Monthly Archives: August 2008

No Bleach Live Action Film?

Check out the LA Times for an interview with Bleach creator, Tite Kubo- Charles Solomon caught up with the creator at the San Diego Comic Con.

Bleach is the hugely popular manga, anime series in Japan and has many fans all over the world.

The Bleach creator essentially thumbs down hopes of a live action film:

“If it were possible to do ‘Bleach’ as a live-action movie, I wouldn’t have drawn the manga. I want to draw something that can only be done as a manga.”


I am sure some fans will rejoice and others disappointed with Mr. Kubo’s decision, as anime fans are divided over the Dragonball Live Action Film in production now.

Bleach on YJ
Bleach Japan Stores
Bleach Rakuten

Bleach Cel Pictured Above On YJ Auction HERE


Teru Teru Bozu Wind Chimes

“Teru Teru Bozu” is a classic Buddhist tradition and the little white dolls can be seen hanging all over Japan.

... traditional hand-made doll made of white paper or cloth that Japanese farmers began hanging outside of their window by a string. This amulet is supposed to have magical powers to bring good weather and to stop or prevent a rainy day. “Teru” is a Japanese verb which describes sunshine, and a “bōzu” is a Buddhist monk (compare the word bonze), or in modern slang, “bald-headed.”

These Teru Teru Bozu’s are not made of cloth and are beautiful wind chimes you can keep forever.
Made of porcelain, you can choose the facial expressions available, or draw your own. Wipe clean and place a smiley, frown or other expression dependent upon your mood.

Price begins at 2940 yen, order via Rinkya Stores

Product Page

Quoted Info Via


New Petite Blythe- Chocolat de Q-Pot!

Blythe doll creators collaborated with Q pot for their newest Petite blythe- “Mademoiselle Chocolat de Q-pot”

Q-pot is a designer in Japan and they make adorable accessories in the shapes of your favorite desserts. Rings, bracelets, necklaces and much more!

The doll is not released yet, so look for the upcoming release date.

Blythe on YJ
Q-pot on YJ

Online Q-pot Shop

Via Blythe Doll News



Win A Japanese Gadget Contest!!

As readers know, we have a Guess the Japanese Gadget every Friday and leave it open for all you to guess all weekend!

Now it is your turn to stump our readers!

Submit your Guess the Gadgets!!

If you stump our readers, you will win one of the gadgets featured on blog (dependent upon the gadget’s availability) and if you are a Rinkya user (or wish to become one)- you win the gadget AND a $20 commission credit on any auction!

What you need to do:
Send your submissions to laurelr AT rinkya DOT com
Only items from Japan stores or Japanese designers can be used
We will choose the best gadgets and feature them on a future Friday Guess the Gadget
Submissions due Sept 8th!

Here are just SOME of the gadgets up for the winners!
Cat Security Sensor
Pig EarPhones From Japan!
The Pen that Turns Into A Fishing Pole
Humping Dog USB

Monkey Stops Tracks in Tokyo!

A monkey was discovered walking the tracks at a train station in Tokyo, causing a delay in the morning commute.

Police chased the monkey, but he eluded authorities and escaped.
Amused onlookers snapped photos of the monkey. Normally this would be a rare (and funny) sight, but this is the 3rd time a monkey has been seen in Tokyo this month- a two hour trek from their homes.

Via CNN

Pictured above is the Bape Milo logo, the famous logo from Japanese designer Nigo!




Eco Friendly Bunny Bag Makes Being Green Easy!

The adorable bunny seen above turns into this!! :

All you do is clip the bunny anywhere (your purse, clothing etc) and unzip and pull out the bag when you need it!

I love the ease of this, I have a few reusable bags and forget to grab them before heading to the store all the time.
With this bunny, I would never forget, you can just keep it in your purse at all times!

The bunny tote bag (called Picinica) comes in four colors: orange, brown, gray, black

Japan certainly makes going green cute! Product Page

Go Green With Other Japan Products!

Reusable Chopsticks!
Frog Can Crusher!