Order the catalog with the new line and interviews through Rinkya Stores via
And check out some online Japan stores for some of the sold out designs
as well as YJ:
Images via SecretBase
Wednesday, February 28, 2007
Tuesday, February 27, 2007
**NEW** See our updated post HERE on HOW to get the dolls!!
The newest limited edition Blythe to be released is a collaboration with designer Momoko Komori (Momolita)
Info from site:
CWC Limited Edition Neo Blythe "Ultimate Tour" Price: 17,640 yen (tax included)
CWC Limited Edition Petite Blythe "Ultimate Tour" Price: 3,990 yen (tax included)
Date Available: March 2007
Purchase information is not available yet, we will update blog when we know!
Also to be released in March 2007: Neo Blythe "Tailor Gibson"
Blythe Dolls on YJ
Momolita on YJ
Licca On YJ
[Blythe][Momolita][Licca Chan][Japan Dolls]
Monday, February 26, 2007
In celebration of Girl's Day on March 3rd, the World Folk Doll Museum has displayed 1300 Hina dolls.
The display is 6 meters high, 6 meters wide and is a 30 step tiered stand.
The display will stay until April 10th.
Hina Matsuari is "Girl's Day" in Japan and families pray for the happiness and prosperity of their girls and display beautiful Hina sets on step tiered stands.
Add to your Hina collection with YJ!
Rinkya also has two indepth Rinkya Links Newsletters on Hina Dolls and the Festival:
Hina Matsuari One
Hina Matsuari Two
[Girl's Day][Doll's Festival][Hina Matsuri][Hina Dolls]
Friday, February 23, 2007
This workout outfit is designed to make you sweat ALOT, and wipe the pounds off.
Claiming to get rid of that beer in 20 minutes!
The ad describes more of the science involved HERE
In a society that creates Robots to walk, open and pour your beer, no wonder this is needed! Beer Robot
Want the sweat outfit? Order through Rinkya Stores!
Thursday, February 22, 2007
Prince Pickles is not the newest anime doujinshi star, he is the Defense Department's mascot- appearing on pamphlets and letterheads.
"Prince Pickles is our image character because he's very endearing, which is what Japan's military stands for," said Defense Ministry official Shotaro Yanagi. Via
In an attempt to shed the negativity associated with Japan's military, they wish to evoke an image of cuteness- commonly used in Japan to soften the image of power.
Peopo, is the mascot for
the Tokyo Police Department,
and is a cuddly orange kangaroo looking animal with a
police hat and belt.
View his hilarious theme song here
Wednesday, February 21, 2007
Blue Dragon anime based off an RPG by Hironobu Sakaguchi (Final Fantasy) will be relased in April 2007. Studio Pierrot (Naruto, Bleach) produced the series and is directed by Yukihiro Matsishita.
Character designs are by DragonBall's Akira Toriyama and the main charcater, Shu, is voiced by Keiko Nemoto (Shizune in Naruto).
Bid on These items via Rinkya:
Final Fantasy Naruto
Monday, February 19, 2007
The University of Tokyo exhibited a new robot who helps with the housework.
The robot has the utmost manners (calling you Sir), comes to you at your call, pours tea and cleans up afterwards.
Japan already uses robots as
And has an entire Musuem dedicated to Robots!
Search Japanese Robots here and bid today on your favorites:
Friday, February 16, 2007
Japan keeps coming up with more and more wacky and weird USB drives.
This one is called, quite rightfully so, The Humping Dog.
Review our other USB Posts:
Gifts for a Techie
Wonderful World of Disney USBs
The Wacky, Weird & Fun USB Drives from Japan
And Then Order the laughs from Rinkya Stores
Thursday, February 15, 2007
Del Rey Manga will publish its' first English language Manga in April, starring Avril Lavigne. The first volume will be released April 10th and the second is set for July.
The manga is titled "Make 5 Wishes". Hana, a lonely girl, makes 5 wishes that take a turn for the worst and Avril comes along to help her through the drama.
Manga has grown immensely in popularity outside Japan- Fruits Basket Manga is the top selling manga in the US and rose to the USA Today Top 150.
Manga and Doujinshi are popular items sold on Rinkya and are available here:
[Fruits Basket][Avril Lavigne][Doujinshi][Manga]
Wednesday, February 14, 2007
In Japan, the ladies pony up the gifts for the man on Valentine's Day.
The most common gift is chocolate and the two given are called- giri choco and honmei choco.
Giri choco is obligatory chocolate, and in a polite society such as Japan these are neccesary to give to your male co-workers and such.
Honmei choco is the chocolate you give your love. Other gifts may be purchased for Valentine's Day, but not to the extent of US culture.
The men return the favor one month later on March 14th, White Day!
[Valentine's Day][White Day][Chocolate][Love]
Tuesday, February 13, 2007
Gackt's newest single was released last week on Feb 7th.
The new single is titled: "No ni Saku Hana no Yo Ni"
A special edition is also available, and includes a DVD with the music video of "No ni Saku Hana no Yo ni.
Gackt is wildy popular in Japan, lending his voice and appearance to videogames and anime productions: PlayStation 2 game Bujingai, Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty, Zeta Gundam: A New Translation, New Fist of the North Star, and the Anime Texhnolyze.
Order the newest single direct from Japan through RINKYA STORES
For past releases and rare singles search on YJ: GACKT items
Love Jpop? Check out our Blog Post here:
The Pillows New Release
Monday, February 12, 2007
Maneki Neko is Japanese for "beckoning cat."
They are also known as Lucky Cats, Fortune cat,
Welcoming cat, and Money cat.
A beloved figure in Japan and adorned at places of business- Welcoming you to come in!
Lucky Cats are a very popular collector items- typically a porcelain figure, they now adorn a variety of items- cell phone straps "piggy" banks, air freshners, USB drives
and of course, Japan's other famous cat- Hello Kitty plays the role as Maneki Neko often!
Variety of Lucky Cats on YJ
[Lucky Cat][Maneki Neko][Fortune Cat]
Friday, February 09, 2007
For the techie in your life...
A heart USB and Mouse!
For the long distance techie... A Webcam!
For the techie/foodie... A USB Cable
For the techie with style... Heart Shaped Earphones
For the music techie... Pink IDog!!!
All these available through Rinkya!
Thursday, February 08, 2007
the pillows released their DVD special Feb 7th of their concert tours in USA and Mexico during 2006.
For those who cannot make it to Japan and missed their US & Mexico tour, check out the DVD to see the band perform!
Order the DVD today, direct through BuyRinkya!
the pillows, popular in Japan, gained worldwide success when their music was featured in Gainax's anime oav release. Their mascot "Buster-kun" shows up on t-shirts, albums and Kubricks and is a much beloved figure to represent the band.
Unfortunately, these rare items are often sold only during concerts but can be found on YJ:
Wednesday, February 07, 2007
Tuesday, February 06, 2007
We first told you about the DVD release in December when it was announced!
The Last Unicorn Blog Post
Today is the day you can order the 25th anniversary special DVD!
Through a special agreement, author and screenwriter Peter S Beagle will receive at least half the proceeds when DVDs are ordered through his site Conlan Press
Peter S Beagle writer and screenwriter of the famed novel and movie did not receive monies from the movie that made millions!!
Please support him by ordering today: Conlan Press
Look For Last Unicorn cels on YJ
[The Last Unicorn]
[Peter S Beagle]
Monday, February 05, 2007
Tetsujin 28 comes out March 31st in Japan and you can view the new movie trailer on the official website HERE
You can also view photo galleries of the movie!
Yasuhiro Imagawa is the director of the full legnth anime film (Giant Robo, Mobile Fighter G Gundam)
Tetsujin 28 Items on YJ
[Japan][Tetsujin 28][Anime][Yasuhiro Imagawa]
Friday, February 02, 2007
These masks are not girly versions of Hannibal Lecter, rather they are different versions of face slimming masks available only in Japan!
According to a review from a Japanese beauty shop, one user loved the item above and claims after two weeks, her skin was tightened.
Another popular sauna mask, the mask only has tiny holes for your mouth- these masks are not for the claustrophobic.
Another mask- concentrating on your chin.
The Men's version, a bit more like Michael Myers than Hannibal Lecter!
Order any variety you want through Rinkya Stores
Also available on YJ auctions HERE
This blogger may try the chin version!!
[Japan][Diet][Wacky Weird Japan][Face Slimmer Mask]
Thursday, February 01, 2007
We first blogged about the Wacky, Weird and Fun USB drives of Japan here
Disney also has its' mark on USBs in Japan!
Pictured above are a limited set of Disney flashdrives (only 5000 will be sold) and look more like minature figures than normal USBS!
Grab Stitch on his surfboard, Winnie the Pooh or Mickey as Steamboat Willy!
Pictured here are Minnie Mouse, Winnie the Pooh,and Nightmare Before Christmas USBS! I cannot recall who the bunny is? Does anyone know?
Pictured above here are Donald and Daisy Duck, Stitch (so cute!) and an alien from Toy Story!
Only sold in Japan, anyone who wants to pick up any of the USBs, order direct through Rinkya Stores
The limited release batch goes on sale Feb 22nd, but you can place a preorder now!
Product Page and Images
Love Disney? Check out the rare and audorable items on YJ!
Disney Items on YJ
Also Check out Our Blog Post on The Cutest Stich Ever!!
[Japan][Disney][Mickey Mouse][Donald Duck]
[Winnie the Pooh][Lilo & Stitch][Toy Story]
[USB Drives][Thumb drive][Flash drive]