Show that you are a TRUE fan of the Hanshin Tigers and get their toilet paper!
These dolls are created by an up and coming designer in Japan- amazing, adorable, kawaii, mohair face dolls.
These are original, one of a kind dolls available on Rinkya stores!
Visit the seller’s store for the full listing available
This is a solo project of Ueda Tsuyoshi who had previously been in the band Mad Capsule Markets.
Mad Capsule Markets ended in 2005 and Ueda Tsuyoshi created AA in Oct. 2008.
He has states his roots are from punk rock & YMO (tech music), he creates music from a mixture of hard core, metal, tech, drum’n’bass, gaba, etc, and are based on punk style.
His sound is taken big by international fans, and Mad Capsule Markets had played in many international music festivals such as Ozz fest. by Ozzy Osbone, Download Fest., etc.
|Tsuyoshi UEDA (Born 1968/8/25)|
Almost everyday, our manager buys some new type of chip or candy at the conbini for the Rinkya staff to try. It was not until recently we decided to write and perhaps even warn you about them with “Japan Snack Weekly”.
It is amazing to see how something new comes out on a weekly basis and even more amazing that many of them leave little to be desired….
While our manager gives this to us on the premise he is being nice, we all know this altruism is a sham.
We do have a lot fun trying the new Snacks and even more fun watching each other’s reactions. It is rare we get a winner and not to be a Debbie Downer (Yum, Little Debbies), but we truly want you to save your money. (and tastebuds). Let us be your Japan Snack guides!
First up today is:
MAYO-BEEF with Garlic Potato chips. Japan does love its’ Mayo, but it REALLY should have not been added to the chips. Mayo Beef since 1998. 10 years of this?? Well, I guess Japan does really love its’ mayo!
Next we have:
Yasai Poteko – Butter flavor. A shaka (hang loose) mascot wearing a bonnet hat, lol! Yasai means vegetable and I can’t find a trace of anything organic in this bag. Tastes like crunchy mac & cheese that’s been sitting out for a week. (Editor’s note: Is it wrong that I think that sounds delicious! mmm mac n cheese…)
Dispelling the myth that anything with butter, tastes good.
Very famous Caramel Corn by Tokato. Looks like mummified caterpillars! Which I might add, possibly could make it taste better. Tastes like you are biting into a big, fluffy diabetic shock- much too sweet for my taste buds! The one we had was the DEKKAI version, 5 times bigger, 5 times more diabetes!
Soft Vinyl toys just started to become popular at this time, (a cheaper option to the more
expensive Tin toys). The first edition of Garamon was 300 pieces (original price 350 Yen), and it sold out very fast.
Meanwhile, more editions and thousands of Garamon vinyl toys were produced over the years, and nowadays some companies release the very same original shaped and sized vinyl toy for collectors and nostalgics, at resonable prices.
But, how much is a Garamon 1st edition valuable?
With only 300 pieces made at the time, the initial problem is even finding one! According to experts, only about 5 pieces are known to be in existence.
As a consequence, the value is approximately 7,000,000 Yen (about $85,000!), which makes it the most expensive japanese Soft Vinyl toy of all time.
As you can see, you do not necessarily have to be good looking, to be popular…
Excited about the newest Monster Hunter ??
This season’s flavors are cookies and cream, hot cake and milk flavored.
MAC Style opens a new candy & gift store called “Yr. Style” in Ginza, Tokyo, and has made a solid gold DECO choco for the promotion.
The price is 1.5 million yen, which is about $20K.
You can’t eat this piece of chocolate, but you can order your own DECO Chocos at any time by asking us here at Rinkya!
Check out the designs available on their homepage and we can send it you in non summer months!