Just in time for Christmas, Rinkya is selling Japanese "Okashi" (candy) Grab Bags!
The entire selection can be found here Each grab bag will contain approximately 6 candies! The ingredients are listed on the page, and as you can see some ingredients definitely fall into the weird japan food category.
The candies are perfect for stocking stuffers or games with your friends- Wrap each candy in wrapping paper, number them in sequential order, challenge whomever you give them to and the person challenged has to finish the one they open before they can open up the next one. There are yummy ones and gross tasting ones, so be sure to record their expressions while eating!
These candies are nostalgic in Japan- most are dime store candies from years past.
Each grab bag is $10 and you can order on our ship request form here
Soy, egg, dairy, nuts and fish are in candies, so please read the ingredients page before ordering, if you have allergies!
Friday, November 30, 2007
Thursday, November 29, 2007
R2-D2 helps you eat your Sushi with this special soy holder for Star Wars fans.
Also available are R2-D2 pepper mills, shampoo bottles, and a dust box.
R2-Q5, the dark version of R2-D2, also makes an appearance.
Only 1725 yen with tax!
Product PageOrder Via Rinkya Stores
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
These rose flavored breath strips are said to be "A Good Breathe For You"
Although promising to be romantic, our staff thought the breath strips tasted like an R rated word that rhymes with grass.
However they are certainly weight conscious, only 4 calories for the entire package of 24 strips.
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
From the store that brought you the Ice Cream Lamp and Hamburger and Pudding Stools -- a sandwich chair! The chair has 5 different reclines for utmost comfort!
[Japan][design from japan][sandwich chair]
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
Today is A Rinkya Blog's one year anniversary! Thank you to all our readers, users, and affiliates for helping us grow!
In celebration of A Rinkya's Blog One Year Anniversary, we are having our BIGGEST contest ever!
Announcing A Rinkya Blog's Re-Design Contest!
We are looking for a new design for A Rinkya Blog, something fun and that will match the spirit of the blog!
The winning entry will win $250 IN COMMISSION CREDITS ON RINKYA and of course your design will be seen by thousands who visit Rinkya Blog!
Email entries to laurelNOSPAM@rinkya.com in an image format
Must be 1024x768 resolution
Must be able to code the page yourself
Accommodate the information already on Blog (Our friend links, Shop Japan, etc)
Please contact me with any questions!
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
Solid Alliance, creator of unusual (to say the least) USBs has released a special Merry Christmas Cake USB Hub!
And what exactly are those strawberries:
If you do not like strawberries on your cake, any USB stick will work!
Product Page Order Via Rinkya Stores
Review our other USB Posts:
Humping Dog USB
Gifts for a Techie
Wonderful World of Disney USBs
The Wacky, Weird & Fun USB Drives from Japan
Monday, November 19, 2007
The Mega Tomato and the Mega Egg debut in Japan on December 14th for a limited time.
The Mega Tomato is- 3 beef patties, tomatos, two slices of bacon, lettuce, cheddar and a hot mustard sauce.
The Mega Egg- an egg (of course), 3 beef patties, tomato, two slices of bacon, lettuce, cheddar, mustard hot sauce
As soon as we get calorie info we will update! Although it may be better to not know!
Check out other fast food items from Japan:
The Mega Mac that started it all!
Shrimp Mayo Crab Pizza
Pizza Hut Japan Double Roll Pizza
Via Japan Probe
Friday, November 16, 2007
Takashimaya department stores in Japan has the perfect gift for the person who has everything- a 1.8 million dollar preserved rose tree decorated with diamonds. Comes with a teddy bear wearing a diamond necklace!
Adorned with nearly 100 carats of diamonds from Southern Africa and Australia.
The tree is based on a design by Parisian flower boutique Claude Quinquau.
Takashimaya is no stranger to expensive gifts, last January they released a 100 million yen cell phone strap!
Via Luxury Launches
[diamond christmas tree]
Thursday, November 15, 2007
Great news for Dragonball fans, details have been released about the upcoming live action film!
Goku will be played by Justin Chatwin, best known for his role in War of the World's as Tom Cruise's son. The villian Piccolo is James Marsters- best known as "Spike" from Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
Dragonball has a release date of August 2008.
DragonBall on YJ
Monday, November 12, 2007
A 3rd Annual Geta Stacking Contest took place over the weekend in Sakaiminato, Japan.
Geta are shoes traditionally worn with kimonos and yukatas, but are also worn with normal clothing nowadays. Typically made with wood and the flap with cloth, they also elevate you inches (much loved by short Japanese woman!)
The "teeth" on the bottom of the shoe are used to stack the getas up high in the contest shown above.
Available on YJ:
Friday, November 09, 2007
What gets me about this remote controlled rat/mouse with scary eyes is that the controller looks like a hamburger? Why?
Scare your friends with the mouse or confuse them with the controller. Either way, sure to provide some kind of excitement.
Order Via Rinkya Stores Product Page
[remote controlled toy]
Thursday, November 08, 2007
Last week for Halloween, I posted some creative Bento lunches! This week I decided to search YJ for supplies to make the Bentos at home on your own!
3 Stamps- Heart, Bear and Star- Only 980 Yen!
Make cute little faces with these sandwich makers, rice shapers, etc.
I absolutely love these expressions on these stamps!
And of course, Japan's mascot- Hello Kitty!
Don't see what you want here? Search all the listings for Bento on YJ and Bid Through Rinkya!
Wednesday, November 07, 2007
Never lose your golf tees again with these handy golf tee keychain holders. Male and female butts available!
Product Page Order Via Rinkya Stores
Also available are Sexy Bikini Golf Tees!
Japan has many rare golf items available, clubs you can get nowhere else, Search YJ for your favs:
Golf on YJ
[golf tees][nonconforming drivers]
Tuesday, November 06, 2007
PSP Deep Red is set to be released in Japan December 13th. The perfect sparkling red Christmas gift will come in two types of value packs, one with a digital TV tuner! Read here for more info!
There is no word yet if it will be sold outside Japan, but when released they are sure to be found on YJ and bid through Rinkya!
[Playstation Portable System]
Gackt announced on November 5th, the 66th birthday of Gundam creator Yoshiyuki Tomino, that he will be releasing an album devoted to Mobile Suit Gundam anime.
The album title is 0079-0088- a timeline of the first two major wars in Gundam and is set to be released December 19th.
Via Anime News Network
Monday, November 05, 2007
Bunka Fashion College, the distinguished school located in Shinjuku, showcased their students' talents with a glaring fashion show featuring 1500 Gold Austrian coins- worth more than 1.2 million.
Three pieces were designed- a full length gown and two jackets. The dress weighed 22 pounds, one jacket weighed 33 pounds! and the other jacket weighed 13 pounds.
The beautiful designs were kept under careful watch to avoid any theft.
Bunka Fashion College was home to fame BAPE designer, Nigo.
Designing with gold is not unheard of in Japan, back in July, Ginza Tanaka created a gold spun swimsuit and shawl you can see here
Source Via Luxury Launches
[gold dress] [fashion japan]
Friday, November 02, 2007
This ice cream lamp makes a yummy addition to any room!
Enjoy an ice cream lamp and grab a hamburger stool here for a room to attract alot of attention!
[Japan][design from japan][ice cream]
Thursday, November 01, 2007
Congratulations to Rinkya user, yougotserbed, for their winning submission to our weird food contest!
Habu Sake is distilled with the venom of a deadly snake- the habu.
Very expensive bottles often include the actual snake in the sake bottle- taking the worm in tequila to a much higher level!
The venom of the habu allegedly contains many health benefits for the consumer- everything from arthritis, insomnia to sexual dysfunction (the original Viagra!) is claimed to be healed by drinking some habu sake.
Thank you to everyone who submitted! Yougotserbed, enjoy your Kit Kats and free commission!
Order Kit Kats direct from Japan through Rinkya! Current flavors available are Caramel, Melon and White!!
Want to read about more weird food from Japan? Check out our stories here:
Shrimp & Mayo Pizza Anyone?
Mega Pizza With Maple Syrup
Fish Egg Pizza