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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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Japanese new character (Sushi & Neko)

Japanese has a newfound sushi.
The new ingredient sitting on top of the vinegar rice are CatS!! o(*’o'*)o
Of course, these sushi are… INEDIBLE (*^^*)

The newly created product by Japan is known as “Nekozushi” simply, means “Cat sushi”. Keep a look out as “Nekozushi” sets to become the next rising star.

In reality, we are not going to see “kawaii” cats sitting so still and comfortably on a vinegar rice (shari). The idea is hilarious.
And I am sure Sushi & Cat lovers are not going to get enough of this “delicacy”.

“Nekozushi” has become popular free iphone/Android download applications.
Another reason why you should own a iphone or Android phone, if you haven’t got one?

This is not the end you are seeing “Nekozushi”.
We are sure more goods are coming up.

Do remember the name “Nekozushi” (*^-^)

Japan's new character/ nekozushi nya-ta

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Miffy products in Japan

A small female rabbit with an expressive cross on her face, Miffy is enjoying high popularity in Japan.

For those who are new to Miffy, her cute face has been the “leading role” products design like stationary, small accessories, bags, lunch box, utensils.
And next items are bound to fill Miffy lovers with extreme delight. Some Miffy goods collection from “Bruna Times” catalogue! Any of these caught your eyes?

For myself, cups will be my choice (o*v*o)
Reasons? Apart from the cute design, I could do with some “kawaii” cups for my guests. Simple as that v(^-^)v

For more details about these products, please inquire through the blue button at the bottom.

Miffy is often thought to be a Japanese character, but in actual fact, she is not. She is created by dutch author, Dick Bruna.

Japan gifts

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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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Pompom purin stuffed toy

“Sumo size” pompom purin is ready for pre-orders according to sanrio site. Fans of pompom purin can CUDDLE all they want now d(^V<)

This giant size purin stands at a height of 110cm. Having a thick waistline is going to be a big selling point! Just imagine that you can’t reach the entire waist by even throwing both arms around it (*o*)!!

Probably giant size is a huge success because for the first time, purin somehow felt like part of a family. Its like a security assurance that you are not alone and there is a partner to lend a listening ear to your problems (LOL) —My fantasy—

At a price of 26,250yen each, pre-orders are opened until 3rd-Mar.
Check it out on sanrio’s site if you are interested.

sanrio / Japanese character goods

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Special Edition Sweets For Valentine’s Day

It is “love in first sight” with these limited edition Japanese sweets (wagashi).
Could you tell that they were sea breams (Tai) ?

I thought that they look ugly. But again that was precisely what caught my heart!
And looking so real and big are those eyes that were not missed. Contrary to the eyes, there was a tinge of melancholy & loneliness, on the way that the mouth was created. Simply love the delicate scales and fins details that were crafted all over their round body.
How? Aren’t you in love with these Japanese Tai sweets?

Two varieties, chocolat and sakura are available (from OCS store)

Valentine days limited edition / Japanese fresh chocolates

It couldn’t be wrong to opt for Hello Kitty cheesecake if you wanted something that is “straightforwardly” cute.
Cheesecake is a “NO” because you are on diet?
No problem! Hey, Kitty cheesecake is about the size of the palm only.

Ermm…The size is not going to be enough for me though …(*^-`)v

Valentine days limited edition / Hello kitty cheesecake

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Wonder festival event in Tokyo

Wonder festival event guide book cum admission ticket, requested by a customer sometime ago. Cool! We didn’t even know such event existed. Call us a frog in a well or whatever (._.)

Its not unusual that we got inquires from customers about some Japanese products or sites that we have no idea at all. Many time its like “Wow! How on earth did customers know such sites??”

About Wonder festival, according to source, it is a big bi-annual event in Tokyo, where garage kits in molded objects like anime, game characters, creature, mecha, etc will be displayed. The highlight is that you can purchase rare interesting masterpieces created by amateurs or professionals.
And… And… And… not to forget the one very big attraction for some people.
Lots of females sculptures in exposing and erotic positions for you to take a pick!
Chance to pack your fantasy back home (^_-)

Its so amazing that Japanese cultures and high quality products aren’t posing any language barrier for foreigners, like Japanese language do.

Wonder festival's guide book & admission tickets, figurine exhibition

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Japanese sweets, crackers for gifts

Oops…before I even knew it, I have been absent from blog for quite a while m(_ _)m

Today’s theme… Buttons, roses and leafs that won’t cause any heath problem when eaten! Sounds too good to be true that Japanese technology had came this far (*o*)!!

Caught you right there, didn’t I ?
The truth is … These are chocolates! (^-^)v
How!? How!? How!?
Doesn’t it amaze you that chocolates can look so real,,, so exquisite?

Given a chance, I would love to have a bite on cat’s paw sweets (pic on right bottom) which according to Ray is squishy and soft in texture.
There is still the choice of crispy, Japanese rice cakes (Senbei), if you happened to be one of those that doesn’t get turned on by the word “chocolates”.

Do these give you some ideas on what to get for gifts on your next visit to Japan or maybe the upcoming Valentine’s Day?

Japan gift ideas (sweets)

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