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A rabbit and a monkey collaborate to create some awesome playful wear.

(former) Japaense fashion maker A Bathing Ape’s lovely mascot Baby Milo has found a new friend in Sanrio’s famous “My Melody” rabbit (or is it a rabbit, after Sanrio told us that Kitty wasn’t a kitty, I’ve lost some confidence).

For those who’ve been living under a stone for the last 25 years, let me give you some Bape facts;

-Bape was founded in 1992 in Tokyo by designer Nigo.

-Nigo got his inspiration from the 1968 film, the Planet of the Apes.

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-He gained fame after he asked Japanese artist Cornelius to wear his shirts on stage, Cornelius whose real name is Oyamada, got his stage name from the ape( never call him a monkey!) in…yeah,  planet of the apes.

The monkey and the rabbit will feature in a collection with a wide range of items for lads, ladies and kids, ranging from hoodies, t-shirts, sweaters, towels, cups and ear rings.

 

Sale will start August the 27th, no word yet if they will sell these products outside Japan, so just to be sure head over here and then fill out our request form and we will get it for you.

Personally I won’t see myself wearing one these hoodies, but one of these shirts would look great on jeans under a black jacket, playful yet stylish.

Serge Roso JWS

 

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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

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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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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Serge Roso JWS

JWS japanwebshopping website renewal.

Let me first thank you all dear customers/friends who have been putting your trust in our service, without your help we’d all be working for other companies and we wouldn’t enjoy our jobs/lives as much as we do now.

We’ve been  getting the most surprising and unusual requests and thereby expanding our horizon in what you want and we learn what makes our fellow human being tick. Communicating with folks from all around the world has been a challenging at times (we had to bring in a part-time Spanish speaker/translator  and on a rare occasion a Russian translator), but besides  these rare hiccups, chatting with you through Skype/WordPress/mail and Facebook has been a blast.

We also value your input a lot, and a common complain was that our website loaded like snail…our mistake was that we tried to put as much information and connecting links in it as possible, thereby creating a headache for those without high speed internet access.

So we went a bit simpler this time, and changed the look to a more material/metal look. The pages load a bit faster and it’s definitely easier to the eye. Our love for manga and anime are also more present this time around.

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This dark metallic look continues in the separate product pages.

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We still haven’t completed the whole site yet though(especially the Japanese section), but we’re working hard to have it finished before Christmas.

Thank you all so much for your patience and in the meantime we will continue to be the best/safest/cheapest (and most personal) personal shopper for you.

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JWS

Cute shoe range from Sanrio features bejeweled loafers and pumps with My Melody armchair heels

There are shoes, and then there are SHOESdainty little works of art that adorn your feet, turning heads as you walk by and acting as conversation starters with complete strangers. In Japan, of course, fashion gets taken to the next level of cuteness and never more so than with the new range of My Melody showstoppers from Sanrio.

Available from ladies’ fashion brand Randa from October 10, the collection features pumps, moccasins and bejeweled flats, all in My Melody-styled pastel hues. The shoes mark the 40th anniversary of the adorable bunny character, making these cherished collector’s items.

▼ Fur Tail Pumps 11,900 yen (US$99)

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▼ 40th Anniversary Flower BijouxPumps 13,990 yen
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▼ The cute even extends to the heart-shaped heels so you can feel the love with every step!

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▼ Moccasins 12,900 yen

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▼ Each pair comes with a gorgeous My Melody house-themed carry box.

▼  The bejewelled “We Are Best Friends Loafers” (16,900 yen) are so coveted they’re available from only 13 stores.

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▼ The jaw-dropping “My Melody’s House Pumps” (19,900 yen) are also limited for sale at 13 stores.

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All these shoes are being made in limited quantities so get in quick if you’d like to add the cute, hooded bunny from Mary Land to your shoe collection!

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Source: ITmedia
Top Image: Sanrio
Insert Images: Randa, Sanrio