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Sanrio anime bra sets for girls with smaller busts

Beauty is in the tiniest details.

Japanese lingerie brand Feast has been making a name for itself as one of the country’s premier manufacturers catering to ladies with petite “cinderella” busts. Now they’ve teamed up with Sanrio’s popular Little Twin Stars characters for their latest release, which features ribbons, frills, and gorgeous details.

With two colour variations to choose from – purple and mint blue – the fabric is cute and girly, featuring images of stars, moons and clouds, along with the logo of the two twin star characters, Kiki and Lala.

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The comfortable tube-top style bra helps to compliment a small bustline, with its ruched material working to make breasts appear larger.

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Born on a star, Kiki and his older sister Lala are two of Sanrio’s most well-known characters. The celestial siblings can be seen travelling to earth on a star in their logo, which sits daintily in the middle of the bra, while the straps feature frill accents and pretty ribbons.

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The briefs also feature lacy frilled accents and can be worn with the matching bra or with the blue-coloured top as contrasting coordinates.

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Each set retails for 6,800 yen (US$66.33) and will be sold online from 7 July at the Feast website and associated Kera Shop for delivery within Japan.

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We are as always happy to send them to you, wherever you are in this big world.

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Source: ITMedia

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Japanwebshopping.com gets a Spring make-over.

It’s May, the flowers bloom, the birds lay eggs, the smell of fresh green grass tickles your prefrontal cortex….memories from  happy times are triggered and a feeling of nostalgia flows through your body. Life is good.  But May isn’t just a month of memories, it’s also a month of renewal, new wallpapers are chosen, Ikea is busier than ever and websites get a sunny make-over. Japanwebshopping has been sporting a very dark look, yeah we are freaks and we’re proud of it! Problem is that it was maybe a bit too otaku and scared away the casual shopper. We went to work and created a lighter and easier accessible site, while still holding on to our beloved black and gray (that we are great Yohji Yamamoto fans is something that goes without saying).

Let us know what you think about it, your opinion greatly matters to us.

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Hello Kitty-branded instant cameras, so you can shake it like a Polaroid in 2016!

Is Hello Kitty cute enough to get an analog camera to sell in 2016?

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It goes without saying, perhaps, but if there is a single “Queen of Cute,” it would be Hello Kitty. The character’s adorableness is pretty much her only selling point — and she’s been making bank for as long as she’s been around! Of course, since Sanrio is open to licensing Hello Kitty to all sorts of stuff, it was probably in inevitable that she’d show up in some unusual places. But this might be the strangest we’ve seen yet.

Fujifilm’s Instax Mini Hello Kitty is an instant camera that’s somehow been on the market for around two years. We’re not sure who’s buying them, but we do have to admit that they’re surprisingly cute! If you can get past the whole “cyclops Hello Kitty” thing.

▼ IT NEVER BLINKS!!

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And this year, Fujifilm is releasing a limited edition 2016 model! The new features that make this a must-buy are…a red bow? Well, if you’re a dedicated collector or just looking for a fun way to take photos of your friends, we suppose this would work.

▼ Regular model on left, limited-edition model on right

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As for what exactly this camera does, it’s basically a Polaroid that prints photos on small photos with cute Hello Kitty borders. While it seems kind of odd for people to be using this when nearly everyone has a far more powerful camera built into their phones, there definitely is something fun about having tiny, physical photos. And we bet it’s a lot easier to get people to smile for the camera when it looks like Hello Kitty!

▼ A 2014 commercial for the camera featuring Hello Kitty and…bears?

So, should you run out and buy the new model? Well, we wouldn’t blame you if you didn’t want to spend 10,670 yen (about US$93) on a camera that takes tiny photos. But at the same time, we wouldn’t blame if you did either! You can find the cameras on Fujifilm’s website, and the regular pink version is available on Amazon Japan , if you don’t care about the red bow.

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Sources: Instax, FujiFilm Mall, ITMedia
Images: Instax, YouTube/FujiFilm Japan

Kendama for beginners and pro’s

If you’ve been waiting, now is the perfect time to take up the traditional children’s game!

As the game grows in popularity overseas, kendama is also getting a bit of extra attention in Japan, it looks like the game might be developing some real mainstream appeal. And with Sanrio now releasing some ultra-cute kendama sets, we’re pretty sure it’s popularity will only grow more!

Check out these vids from the duo Zoomadanke with zoomastyle!

▼ Because who wouldn’t want to play with this in public?

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Kendama has been around for generations, so there’s no questioning its staying power, but we also think it’s fair to say the game isn’t quite as popular as, say, Candy Crush these days. But a Hello Kitty version of kendama seems like the perfect way to get some new people to play the game. And the toys, produced by Sanrio and available on their online store for 2,268 yen (about US$20), even bear the Japan Kendama Association’s specially recommended product mark, so if you’re looking to get started, this is, officially, one of the best you can buy!

There are six to choose from, all featuring some of Sanrio’s most popular characters. Of course, the first, and our favorite, is Hello Kitty!

▼ Though we’d feel kind of bad swinging her around like that…

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There are also two versions of everyone’s favorite lazy egg, Gudetama! First is the normal version, which has the character sitting in half an egg shell, looking as if it just settled into a nice hot bath.

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And then we have a golden version of Gudetama.

▼ Though he looks no less lazy…

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And for a old-school, child-friendly version, we also have one of the cutest frogs in Japan, Kero Kero Keroppi!

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There’s also a Pom Pom Purin kendama toy in case your favorite animal is the adorably illustrated dog.

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And, finally, there’s a My Melody version. Interestingly enough, it’s not listed on Sanrio’s website — but you can find it on Amazon Japan.

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If you want to take a notch higher than it’s a good idea to check out the following kendama tokohoku

This site is set up by Beams and Yahoo Japan Corporation Reconstruction Assistance, primarily for kendama enthusiasts, and for the build up of Tohoku where the awful earthquake and tsunami struck. Part of the sales will be donated to organizations engaged in reconstruction in Tohoku. So you get the best of the best, because each product is created in collaboration with professional kendama players, and you get to do a good deed!

 

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Hiroshi Sawada was the first Asian to winthe Latte Art World Championship in Seattle in 2008. The first Streamer Coffee Company” in Shibuya, Tokyo opened in 2010, and quickly expanded to four more shops. Somebody who had the talent to balance four succesful shops and still making perfect lattes in his mainshop surely has a knack for kendama..and yes he’s a passionate kendama player, even releasing his own kendama line.

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This Hello Kitty phone will make you want go all garake.

Garake phones or Galapagos cell phones are a never dying breed here in Japan, go to any phone shop and you’ll find a complete line-up of the latest “dumb” phones. For those not familiar with the term Galapagos phone let me give you a small explanation: For years Japanese companies have produced phones which were years ahead of the phones produced by Nokia, Motorola etc in terms of features and technology . Amazing cameras, emoji, digital TV, radio,  paying with your phone, waterproof, mp3 players,colored screens,  internet access, you name it, they had it before Steve Jobs introduced them on the Iphone.

The only problem was that for these phones an extensive infrastructure was set up across the country which  the rest of the world didn’t adopt ..leaving the manufactures unable to export these magnificent devices and therefore creating a Galapagos island like (uh) island…a place where evolution seems to have occurred independently with the rest of the world.

Don’t think that the up-rise of the smartphone has killed the gara phone, a lot of folks still want to use their phone just to call, take an occasional picture and carry their phone in their skinny jeans pockets, those people have no use for expensive data plans and therefore stick with their flip phones. Flip phones are also trouble free, no software glitches, no software updates and have a physical keyboard and a long battery life.

Trying to sell a good old flip phone to today’s young people is close to impossible,you need better arguments than “speedier calling” and size…no, you need to re-design it in a way that it becomes more than just a piece of technology..witness the birth of the Hello Kitty phone!

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No this is not a toy, it’s a proper phone with some limitations. First there’s a tiny 240×249 dot 1.54 inch colored screen, and it doesn’t have a camera..(.but who cares, if you’re using this, people will take pics of you.)and you’ll only be able to make phone calls and send SMS mails (no MMS), but it is sim free, has bluetooth, wifi , a micro USB slot AND it’s full of “cute software”.

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We’d say that this phone would be great as:

1-phone to use as VOIP phone, it sure is a nice accessory for your room.

2-A second phone for when you go cosplaying or partying.

3-A phone for a child(but the lack of GPS would worry me)

4-Something you just buy it because you love Kitty.

5-A present for your technologically challenged girl/boy friend for valentines day.

6-You’re a business man/woman with attitude. It would go great with your Hello Kitty skull ring

It runs on the WCDMA/GSM networks (CDMA 800/2100MHz) (GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz)

The Hello Kitty Phone is available from April and OLA(the manufacturer) is taking pre-orders now.

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Oh yeah the price for this lovely thing is 12,000 yen (about US$102), not too shabby right?

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Badass Hello Kitty Skull accessories.

Cute and evil, bright and dark, punk and AKB48….Sons of Anarchy on a moped…yeah that’s what comes to mind when you first witness the Hello Kitty skull ring or the Hello Kitty skull necklace.

It’s like a baby with a gun…it’s shocking but…no, it’s just shocking. I for once love shocking, a hardcore punker with a Hello Kitty rucksack, a high school girl with fishnet stockings. Unbalanced is the spice of life, they are the things which keeps our society of drowning in the ordinary.

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Produced by JAM HOME MADE, the rings cost 31,320 yen (about US$264) and comes in 5 different sizes and is rhodium plated. For those who don’t know rhodium, it’s a s a noble metal, resistant to corrosion, found in platinum- or nickel ores together with the other members of the platinum group metals. it is also one of the rarest and most valuable precious metals and therefore worth the steep(ish) price we think.

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the skull ring or necklace are equipped with Kitty-chan’s distinguishing features — namely a red ribbon and a cute yellow nose..for the rest it looks pure evil.

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The necklace is a bit  smaller and cheaper  at 17,280 yen (about $145) and comes with a 45 centimeter chain

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Jam Home Made doesn’t accept international orders…but as a lot of our valued customers already know, we can get it for you and ship it to you hassle free and cheaply…

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Robot Kitty and us wish you a Happy New Year!,Gelukkig nieuwjaar,Ein glückliches neues Jahr,Selamat Tahun Baru,Feliz año nuevo,ᖱᒣᖳᒐᒉᑊᖿᒪᔪᖱᖽᐧᒡᒧᐧᖾᒍ, 聖誕節同新年快樂,С Рождеством Христовым!,أجمل التهاني بمناسبة الميلاد و حلول السنة الجديدة

Wow it has been 2016 for nine days now and this my first post of the year…well to be honest that’s how long my hangover and upset stomach lasted…the fact that I bought a play station 4 didn’t really help speeding up my will to sit behind the PC and greet you my dear readers/customers..but my heart and thoughts were with you the whole time.

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PlayStation 4 METAL GEAR SOLID V LIMITED PACK THE PHANTOM PAIN EDITION, expensive yeah, but you didn’t think I’d get myself an ordinary one..now did you?

For those folks who have no idea how the Japanese celebrate each year’s “baton touch” (japanglish..meaning take over the job), let me give you a short description..after all the PS4 is calling my name.

On new year’s eve, most folks sit around the TV watching boxing(it used to be K1…), silly variety shows full of Yoshimoto(the biggest comedy talent agency), with the best watched being a show called waratte ikenai (you’re not allowed to laugh), which my three sons aged 6, 8 and 11 love…which kinda explains the target audience..

Another big group watches the yearly Kohakku, a singing show in which artists are divided in two groups and have to battle and if you’re not into Japanese music you might feel better getting your toenails pulled. A lot of families eat soba or buckwheat noodles, because the length of the noodles represents longevity(you can’t make this up)

When it’s twelve o’clock don’t expect any special celebrations like fireworks, no we wish each other an Akemashite omedetou( ou is pronounced as oo for the Dutch readers), and some might brace the cold and head up to the nearest shrine (Temples are rarely visited during festivities) to perform a season’s first prayer…others go to bed and wait till the next day…expect a lot of climbing and waiting if you want to experience this.

 

New year’s day is when the families come together for celebrations, kind of like Christmas in other countries, they have a meal mostly consisting out of shabu shabu or sukiyaki, sushi and other delicacies.

I’m sure each family has their own traditions, but these are the basics..so for those who do expect a huge celebration during new year’s eve…well don’t.

Back to reality..the hangover has worn off, and new requests have been received, so let’s see what’s new.

Let’s start with a little video to see what Hello Kitty and Mazinger Z have in common…

 

Yep that’s a Kitty with attitude, this Mazinger Z inspired  robot kitty is now up for pre-order from January 6 till January 24. It’s about 105mm in height and weighs 400 grams(chubby kitty). It’s made out of die-cast and ABS with delivery scheduled for late may. The little Kitty figure is included.

After they bumped into each other they changed souls (true story) and besides there souls they also received each others’ looks….Yep this stuff happens all the time here in Japan.. So how did Mazinger Z look after this encounter…

Wow if that isn’t the cutest robot…you wonder how Optimus Prime would react if he’d encounter this robot. Now it’s yours to have for a mere 8,424 yen as pre-order. As usual Sanrio doesn’t accept foreign issued credit cards so you’re stuck with us…but that’s no punishment because we give you the points too!

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