points.
Do ideas like such echo your very own?

1. A mini bag that can bring for lunch or even use for events like party.
(Solution) The design that comes with a detachable cute mini bag “child” that can be used on its own or as a set.

2. Should length could be lengthen or shortened.
(Solution) Design with adjustable handle strap.
– Wow! That’s innovative! w(@o@)w

3. I can’t seem to organize my things. Bag interior is always messy.
(Solution) An internal pouch like bag is added for keeping messy things out of sight. They have this interesting term in Japan, “BAG in BAG”.

4. Able to check myself in the mirror in the train, escaping the eyes of other commuters.
(Solution) A flippable mirror attached to the front pocket.
– This is the trigger for me. The MUST BUY catalyst (” /><)/

5. Cold drinks or wet umbrella can be dumped into the bag at ease.
(Solution) Special built-in holder for pet bottle holder or umbrella use.
– And so I had just dropped one into the shopping cart (`_`;)

6. It will be good to be used as shoulder bag occasionally.
(Solution) Shoulder bag strap comes as set.

As from 22nd-Nov, Samantha Thasava started accepting pre-orders online.
Price: 29.925yen
Color: Black, Beige, Pink beige

Please inquire through the below button for more details.

Japanese bag brand / Samantha

Multi purpose bag

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Stapleless Stapler, an invention by Japan

Japanese had created countless innovative products that never ceased to amaze the world.

Making news headline now is the renown environmental friendly “Stapleless Stapler”. This is another jaw dropping product originated by Japan.
What is so amazing about “Stapleless Stapler”?

Have you ever heard of a stapler that works without bullet? And so this one does.

In fact, “Stapleless Stapler” is not a new concept in Japan. The product has been circulating in the Japanese market since 10 years ago. I had known of its existence on TV few years ago, but did not pay much attention to it m(_ _ )m

So the next question comes. Why is it making headline only now?
By chance, International Monetary Fund Meeting was held in Tokyo last month. And it happened that “stapleless stapler” was distributed to representatives of each countries. The representative were so full of praises for the stapler after using it seems.

The bullet free feature is highly evaluated as it is environmental & user friendly and consider very safe even for children.

Besides, famous Japanese stationary maker, “kokuyo” had put in continuous efforts to improve the stapler over the years. Efforts were tremendous, but they got paid off.
Compared to traditional stapleless stapler that allows only 3~4 pieces of papers, latest allows up to 10 pieces (*o*)!!

Wonderful, Stapleless stapler did win my attention this time round…
Creative product by Japan

The stapler cuts holes on the papers and then join them by weaving the paper pieces made through hole cutting.
stapleless stapler's mechanism

It is really fascinating that just a mere stapler can have such “unsimple” technologies. Japanese products are just awesome d(^o^)b

It will be great if people from all over the world could have a chance to use this stapler (*^v^*)

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Hug & dream minnie mouse/ soothing sleep gadget

Insomniacs longing for a good night’s rest might be glad that “Hug & Dream Minnie Mouse”, a soft toy will start selling on the market from November. Unlike ordinary toys, this one has the effect to comfort and soothes one to sleep.

And what has Minnie mouse got to do with a good night’s sleep (@^o^@)

“Hug & Dream Minnie Mouse”, is a collaboration work between Japanese toymaker Takara Tomy and cognitive & respiratory specialist from Showa University School of Medicine. Minnie is fitted with a mechanism mimicking the breathing pattern of human. She “breathes in” once every 5 seconds. While hugging her, the rhythm breathing is expected to calm and soothes and naturally induces one to sleep.

She came with a melody option where you can turn it on if you find that having the music is more relaxed.
And it even came with an auto sleep function in which breathing motion is automatically switched off after certain time.

For those who had a hard time getting into sleep, “Hug & dream minnie mouse” could help perhaps (-z-)……..zzz


hug & dream mini mouse

Japanese made products that aids in relaxing mood

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Famous anime hero & Hello Kitty postage stamps

Now, Hello kitty makes her appearance in postage stamps (*o*)!!
For the past few summers (this year too), Hello Kitty and her childhood friend, “Dear Daniel” became regular team members of “greeting stamps” released by Japan post. “Greeting stamps” are to meant to promote the exchange of letters, postcards during summers.

Kitty is so popular in Japan that she has become part of the daily life, appearing in electronic goods, utensils, accessories, etc.

Sorry for this delayed post, but “Hello Kitty & Dear Daniel” postage stamps might not be available since it is already past summer (*_ _)

Hello Kitty & Dear Daniel postage stamps in Japan

I couldn’t believe my luck that one of the Hello Kitty stamps turned up at my postbox.
The hair salon that I visited for the first time last week, sent a greeting card with the cute Kitty stamp affixed and that was how I got it!

Hello Kitty & annime postage stamp

But popular characters aren’t the only ones showing up on stamps.
Hero & heroine of famous Japanese anime are getting a place too, taking turns to show up in special edition postage stamps.

Postage stamps featuring anime “Rascal the Raccoon”, will be released this October.
And Wow! Looking at the stamps alone brought back wonderful recollections of the anime.
It choked me with emotions how these stamps have resurrected a 35 years old anime (T.T)

Araiguma Rasukaru postage stamp

Over the years, Japan has produced many old yet meaningful and excellent anime that touched many hearts. And it is a wonderful idea that memories of such beautiful, famous works could be recap once again through the use of stamps in my opinion.

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Hatsune Miku & Hello Kitty in Japan’s convenience store

Fans of popular virtual idol “Hatsune Miku”, will be glad to know that they could get a “taste” of her in the real world (@o@)/~

“FamilyMart”, a convenience store in Japan, collaborated to produce “Hachune Miku meat bun”. It had started appearing on the steamer of FamilyMart since 14th-Aug.
For a limited period only, FamilyMart targets to sell 80 thousand buns at 180yen each.

“Hachune Miku meat bun” could “unaccountably” be the most delicious meat bun that Hatsune Miku lovers will ever have (^_-)v .

Creative Japan / virtual idol Hatsune Miku steamed meat bun

Rival “Circle K Sunkus”, another convenience store in Japan is joining the battle to show it is not intimidated by this o(*-*)o

It collaborated with Sanrio to produce “Hello Kitty meat bun”, which will start selling from this coming 16th October.

“Circle K Sunkus” seems determined to win this one because “Hello Kitty meat bun” each at 150yen is 30yen cheaper than “Hachune Miku meat bun” (- – ;;)!!  
And what’s more,,, it targets to sell 150 thousand meat buns for a one month limited period.

Trust me. “Hello kitty meat bun” is going to be snatched up like crazy.

Creative Japan / cute hello kitty steamed meat bun

Not trying to sound cold-hearted, but consumers are the ones who benefit most from such rivalry. Its so amazing to be able to eat such cute meat buns in Japan (^-^)v

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