Friday, November 30, 2012

Hello Kitty Winter Bento Friday

Brrr... is it getting cold where you live yet?  Here an adorable Hello Kitty is dressed warmly for the winter! 

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Hatsune Miku Limited Edition Controller!

Hatsune Miku Project Diva F Mini Controller has a sweet, new exclusive design ONLY available in Japan.  

But do not worry, Rinkya can order & ship it to you!  The PS3 controller will work in all regions and releases in March, but preorders start now!  
Just fill out a store form here (must be logged into Rinkya) for the item- 9801 yen base fee plus $18 commission fee.

Love Hatsune Miku but do not need a controller?  Check out Yahoo Japan Auctions for all Hatsune Miku items!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Darth Vader Pepsi Energy Drink

I do not know how I missed this Pepsi announcement but last month they released a Darth Vader energy drink!  Anyone try one yet?  Tasty? Make you evil?  Details, please!

Want more Star Wars?  Check out Yahoo Japan Auctions!

Monday, November 26, 2012

Evangelion Shrine Going Up!

A 2 meter Evangelion Unit One Robot is making the rounds at the movie theaters for Evangelion's hit movie, Evangelion Shingekijouban: Q. 

It's final destination is the Eva Shrine at Tokyo's Sky Tree Town where it will remain until December 30th.  
It is pretty freaking amazing looking- any fans get out there- send us your pictures!!
Looking for Evangelion on Yahoo Japan? Check out the auction listings!

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Mustache Nesting Dolls!

Nesting dolls are a popular item in Japan and you can find pretty much any kind of nesting doll design there!

So, in honor of Movember, here are some adorable mustache nesting dolls from Japan!

How cute are these? 3360 yen each, plus $12 commission fee via Rinkya Stores! Just fill out the form!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Marc Jacobs & Hatsune Miku

Marc Jacobs has designed the look of Hatsune Miku for the Volcaid opera "The End" running in Japan on Dec 1st and Dec 2nd.  The End will feature no live actors and will all be done by volcaids.  

Hatsune Miku on Yahoo Japan Auctions
Marc Jacobs on Yahoo Japan Auctions
Louis Vuitton on Yahoo Japan Auctions

What do you think of Marc Jacobs version of Hatsune Miku?  Yay or Nay?

Monday, November 19, 2012

Watch Some of Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo!

The much anticipated Evangelion 3.0 movie has been released in Japan- and if you thought Evangelion promotion was over the top before- well, more is coming!

Want to check out the first 7 minutes of the new Evangelion movie?

Also, we have seen the buses and now a train line will be decked out in all Evangelion!

Evangelion items on YJ auctions click here!

For MANY many more posts on Evangelion, check out more on the blog!

Train picture via Yattar!

Friday, November 16, 2012

Spirited Away Bento Friday

This is an amazing bento and I wanted to feature another Studio Ghibli masterpiece besides Totoro!

Spirited Away items on Yahoo Japan Auctions
Studio Ghibli on Yahoo Japan Auctions

Check out the bento here!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Evangelion and Curry- Nom Nom!

Since I unintentionally had a food post everyday this week, I decided to keep it up today with news of the Evangelion and curry special! Which curry do you want to try??   

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Tofu Trickery!

Gourmet Buffet Olympia located at the Hotel Hankyu Osaka boasts the largest buffet in Kansei and this holiday season they decide to play with their food!

Big plate of tofu??

Nope! It is a cheesecake- yummy! They do top it with some green onions though, which I find a little weird...?

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Burger King All You Can Eat (In 30 Minutes)

Burger King marks 5 years in Japan and to celebrate they are bringing back their popular All You Can Eat Campaign- Bi King!

For 5 days, if you order a large black burger meal, you can eat all the burgers, fries and onion rings within 30 minutes of ordering!

I better let our Rinkya Japan staff know!

Monday, November 12, 2012

McDonald's Japan Winter Season Gurakoro Burger!

No meat patty in these burgers- these "burgers" are fried croquttes filled with white sauce, shrimp and macaroni.  Yummy... one bite and it all oozes out!

Grab one this winter in Japan! Japan has a long history of interesting fast food burgers- check it out here!

Friday, November 09, 2012

Star Curry Bento Friday

Is it cold where you are yet?  This curry bento looks like the trick to warm me up!

Thursday, November 08, 2012

Japanese Kit Kats Make Great Gifts!

Kit Kats from Japan come in a variety of flavors not seen anywhere else!  Check out the most recent offerings from Nestle and you can order as many as you want through Rinkya!  

Rinkya store fees are $8 base fee plus $1 per 1000 yen after, so stock up all at once and pay only one base commission fee!

Mashed Soybean Kit Kat anyone?  Apple? Wasabi? Green tea? and many more! 

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Man on Yahoo Japan Auction!

We here at Rinkya always say, you can find ANYTHING on Yahoo Japan Auctions.  Last week, we showed you that Earth was on auction!  This week,  a man is listed on Yahoo Japan auctions!

Japan Today has the translated description of the basics the man details in his auction listing:
Sex: MaleOccupation: StudentAge: 22Looks: Average (slightly rugged style)Height: 181.3 cm Weight: 70 kilos Special features: Kendo 1st dan, could probably manage small-talk with English-speakers, former captain of school drama club.

But no sex, he just wants to help you!

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Pepsi White Christmas

A new Pepsi winter flavor is hitting shelves in Japan- called Pepsi White but actually has a bit of tangerine flavor!  It does not release until December 11th, so hopefully we will be able to find some to give away on blog again!

Such adorable packaging for Christmas!!

Be sure to check out all the special Japan Pepsi flavors on our blog:

Monday, November 05, 2012

Merry Christmas from Gundam!

Christmas is coming!! Now that Halloween is over can we start talking about Christmas?  (Of course, here in the US, we still have Thanksgiving coming- nom, nom, nom!!) 

The infamous life sized Gundam in Odaiba is getting a light show to celebrate the holidays! I look forward to seeing pictures from our friends in Japan:

These little Santa Gundams will pop up during the light show:

(these would make great toys, HINT HINT Bandai!)

Also you can download an app and have Zaku appear next to Gundam! 

And what about a Christmas gift?  Snag the new figure!
at 7800 yen via Rinkya!

Friday, November 02, 2012

Bento Friday- Cute Little Horsey!

I love this cute little horse- such a cute idea for a bento!  Did you see our Halloween Bento Collection this year? Come check it out!  Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, November 01, 2012

Earth is for Sale on Yahoo Japan Auctions!

I am not sure how this Japanese seller got it, but he is selling one used Earth on Yahoo Japan Auctions:

Interested?  Check out the auction details here!  The seller will not accept ANY prank bids, as the Earth was bestowed on him in a dream by God and he takes this very seriously...

(I wonder how serious the highest bidder is?)

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