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Lovely and delicious zen garden candy.

This week, website Soranews 24 reported the following:

New DIY candy kits let you taste the sweet serenity of a koi fish pond in a rock garden.

From gorgeous lollipops to beautifully moulded wagashi, Japan has been wowing the world with its unique sweet treats over the years. However, there’s one interesting mainstay that tends to catch everyone’s eye at the supermarket, and that’s Japan’s range of adorable DIY candies.

These candy kits come in boxes with plastic moulds and instructions so sweet-tooths both young and old can create everything from faux sushi to tiny ice cream cones. Now, though, there’s a new addition to the range that people in Japan are currently going wild for, as it allows you to make your very own edible zen garden.

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A video shows just how easy it is to create an edible piece of zen, with the first garden consisting of three large candy rocks, along with a scattering of coloured stones.

There’s even a handy chart included in the kit, which shows different patterns for how the candy gravel should be raked.

The second garden kit includes a sweet gel sheet that stands in as pond water for the koi fish…

Along with a set of stones, which can be placed around the pond and on the raked gravel surface.

The best part, of course, comes with the eating, and as we see the edge of the spoon slicing through the candy rocks and picking up the sweet gravel, we can almost feel the gritty sweetness on our tongues.

While we’re not sure how well we’d be able to replicate the candy gardens in the clip, images on Twitter show that the extent of each garden’s beauty is entirely up to the creator.

The edible garden candy kits can be found at supermarkets in Japan for 500 yen (US$4.58) each, or online at Amazon, where they’re sold in a six-pack containing three of each type for 3,188 yen.

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We will as usual go out of our way to get this for you, even if it means that we have to walk five minutes to our nearest supermarket!

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Limited run of commemorative Ed Sheeran sake on sale from 8 April

The perfect collaboration for Ed’s fans and alcoholics, or is it for alcoholic Ed Sheeran fans? Nah Put up a record of him and sip slowly from a tiny cup of this delicious sake…it’s paradise!

Although it’s sure to make one scratch their head at first, it actually makes a lot of sense when you think about it. Sheeran frequently mentions his tendency to tie one on with friends, and the sake industry is constantly trying to reach out to a more diverse crowd, namely younger people and women.

So, as Sheeran’s unique blend of folk-soul-pop returns to Japan on the Divide World Tour 2019, Konshi Brewing in Hyogo Prefecture decided the time was right to release Ed Sheeran Sake.

First, there’s the Ed Sheeran Junmai Ginjo sake which is a finely-produced beverage using only the purest ingredients, resulting in a mellow yet slightly crisp flavor with a tangy aromatic tinge, not unlike the hit “You Need Me, I Don’t Need You.” Speaking of which, the bottle is colored with the same orange as Sheeran’s breakout album +.

▼ Here’s an image of the album, pronounced “plus.”

▼ And here is the color-matching sake.

However, this is a standard sake, and as such has a relatively high alcohol content at around 15 percent. If you’d like something lighter and bubblier along the lines of “Shape of You,” then you may want to try a bottle of Ed Sheeran Sparkling Sake.

With only a 10 percent ABV, this carbonated sake comes in a blue labeled bottle using the same shades as his ÷ album (pronounced “divide”). Both bottles are also decorated with drawings of little cat paws that Konshi says belong to Sheeran’s own pet feline.

Each type is limited to 3,000 bottles and go on sale at AEON shopping centers across Japan from 8 April. They’re slightly on the pricey side at 2,000 yen (US$18) for a 720-milliliter (24-ounce) bottle, but it’s still low enough to take the plunge and pick one up. I mean, how often does a chance to score some Ed Sheeran sake come along?

Our excuses for the few posts recently, but we have been very busy with several ventures, our most recent venture as media fixer for foreign media crews has let us without any time to update our blog. Of course we haven’t left our customers in the wind, all ordered products have been successfully purchased and shipped. Thank you for your loyalty and trust.

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New dress code for waitresses!

Three different styles, multiple, materials, and five different colors let you customize your look for cleaning your techno-dwelling.

Just before the start of summer, Japanese fashion label M Kikaku released its line of fairy tale heroine swimsuits, featuring nods to the stories of Snow White, Alice in Wonderland, and Little Red riding Hood. But with September winding down, it’s now too cold to hit the beach, and so M Kikaku is back again with another line of cute and sexy fashions.

The Cyber Maid outfit combines the 19th century style cues of the classic maid uniform with modern, techno-inspired lines and materials. The result is something that looks at once both traditional and futuristic.

To make the ensemble look even more cutting-edge, you have your choice of three different materials: satin, metallic material, or glossy enamel leather, which M Kikaku respectively describes as the “elegant,” “cyber,” and “fetish” options.

▼ Left to right: satin, enamel, metallic

There are also three styles of skirt to select from. Pictured above it the billowy round skirt, but if you’d prefer something more form-fitting, there’s the tight miniskirt is sure to be a crowd-pleaser.

And if you’re looking for more leg coverage, there’s also the tight long skirt.

But even those aren’t all the customization opportunities. If the standard black-and-white color scheme is a little too stereotypical for your tastes, the round skirt version is also available in red, blue, gold, and silver.

▼ The long skirt can also be had in blue, gold, and silver, while the mini skirt is available exclusively in black.

Even though M Kikaku designates the different Cyber Maid uniforms by their “skirt” type, they’re actually dresses, and can be worn without the connected collar/sleeves the models are seen posing in.

The dress and sleeves are bundled together for a price of 25,950 yen (US$234), while the dresses alone can be purchased for 13,950 yen.  Delivery scheduled for late November.

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Standing pen cases….pure genius

Do you ever wonder what kind of pen cases the kids in Japan use…well whether if you do or don’t, I’m going to tell you anyway, because the most popular pen case at the moment is a must have!

Made out silicon rubber, these cute little animal shaped hold your stationary in style. You can lie it horizontally on your desk, or if you have a tiny desk like Japanese school kids, you can have it stand up, by pushing in the bottom of the case….saving you loads of space and clearing your road to Harvard University by removing unnecessary obstacles,

In the “head” there is even space for an eraser, and the case holds 15 pens/pencils/eye pencils or anything else you would like to use it for.

They come in 6 versions, with the panda being the most popular.

 

 

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Sailor moon in your bedroom!

Premium Bandai offers an easy way to lend your bedroom some ’90s shojo sparkle – just display their new mid-transformation figurine of Usagi Tsukino!

We’re big fans of school-uniform clad super soldier Sailor Moon here at SoraNews24. Even 26 years after the anime’s premiere, fans like us still get excited over guides for bento and new  merchandise, like the gorgeous fountain pen that looks just like Usagi’s transformation pen from the show.

The fountain pen has come and gone from shelves already, but Premium Bandai won’t leave us bereft for long. They have a new gorgeous figure on the way, and they’re already taking pre-orders.

Remember Usagi’s transformation scene, where she’s surrounded by a billion glitzy light ribbons? It’s rightfully one of the most iconic scenes of a beloved series. Check out the video below if you need a refresher.

▼ Moon…Crystal…Power…Make Up!

Bandai’s Zero Figuarts Chouette line of figurines is committed to take precious scenes like that one, ones that stand the test of time and still warm the hearts of fans, and turn them into tangible objects. Then you can buy those tangible objects and brighten your living spaces with them.

Bandai has released one of these gorgeous figures each year since the line started in 2016. This year’s edition takes that breathtaking sequence of pink ribbons and captures it in a variety of dreamy-colored polymer plastics.

The hair and ribbons are sculpted and painted to include gradients to full transparency, which makes them look airy and delicate without compromising the structure. The ribbons entwine around her legs and arms, shifting through a pretty gradient of pink and blue.

The figure also comes with pretty, pearly star charms which can be attached to or removed from the figure according to your preference.

The Sailor Moon – Moon Crystal Power, Make Up! figure comes with a wide stand to keep her balanced, and stands about 25 centimeters (9.8 inches) tall with the stand.

She’ll make a perfect centrepiece for any budding Sailor Moon shrines out there.

▼ All suited up and ready to fight evil by moonlight

▼ She might win some love by daylight, too

Be prepared to spend 8,640 yen (USD$79) to keep the magic of the Moon Crystal in your own home. This figure is available for pre-order here on Premium Bandai’s website. Make sure to place your order ahead of time – the figures ship in September!

You)re not able to pre-order from the country of your residence? No worries that’s why we are here!

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Japanese company’s fashion hoods for your cat…

 

Putting a cat hat on a cat.

There’s something about cats that makes feline fans want to own more than one. Maybe it’s because they’re relatively quiet and independent most of the time, or because their capricious personalities mean that a kitty might not be in the mood to play at any single moment, and so it’s nice to have another source of animal companionship.

But just because you want a second cat doesn’t mean you can have one, though. Aside from space and budget constraints, cats, like any pets, need a certain level of care, and so one cat may be all you can handle. You can still double the feline fun, though, with these new cat cosplay items from Japanese manufacturer Necos.

This April Necos’ Colorful Cat Fluffy Cat Ears series will turn your cat into…another cat.

▼ The seemingly redundant naming of Colorful Cat Fluffy Cat Ears makes a certain sort of sense since there are two pairs of cat ears present.

In keeping with the fancy atmosphere, many of the hoods have regal or playful-sounding official color names, such as “lemon yellow,” “scarlet,” and “violet,” though apparently “pink,” “white,” and “black” are good enough for the rest of the set.

But even though half the set gets high-class color names, you won’t be able to select the hue you want, since the Colorful Cat Fluffy Cat Ears are offered on a random basis, and you won’t know which you’ve gotten until after you open the box.

At just 500 yen (US$4.70) each, though, it shouldn’t hurt your wallet too badly to splurge on more than one, and if you are lucky enough to share your home with multiple cats, you’ll want to pick up a couple different hoods anyway.

 

Rocketnews 24, slightly edited by Taro

Japanese boys’ school uniform inspires steamy new swimsuit for women

 

Move over, sailor suit swimwear.  Now it’s the gakuran’s turn in the spotlight and water.

Schools uniforms are one of Japan’s favorite design motifs, and we’ve seen them serve as the inspiration for swimwear several times. However, it’s usually the female school uniform, the sailor suit, that those swimsuits are based on.

Japanese fashion label School Fiction has decided to go a different route by creating a swimsuit for women that takes its visual cues from the gakuran, the coat traditionally worn by male high school students.

Authentic gakuran are a button-up garment, and School Fiction’s gakuran swimsuit keeps that aesthetic with a row of gold-colored buttons along the front. However, most of those are just for show, as the zipper on the swimsuit’s back is what you need to use to put it on.

The two clasps of the straight collar can be undone, though, to show what an iconoclast rebel you are. The top button is also functional, while the rest are just for show.

▼ The second gakuran button used to be a common token of love that a guy would give his crush upon graduation, so the fact that it’s not really doing anything means you can give it to your sweetheart with no qualms.

▼ The swimsuit is made out of an 80/20 polyester/polyurethane blend material.

Putting new swimwear on the market in mid-September may seem like strange timing, but since School Fiction bills itself as a “nerd and fetish brand,” odds are the gakuran swimsuit is more intended for use at anime conventions, cosplay photo shoots, and in the privacy of consenting adults’ homes more so than in the water. While orders take roughly a month to ship, fan art is instantaneous.

▼ School Fiction itself recommends customers accessorize with a cape and old-school student’s cap.

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The gakuran swimsuit can be ordered directly from School Fiction here, or alternatively from Amazon here, and is priced at 14,500 yen (US$130) on both sites.

Source: IT Media
Images: School Fiction

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