Monthly Archives: November 2007

Fill Your Stockings With Japanese Candy- Available from Rinkya!

Just in time for Christmas, Rinkya is selling Japanese “Okashi” (candy) Grab Bags!

The entire selection can be found here Each grab bag will contain approximately 6 candies! The ingredients are listed on the page, and as you can see some ingredients definitely fall into the weird japan food category.

The candies are perfect for stocking stuffers or games with your friends- Wrap each candy in wrapping paper, number them in sequential order, challenge whomever you give them to and the person challenged has to finish the one they open before they can open up the next one. There are yummy ones and gross tasting ones, so be sure to record their expressions while eating!

These candies are nostalgic in Japan- most are dime store candies from years past.

Each grab bag is $10 and you can order on our ship request form here

Soy, egg, dairy, nuts and fish are in candies, so please read the ingredients page before ordering, if you have allergies!

A Rinkya Blog’s One Year Anniversary & Our Biggest Contest Yet!

Today is A Rinkya Blog’s one year anniversary! Thank you to all our readers, users, and affiliates for helping us grow!

In celebration of A Rinkya’s Blog One Year Anniversary, we are having our BIGGEST contest ever!

Announcing A Rinkya Blog’s Re-Design Contest!

We are looking for a new design for A Rinkya Blog, something fun and that will match the spirit of the blog!

The winning entry will win $250 IN COMMISSION CREDITS ON RINKYA and of course your design will be seen by thousands who visit Rinkya Blog!

Email entries to in an image format
Must be 1024×768 resolution
Must be able to code the page yourself
Accommodate the information already on Blog (Our friend links, Shop Japan, etc)

Please contact me with any questions!

Merry Christmas USB Cake!

Solid Alliance, creator of unusual (to say the least) USBs has released a special Merry Christmas Cake USB Hub!

And what exactly are those strawberries:

Yep, USBs!

If you do not like strawberries on your cake, any USB stick will work!

Product Page Order Via Rinkya Stores

Review our other USB Posts:
Glowing Squid

Humping Dog USB

Gifts for a Techie
Wonderful World of Disney USBs
The Wacky, Weird & Fun USB Drives from Japan

More Super Mega Hamburgers From McDonald’s Japan!

The Mega Tomato and the Mega Egg debut in Japan on December 14th for a limited time.

The Mega Tomato is- 3 beef patties, tomatos, two slices of bacon, lettuce, cheddar and a hot mustard sauce.

The Mega Egg- an egg (of course), 3 beef patties, tomato, two slices of bacon, lettuce, cheddar, mustard hot sauce

As soon as we get calorie info we will update! Although it may be better to not know!

Check out other fast food items from Japan:
The Mega Mac that started it all!
Shrimp Mayo Crab Pizza
Pizza Hut Japan Double Roll Pizza

Via Japan Probe

1.8 Million Dollar Christmas Tree!

Takashimaya department stores in Japan has the perfect gift for the person who has everything- a 1.8 million dollar preserved rose tree decorated with diamonds. Comes with a teddy bear wearing a diamond necklace!
Adorned with nearly 100 carats of diamonds from Southern Africa and Australia.
The tree is based on a design by Parisian flower boutique Claude Quinquau.

Takashimaya is no stranger to expensive gifts, last January they released a 100 million yen cell phone strap!

Via Luxury Launches

DragonBall Live Action Movie Summer 2008!

Great news for Dragonball fans, details have been released about the upcoming live action film!

Goku will be played by Justin Chatwin, best known for his role in War of the World’s as Tom Cruise’s son. The villian Piccolo is James Marsters- best known as “Spike” from Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

Dragonball has a release date of August 2008.

DragonBall on YJ

Via TokyoGraph

Geta Stacking Contest in Japan!

A 3rd Annual Geta Stacking Contest took place over the weekend in Sakaiminato, Japan.

Geta are shoes traditionally worn with kimonos and yukatas, but are also worn with normal clothing nowadays. Typically made with wood and the flap with cloth, they also elevate you inches (much loved by short Japanese woman!)

The “teeth” on the bottom of the shoe are used to stack the getas up high in the contest shown above.

Available on YJ:

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