Ichiban Kuji – The Win-Win Otaku Lottery

FASHION

BAPE store shopping guide: How to buy from BAPE store online and BAPE ZOZOTOWN

BAPE store shopping guide: How to buy from BAPE store online and BAPE ZOZOTOWN

What is BAPE? A Bathing Ape, also known as BAPE, is one of Japan’s most iconic and established luxury streetwear brands. BAPE has its beginnings in 1993, where founder Nigo set up his first store in the trendy Ura-Harajuku neighborhood of Shibuya, with fellow Japanese streetwear heavyweight Jun Takahashi of […]

ZOZOTOWN Shopping Guide: How to buy from ZOZOTOWN

ZOZOTOWN Shopping Guide: How to buy from ZOZOTOWN

What is Zozotown? ZOZOTOWN is Japan’s leading online fashion retailer and the official retailer for over 6000 popular brands. Whether you are after international luxury brands, Harajuku fashion labels or Japanese streetwear, on ZOZOTOWN you are sure to find something to suit your style. ZOZOTOWN is also the home of […]

Fukubukuro 2019 – Japan’s Lucky Bags

Fukubukuro 2019 – Japan’s Lucky Bags

What is fukubukuro? Every year hundreds of brave shoppers flock to Japan’s shopping districts in order to participate in “hatsu uri” (初売り), or the first sales of the new year. You can expect great bargains during this time, but Japan also adds their own twist to new year’s shopping with […]

TOYS

Holiday Item Roundup 2018: The must-have Japanese Christmas merch of the festive season!

Holiday Item Roundup 2018: The must-have Japanese Christmas merch of the festive season!

How are you spending the holidays this year? If it’s anything like us then you’ll have a wishlist full of otaku goodies this year too. If you need some help writing up your Christmas list to send off to the North Pole, we have you covered. Read on to see […]

GAMES

Ditto Transforms! The weirdest and most wonderful Pokemon merchandise series

Ditto Transforms! The weirdest and most wonderful Pokemon merchandise series

The past few years have been somewhat of a Ditto renaissance in the Pokeworld. The Pokemon Center releases more and more Ditto-featured merchandise every season and he is even the missing link to catching the previously undiscovered Meltan and legendary Mew the in recent Pokemon Go events. This little critter […]

JAPANESE-CULTURE

Sakura 2019: the best cherry blossom-themed items this year!

Sakura 2019: the best cherry blossom-themed items this year!

Spring has sprung in Japan, meaning it’s that time of year again: cherry blossom season! Cherry blossom, or sakura (桜), typically bloom for about one week between late March to early April, starting in the Okinawan islands and finishing in Japan’s northernmost prefecture, Hokkaido. Sakura is much more than just […]

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Ichiban Kuji – The Win-Win Otaku Lottery

Ichiban Kuji – The Win-Win Otaku Lottery

Ichiban Kuji (一番くじ) is a lottery released every month by Bandai Spirits (formerly Banpresto), the company behind many prize figure lines such as Q Posket and EXQ. Each month you can play to win exclusive merchandise that is only available through the Ichiban Kuji lottery. Unlike other lotteries, you will […]

OTHERS

Tokyo Disney Resort 35th Anniversary Merchandise: The Happiest Celebration!

Tokyo Disney Resort 35th Anniversary Merchandise: The Happiest Celebration!

It’s been 35 years since Tokyo Disneyland opened as the first theme park in the Tokyo Disney Resort. Ever since, generations of Disney fans have made special memories at the Tokyo Disney Resort. The celebrations started in April 2018 and will continue until March 2019, spanning across both Tokyo Disneyland […]