Gudetama Merch: 10 Delectable Lazy Egg Collectibles from Japan

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Gudetama Merch: 10 Delectable Lazy Egg Collectibles from Japan

Gudetama Merch: 10 Delectable Lazy Egg Collectibles from Japan

When you first meet Sanrio’s Gudetama face to face, the savory celebrity’s appeal may leave you scratching your head. Perhaps Gudetama’s popularity can be credited to the clever combination of food and Japanese kawaii culture, or perhaps it’s how easy people can relate to the mascot’s seemingly constant state of […]

A Guide to Japanese Anime and Game Character Collectibles: Part 2

A Guide to Japanese Anime and Game Character Collectibles: Part 2

The Japanese collectibles market features a dizzying array of concepts, series and brands. It can be tough to navigate, especially if you don’t speak Japanese! In this series, we’ll introduce some popular collectible concepts, and tell you where they came from and where you can get them! In part one, […]

10 Japanese Stress Relief Products: From Shouting Vases to Squeezing Faces

10 Japanese Stress Relief Products: From Shouting Vases to Squeezing Faces

Stress is everywhere—at work, at school, at home—but with the right tools, managing some of the pressures of everyday life can be easy. From a country known for long work hours, cram schools, and tiny apartments, comes 10 fun Japanese stress relief products to help you get your daily rest […]

FASHION

10 Limited Edition G-Shocks from Japan

10 Limited Edition G-Shocks from Japan

In only three decades, Casio’s G-Shock watches have become the standard all durable watches are measured against. Considered by many to be the “ultimate tough watch,” G-Shocks are known to be able to handle some of the world’s most extreme conditions. This durability paired with an ever-growing lineup of limited-edition […]

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AKB48 2013 Manatsu no Dome Tour DVD & Blu-Ray Released on December 18th

AKB48 2013 Manatsu no Dome Tour DVD & Blu-Ray Released on December 18th

AKB48’s latest DVD “Manatsu no Dome Tour – Madamada, Yaranakya Ikenai Koto ga Aru” (We still have many things to do) was released on December 18th, 2013. The whole AKB family consisting of AKB48, SKE48, NMB48 and HKT48 participated in this summer event that took place in Tokyo, Nagoya, Sapporo, […]

TOYS

Kobito Dukan: Catch Your Favorite Forest Dwarves from Japan

Kobito Dukan: Catch Your Favorite Forest Dwarves from Japan

Ever stopped to wonder what mysteries could be crawling through the grass beneath your feet? If you have fond childhood memories of hunting in your backyard and neighborhood for fireflies, Never Fairies, or garden gnomes, then you’re going to love the magical world of Kobito Dukan! What Are Kobito Dukan? […]

COMICS

Christmas Anime Figures 2015: A Touch of Wonder in Winter

Christmas Anime Figures 2015: A Touch of Wonder in Winter

How do you celebrate Christmas? If you’re an otaku, then your festivities probably include setting up your Sailor Moon Christmas tree, baking Naruto-shaped cookies, watching Christmas anime specials, mailing anime-themed greeting cards to all your family and friends, and singing Vocaloid carols around your neighborhood. No matter how you celebrate, […]

OTHERS

How to Make an Origami Cube in 18 Easy Steps

How to Make an Origami Cube in 18 Easy Steps

What better way to show off your amazing collection of origami paper than by folding an origami model that takes 6 pieces to make. With these modular origami cube instructions, learn how to easily fold a sturdy box that can be used to store gifts, hide secrets, or even play […]