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 … [Read more...] about Ichiban Kuji – The Win-Win Otaku Lottery
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 … [Read more...] about Sakura 2019: the best cherry blossom-themed items this year!
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, … [Read more...] about BAPE store shopping guide: How to buy from BAPE store online and BAPE ZOZOTOWN
What is Hinamatsuri? The weather is warming up in Japan, which mean the spring festival is just around the corner - Hinamatsuri! Hinamatsuri (ひなまつり), also known as Dolls Festival, is one of the five seasonal ”sekku” festivals celebrated throughout … [Read more...] about Hinamatsuri: Japan’s Doll Festival 🎎
What is Hanfuda? Before the Pokemon and Yu-Gi-Oh trading card games, Hanafuda was the original card game obsession in Japan! Hanafuda (花札, literally “flower cards”) are Japanese playing cards with a long history in Japanese culture. A Hanafuda card … [Read more...] about Hanafuda – Japan’s Answer to Playing Cards 🎴
The Nendoroid figure series by Good Smile Company is one of the most popular figure lines with otaku due to their irresistible cuteness and potential for customizability. A standard Nendoroid figure is fully articulated and usually comes with several … [Read more...] about Nendoroid More – the best accessories to get “more” out of your Nendoroids