Monthly Archives: September 2013

A Hello Kitty Caterpillar – Cute or Creepy?

 

According to Kotaku, this particular caterpillar’s been all the rage in Chinese cyberspace. People have been saying this Chinese Bush Brown butterfly in its juvenile form looks like the worldwide beloved icon, Hello Kitty.

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Yes…or no? Hmm….

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It’s starting to look kind of cute after seeing a few photos.

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Is someone willing to put red bows on its ears (or antennas, I assume)?

Source: Kotaku

Auctioning a Complete Set of Dragon Ball Heroes Arcade Cards!

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This is an auction for a complete set of Dragon Ball Heroes cards from vol.1-9 including many promotional cards! All the SEC cards and hero avatar cards are stored in two special binders (see the photo above) featuring the latest Dragon Ball movie Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods. CP, UR, SEC, and GM cards are stored in official sleeves in mint condition.

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Add to your Dragon Ball collection!
The auction ends on October 4th, 2013 at 06:28 in PDT.

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Sailor Moon Nail Tips and New T-shirts Preorders!

 

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More new Sailor Moon merchandises are available for preorders this month!

1) Sailor Moon Nail Tip Set (Complete 6 Themes)

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Each package (each theme) has 8 nail tips in a set. This package deal contains all 6 packages and themes. The item will be shipped starting December.

Single Purchase Price: $86.00 (including all Rinkya fees before international shipping)
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2) Sailor Moon and Saior Scouts T-shirts

These new t-shirts feature Sailor Scouts’ costumes! All T-shirts orders will be shipped within Japan in November.
Make sure to write down your size in the order form –
Size available from Ladies’ Midium/Large or Free size (Men’s Medium).
Ladies’ Medium: Length 64cm x Width 45cm x Sleeve 16cm
Ladies’ Large: Length 64cm x Width 48cm x Sleeve 17cm
Free Size (Men’s Medium): Length 68cm x Width 50cm x Sleeve 20cm 

Sailor Moon

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Single Purchase Price: $57.00 (including all Rinyka fees before international shipping)
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Sailor Mercury

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Single Purchase Price: $57.00 (including all Rinyka fees before international shipping)
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Sailor Mars

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Single Purchase Price: $57.00 (including all Rinyka fees before international shipping)
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Sailor Jupiter

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Single Purchase Price: $57.00 (including all Rinyka fees before international shipping)
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Sailor Venus

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Single Purchase Price: $57.00 (including all Rinyka fees before international shipping)
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3) Sailor Moon Pop Art Graphic T-shirt

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Choose from white or pink! (Or both!)

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Make sure to write down your size AND desired color (pink or white) in the order form. Size available from Small/Medium/Large/Extra Large.
Small: Length 65cm x Width 48cm x Sleeve 20cm
Medium: Length 68cm x Width 50cm x Sleeve 20cm
Large: Length 71cm x Width 53cm x Sleeve 21cm
Extra Large: Length 75cm x Width 58cm x Sleeve 22cm

Single Purchase Price: $57.00 (including all Rinyka fees before international shipping)
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Find more Sailor Moon items featured on our Blog and Auctions!

Dollfie Dream Hatsune Miku Preorder! Anyone who Orders Can Buy Miku!

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Finally, Hatsune Miku Dollfie Dream has come true!
Volks started taking preorders for upcoming DD Hatsune Miku. Usually, a customer can only buy Dollfie by winning a lottery, but Volks is selling DD Miku on a made-to-order basis. That means everyone who placed an order during the preorder period can buy it! This is fantastic!

See how beautiful she is. So majestic.

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In addition to Miku doll, there’s going to be an additional dress set for sale, featuring one of Miku’s most popular songs, Senbonzakura.

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Preorder period lasts till December 1st, 2013.
DD Hatsune Miku is 65,100 yen, and the Senbonzakura dress set is 18,900 yen.
You can make an order from Volks’ special site for Hatsune Miku.

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ESP Flying All THE ALFEE Takamizawa Signature Model

YJ Auction is listing ESP Flying All THE ALFEE Takamizawa Signature Model guitar for auction right now. Toshihiko Takamizawa is the guitarist for Japan’s rock band THE ALFEE.

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The guitar has an autograph of Takamizawa on the back, as you can see in the photo, and stamped with a serial number “No.43”. Only played a few times, it is in a superior condition. Bid on it if you are an ALFEE fan or if you simply love a great guitar!

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Bento Friday: Cheese Cat Warpped on Rice Balls

TGIF!
Today’s bento is made by mai*mai, one of the most popular character bento artists on Rakuten Recipe.

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Sooo cute!
It’s fairy simple to make. Here is a step-by-step tutorial.

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Step 1: Make rice balls in oval shapes.

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Step 2: Place a template (make your own) on the top of a slice of cheese. Cut it out carefully. Use a straw to carve out the cats’ hand pieces too.

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Step 3: Use a hole punch to make face pieces from a sheet of nori seaweed.

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Step 4: Place face parts on the cheese.

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Step 5: Wrap the cat around the rice ball with nori!

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Step 6: Place hands on top of nori. Add cheeks by using ketchup. Done!

You can buy a hole punch specially made for bento art at Yahoo Japan Auction.
Or a lot of the times, a punch is included in sets of onigiri (rice ball) cutters.

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Have a great weekend!

Dolls Need Halloween Costumes Too! Custom Blythe Trick-or-Treat Outfit

Halloween season is coming soon!
There are several custom Blythe dolls on Yahoo Japan Auction dressed up in cute Halloween costumes. Here is one of them that I though is exceptionally well-done. halloween-custom-blythe-doll-rinkya-japan3

 

The doll is made by the seller atsujuyu from HinaBoo. The artist maintains constant high quality in producing customized dolls. Picture tells a thousand words, so I’m going to just paste some pretty photos here.

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Do you like her? Adopt her by winning the item via Rinkya Auction!
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See more custom Blythe on Yahoo Japan Auction.

Enjoy Moon-Viewing Festival with Cutest Mochi Balls That Look Like Java Sparrows

Moon-viewing, or tsukimi, is a traditional festival in Japan (and my other regions of Asia) on 15th days of eights months in lunar calendar, in which falls on September 20th of 2013 in modern solar calendar. Usually, moon-viewing is celebrated with dango, a rice-based sweet made with mochi powder.

A Japanese Twitter user (@gelatik_putith) made these super cute dango for this year’s tsukimi. They are Java sparrow dango!

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They are absolutely adorable ^_^
Later on, the Java sparrows took some bathes in apple soda and grape soda.

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@gelatik_putith takes many great photos of Java sparrows, check it out if you like to see them!