Kumamon and Rilakkuma team up with Lawson Japan. From December 2016, you can find items like Ehumaki for Setsubun, with Rilakkuma and Kumamon. The Kumamon Naga Roll (420 yen including tax) is about 30cm. It has whipped cream, raw chocolate, fruits and also has cocoa flavor.
You can also find Setsubun Rilakkuma mini mochi rolls for 450 yen including tax. This set has strawberry and pudding flavors. One set has two types of roll cakes. Each measures about 4.5cm in diameter and about 9cm in length. It also includes a limited sticker.
Takara Tomy is showcasing new products from its Dream Tomica toyline at upcoming Tokyo Motor Show 2013. The two new toys will feature Korilakkuma, a friend of Rilakkuma, and Kumamon, Kumamoto Prefecture’s popular mascot character.
Kumamoto prefecture’s popular mascot bear, Kumamon is going to be served as Christmas cakes this year! Daiichiyasei Pan Company is currently taking preorders until October 15th. The cake will arrive at your door on December 20th.
The outside of the cake is coated with a rich chocolate layer. The inside of the cake is filled with chocolate-flavored soft sponge cake and delicious chestnuts produced in Kumamoto prefecture.
Every prefecture/tourist destinations in Japan have their own local Gotochi Hello Kitty merchandises sold exclusively in the areas. They are cute and serve as perfect souvenirs for friends and families when visiting other prefectures (Some big cities in US have their Gotochi Kitty too!).
There are more than 1,500 kinds of Gotochi Hello Kitty out there. Among them, which Hello Kitty did best in sales in year 2012?
Let’s find out below!
10. Mount Fuji Fuji-chan Hello Kitty (Yamanashi Pref. exclusive)
Steiff Japan’s representative explained, “such large response is unprecedented since Disney’s Teddy Bears.”
Kumamon has been selected as most popular local mascot character in past, but I suppose no one expected he would be this much of the rage! Go Kumamon!