Sunday, March 25, 2007

Vote for Kiyomizu Temple to be One of 7 New Wonders of World!

I visited Kyoto Japan over the weekend and went to the beautiful Kiyomizu Temple.

Kiyomizu Temple was originally constructed in 798 but has been reconstructed a few times since- the present buildings date back to 1633.
The temple is located in an area with lush greens and tall trees- nature providing a serene back drop to the majestic temple.

You can vote for the temple to become one of the 7 Wonders for the World here

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Leaving for Japan!

Blog posts will be delayed for a day or so as I am on my way to Japan.
I will update with pictures from my travels!

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Illustration Of Ponyo On A Cliff Released!

The above illustration was released from Hayao Miyazaki's newest movie, Ponyo on a Cliff, which we announced yesterday here

Sosuke is holding a bucket with Ponyo inside.

Thanks to ANN for the image!

For Miyazaki's works on YJ:
Miyazaki ALL
Kiki's Delivery Service
Princess Mononoke
Howl's Moving Castle
Porco Rosso
Studio Ghibli

Monday, March 19, 2007

Miyazaki's Next Film Announced!!

The new movie is "Gake no ue no Ponyo"- Ponyo On A Cliff
Hayao Miyazaki's newest creation is expected to be released in the the summer of 2008.

The story will be about a Princess goldfish named Ponyo and a little boy named Sosuke. The goldfish wants to become human.

Miyazaki has had great success with his movies throughout the world, winning an Oscar in the US (the first Japanese animation to do so).

We look forward to his newest movie!

For Miyazaki's works on YJ:

Miyazaki ALL
Kiki's Delivery Service
Princess Mononoke
Howl's Moving Castle
Porco Rosso
Studio Ghibli

More Studio Ghibli Info

Via Nausicaa Net

Friday, March 16, 2007

Tagata Jinja- Japanese Harvest Festival!

On March 15th every year, Japan has a huge festival for fertility and fruitfulness.

To celebrate the festival, a huge penis is carried (at least 6 feet long)- called Oo-Owasegata. It is a symbol of the source of life to all of nature.

Free sake is distributed and penis shaped candies, keychains, penis on a stick and other souvenirs can be found everywhere.

The look of the festival is quite amusing to outsiders, but the festival is a sacred and special day in Japan.


Wednesday, March 14, 2007

White Day- Valentine's for the Ladies!

White Day is the day the men repay the women back with gifts for the previous month's holiday- Valentine's Day. Read more here: Valentine's Day

In Japan, you can see many couples spending a romantic night out- and the gifts the ladies receive are typically more expensive than the gifts the ladies give on Valentine's day- and that is how it should be!

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Disney Ipod Covers and Dock Station!

The newest release from the folks who brought us the Snoopy Ipod Bundle are Disney MP3 Covers and Dock Station, with the classic Disney look of Mickey's head and ears for the controls!

Also comes with a Pink version with Minnie Mouse and a Blue Stitch!

Order yours through Rinkya Stores today!

Disney on YJ

Ipod Cases on YJ

Check out our Other Disney Posts:
Disney USBS
Cutest Stitch

Monday, March 12, 2007

Wonder Festival Limited Editions Available at BuyRinkya!

Anime and Volks Super Dollfies collide with this Special Edition Sailor Moon Saturn Doll Costume set.
Only 100 sold at Wonder Festival 2007 and we have some available for purchase on BuyRinkya- the Rinkya Auction Japan Shop Online!
Wonder Festival is the premiere show for models and figures!


Super Dollfies on YJ

Sailor Moon on YJ

Friday, March 09, 2007

Ayumi Hamasaki Joins Hello Kitty!

Ayumi Hamasaki celebrates her ten years as a Japan pop princess with a figure of her holding Hello Kitty!
The figure will be sold at concerts and online here
Order through Rinkya Stores!

Items on YJ:
Hello Kitty
Ayumi Hamasaki


Thursday, March 08, 2007

Manga For The Bathroom!

Don't you hate it when you forget to take your reading material with you to the bathroom?

Banbix has solved the problem with Manga toilet paper!

Manga artist Yakumi Tsuru illustrations will be used and will provide entertainment for those long trips to the bathroom!

Order from Rinkya Stores

Thanks to ANN for the tip!

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Beef CardHolder- Only in Japan!

The company that brought you the humping dog usb and other wacky usbs, has now created the Business Cardholder designed to look like beef.


Just try not to hand out your business cards to any vegetarians.

Pick it up through Rinkya Stores Via

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Spider-Man 3 Premieres in Japan!

SpiderMan 3 drops in theaters in Japan 3 days before its' release in USA. Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, director Sam Raimi and Spiderman creator Stan Lee are all signed on to attend the premiere on May 1st.

Japan sells rare movie memorabilia at all their movie theaters and the most popular sell out fast, but do come up for sale on YJ.
Look out for the newest items and posters after the movie release date!

SpiderMan on YJ

Watch the Trailer HERE

Monday, March 05, 2007

40 Manga Artists Contribute Original Work for Charity Auctions on YJ!

The Shougakukan manga magazine "Weekly Young Sunday" and Yahoo! Japan have combined forces to contribute original works by manga artists and creators for charity.

Original illustrations, signed prints and character drawings by request are some of the items up!

The charity auctions will benefit the city of Yuubari in Hokkaido, a city in financial straits.

Open auctions are available here: Charity Auctions

Auctions only available in Japan but anyone can Bid Via Rinkya, win an original, rare item and the proceeds go to charity!

Most auctions include your name added to drawings after your win!
(please read each auction detail for more information)

Some items currently up:

Mr. Mitsuru Adachi, autograph illustration colored paper containing the superman mind series "idol A" sign

Mr. Hiroyuki Nishimori, autograph illustration colored paper containing a series-ized determination "clerk A child" sign

Special enlarged B1 size Cover poster containing Azusa Yamamoto autograph

And many more available!
Good Luck Bidding!

Via AnimeNews Network

Thursday, March 01, 2007

Tezuka Moderno Astro Boy Limited Release!

This adorable guy is available for limited release in Japan!
Atom is the starring character of the popular manga and anime series Astro Boy (Japan's FIRST Anime television series) created by Tezuka Osamu sometimes called the father of Anime.

Astro Boy was also a major success outside Japan and Astro Boy cels and items are popular collectibles.

Limited for sale, but try to get your order in on Rinkya Stores via Be@rbrick
Items on YJ:
Astro Boy
Princess Knights
Rose of Versailles

Related Posts with Thumbnails

Blog Template by Jolt Studios