Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Hysteric Glamour New Line!

Order the catalog with the new line and interviews through Rinkya Stores via

And check out some online Japan stores for some of the sold out designs
Japan Store

as well as YJ:
Hysteric Glamour

Images via SecretBase

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Momolita Blythe Collaboration!

**NEW** See our updated post HERE on HOW to get the dolls!!

The newest limited edition Blythe to be released is a collaboration with designer Momoko Komori (Momolita)

Info from site:
CWC Limited Edition Neo Blythe "Ultimate Tour" Price: 17,640 yen (tax included)
CWC Limited Edition Petite Blythe "Ultimate Tour" Price: 3,990 yen (tax included)
Date Available: March 2007

Purchase information is not available yet, we will update blog when we know!

Also to be released in March 2007: Neo Blythe "Tailor Gibson"

Blythe Dolls on YJ
Momolita on YJ
Licca On YJ

Blythe WebPage

Monday, February 26, 2007

1300 Dolls for Girl's Day!

In celebration of Girl's Day on March 3rd, the World Folk Doll Museum has displayed 1300 Hina dolls.

The display is 6 meters high, 6 meters wide and is a 30 step tiered stand.

The display will stay until April 10th.

Hina Matsuari is "Girl's Day" in Japan and families pray for the happiness and prosperity of their girls and display beautiful Hina sets on step tiered stands.

Add to your Hina collection with YJ!

Hinamatsuri Items

Rinkya also has two indepth Rinkya Links Newsletters on Hina Dolls and the Festival:
Hina Matsuari One
Hina Matsuari Two


Friday, February 23, 2007

Ways to Get Thin Japanese Style- NASA Inspired!

This workout outfit is designed to make you sweat ALOT, and wipe the pounds off.
Claiming to get rid of that beer in 20 minutes!

The ad describes more of the science involved HERE

In a society that creates Robots to walk, open and pour your beer, no wonder this is needed! Beer Robot

Want the sweat outfit? Order through Rinkya Stores!

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Prince Pickles & Peopo To the Rescue!

Prince Pickles is not the newest anime doujinshi star, he is the Defense Department's mascot- appearing on pamphlets and letterheads.

"Prince Pickles is our image character because he's very endearing, which is what Japan's military stands for," said Defense Ministry official Shotaro Yanagi. Via

In an attempt to shed the negativity associated with Japan's military, they wish to evoke an image of cuteness- commonly used in Japan to soften the image of power.

Peopo, is the mascot for
the Tokyo Police Department,
and is a cuddly orange kangaroo looking animal with a
police hat and belt.

View his hilarious theme song here

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Blue Dragon Anime Begins In April!

Blue Dragon anime based off an RPG by Hironobu Sakaguchi (Final Fantasy) will be relased in April 2007. Studio Pierrot (Naruto, Bleach) produced the series and is directed by Yukihiro Matsishita.
Character designs are by DragonBall's Akira Toriyama and the main charcater, Shu, is voiced by Keiko Nemoto (Shizune in Naruto).


Bid on These items via Rinkya:
Final Fantasy Naruto
Studio Pierrot

Monday, February 19, 2007

A Robot Butler- Japan Catches up to the Jetsons!

The University of Tokyo exhibited a new robot who helps with the housework.

The robot has the utmost manners (calling you Sir), comes to you at your call, pours tea and cleans up afterwards.

Japan already uses robots as
Beer Pourers
Wine Connoisseurs
And has an entire Musuem dedicated to Robots!

Search Japanese Robots here and bid today on your favorites:
Beer Robots
Sony Aibos


Friday, February 16, 2007

The Humping Dog USB Drive!

Japan keeps coming up with more and more wacky and weird USB drives.

This one is called, quite rightfully so, The Humping Dog.

Review our other USB Posts:
Gifts for a Techie

Wonderful World of Disney USBs

The Wacky, Weird & Fun USB Drives from Japan

Available here
And Then Order the laughs from Rinkya Stores

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Avril Lavigne Meets Japanese Manga!

Del Rey Manga will publish its' first English language Manga in April, starring Avril Lavigne. The first volume will be released April 10th and the second is set for July.

The manga is titled "Make 5 Wishes". Hana, a lonely girl, makes 5 wishes that take a turn for the worst and Avril comes along to help her through the drama.

Manga has grown immensely in popularity outside Japan- Fruits Basket Manga is the top selling manga in the US and rose to the USA Today Top 150.

Manga and Doujinshi are popular items sold on Rinkya and are available here:


Official Website


Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Happy Valentine's Day From Rinkya!!

In Japan, the ladies pony up the gifts for the man on Valentine's Day.
The most common gift is chocolate and the two given are called- giri choco and honmei choco.

Giri choco is obligatory chocolate, and in a polite society such as Japan these are neccesary to give to your male co-workers and such.

Honmei choco is the chocolate you give your love. Other gifts may be purchased for Valentine's Day, but not to the extent of US culture.

The men return the favor one month later on March 14th, White Day!

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Gackt New Single Released!

Gackt's newest single was released last week on Feb 7th.

The new single is titled: "No ni Saku Hana no Yo Ni"
A special edition is also available, and includes a DVD with the music video of "No ni Saku Hana no Yo ni.

Gackt is wildy popular in Japan, lending his voice and appearance to videogames and anime productions: PlayStation 2 game Bujingai, Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty, Zeta Gundam: A New Translation, New Fist of the North Star, and the Anime Texhnolyze.

Order the newest single direct from Japan through RINKYA STORES

For past releases and rare singles search on YJ: GACKT items

Love Jpop? Check out our Blog Post here:
The Pillows New Release


Monday, February 12, 2007

Maneki Neko- Japan's Lucky Cat!

Maneki Neko is Japanese for "beckoning cat."
They are also known as Lucky Cats, Fortune cat,
Welcoming cat, and Money cat.

A beloved figure in Japan and adorned at places of business- Welcoming you to come in!

Lucky Cats are a very popular collector items- typically a porcelain figure, they now adorn a variety of items- cell phone straps "piggy" banks, air freshners, USB drives

and of course, Japan's other famous cat- Hello Kitty plays the role as Maneki Neko often!

Variety of Lucky Cats on YJ


Friday, February 09, 2007

Valentine's Gifts for a Techie- Direct from Japan!

For the techie in your life...
A heart USB and Mouse!

For the long distance techie... A Webcam!

For the techie/foodie... A USB Cable

For the techie with style... Heart Shaped Earphones

For the music techie... Pink IDog!!!

All these available through Rinkya!
Order HERE

Thursday, February 08, 2007

The Pillows- Lostman Go To America!

the pillows released their DVD special Feb 7th of their concert tours in USA and Mexico during 2006.
For those who cannot make it to Japan and missed their US & Mexico tour, check out the DVD to see the band perform!
Order the DVD today, direct through BuyRinkya!

the pillows, popular in Japan, gained worldwide success when their music was featured in Gainax's anime oav release. Their mascot "Buster-kun" shows up on t-shirts, albums and Kubricks and is a much beloved figure to represent the band.

Unfortunately, these rare items are often sold only during concerts but can be found on YJ:

the pillows


Wednesday, February 07, 2007

BAPE Matsuyama Exclusive 8th Anniversary Tee!

8th Anniversary shirts drop Feb 14th

Also, pick up the newest BAPE Be@rbricks on YJ- many sets on auction!
Be@rbrick BAPE


Click Here For All BAPE Items on YJ

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

The Last Unicorn Special 25th Anniversary DVD Released Today!!

We first told you about the DVD release in December when it was announced!
The Last Unicorn Blog Post

Today is the day you can order the 25th anniversary special DVD!

Through a special agreement, author and screenwriter Peter S Beagle will receive at least half the proceeds when DVDs are ordered through his site Conlan Press

Peter S Beagle writer and screenwriter of the famed novel and movie did not receive monies from the movie that made millions!!
Please support him by ordering today: Conlan Press

Look For Last Unicorn cels on YJ

Monday, February 05, 2007

Tetsujin 28 Anime Movie Trailer Released!

Tetsujin 28 comes out March 31st in Japan and you can view the new movie trailer on the official website HERE

You can also view photo galleries of the movie!

Yasuhiro Imagawa is the director of the full legnth anime film (Giant Robo, Mobile Fighter G Gundam)

Tetsujin 28 Items on YJ


Friday, February 02, 2007

Ways to get Thin- Japanese Style!!

These masks are not girly versions of Hannibal Lecter, rather they are different versions of face slimming masks available only in Japan!

According to a review from a Japanese beauty shop, one user loved the item above and claims after two weeks, her skin was tightened.

Another popular sauna mask, the mask only has tiny holes for your mouth- these masks are not for the claustrophobic.

Another mask- concentrating on your chin.

The Men's version, a bit more like Michael Myers than Hannibal Lecter!

Order any variety you want through Rinkya Stores
Available via

Also available on YJ auctions HERE

This blogger may try the chin version!!

Thursday, February 01, 2007

The Wonderful World of Disney USBs!

We first blogged about the Wacky, Weird and Fun USB drives of Japan here

Disney also has its' mark on USBs in Japan!

Pictured above are a limited set of Disney flashdrives (only 5000 will be sold) and look more like minature figures than normal USBS!
Grab Stitch on his surfboard, Winnie the Pooh or Mickey as Steamboat Willy!

Pictured here are Minnie Mouse, Winnie the Pooh,and Nightmare Before Christmas USBS! I cannot recall who the bunny is? Does anyone know?

Pictured above here are Donald and Daisy Duck, Stitch (so cute!) and an alien from Toy Story!

Only sold in Japan, anyone who wants to pick up any of the USBs, order direct through Rinkya Stores
The limited release batch goes on sale Feb 22nd, but you can place a preorder now!

Product Page and Images

Love Disney? Check out the rare and audorable items on YJ!
Disney Items on YJ

Also Check out Our Blog Post on The Cutest Stich Ever!!

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