Today is Hug a Bear day!

Do you have a favorite stuffed teddy bear? Well today is definitely the day to give it a big hug as today is Hug a Bear day (don’t hug a real one, though!)! In honour of this fun occasion, check out some of our cutest and cuddliest bear plush toys including Rilakkuma plushies, Korilakkuma plushies and more!

cute brown bear plush toy maru kuma pola from Japan

cute brown bear plush toy maru kuma pola from Japan

soft brown bear with orange umbrella plush charm

soft brown bear with orange umbrella plush charm

soft white bear with red umbrella plush charm by

soft white bear with red umbrella plush charm by

cute white bear plush toy from Japan

cute white bear plush toy from Japan

cute yellow bear plush toy from Japan

cute yellow bear plush toy from Japan

cute Kiiroitori chick in brown bear costume by San-X

cute Kiiroitori chick in brown bear costume by San-X

big Korilakkuma white bear head strawberry reversible plushie pillow by San-X

big Korilakkuma white bear head strawberry reversible plushie pillow by San-X

cute Rilakkuma teddy bear in pink white rabbit costume by San-X

cute Rilakkuma teddy bear in pink white rabbit costume by San-X

cute small Kogumachan brown bear chain by San-X

cute small Kogumachan brown bear chain by San-X

cute Rilakkuma teddy bear in brown bear costume by San-X

cute Rilakkuma teddy bear in brown bear costume by San-X

cute Korilakkuma teddy bear in brown bear costume by San-X

cute Korilakkuma teddy bear in brown bear costume by San-X

cute Korilakkuma teddy bear in bunny rabbit costume strawberry by San-X

cute Korilakkuma teddy bear in bunny rabbit costume strawberry by San-X

mini Sumikkogurashi bear cute plush charm by San-X

mini Sumikkogurashi bear cute plush charm by San-X

cute Rilakkuma teddy bear with pink wrap flower toy

cute Rilakkuma teddy bear with pink wrap flower toy

cute Rilakkuma Korilakkuma bear plush charm

cute Rilakkuma Korilakkuma bear plush charm

cute Rilakkuma bear plush charm

cute Rilakkuma bear plush charm

cute Rilakkuma sleeping bear plush charm

cute Rilakkuma sleeping bear plush charm

cute big white polar bear Sumikkogurashi plush toy

cute big white polar bear Sumikkogurashi plush toy

modes4u team: Rilakkuma asks……. Sylvania

Rilakkuma is back for another interview! This time he talks to modes4u’s accounting genius, Sylvania!

Hello, who are you by the way?

I am Sylvania. I was born in Hong Kong and grew up here.  HK is an exciting place full of wonderful people.  I have studied abroad but my hometown is still my favorite place to live.   I like to read, and have knowledge in area such as arts, economics, accounting and so on.   I like numbers. 

What is your job at modes4u?

I work all day with figures.  Yes, I think you guessed right – I work in the accounting department.  I have been working in this field since I graduated. It is an interesting area because figures are not just about numbers, they tell you stories. Sometimes the stories behind the scenes are important, sometimes they’re very similar, sometimes they give a big surprise.

What is your favourite product or your favourite category at modes4u?

I love floral fabrics.  Many of our fabrics come from famous well-known suppliers and designers like Robert Kaufman, Alexander Henry and Michael Miller from the US, and Kobayashi from Japan.  They are all top quality fabrics that are beautiful, detailed and have fabulous printed floral designs in Japanese, Asian and European styles.

What do you like most about your job at modes4u?

Modes4u is a growing company consisting of young colleagues full of enthusiasm, warmth, kind hearts and a willingness to help each other.  Modes4u gives me opportunities to learn and to improve.  Besides my accounting duties, I have learned how to wrap packages professionally with the packaging team.  I have learned about fabrics too.  Different types of fabrics have different characteristics like organic ones, flannel ones, knits, laminated fabrics and so on, that I had never thought about before working here.

You’re surrounded by creative stuff the whole day. Do you like to craft or to be creative in your leisure time?

I do not craft but I do like to join workshops to learn about making hand-made soap, as well as cultivate organic vegetables during my leisure.

Our accounting genius!

Our accounting genius!

Sylvania needs to help wake up Rilakkuma for the interview!

Sylvania needs to help wake up Rilakkuma for the interview!

modes4u team: Rilakkuma asks……. Oliver

Rilakkuma has more questions for our staff in a new interview! This time he spoke with Oliver to find out more about our awesome team member:

Here they are, ready for the interview!

Here they are, ready for the interview!

Hello, who are you by the way?

I’m Oliver from Möchengladbach, Germany. I came to Hong a few years ago and started working in an e-commerce company. Hong Kong is a great city, which combines Eastern and Western culture and close enough to my second home in Japan. It’s also a great place to get to many destinations within Asia.

What is your job at modes4u?

I am in charge of all customer related tasks at modes4u. I handle all email inquiries providing our customers with all necessary information. My main task is to solve issues, concerning customer queries and questions regarding their orders and the products in our shops via email, Facebook or phone.

What is your favourite product or your favourite category at modes4u?

The variety of coffee flavors in our office never fails to amaze me. Just joking. I am a really big fan of our Rilakkuma plush dolls and have a special collection of limited dolls. Rilakkuma means ‘relax bear’ in Japanese and I like many things in Japanese culture as well.

What do you like most about your job at modes4u?

It’s interesting to be in contact with our great customers. I have experience in e-commerce and handling customer related enquiries, but I have never met customers as friendly as here. Every day holds some surprises, for example because our customers send a lot of positive feedback often including pictures of their hand crafted cloths and accessories made from our great fabrics.

You’re surrounded by creative stuff the whole day. Do you like to craft or to be creative in your leisure time?

I used to craft a little, but I am more familiar with creative cooking, combining Asian and Western cuisine, and I love sports. I aim to achieve a good balance by doing exercise and travelling in my free time. 

They've got lots to talk about.

They’ve got lots to talk about.

The interview left Rilakkuma exhausted.

The interview left Rilakkuma exhausted.

40% off Rilakkuma Chocolate Cafe Re-ment – for 24 hours only!

We now have over 10,000 products in our store & we’re celebrating! From now until Thursday, 1 special featured item will be on sale for 24 hours only; act fast to catch this special price!

Today’s item: Rilakkuma Chocolate Cafe Re-ment

Sale time!

Sale time!

Re-Ment Rilakkuma Chocolate Cafe Dolls Miniature

Re-Ment Rilakkuma Chocolate Cafe Dolls Miniature

New Rilakkuma and Friends Sets

Rilakkuma (the brown bear), Korilakkuma (the white bear) and Kiiroitori (the yellow chick) have a new friend and his name is Kogumachan, a cute new brown bear Korilakkuma found in the Honey Forest. To celebrate their new buddy, they’ve dressed up as him! This popular San-X trio seem to love dressing up as other animals so much, they’ve even got super cute bunny rabbit outfits too. Check out these adorable plush toys we have in our store. If you’re not too familiar with Kogumachan just yet, we’ve included some images of him too for your to take a look at.

 

cute Rilakkuma teddy bear in brown bear costume by San-X

cute Rilakkuma teddy bear in brown bear costume by San-X

cute Korilakkuma teddy bear in brown bear costume by San-X

cute Korilakkuma teddy bear in brown bear costume by San-X

cute Kiiroitori chick in brown bear costume by San-X

cute Kiiroitori chick in brown bear costume by San-X

Don't they look adorable?

Don’t they look adorable?

cute Rilakkuma teddy bear in pink white rabbit costume by San-X

cute Rilakkuma teddy bear in pink white rabbit costume by San-X

cute Korilakkuma teddy bear in bunny rabbit costume strawberry by San-X

cute Korilakkuma teddy bear in bunny rabbit costume strawberry by San-X

cute Kiiroitori chick in pink white rabbit costume by San-X

cute Kiiroitori chick in pink white rabbit costume by San-X

Funny Bunnies!

Funny Bunnies!

 

cute small Kogumachan brown bear chain by San-X

cute small Kogumachan brown bear chain by San-X

cute Kogumachan teddy bear by San-X

cute Kogumachan teddy bear by San-X

Kogumachan bear small plush bag charm

Kogumachan bear small plush bag charm

Kogumachan bear plush toy pass holder pass case San-X

Kogumachan bear plush toy pass holder pass case San-X

Meet Kogumachan, from San-X

Your favorite San-X critters, Rilakkuma, Korilakkuma and Kiiroitori, have a new friend and his name is Kogumachan. The word Kogumachan itself means Little Bear and the story behind this cute new friend is that when Rilakkuma and Korilakkuma were in the Honey Forest, they came across Kogumachan. Kogumachan and Korilakkuma especially struck up a fun friendship, however the two do seem to squabble a little bit when with Rilakkuma! This little guy sports brown fur with a white tuft and is certainly as cute as his new friends. What do you think of this new little guy? Check out our plushies and other cute items of him, Rilakkuma and co!

 

 

cute Kogumachan teddy bear by San-X

cute Kogumachan teddy bear by San-X

cute Rilakkuma bear flower honey Letter Paper Set by San-X

cute Rilakkuma bear flower honey Letter Paper Set by San-X

cute Rilakkuma flower windowed envelope Letter Paper Set by San-X

cute Rilakkuma flower windowed envelope Letter Paper Set by San-X

cute Rilakkuma friends flower ring binder notebook sketchbook by San-X

cute Rilakkuma friends flower ring binder notebook sketchbook by San-X

cute Rilakkuma friends honey ring binder notebook sketchbook by San-X

cute Rilakkuma friends honey ring binder notebook sketchbook by San-X

cute Rilakkuma friends flower ring binder notebook kawaii

cute Rilakkuma friends flower ring binder notebook kawaii

cute Rilakkuma friends red berry honey ring binder notebook kawaii

cute Rilakkuma friends red berry honey ring binder notebook kawaii

cute Rilakkuma friends red berry mini memo pad book by San-X

cute Rilakkuma friends red berry mini memo pad book by San-X

cute Rilakkuma friends honey flower mini memo pad book by San-X

cute Rilakkuma friends honey flower mini memo pad book by San-X

big cute Kogumachan teddy bear by San-X

big cute Kogumachan teddy bear by San-X

cute small Kogumachan brown bear chain by San-X

cute small Kogumachan brown bear chain by San-X

Limited Rilakkuma New Year’s Plush Toys for the Year of the Sheep

According to Chinese zodiac 2015 is the Year of the Sheep. To celebrate it San-X released a very cute Rilakkuma limited plush toy edition. The Rilakkuma Chinese New Year sheep plushies have Rilakkuma, Korilakkuma and Kiiroitori wearing cute sheep costumes and holding lucky Daruma dolls.

Only a few retailers outside Japan are allowed to sell this limited edition, so be sure to get one if the Year of the Sheep has a special meaning to you.

Check out the limited Rilakkuma New Year's Plush Toys for the Year of the Sheep in our shop

Check out the limited Rilakkuma New Year’s Plush Toys for the Year of the Sheep in our shop

Chinese New Year Rilakkuma brown bear as sheep plush toy

Chinese New Year Rilakkuma brown bear as sheep plush toy

Chinese New Year Rilakkuma white bear as sheep plush toy

Chinese New Year Rilakkuma white bear as sheep plush toy

Chinese New Year Rilakkuma yellow chick as sheep plush toy

Chinese New Year Rilakkuma yellow chick as sheep plush toy

Meet the San-X characters: Chocopa

San-X most popular bear character is definitely Rilakkuma. But there is another little bear fella in the San-X family who deserves your attention: Chocopa!

pink Chocopa panda bear chocolate A4 plastic file folder

pink Chocopa panda bear chocolate A4 plastic file folder

Chocopa

Chocolate, chocolate and even more chocolate. The kawaii baby panda Chocopa has a sweet tooth, because he wants to eat chocolate all the time. But one day a change happened when he took a bite of his favourite milk chocolate. Just like the chocolate bar he suddenly became all brown. Just when he drinks milk he becomes a panda bear again.

Chocopa bear with chocolate cover plush charm San-X

Chocopa bear with chocolate cover plush charm San-X

Nuts

The cute orange squirrel Nuts is Chocopa’s friend. The cute rodent wears brown glasses and looks very smart. He loves to sit on Chocopa’s head and often takes photos of him.

San-X orange Chocopa squirrel with glasses plush toy

San-X orange Chocopa squirrel with glasses plush toy

Happy Bubble Bath Day

Mmmnh, this day sounds relaxing. Today it’s Bubble Bath Day, so get some inspiration from bathing Rilakkuma and jump into the bath tub for a hot bath.

Rilakkuma bear bath tub heart mini plastic folder 3-pocket

Rilakkuma bear bath tub heart mini plastic folder 3-pocket

kawaii Rilakkuma bear bath tub foam mini Note Pad San-X

kawaii Rilakkuma bear bath tub foam mini Note Pad San-X

big pink Rilakkuma bear heart bathing foam cup San-X

big pink Rilakkuma bear heart bathing foam cup San-X

kawaii Rilakkuma bear glitter capsule stickers bathing foam

kawaii Rilakkuma bear glitter capsule stickers bathing foam

blue Rilakkuma bear in bath tub A4 plastic file folder

blue Rilakkuma bear in bath tub A4 plastic file folder

Rilakkuma bear Notepad drawing book bath tub San-X

Rilakkuma bear Notepad drawing book bath tub San-X

New characters in our shop: Sumikkogurashi

In late 2012 San-X released a new character: Sumikkogurashi. We now got the first products with these funny looking fellas, but didn’t really know much about them. Fortunately we found the quirky blog which explained what Sumikkogurashi is. Literally the name means ‘Corner Living’. All the cute little characters are super shy which is why they like to hide in the corner where they feel safe. The Sumikkogurashi consists of many different characters like a white bear, a penguin, a snail, a cat, pork cutlet, dust, weed and more. Do you like them?

light pink Sumikkogurashi towel bear cat penguin snail

light pink Sumikkogurashi towel bear cat penguin snail

fluffy Sumikkogurashi polar bear pencil case San-X

fluffy Sumikkogurashi polar bear pencil case San-X

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