Hug the ones you love

For the cute Korilakkuma bear on our picture it’s Hug Day 365 days a year, but officially it is celebrated on January 21st. So hug your friends, your family, your pets, your plushies and whoever deserves a hug.

Happy Hug Day!

Time for hugs

Time for hugs

Meet the San-X characters: Rilakkuma and friends

As you might know we are an official San-X retailer and currently stock nearly 1,000 products from the Japanese company. But even though most of our customers know the cute Rilakkuma bear, the Sentimental Circus animals or the little Mamomega seals, you might not know the story behind them. This is why we start a new mini series on our blog today. In the next weeks we will introduce 4 of the most popular San-X characters more detailed, tell you about their characteristics, relationships and friends.

And today we start with probably the most well-known member of the San-X family: Rilakkuma bear and friends.

Rilakkuma

When translated literally from Japanese into English, Rilakkuma means ‘Relax bear’ or ‘bear in a relaxed mood’. So the name already tells you the most important thing about the little bear. He loves to lay around, is never in distress or a hassle and just enjoys his life. This is why you always see him lounging on pillows, meadows, chairs, relaxing in cafes and so on. Rilakkuma totally loves food, so you’ll see him eat a lot. Some of his favourite dishes are pancakes, omelettes, dumplings and puddings. He also enjoys listening to music or watching TV.

Rilakkuma has a mysterious zipper on his back and you see a white cloth with blue polka dots when you open it, still nobody knows what’s inside Rilakkuma. Rilakkuma is most of the time surrounded by his friends Korilakkuma bear and Kiiroitori chick.

Rilakkuma honey bear mini Memo Pad by San-X

Rilakkuma honey bear mini Memo Pad by San-X

Rilakkuma bear die-cut Letter Set by San-X

Rilakkuma bear die-cut Letter Set by San-X

San-X mini Memo Pad Rilakkuma bear picnic & guitar

San-X mini Memo Pad Rilakkuma bear picnic & guitar

Korilakkuma

The little white bear Korilakkuma is a friend of Rilakkuma, but sometimes also a little troublemaker. He is a cheeky little fella who likes to make a joke and sometimes also enjoys annoying his friends. He emulates Rilakkuma a lot and also likes musik and sleeping. He is quite adorable when asleep.

Rilakkuma small plastic folder 3-pocket picnic flowers

Rilakkuma small plastic folder 3-pocket picnic flowers

San-X Rilakkuma white bear mini Memo Pad with sweets

San-X Rilakkuma white bear mini Memo Pad with sweets

Rilakkuma A4 plastic file folder cookie & sleeping hat

Rilakkuma A4 plastic file folder cookie & sleeping hat

Kiiroitori

The little yellow bird Kiiroitori is a tidy chick that likes to clean. As Rilakkuma is lazy and messy, Kiiroitori often scolds him, but ends up cleaning up his mess after him. Korilakkuma is also often mischievous towards the little bird, so Kiiroitori sometimes has a hard time with the two bears. Still they are best friends and love each other. Kiiroitori likes to save, he saves little treats or treasures that he gets or finds.

chick Kiiroitori with cookies A4 plastic file folder

chick Kiiroitori with cookies A4 plastic file folder

yellow chick A4 plastic file folder Rilakkuma San-X

yellow chick A4 plastic file folder Rilakkuma San-X

Rilakkuma Memo Pad with bears and chick by San-X Japan

Rilakkuma Memo Pad with bears and chick by San-X Japan

Our favourite product of the week: kawaii Band-Aids

Clearly a product for children, you might think. But we promise: Those band-aids look great on adults too. We just love the idea of putting a cute glitter band-aid on our skin instead of those flesh coloured ones. Isn’t it much more fun to look at those adorable designs? Don’t you forget about the pain immediately? We suggest you should try it.

The kawaii band-aids with Rilakkuma bear, Mamegoma seals and Kutusita Nyanko cat are our favourite product of the week.

Rilakkuma glitter Bandage Band-Aid 10 pcs bear & chick

Rilakkuma glitter Bandage Band-Aid 10 pcs bear & chick

Rilakkuma glitter Bandage Band-Aid 10 pcs bear as bunny

Rilakkuma glitter Bandage Band-Aid 10 pcs bear as bunny

Mamegoma seals glitter Bandage Band-Aid 10 pcs donuts

Mamegoma seals glitter Bandage Band-Aid 10 pcs donuts

Kutusita Nyanko cat glitter Bandage Band-Aid 10 pcs

Kutusita Nyanko cat glitter Bandage Band-Aid 10 pcs

Rilakkuma collection at Hong Kong’s b+ab stores

Big Rilakkuma bears are looking at you when you pass stores of the fashion label b+ab in Hong Kong at the moment. The label just released a Rilakkuma collection and is currently promoting it in all shops. So there are kawaii Rilakkuma bears on all of their shop windows that look super cute of course. As do the clothes of the collection. You can get cute shirts and hoodies with our cute friend on it. Escpecially the hoodies with the bear ears on the hood rock. Can it be more Rilakkuma?

shop window of a b+ab store in Hong Kong

shop window of a b+ab store in Hong Kong

it's huge Rilakkuma bears on all shop windows

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a glance at the Rilakkuma collection

a glance at the Rilakkuma collection

the Rilakkuma shelf attracts attention

the Rilakkuma shelf attracts attention

the official poster of the Rilakkuma collection

the official poster of the Rilakkuma collection

Natural Baby Goods Giveaway

And yet another giveaway started today. This time we teamed up with Natural Baby Goods for an awesome giveaway. The prize is really cute: You can win a super cute yellow bear bento box. Go and join this giveaway now! I wish everyone good luck!