Kawaii Doll Festival with Hello Kitty cakes

Today is a special day for all little girls in Japan. It’s ‘Hinamatsuri‘ or Doll Festival. This lovely celebration is not so well known outside of Japan and the counterpart to Children’s Day in May, when families celebrate their boy’s well-being.
The doll theme is also taken up by many shops, just like this Tokyo based bakery that sells cute cakes with doll decoration and adorable Hello Kitty designs. For boys and girls, this is an irresistible feast for the eyes.

Super cute My Melody and Hello Kitty doll cup cakes.

Super cute My Melody and Hello Kitty doll cup cakes.

Japanese Doll Festival cake. What a sweet tradition.

Japanese Doll Festival cake. What a sweet tradition.

Adorable Hello Kitty cherry blossom strawberry cake.

Adorable Hello Kitty cherry blossom strawberry cake.

Rilakkuma Natural Market and Fridge Re-Ment released

This month Japanese miniature article manufacturer Re-Ment released two new sets in Japan that look simply delicious. The sweet Rilakkuma Fridge Re-Ment looks super adorable and is wonderfully detailed with four shelves, stickers and a tray compartment. The cute Rilakkuma Natural Market Re-Ment contains 8 different kawaii miniature surprise sets with many groceries, bread, cereals, a kitchen scale and more. One set comes with fruit, yogurt and honey to make a yummy breakfast acai bowl, while another set contains all ingredients for a perfect Italian macaroni salad. Surely these are not just for gourmets. After all, have Rilakkuma Re-ments ever been sweeter?

Super cute stickers make our Rilakkuma Fridge Re-Ment look like the adorable bear

Super cute stickers make our Rilakkuma Fridge Re-Ment look like the adorable bear

Our Rilakkuma Natural Market Re-Ment contains everything for real Re-Ment foddies

Our Rilakkuma Natural Market Re-Ment contains everything for real Re-Ment foodies

The Natural Market Re-Ment comes with 8 different kawaii miniature surprise sets

The Natural Market Re-Ment comes with 8 different kawaii miniature surprise sets

It’s International Polar Bear Day

Polar bears are some of our most favorite animals and an international symbol in the fight to reduce global warming. Therefore, we like to remind ourselves that the beautiful white bear’s future is in our hands. Since these wonderful creatures live far away in their arctic homes, we celebrate this day with Rilakkuma and his friends and take note with our cute new polar bear stationary.

Don't let polar bears disappear. This cute polar bear eraser helps to us remember the urgency .

Don’t let them disappear. Cute polar bear erasers help to us remember the urgency

This convenient pouch is standing up for polar bears.

This convenient pouch is standing up for polar bears

Take note of polar bear day with Korilakkuma and friends

Take note of polar bear day with Korilakkuma and friends

Rilakkuma riches. A golden bear for Hong Kong

Hong Kong cinema may not have won this year’s golden bear of the Berlin International Film Festival and the outlook for the Academy Awards isn’t too promising either. Luckily, a local jeweler has designed the city’s very own award winning decoration. We spotted this Giant Rilakkuma Gold Figurine along with a diamond necklace in Hong Kong’s prestigious district Causeway Bay. Price information was only available upon request, but we think the lazy bear is a priceless treasure anyways. Rilakkuma is always stress free and relaxed and enjoys eating pancakes and pudding. We just can’t help, but think he is the true jewel here.

This Giant Rilakkuma Gold Figurine is more than 40cm tall

This Giant Rilakkuma Gold Figurine is more than 40 centimeters tall

This Rilakkuma necklace is made in18k gold and diamonds

This Rilakkuma necklace is made with 18k gold and diamonds

More pieces of Hong Kong's Luk Fook Jewellery Rilakkuma Limited Edition

More pieces of Hong Kong based Luk Fook Jewellery’s Rilakkuma Limited Edition

Chinese New Year: Happy Year of the Sheep

Kung Hei Fat Choy, we wish all our modes4u customers and blog readers a Happy Year of the Sheep. We hope the new Chinese New Year will be filled with luck, happiness and good health for all of you. We celebrate with this adorable Rilakkuma Year of the Sheep wallpaper that you can download for free.

PLEASE DON’T FORGET: Due to Chinese New Year public holidays from Thursday, February 19th to Sunday, February 22ndwe can’t ship any orders, as all post offices are closed. From Monday, February 23rd, we will start shipping again.

Happy Year of the Sheep - you can download this wallpaper for free

Happy Year of the Sheep – you can download this wallpaper for free

No shipping over Chinese New Year holidays

The Year of the Sheep is about to start and it’s time for the yearly Chinese New Year public holidays. For many people this is the biggest holiday of the year and it’s the only time of year where almost everything in Hong Kong is closed.

We can’t ship any orders from Thursday, February 19th to Sunday, February 22nd, as all post offices are closed. From Monday, February 23rd, we will start shipping again.

Our shop will be closed over the Chinese New Year holidays from February 19th to February 22nd

Our shop will be closed over the Chinese New Year holidays from February 19th to February 22nd

Have a wonderful Valentine’s Day

Have you made big plans for Valentine’s Day this year? There’s no need to worry. We believe this day is a great chance to show that the small things matter. Rilakkuma and modes4u wish you a Happy Valentine’s Day, sending you love, hugs, kisses and happy surprises. Our little surprise is this cute Rilakkuma Paris wallpaper that you can download for free.

Rilakkuma having a strawberry picnic in Paris with his friends

Rilakkuma having a strawberry picnic in Paris with his friends

Our fabrics are the cover garments of Sew Magazine

Do you like this stunning top on the cover of the February issue of Britain’s Sew Magazine? We adore it and it was made with our birch flag fabric. We teamed up with Sew Magazine and sponsored two organic birch fabrics that were used for cover garments and we couldn’t be happier. Both the peplum top and the dress look amazing.

The stunning top on the cover of the February issue of Sew Magazine is made with our fabric

The stunning top on the cover of the February issue of Sew Magazine is made with our fabric

The gorgeous organic birch flag fabric looks great as a peplum top

The gorgeous organic birch flag fabric looks great as a peplum top

This dress is made with our birch knot dot organic fabric.

This dress is made with our birch knot dot organic fabric.

cream maritime birch flags organic fabric Flags petrol

cream maritime birch flags organic fabric Flags petrol

grey knot dot pattern organic fabric by birch from the USA

grey knot dot pattern organic fabric by birch from the USA

New Iwako Sushi erasers

We are always amazed when we get new Iwako erasers, because they are so full of details even though they are so small. You can now find a fun new Sushi eraser series in our shop with a Sushi train theme. There are several different Sushi dishes with green tea, a whole Sushi train set that comes with a plastic conveyor belt and some Sushi delivery boxes.

Iwako erasers Delivery Sushi 6 pieces set brown bento box

Iwako erasers Delivery Sushi 6 pieces set brown bento box

Iwako erasers Delivery Sushi 6 pieces set gold bento box

Iwako erasers Delivery Sushi 6 pieces set gold bento box

Iwako erasers Sushi train conveyor belt 8 pieces set

Iwako erasers Sushi train conveyor belt 8 pieces set

Rolled Sushi green Tea macha eraser from Japan by Iwako

Rolled Sushi green Tea macha eraser from Japan by Iwako

Tuna Sushi Nigiri green Tea macha eraser from Japan by Iwako

Tuna Sushi Nigiri green Tea macha eraser from Japan by Iwako

Sea Urchin Sushi Maki green macha Tea eraser from Japan by Iwako

Sea Urchin Sushi Maki green macha Tea eraser from Japan by Iwako

Prawn Shrimp Sushi Nigiri green Tea macha eraser from Japan by Iwako

Prawn Shrimp Sushi Nigiri green Tea macha eraser from Japan by Iwako

Egg omlette Sushi Nigiri green Tea macha eraser from Japan by Iwako

Egg omlette Sushi Nigiri green Tea macha eraser from Japan by Iwako

Fun Latte Art with cartoon characters in Hong Kong’s Cafe R&C

In Hong Kong’s district Causeway Bay you can visit a restaurant and request your own cartoon character on your coffee. Cafe R&C draws any cartoon character on your coffee that you request and also writes your name next to it. What a fun idea! We found many cool pictures on the U-Travel Blog with latte art with Japanese characters like Minna No TaboPom Pom Purin and Doraemon but we also saw pictures with designs from Monsters University. You can even watch how the character is drawn onto your coffee based on a picture. What character would you choose?

Fun latte art in Hong Kong's cafe R&C, picture from U-Travel Blog

Fun latte art in Hong Kong’s cafe R&C, picture from U-Travel Blog

You can request any cartoon character you want, picture from U-Travel Blog

You can request any cartoon character you want, picture from U-Travel Blog

Minna No Tabo latte, picture from U-Travel Blog

Minna No Tabo latte, picture from U-Travel Blog

Beside the cartoon character your name is also written on the coffee , picture from U-Travel Blog

Beside the cartoon character your name is also written on the coffee, picture from U-Travel Blog

Pom Pom Purin latte with customer name, picture from U-Travel Blog

Pom Pom Purin latte with customer name, picture from U-Travel Blog

Super cool Monsters University and Toy Story lattes, picture from Cafe R&C Facebook page

Super cool Monsters University and Toy Story lattes, picture from Cafe R&C Facebook page

Cafe R&C in Hong Kong's dirstrict Causeway Bay, picture from U-Travel Blog

Cafe R&C in Hong Kong’s district Causeway Bay, picture from U-Travel Blog

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