Popin Cookin! On Rinkya Stores!
The very popular DIY kits to make your own candy at home are finally on Rinkya Stores! Check out the entire line up here! Sushi, cake, obento, gummies and much more! Don’t like the taste of fish, make sushi looking candy instead! A Youtuber uploaded the steps to the sushi kit here, so you can see how it is done: US$16.41
Kamen Rider & Ultraman Soft Drinks Hit Japan!
Happy 40th Birthday Kamen Rider! Commemorating the anniversary are cider soft drinks coming to Japan on Feb 28th! And Happy 45th Birthday UltraMan! Grape sodas, white & red Rinkya will try and get our hands on some! Drop us a line if you want to try! laurelr AT rinkya DOT com Check out the awesome drink homepage with Many Pictures and Movies!
Saidaji Naked Festival- Largest Naked Festival in...
Hmm, if it is the largest, that must mean there are more naked festivals? The Saidaji Naked Festival took place over the weekend, with 9000 plus man in loincloths all scrambling for the good luck amulets- believed to give good health and harvest to the owner. Photo WSJ
PeepShow Shot Glasses
The title says it all, get a closer look at the naked coaster designs with these shot glasses! (beware adult images ahead!) You will have to get the shotglasses for the close up, lol! US$31.50
Rirakkuma- Kawaii, Small, Compact & Helps Your...
Rirakkuma still is cute, but is using his kawaii-ness for smarts this time around with this compact electronic dictionary! The dictionary has an assortment of Rirakkuma designs throughout that will make studying, writing and learning much more enjoyable ;) Due for release in March! US$497.50
Sushi Memo Pads!
Japan and its’ innovative notepads… they just make work more fun! Four different kinds of sushi notepads come in the pack! US$23.63
One Piece Anime Limited Edition Watch
9999 watches are available for this special edition One Piece watch, to be released in March, but preorders are available now! US$366.25
The Boob Temple of Japan
The Japanese city of Komaki, Aichi prefecture, holds a very dear temple to many- a breast shrine. While many women flock to the temple for wishes of breast cancer cures, breast feeding help, perhaps the most popular visit is a bit more trivial- bigger boobs. Wishes for D, E, F (!!!!) sized boobs surround the temple. I guess if you come all this way, it is go big or not go at all!! Boobie...
Tweet Your Dandruff! (???)
Scaloupe is a USb 2.0 camera you use to take pictures of your scalp. You roll it over your head, examine your scalp and take pictures of anything that may look funky. Better yet, you can automatically have the pictures uploaded to your twitter. Jokes aside, the gadget was created more to monitor the use of products- say hair thickening etc so that you can examine the effectiveness over time....
Ritz Carlton Tokyo Offers A $22,000 Martini For A...
The startling 1.8 million yen martini offered at Ritz Carlton Tokyo has only been sold 4 times, but Valentine’s Day is here so perhaps another martini will be served this week? The martini is Grey Goose Vodka and Lime with a one carat diamond garnish. The diamond martini would be quit a surprise for anyone, including the buyer- who is paying 3 time the retail cost for the diamond…...
Kamen Rider Sweet USB Drive!
4 gigabytes of memory never looked so cool!Yesterday was underwear from Kamen Rider, now we have this Masked Rider USB drive available! US$101.01
Otaku Boxer Briefs!!
Our Anime & Figures Super store has announced Kamen Rider & Masked Rider boxers! If you are a big anime fan (or maybe a closet one, you can get these and hide your love) (although you should be proud!) US$13.29 Three styles are available, check out the lineup here!
Love Plus Visa Card!
In December, Japan got the Gundam VISA card, now they get a credit card dedicated to their virtual girlfriends- Love Plus!! The card depicts the three most popular ladies, sorry fans outside Japan, even your trusty source Rinkya cannot get you your own credit line in Japan :) Via WalkerPlus
Bonnie Pink Pentax K-r Camera
Do you remember the limited edition Robot Pentax Camera? We were able to get one for one lucky Rinkya customer!! Now Pentax has released another camera- an exclusive limited edition set of 100- inspired by Bonnie Pink- a Japanese singer/songwriter Rinkya will try for one, but you must reserve by Feb 12th! US$1136.71
ThunderCats New Series Pics- SNARF!
The upcoming rebooted Thundercats is expected to premiere on Cartoon Network later this year. The new animated series is produced by Studio 4°C. The characters are definitely given a more “anime” look: Are you looking forward to the new series? And what do you think of the new look? Images via Collider
Swimmer JP Headphones Update!
New Swimmer Japan headphones are here! My personal favorite are the Teddy Bear ones- so kawaii!! Valentine’s Day is coming… Hint Hint!! US$19.94
Otaku Dreams- An Evangelion Hotel Room
If you are visiting Japan next month and are an anime fan, the Highland Resort Hotel & Spa opens its’ Evangelion themed hotel room for $450 a night beginning March 1st. The hotel room will feature an entry plug-shaped bed where guests can watch DVDs while lying on their backs. Guests can also wake up to a morning call exclusively recorded with the character Rei Ayanami’s voice,...