Monthly Archives: December 2007

The Best of Rinkya Blog!

Happy New Year!!!

Thank you to all our readers for making our blog a great success, we look forward to posting next year!

The top blog posts according to our readers!

You went crazy for our Man panties!

Looks like many of our readers are environment conscious- Go Green Can Crusher

The monster pizza Japan created (hot dogs, hamburger and much more) was reviewed by our staff and you readers loved it or rather could not look away!

Square watermelons caught your attention

Bikini Clad Golf Tees

Our cultural post on the Obon Festival
shows our readers not only look at us for silly Japan toys!

Deer Poop Candy Need I say more?

Japan’s beer and milk- Bilk! Sales are unknown about Bilk (who knows if anyone bought it!), but you certainly loved reading about it!

A collection of Poop toys from Japan!

This sexy dart game made it hard to look away!

Fireworks Image Via

Reminder- Win $250 From Rinkya!

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)
Deadline December 31st

Please contact me with any questions!

Christmas In Japan!

Christmas in Japan is more low key compared to most Christmas celebrations around the world.

Gradually some Western traditions have caught on, with Japanese families getting a Christmas tree and businesses decorating their buildings with lights.

Children get gifts and Christmas cake can be found at any bakery.
Christmas cake is traditionally angel food with strawberries (A USB Christmas Cake can be found here)

Christmas is not a national holiday and most people work Christmas day. While most people spend the night with their significant other, it is not a large family holiday.

Christianity in Japan is not very common, with only 1% of Japanese calling themselves Christians. This being the case, Christmas in Japan has little religious significance and is primarily a secular holiday.

The major holiday in Japan is New Year’s, we will share the traditions of NYE on the blog later!

Labels for this post- christmas in japan

Apple Japan Lucky Bags/Fukubukuro Announced!

Apple has announced their Fukubukuro for the New Year! Through December 25th, you can enter to purchase one of the 200 lucky bags from Apple on Jan 2nd for 35000 yen.

The grab bags are an awesome New Year’s specialty in Japan. They average 50-75% less than retail price and are filled with a mixture of goodies from the company. Fashion designers, computers, etc all partake in Lucky Bags.

As the New Year approaches, we will include the Fukubukuro listings from YJ on the blog, keep an eye out and let us know what company you would like to see!

Macintosh on YJ

Dehydrated Food Newest UFO Catcher Prize!

UFO Catcher prizes, like much else in Japan, often become coveted collectibles.

If dehydrated food is up your alley, then you will love the MRE’s that now can be found in UFO catcher games in Japan.

The military survival foods (meal ready to eat) will include the following flavors: Hiroshima veggie pilaf, kimchi pilaf, crab fried rice, beef flavored beans and much more.

For your favorite UFO Catcher prize from Japan, check out YJ auctions and bid with Rinkya!

Anime, Disney, Mario Brothers and many more Stuffed toy prizes available!

Via Wired

Image via 3Yen

Santa Booties Warm Your Toesies!

These Santa Booties will keep you warm on those cold nights on the computer.
USB powered (because nowadays everything has a USB attachment), I wonder if Japanese computers have extra USB ports? They seem to have a USB for everything!

More USB posts from Japan:
Merry Christmas USB Cake
Fan Tie
Dancing Robot

Order via Rinkya Stores from Thanko

Via Slashgear

The Golden Turd Building- Only in Japan!

The picture above is the infamous Asahi Beer HeadQuarters in Japan.

The golden design was created by French designer Philippe Stark and is called the “Flamme d’Or” (flame of gold) but is better known in Japan as the “Golden Turd” or “Shit Building”

Just one of the many reasons I love Japan…

Come More Blog Posts of Interest:
Beer Robot
Beer Can Crusher