Last week, we brought you finger weights direct from Japan!
We have now found a reason to tone those finger muscles- Finger Drums!
Work out your fingers and play some tunes- Only from Japan!
Monday, July 30, 2007
Friday, July 27, 2007
The double roll pizza was first discussed in the blog post here
After our shipping staff in Japan saw the pics, they insisted on a taste test (all for the blog, of course...) Five tasters provided the following info and pics!
This is the pizza was it was received by delivery:
Close up of the cheesy rolls:
Close up of "pigs in a blanket" rolls:
The accompanying condiments (honey maple syrup and ketchup )
Ingredients of the ketchup: Tomato, Carrots, Red Bellpeppers, Onions, Apples, Pineapples, and Grapes
Remarks for the condiments:
"Maple Syrup is strange (to be adding to pizza)"
"good to have a sweet bite just a change"
"Well, its not like you can't consume it" (A new slogan for Pizza Hut perhaps?)
"Makes your pizza sweet, like the syrup."
The "Gourmet Half"
Ingredients are bell peppers, Ham, Bacon, Onion, Basil, Mushroom, Bacon bits, black pepper, sliced tomatoes, Italian sausages, and garlic chips.
One Reviewer's Remarks:
"Definitely the better of the half. Black pepper and garlic chips added to the spice which made the tangy tomatoes taste pretty good."
The "Hamburg" Half:
Ingredients are Hamburgs (made from pork/beef), Green soybeans, corn, red bell peppers.
The consensus from all our reviewers is the meat was horrible: "Its like they combined things that taste and feel like meat" (but nothing was actual meat).
This side of the pizza was no one's favorite- the corn and cheese taste was overwhelming and the meat was inedible.
The ending comments and overall impression of pizza:
"My stomach is full"
"It was peculiar"
All would get rid of the rolls, they liked the rolls but not on a pizza.
All preferred the "Gourmet" Side over the new "Hamburg" Side. The only new topping that was liked was black pepper. All prefer the traditional pizza toppings.
If you have tried the new Pizza, leave us your comments and reviews below!
Calorie Info from Pizza Hut:
A medium pizza is 1943 calories and a large is 2809 calories.
Thursday, July 26, 2007
Megatron and Optimus Prime have altered their robot and vehicles states to include Be@rbricks.
The awesome new Be@rbricks are for sale in Japan only!
Contact Rinkya if you want to get your hands on the unique Be@rbricks!
Visit Be@rbricks for more pics!
Find on YJ:
Wednesday, July 25, 2007
I always wanted to crush an apple with my bare hands and Japan, of course, has developed a way to pump those finger muscles.
With these finger weights:
You, too, can crush apples:
Gain your Super Hero finger strength with the weights found here!
Tuesday, July 24, 2007
McDonald's Mega Mac is back! The limited time burger was first available in January and was such a hit it was extended.
Now it is back for another limited run in Japan!
Complete with manga pictures to tell you how to eat it!!
View the McDonald's website for more pics!
Read about another sandwich from Japan- the Mega Teriyaki here!
Casio Japan celebrates their 25th anniversary with the release of G-Shock special edition watches.
The four special watches are white and gold, the LCD is black background and the numbers are shown in gold.
Only available in Japan and packed in exclusive boxes.
G Shocks on BuyRinkya- buy today!
G-shocks are popular sellers on YJ:
G Shock Limited Editions
Baby G Limited Editions
[Japan][casio g-shocks][baby g][limited edition watches][anniversary edition]
Monday, July 23, 2007
For those who may miss Sony's beloved discontinued dog the Aibo, Tomy has created i-Sobot, the world's smallest humanoid robot created by Tomy.
The robot stands only 16.5 centimeters tall.
The i-Sobot will be controlled via remote control and will perfom such activities as
push ups, hula dancing, somersaults, air guitar and more. The i-Sobot can speak and recognize commands.
More Japan Robots:
Japan Creepy Robot
Musuem dedicated to Robots!
Search Japanese Robots here and bid today on your favorites:
Friday, July 20, 2007
Sony's new Walkman Abiste E010 music players are adorned with Swarovski Crystals and a variety of colors to choose from- black, blue, gold, pink and purple.
1GB, 2GB and 4GB are the sizes available and a mini LCD will list what is playing.
They will only be available in Japan and when they hit stores in September, Rinkya will announce on BuyRinkya for sale!
Pick up the newest trendy colors and crystals that look straight out of Hollywood- but ONLY available in Japan.
The tenth anniversary of Final Fantasy VII commemoration piece is a limited edition potion.
Only 77,777 potions will be sold, beginning Sept 13th.
Of course, the item is only available in Japan- look for it on YJ soon!
[final fantasy VII][ japan exclusives]
Thursday, July 19, 2007
The Museum of Contemporary Arts located in Los Angeles is running a Takashi Murakami retrospective beginning October 29th.
Louis Vuitton will release exclusive limited edition merchandise for the event created by Murakami.
Murakami and Louis Vuitton collaborations have proved quite successful in the past- Murakami's colorful spin on the LV icon was a popular bestseller.
His innovative art mixed with Vuitton's classic style created a fashion sensation.
These exclusive items are sure to be flying off shelves. Cannot wait to see the first images!!
Takashi Murakami is a well renowned contemporary Japanese artist but is nationally better known for his work with Marc Jacobs and Louis Vuitton.
YJ Links of Interest:
[Takashi Murakami][marc jacobs]
Move over Godzilla your match may have been met. This 59 foot tall Gundam is a life size version of the popular Japanese Anime Robot.
The pictures were released now since the official website for Gundam Crisis is now open.
The Gundam Crisis attraction will open at Fuji-Q Highland, located at the foot of Mt Fuji.
Visitors to the park will be given mission objectives, only ones who clear the mission can enter Gundam's cockpit.
I see why Japan drafted laws for Robots, this is one scary, cool looking robot!
Get some smaller sized Gundams on YJ:
[mt fuji][gundam crisis]
Wednesday, July 18, 2007
The new PlayStation Portable will hit Japan in September. The newly designed PSP will be slimmer & lighter, have a faster loading time, longer battery life and come in 6 new colors.
Colors available will be: Piano Black, Ice Silver, Ceramic White, Rose Pink, Felicia Blue and Lavender Purple.
The price will be 19800 yen.
Japan also has a GOLD PSP and Nintendo DS lite colors and Pokemon Nintendo DS that we here in the US do not get either!
The colors unique to Japan are popular imports, so try to get yours on YJ:
Nintendo DS Lite
[nintendo ds lite][PSP]
[Playstation Portable System]
Tuesday, July 17, 2007
NEW- Check out our Staff REVIEW of the pizza here!
Japan must be annoyed by that pesky little rumor that they are all thin.
Mega Macs, Mega Terayaki's from McDonald's are popular sellers- And now a pizza that probably weighs 30 pounds from Pizza Hut, or maybe that is what you gain from eating it.
Have a hankering for a hamburger? Order the pizza! Hot dogs? Order this pizza!
The crust are what we call pigs in a blanket- hot dogs AND bacon wrapped in the "Double Roll"
The other half is the "Gourmet Half" and has cheese rolls, Italian sausage, ham, bacon, bacon bits, sliced tomato, mushroom, onion, peppers, garlic chips, basil, black pepper and tomato sauce.
Also can be flavored with maple syrup and ketchup- um, yumm.
Pizza can be ordered for $20, $30 USD.
Unlike McDonald's, the calorie information on this sucker was difficult to find, a normal Pizza Gourmet is 1873 calories, so we will see if anything can be found later, then again maybe no one wants to know!
Check out our Blog posts on Mega Teriyaki's
Via Plastic Bamboo
[japan weird food]
Monday, July 16, 2007
New Kit Kat flavor- Brandy & Orange added to Rinkya!
Nestle Kit Kats in Japan come in a variety of flavors and Rinkya will bring them direct to you!
Other flavors available are Melon, Kiwi, Orange, Pineapple, and Green Tea.
Also available on BuyRinkya are Every Burgers!
[kit kats][japan candy]
Friday, July 13, 2007
**UPDATE- The auction is delayed and we will update as soon as we get a new date!!**
Win the guitar featured in OLIVIA's "Into the Stars" PV!!
Auction proceeds benefit aspiring Asian and Asian-American artists.
OLIVIA and her band will be making their first US appearance at PMX over Veteran's Day weekend in Los Angeles.
Pacific Media Expo is the premiere convention for Asian anime, cinema, fashion and music.
The auction for the one of the kind item begins July 20th on Yahoo Japan Auctions, you may place bids through Rinkya!
For more information about the guitar and PMX, please visit the webpage here
Bid on OLIVIA items on YJ
[Japan][OLIVIA][PMX][pacific media expo][JPOP]
Wednesday, July 11, 2007
We try and keep our posts on A Rinkya Blog pretty much PG 13, so it is with this warning that I present the following Engrish.
Warning- the following language is R Rated.
A staff member found this at a store in Tokyo.
It is a cold and hot water dispenser and comes with a cup holder!
Other Engrish Posts:
Elmo Goes Evil
Tuesday, July 10, 2007
Dance Dance Revolution's newest release is for Nintendo Wii and for the first time, players will use both their hands and feet to play.
Using both the Wii controller and Nunchuk accessory as well as a pad for your feet, the dizzying combos will test your skill with the ultimate DDR Hottest Party.
The new website has many blurbs about the game from renowned Konami experts. Some loveable Engrish is included: "This Game Is Killing It"
Get some DDR on YJ:
Dance Dance Revolution
[Dance Dance Revolution][Popn' Music][Dance Dance Revolution Hottest Party]
Monday, July 09, 2007
The Nintendo Wii gun attachment (Gun Hazard):
Can be used with any game, but created with BioHazard in mind (Resident Evil)
Nintendo Bat Shaped Attachment:
Basically turns controller into almost a standard controller.
Fun Decals in Different colors and designs:
This train controller is for the Wii epic train simulator game and Denshi GoGo Games, very cool.
Purchase any accessory through Rinkya Stores- Your Japan online store resource!
Nintendo Wii on YJ
[nintendo wii][denshi gogo][wii accessories][wii gun attachment]
Friday, July 06, 2007
Kit Kats in Japan are very different from the States and come in a variety of flavors. Inspired by the post at Inventor Spot, Rinkya has Kit Kats for sale now!
Rinkya has- Orange, Kiwi, Green Tea, Melon (limited edition) currently available- add them to your Rinkya shipment for $2.00 each.
For more flavors, read Inventor Spot and request your favorite flavors from Rinkya, by emailing us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
[kit kats][japan candy]
In more Hello Kitty strange items, the cat is now featured on a luxury DOG house.
The doghouse runs 3.9 million yen ($30,000 plus USD) and the cushion has Hello Kitty's face on it designed with 7600 crystal beads.
Only one "lucky" dog will have the one of a kind item.
Fancy dog accommodations, clothing and accessories are particularly popular in Japan- with a multitude of luxury items available for pets.
Check out YJ for more:
Look for More Hello Kitty Items Here:
Hello Kitty On YJ
[pet clothes][dog clothes][japan wacky]
Wednesday, July 04, 2007
Ginza Tanaka, collaborator of the pure platinum Gundam seen here, has revealed a 24 carat gold swimsuit and shaw.
The swimsuit weights 500 grams and was carefully created by an old method of threading, dating back 1300 years.
The swimsuit will set you back 10 million yen ($80 thousand plus dollars)
Check out our other Japan Fashion Posts:
Diamond Cell Phone Strap
Search YJ For Popular Fashions:
[gold swimsuit][ginza tanaka][fashion japan]
The new reigning champion is American, Joey Chestnut, who ate 66 hot dogs in 12 minutes
(one every 10.9 seconds) at the famed Nathan's hot dog eating contest in Coney Island.
Kobayashi, the 6 time champion, may have suffered a set back due to a recent wisdom tooth extraction and a sore jaw.
Kobayshi did perform his best ever in the competition- eating 63 hot dogs, no small feat.
This sadly ends Kobayashi's reign as the champion Hot Dog eater.
Good Luck to him next year!
Here in the States is our celebration of Independence Day!
For all located in US, have a great day of BBQ, fireworks, hot dogs, hamburgers and fun!
Fun Fact- Today is also the Birthday of Rinkya's President, Heather!!
In Japan news, we await the winner of the annual Hot Dog Eating contest at Nathan's in Coney Island. The reigning winner from Japan (SIX TIME WINNER!) and proud owner of mustard belt, Takeru Kobayashi, has some mouth pain, good luck to him!
Tuesday, July 03, 2007
Popular JROCK band, The Brilliant Green, will perform together again after a long 5 year break.
The single is titled "Stand By Me" and is to be used as the opening (or ending, depending upon which source you are reading) song for Detective School Q (Tantei Gakuen Q )
"Stand By Me" goes on sale August 22nd and you can pick it up through Rinkya Stores.
Look for Brilliant Green's old hits on YJ:
Brilliant Green on YJ
JPOP & JROCK on YJ
Tantei Gakuen Q on YJ
[jrock][jpop][the brilliant green][tantei gakuen q]
Monday, July 02, 2007
Square watermelons were the invention of a Japanese man to better accommodate the small spaces in Japan and allow the watermelon to fit securely in your refrigerator.
The current going rate of this watermelon is 25,000 yen- over $200 USD!!
The article also notes that these watermelon are NOT sweet and are primarily used for decoration.
$200 bucks for a decoration that rots? I have a bridge for sale if anyone is interested...
[weird japan news]