Monthly Archives: March 2007

Vote for Kiyomizu Temple to be One of 7 New Wonders of World!


I visited Kyoto Japan over the weekend and went to the beautiful Kiyomizu Temple.

Kiyomizu Temple was originally constructed in 798 but has been reconstructed a few times since- the present buildings date back to 1633.
The temple is located in an area with lush greens and tall trees- nature providing a serene back drop to the majestic temple.

You can vote for the temple to become one of the 7 Wonders for the World here




Illustration Of Ponyo On A Cliff Released!

The above illustration was released from Hayao Miyazaki’s newest movie, Ponyo on a Cliff, which we announced yesterday here

Sosuke is holding a bucket with Ponyo inside.

Thanks to ANN for the image!

For Miyazaki’s works on YJ:
Miyazaki ALL
Kiki’s Delivery Service
Princess Mononoke
Totoro
Howl’s Moving Castle
Nausicca
Porco Rosso
Studio Ghibli





Miyazaki’s Next Film Announced!!

The new movie is “Gake no ue no Ponyo”- Ponyo On A Cliff
Hayao Miyazaki’s newest creation is expected to be released in the the summer of 2008.

The story will be about a Princess goldfish named Ponyo and a little boy named Sosuke. The goldfish wants to become human.

Miyazaki has had great success with his movies throughout the world, winning an Oscar in the US (the first Japanese animation to do so).

We look forward to his newest movie!

For Miyazaki’s works on YJ:

Miyazaki ALL
Kiki’s Delivery Service
Princess Mononoke
Totoro
Howl’s Moving Castle
Nausicca
Porco Rosso
Studio Ghibli

More Studio Ghibli Info
Miyazaki

Via Nausicaa Net




Tagata Jinja- Japanese Harvest Festival!


On March 15th every year, Japan has a huge festival for fertility and fruitfulness.

To celebrate the festival, a huge penis is carried (at least 6 feet long)- called Oo-Owasegata. It is a symbol of the source of life to all of nature.

Free sake is distributed and penis shaped candies, keychains, penis on a stick and other souvenirs can be found everywhere.

The look of the festival is quite amusing to outsiders, but the festival is a sacred and special day in Japan.

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White Day- Valentine’s for the Ladies!


White Day is the day the men repay the women back with gifts for the previous month’s holiday- Valentine’s Day. Read more here: Valentine’s Day

In Japan, you can see many couples spending a romantic night out- and the gifts the ladies receive are typically more expensive than the gifts the ladies give on Valentine’s day- and that is how it should be!



Disney Ipod Covers and Dock Station!

The newest release from the folks who brought us the Snoopy Ipod Bundle are Disney MP3 Covers and Dock Station, with the classic Disney look of Mickey’s head and ears for the controls!

Also comes with a Pink version with Minnie Mouse and a Blue Stitch!

Order yours through Rinkya Stores today!


Disney on YJ

Ipod Cases on YJ

Check out our Other Disney Posts:
Disney USBS
Cutest Stitch




Wonder Festival Limited Editions Available at BuyRinkya!

Anime and Volks Super Dollfies collide with this Special Edition Sailor Moon Saturn Doll Costume set.
Only 100 sold at Wonder Festival 2007 and we have some available for purchase on BuyRinkya- the Rinkya Auction Japan Shop Online!
Wonder Festival is the premiere show for models and figures!


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Super Dollfies on YJ

Sailor Moon on YJ