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Winter Wonder Festival 2008 takes place in Tokyo, Japan on February 28th and with it comes exclusive collectibles sold in a limited quantity.
A collector’s paradise, but since it is only in Japan, makes it much harder for folks in the US and Europe to get some of these collectibles.
YJ sellers place them on YJ, so be sure to check out Yahoo the first week of March and bid through Rinkya.
One of the releases will be a Transformers Movie Arcee G1 Color Edition. The Takara/Tomy Booth will sell 1000 pieces.
As more exclusive collectibles are announced, we will let you know here on the blog and add links to YJ!
[Japan] [transformers] [wonder festival]
A growing trend in Japan to announce a baby’s birth is to order a bag of rice the same weight as the baby.
A picture of the beautiful new baby will also adorn the bag of rice!
The rice is available
[Japan] [japan trends]
Yesterday in Japan, thousands of 20 year olds celebrated Coming Of Age Day (Seijin no hi).
20 is the age of “adulthood” in Japan and is the age in which they can legally drink, smoke and vote. Many celebrations take place across Japan during this National Holiday and many young people dress in traditional kimonos.
Japan has one of the world’s oldest population and very low birth rate, the number of people who reached adulthood was the
lowest on record at 1.35 million. Kimonos and More Traditional Wears on YJ
Via India Times
[Japan] [coming of age day] [Japan culture]
I have had alot of pet posts lately (I just got a puppy, so maybe that’s why) but when I saw these cats in costume, I had to add another post!
For the Harry Potter Fan…
Salary Man Cats…
If you wanted a dog you should have gotten a dog costume…
Fill In Your Own Title, hahaha
This poor cat is done with the costumes and has the look of terror…
All Costumes and MANY more available
here, Order Via Rinkya Stores
Hello Kitty-fy Your Cat Funny Dog Toys
[Japan] [cat costumes]
No, it is not a sinking car, it is an amphibious sightseeing taxi!
Friday will be the first day of tours on the Dotonbori River via an amphibious taxi, the first in Japan. A demo run took place yesterday. The taxi carries 3 passengers and a tour will cost 19,560 yen for an hour.
A unique way to see Osaka for travelers to Japan!
[Japan] [travel] [osaka] [amphibious taxi]
These awesome lamps, winner of a 2006 good design award are from Japanese design studio Rezon.
The lamps not only provide light, but are beautiful pieces of art. With the light off, they set one scene, with the light on, a completely different scene is shown.
I love the zebra one with the light off!
You can order direct from
Rinkya Stores via the Product Page! Get an original design piece from Japan for your home!
More Original Design Posts from Japan:
Sandwich Chair Ice Cream Lamps Hamburger Stools
[Japan] [design from japan] [Rezon]
The live action film, Speed Racer, will be released May 9th and Mach 5 will make an appearance at the Detroit Auto Show.
The show takes place January 19 to January 21 at the COBO Center in Detroit, Michigan.
Speed Racer on YJ
[Japan] [mach go go go] [speed racer] [detroit auto show]
If you are sick of just hearing squeaking when your dogs play with their toys, get a laugh with these original dog toys from Japan!
They work similar to a pacifier and will hold long enough to take some funny pictures of your dogs!!
Check out the animal accessories available on YJ:
Kimonos Hats Bandanas Jackets Large Dogs
[Japan] [pet clothes] [dog clothes] [japan wacky]
It is that time a year again for Fukubukuro!
Lucky 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.
Here are some of your favorite Japanese designers on YJ with Fukubukuro:
Angelic Pretty Baby, the Stars Shine Bright h. Naoto Metamorphose
Search all Fukubukuro
Even Starbucks has a fukubukuro!
Apple Lucky Bag Post
[Japan] [fukubukuro] [lucky bags] [new year’s]
2008 is the Year of the Rat and BAPE & Disney have joined to give you Mickey Mouse in the classic BAPE Camo to celebrate!
Order direct from Japan from
Cliff’s Edge via Rinkya Stores.
If Mickey Mouse and BAPE do not catch your eye, check out YJ for more BAPE and Mickey Mouse collectibles!
BAPE on YJ Mickey Mouse on YJ
[Japan] [bape] [mickey mouse] [disney]