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Updated: 2016-03-26T02:49:59.702-07:00


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Bento Friday: Suica Bento from JR


Happy Friday!
Japanese Railway will sell limited edition food items featuring their mascot Suica Penguin this month. There will be Suica penguin bread and Suica penguin bentos! So cute! (It's not bento Friday yet but it is too cute not to post this)

Suica penguin bread is made with cocoa powder and chocolate and custard cream filling. They are 400 yen for two and come in a super cute take-out box too. Bentos are 1,050 yen each and have a variety of food. There will also be ICOCA character bentos in addition to Suica bentos during the campaign period (March 18th to March 27th.)

For all Suica items on Yahoo Japan auction, check out the list.

Source: Entabe

Robot AutoMee S Cleans Your Smartphone!


This is authentic Hermes 35cm Black Ardennes with gold hardware, auctioned out by a reliable YJ seller. 

Ardennes leather has been discontinued by Hermes, but its beautiful appearance and extremely sturdy, indestructible quality of the leather continues to attract many Birkin fans. 'F' stamped for the year 2002, yet this is in a near mint condition. It looks almost brand new and flawless everywhere, except for tiny scratches on the metal studs on the bottom. Belt and metal buckles at its entrance are covered with protective film. Comes with clochette, cadena, keys, rain cover, protection box and bags.

It comes in a popular 35cm size that you can use for everyday life and love for a long time. 

Although in a good condition, this is an used item, read descriptions carefully and ask ANY questions if you are in doubt. 

This seller also has a great selection of high-end brand items, especially CHANEL.

Japanese Curry Rice Championship 2013 Kick-off!


Hungry for hearty, delicious Japanese-style curry rice? 
Curry rice is one of the most popular food among Japanese people. 
Let's see how hungry you really are with Go Go Curry's eating contest

From February 25th, popular Kanazawa-style curry chain restaurants Go Go Curry kicked off its annual curry eating contest. The rule is simple, whoever finishes two plates of curry rice and yelled "Go Go Curry!" at the end in shortest time  will be the winner. Four selected winners from Japan will be invited to New York, where Go Go Curry US branches are located, to compete in its world championship. 

For people who just want to enjoy the taste of curry without rushing, check out Yahoo Japan Auction to try some authentic Japanese-style curry and related products. 

Here's a video of a couple of contestants who finished their challenges in 2:43 and 4:29.  
Japanese can eat when they are committed!

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Source: Rocket News 24

Need a Nap? Try the Sleeping Cafe in Japan!


For the low price of 150 yen per ten minutes, you can get a nap at the sleeping cafe and free food, drinks, wifi charge and a beauty refresher- that is a lot to do in ten minutes!
The cafe is WOMAN only! We need our beauty rest!

Qusca Cafe opened in Tokyo just this January and they recommend making reservations for the nap room as it gets booked up!

The nap area looks heavenly- especially to me, a Mom of a toddler... I will take 30 minutes please!

If you do not want a nap, try the cuddle cafe in Japan- pay to get some hugs!



Hello Kitty Bento Friday!


Happy Friday!! Japan's favorite cat, Hello Kitty, is this week's bento!!

Ewww Centipede USB is Wrong


Ewww, this gadget gives me the creeps!! So, I thought I would share it with you and get it out of my head!

It is a remote controlled USB charger centipede from Japan- make it crawl and creep out everybody...

If you want one, go for it on Rinkya Stores!

Want another creepy Japanese gadget? Check out the flying cockroach!


Creamy Mami 30th Anniversary!


The Creamy Mami anniversary page has opened and it just has a small tease so far, but they did announce cute little Creamy Mami macaroons you can find in Shinjuku.  

Anyone excited about the 30 year anniversary?  How has it been 30 years!? 
What do you want from Creamy Mami?

New DragonBall Z Sodas Hit Japan!


Two weeks ago, we saw the Kentucky Fried Chicken & DragonBall Z collab for the upcoming movie, DBZ: Battle of the Gods, and now they are getting new soda designs!

It is a zero calorie cola, packed with vitamins and the designs are pretty sweet!!

Check out our Rinkya staff's taste review on the Dragonball Z orange soda
For all Dragonball Z items on a Yahoo Japan Auction check here!

News via Nari Nari

Gundam Bento Friday!


Happy Friday everyone, I do not think we have shared a Gundam bento before and this one is pretty awesome!

Be sure to check out our Valentine's Day Bentos if you like bentos!

Valentine's Day Bento Collection!


Happy Valentine's Day to the best customers and readers EVER!!  And here is a Valentine's Day bento collection for you! Check out all the Bento Supplies on Yahoo Japan AuctionBunny Hearts BentoPokemon Heart SmoochesNaruto heart bentosLove Bear BentoBaby Milo from BAPE even gets romantic![...]