Monthly Archives: September 2007

Handmade Beautiful Cup Designs from Japan!

I am obsessed with design blogs right now and my biggest pet peeve is when I find things I like, only to find it is in the Netherlands or somewhere else and I cannot buy it. These moments make me very happy I have Rinkya (at least for Japan goods!).

These cup designs are handmade in the store and can be purchased online via Rinkya Stores, my personal favorite is the bird, which I already ordered today! The store has many handmade designs, browse here!

Nothing like a Grenade in the Morning!

I want one of these!
The alarm will only turn off when you throw it against a wall (or other hard surface)! I suggest the wall , because if you are anything like me (i.e. a huge klutz) you would knock over your bedside lamp, hit a loved one, etc

Available in Grenade, Baseball and Soccer!

Let’s hope this sucker does not malfunction- could easily put a dent in your day.

Via Trends in Japan

Reminder- Send Your Entries to Our Weird Food Contest!

Thanks for your comments- it IS turtle jelly, Great Job Icie!

Send in your entries for our Japan Weird Food Contest

Win Kit Kat Flavors only available in Japan!!

Submit your entries to

For inspiration, I present this picture:

Unless someone identifies it beforehand (leave your guess in comments), I will tell you what it is Monday!
Of course people who can read Japanese may have a jump on you!

Have a great weekend!

Rinkya Collector’s Corner- Ryan’s Anime Cels!

How long have you been collecting?

I have been collecting Original Comic Artwork since 1978 and Anime Cels
since 2001

How did you get started collecting cels?

In 2001 at the San Diego Comic-con that year I was recovering from knee
surgery so my wife and I took a lot of breaks from walking around. One of
the breaks found us in one of the Anime rooms there. One of the shows we saw
that day was Oh My Goddess Ova episodes #4 &5 . The story and character
designs impressed us so later in the dealer room we found a seller and
bought the dvds. Next to that booth was Anime Link and we saw some of the
cels Rick had for sale. We purchased several and have been adding to our
collection ever since.

What is the “dream” item for you?

I can’t truly say I have a true “dream” item for my collection is diverse
and I have many favorites. This one with the image that seems to capture Belldandy perfectly is the one I chose to use as a feature image that appears in rotation on the front page of the Rubberslug
home page.

What is your favorite part of collecting cels?

We enjoy owning images of our favorite series that one can look at and
instantly your mind can replay the scene. Also through collecting and having
a gallery on Rubberslug we have made quite a few great friends.

What is your favorite item you found thru Rinkya and why?

I would say it’s way too hard to pick one cel. With non cel items , I was
able through Rinkya to get a couple of Ai Yori Aoshi lithographs that made
great presents for my wife. &

Where can we see your treasures?
At the website RubberSlug which just passed it’s 6 year
My personal gallery can be found there at

Thank you for sharing your collection with us!!!

Image is Property of Owner, do not copy without permission.

For Your Own Cels, Check out YJ:
Anime Cels
Ah! My Goddess

Rinkya’s Cel Sale is still on, save money when you purchase a cel, genga, douga, background!

Visit our First Collector’s CornerBlythe Collector April!

Enlarge Your Banana for Halloween- Direct From Japan!

I know Halloween is almost two months away, but if you are picking up your costume from Japan, now is the time to start thinking about it.

The following costumes are great for underwear as well!

Surprise! Underpants, lift the flap and underneath is a match- Come On Baby and light my fire!

Hanami Underpants. Hanami is Japanese for the viewing of flowers, undoubtedly which you will be unable to stop from doing so if a person is wearing this costume.

Flying Ru Underpants. Another surprise lies underneath the flap on this pair of Halloween underpants! You cannot worm your way out of this one! Ahahaha, pun intended.

And finally, we cannot have penis underwear costumes without including the banana:

Want to surprise your guests at your Halloween party?

Order these direct from Japan through Rinkya!

Look for more Wacky Japan Halloween Costumes on our Blog!