Sunshine City in Tokyo Part 1: Bento accessories

During our last business trips to Japan we also visited Sunshine City. The super big complex is Tokyo’s first city within the city and contains lots of shops, restaurants, an aquarium, planetarium, museum, indoor theme park, a hotel and offices.

We were interested in looking at the shops to find kawaii products and were super impressed. It was a shopping paradise! We took so many pictures of all the things that we decided to split them up into different themed blog posts, so that you can see all of them. Today we’ll start with bentos and kitchen accessories. It’s so amazing how much super cute stuff they have there: thousands of chopsticks, bento boxes and all the bento accessories you could imagine.

Sunshine City - a shopping paradise if you like kawaii things

Sunshine City – a shopping paradise if you like kawaii things

So many chopsticks, which ones to choose?

So many chopsticks, which ones to choose?

The most adorable bunny pot ever!

The most adorable bunny pot ever!

The bentos inside these boxes are fake and just to display the box, but they look super yummy

The bentos inside these boxes are fake and just to display the box, but they look super yummy

Many shelves filled with food picks

Many shelves filled with food picks

Lots of special accessories to embellish food

Lots of special accessories to embellish food

Very kawaii fairy tale bento boxes

Very kawaii fairy tale bento boxes

Cute food cutters and other bento accessories

Cute food cutters and other bento accessories

kawaii Korea

Japan is the home of kawaii, so it’s no big surprise that we mainly go on business trips to Japan to see the latest kawaii trends. But some other countries are really catching up. Some time ago we visited a trade show in Korea and of course also strolled through lots of shops to see what they offer. We discovered lots and lots of kawaii products that were very adorable. Especially cellphone accessories are a super big thing over there. Check out the cutest ones we found:

A super cute solar panda that moves his head

A super cute solar panda that moves his head

We saw that toy with lots of different animals

We saw that toy with lots of different animals

Lots of lovely keychains

Lots of lovely keychains

This cellphone cover with a cupcake is super kawaii

This cellphone cover with a cupcake is super kawaii

The adorable candies and pastries on the covers stole our hearts

The adorable candies and pastries on the covers stole our hearts

Button stickers for your mobile

Button stickers for your mobile

Masking Tape - we also sell this brand in our shop

Masking Tape – we also sell this brand in our shop

The most adorable earphone plugs for your mobile

The most adorable earphone plugs for your mobile

We are in love with the owl

We are in love with the owl

Tokyo Gift Show Impressions

A couple of weeks ago part of our team flew to Japan and visited the Tokyo International Gift Show. You might have seen one or two pictures on Facebook already, but now we selected a few more to show you. Taking pictures on the Gift Show is really not easy, because you’re only allowed to take pictures of shows, but not of the exhibition booths. If you try to, security is there right away. Still we managed to photograph secretly to get some general impressions. One of the highlights was of course to see Rilakkuma and friends. They were dressed in Hawaii outfits, as this is the theme of the newest Rilakkuma collection that we will have in our shop soon.

Hawaii Rilakkuma and friends during a show

Hawaii Rilakkuma and friends during a show

They were real stars, Kiiroitori has an assiastant and security to bring him to the show

They were real stars, Kiiroitori has an assistant and security to bring him to the show

At the San-X booth we dicovered lovely Sentimental Circus fabrics

At the San-X booth we discovered lovely Sentimental Circus fabrics

A super cute machine to decorate your Pocky or chocolate sticks

A super cute machine to decorate your Pocky or chocolate sticks

In this funny game you have to build a high tower with Dango Mochi sticks

In this funny game you have to build a high tower with Dango Mochi sticks

Lots of funny games and stationery

Lots of funny games and stationery

A kwaii Hello Kitty area with a traditional Japanese Hello Kitty

A kawaii Hello Kitty area with a traditional Japanese Hello Kitty

Everybody wantet to take their picture with one of the huge characters running around on the Gift Show

Everybody wanted to take their picture with one of the huge characters running around on the Gift Show

What a super kawaii panda bear!

What a super kawaii panda bear!

Sandra with lots of Gift Show goodies

Sandra with lots of Gift Show goodies

The very futuristic exhibition centre in Tokyo

The very futuristic exhibition centre in Tokyo

New Hello Kitty and Rilakkuma Re-Ments announced

These two new sets get you in the mood for spring. The Japanese miniature manufacturer Re-Ment announced two new sets to be released soon.

The super kawaii Hello Kitty cherry blossom Re-Ment consists of traditional Japanese candies, bentos and dishes that are popular for taking to the Hanami picnics. Everything is in the shape of Hello Kitty and therefore looks super adorable. It will be available in Japan on March 3rd.

The Aloha Rilakkuma Re-Ment is from the new Hawaii collection and will be released on the 25th of February. The eight different sets contain a lot of Rilakkuma foods like waffles, burgers or shaved ice, but also typical Hawaii symbols like flowers or a ukulele.

We will have both sets in our shop and hope we receive them soon.

The kawaii Hello Kitty cherry blossom Re-Ment

The kawaii Hello Kitty cherry blossom Re-Ment

It contains different Japanese bentos, candies and dishes

It contains different Japanese bentos, candies and dishes

There are eight different sets to this Re-Ment

There are eight different sets to this Re-Ment

In February the Aloha Rilakkuma Re-Ment will be released

In February the Aloha Rilakkuma Re-Ment will be released

Lots of cute stuff from burgers to ukulele

Lots of cute stuff from burgers to ukulele

Those eight different parts belong to the set

Those eight different parts belong to the set

New Sweets Re-Ment released in February

On February 18th Re-Ment will release a new super cute set revolving around sweets. The Sweets Petit Re-Ment consists of 8 different surprise boxes containing the most delicious sweets from all over the world: cakes, macaroons, donut, sponge rolls, Baumkuchen etc. We really like the chocolate box with the kawaii chocolate Eiffel Tower and chocolate on the stick.

We will let you know once the set arrives from Japan in our shop.

The super cute Sweets Re-Ment will be released in February

The super cute Sweets Re-Ment will be released in February

All the miniature sweets look super delicious

All the miniature sweets look super delicious

There are 8 different suprprise packages in the set

There are 8 different surprise packages in the set

The super cute chocolate box is our favourite

The super cute chocolate box is our favourite

Hello Kitty supermarket Re-Ment announced

On January 21st the Japanese miniature article manufacturer Re-Ment will release a new set in Japan. The super kawaii Hello Kitty supermarket Re-Ment will contain 10 super cute miniature surprise sets with lots of kawaii groceries and household items like toilet paper, biscuits, eggs, ice cream, pasta, light bulbs, milk, strawberries and more. We think that set no. 7 with dish washing detergent, sponge, LED light bulb and pink toilet paper in Hello Kitty designs is just hilarious.

We will have the set in our shop and hope it will get here very fast. Of course we’ll let you know immediately.

We cannot wait until we get the new Hello Kitty supermarket Re-Ment

We cannot wait until we get the new Hello Kitty supermarket Re-Ment

The miniature items from Japan are so kawaii

The miniature items from Japan are so kawaii

These are all the 10 sets with groceries and household items

These are all the 8 sets with groceries and household items

Set no. 7 with the funny pink Hello Kitty toilet paper is our favourite

Set no. 7 with the funny pink Hello Kitty toilet paper is our favourite

Rilakkuma hotel room in Hawaii

In 2013 San-X will release the new Rilakkuma Hawaii collection and they will offer a super cute add-on. When San-X visited us the last time in our office in Hong Kong, they told us that two hotels in Hawaii will offer special Rilakkuma rooms once the collection is released. And they even showed us pictures already!

So you’re getting a super exclusive preview on how the rooms will look like. From what we can see, it looks like there will mainly be tons of plush toys in every room, but it looks super cozy and inviting. You have to book the rooms in advance, because it takes some time to prepare to make them look like this. We don’t have any information yet when you will be able to book and what they really contain, but it’s a very good collaboration to promote the new collection.

Would you want to stay there?

Rilakkuma everywhere in the Hawaiin Sheraton hotel

Rilakkuma everywhere in the Hawaiin Sheraton hotel

This room will be available in the Holiday Inn

This room will be available in the Holiday Inn

New Rilakkuma sweets Re-Ment announced

The new year will start very well, because on January 14th Re-Ment will already publish their first set for the year in Japan. And it stars Rilakkuma! The adorable Rilakkuma sweets setconsists of 10 very kawaii snacks with Rilakkuma bear and his friends as chococlate pies, chococlate bars, Pocky sticks, chips and more. We hope we will have it in our shop as soon as possible.

This super kawaii Rilakkuma Re-Ment will be published in Japan on January 14th

This super kawaii Rilakkuma Re-Ment will be published in Japan on January 14th

The charms look super cute on wallets, cellphones, bag and more

The charms look super cute on wallets, cellphones, bag and more

Check out all 10 sets of this new series

Check out all 10 sets of this new series

Super cute Rilakkuma as Chicken plushie at Japan’s Lawson stores

When we go to Japan we always bring back lots of cute items, but also magazines and commercials. From our last trip we also brought an advertisement from the Japanese store Lawson with super cool Rilakkuma plushies. Rilakkuma is dressed up as a chicken, it seems to be some kind of special edition from the newest Rilakkuma egg collection. It looks very adorable, esspecially the white chicken wings on Rilakkuma’s arms. Too bad you can only buy this stuff in Japan!

The big Rilakkuma as chicken plushie is super cute

The big Rilakkuma as chicken plushie is super cute

Lawson sells lots of other cute Rilakkuma products

Lawson sells lots of other cute Rilakkuma products

We saw the Hello Kitty Plane

When part of our team went to a trade show in Korea last week, they actually spotted the super kawaii Hello Kitty plane after having landed in Seoul. We already wrote a blog post about that plane some time ago, but now we could see it with our own eyes. The airline Eva Air is operating the Hello Kitty plane series in 3 destinations in Asia, obviously Korea belongs to one of the routes. We were very excited to see it, even though you could only watch it from far away.

We saw the Hello Kitty Plane 1

We saw the Hello Kitty Plane in Seoul

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