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

Happy Garlic Day!

It’s Garlic Day today (yes that’s actually a thing)! Garlic has been a must-have in many yummy food dishes from pasta to curry, all over the globe. Not only does it make food taste delicious, it also has numerous health benefits too such as helping to reduce cholesterol and heal wounds. For your garlic preparation needs, we’ve compiled some of our handiest bento accessories in this post, alongside some useful cutlery you can use to help you dig into some delicious, garlic-infused food! Don’t forget to check out our bento boxes to help keep that yummy food warm!

Here’s some fun Garlic trivia to mark this special day:

1. Brides in the time of Ancient Greece would carry bouquets of garlic, not flowers!

2. China is the biggest producer of garlic.

3. The use of garlic for its health benefits goes back all the way to the time of the ancient Egyptians.

4. There are over 300 varieties of garlic!

5. The name of the US state, Chicago, is actually derived from the Indian word for garlic, ‘Chicagaoua’.

Are you a fan of this flavorful food?

cream color cat paw print design bento stirrer spoon turner kitchen utensil

cream color cat paw print design bento stirrer spoon turner kitchen utensil

pink cat design bento stirrer spoon turner kitchen utensil

pink cat design bento stirrer spoon turner kitchen utensil

green frog design bento spatula turner kitchen utensil

green frog design bento spatula turner kitchen utensil

blue dog design bento spatula turner kitchen utensil

blue dog design bento spatula turner kitchen utensil

Rilakkuma pink bento rice paddle spoon kitchen utensil by San-X

Rilakkuma pink bento rice paddle spoon kitchen utensil by San-X

Rilakkuma yellow bento rice paddle spoon kitchen utensil by San-X

Rilakkuma yellow bento rice paddle spoon kitchen utensil by San-X

Rilakkuma yellow bento ladle spoon kitchen utensil by San-X

Rilakkuma yellow bento ladle spoon kitchen utensil by San-X

Rilakkuma yellow bento spatula turner kitchen utensil by San-X

Rilakkuma yellow bento spatula turner kitchen utensil by San-X

Chocolate Pocky Chopsticks set

Chocolate Pocky Chopsticks set

black purple cat paw print ceramic spoon by Decole

black purple cat paw print ceramic spoon by Decole

cream brown black spot cat paw print ceramic spoon by Decole

cream brown black spot cat paw print ceramic spoon by Decole

rose pink cat bento chopsticks by Kamio from Japan

rose pink cat bento chopsticks by Kamio from Japan

white French cats Bento chopsticks from Japan

white French cats Bento chopsticks from Japan

black ninja doll Bento chopsticks from Japan

black ninja doll Bento chopsticks from Japan

dark brown Sumikkogurashi shy animals Bento Chopsticks

dark brown Sumikkogurashi shy animals Bento Chopsticks

black Sumikkogurashi shy animals Bento Chopsticks

black Sumikkogurashi shy animals Bento Chopsticks

cute pink deer apple Rilakkuma bear Bento Box lunch box

cute pink deer apple Rilakkuma bear Bento Box lunch box

pink Shinzi Katoh Little Red Riding Hood Bento Box Lunch Box from Japan

pink Shinzi Katoh Little Red Riding Hood Bento Box Lunch Box from Japan

blue Furi Furi dancing panda lacquer Bento Box lunch box Prime Nakamura

blue Furi Furi dancing panda lacquer Bento Box lunch box Prime Nakamura

sky blue and yellow Bento Box Lunch Box with stripes and clock from Japan

sky blue and yellow Bento Box Lunch Box with stripes and clock from Japan

New charming San-X items!

We’ve got a lot of lovely new items in our store from San-X! These include some of your favorite characters such as Sumikkogurashi shy animals, Rilakkuma and Iiwaken! Take a look at our latest cellphone accessories and plush toys with these wonderful and quirky characters who can bring a smile to anyone’s face. You can add these items to your phones, bags, lunch boxes and more. They also make great gift ideas!

Mini San-X Sumikkogurashi cutlet food charm cellphone strap

Mini San-X Sumikkogurashi cutlet food charm cellphone strap

Mini San-X Sumikkogurashi bear food charm cellphone strap

Mini San-X Sumikkogurashi bear food charm cellphone strap

cute Rilakkuma bear plush charm

cute Rilakkuma bear plush charm

cute Rilakkuma Kiiroitori chick plush charm

cute Rilakkuma Kiiroitori chick plush charm

cute small beige Iiwaken dog plush toy with collar sitting

cute small beige Iiwaken dog plush toy with collar sitting

cute small black Iiwaken Kurosuke dog plush toy with collar

cute small black Iiwaken Kurosuke dog plush toy with collar

Limited Rilakkuma Panda Plushie Edition in our Shop!

What a great surprise. We just received the adorable Rilakkuma panda plush toy collection. The limited edition that is only available in a few shops outside of Japan. The collection contains 3 super kawaii plushies all dressed up as adorable panda bears. Rilakkuma, Korilakkuma and Kiiroitori all wear fluffy panda costumes with clover leaves. Our Rilakkuma pandas are cute, cuddly and make a perfect Christmas present.

We just got this cute limited Rilakkuma panda plushie edition in our shop.

We just got this cute limited Rilakkuma panda plush toy edition in our shop.

kawaii Rilakkuma brown teddy bear as panda plush toy

kawaii Rilakkuma brown teddy bear as panda plush toy.

kawaii Rilakkuma yellow chick as panda plush toy

kawaii Rilakkuma yellow chick as panda plush toy.

kawaii Rilakkuma white teddy bear as panda plush toy

kawaii Rilakkuma white teddy bear as panda plush toy.

Happy Halloween with Rilakkuma’s Halloween Party

Happy Halloween everyone. Today we celebrate with this cute Rilakkuma Halloween Party wallpaper that you can download for free. If you love the lazy brown bear in his adorable costume as much as we love our Halloween candy, you can check out the Halloween Party plush collection in our shop.

Download the cute Rilakkuma's PumpkinParty wallpaper for free.

Download the cute Rilakkuma’s PumpkinParty wallpaper for free.

New San-X Character Selection 2015

You have the choice. In San-X’s 2015 character selection you can now decide who will join Sumikko GurashiRilakkuma and his friends soon. The kawaii contenders certainly all have what it takes. Here is a brief introduction of our three favorite candidates. Topping the list is Jinbee-san is a friendly blue whale, who lives in the big ocean with his aquatic friends. He loves swimming and relaxing in a hot bath. Second in lead is Futon-sama. A futon blanket that has magically come to life. Fluffy futon is usually a bit sleepy and loves to snuggle all day long. Finally there is Coronya the cat with a croissant for a hat. She loves eating yummy pastries and taking her little pet creamy for a walk outside. To vote for one of the cute characters, just head to the San-X website (Japanese) and follow our easy modes4u instructions. 1. Select your favorite character’s profile and scroll to the bottom of the page. 2 Insert: your email address, name and age, select gender (boys-left/girls-right), write an additional short message and tick the center box to avoid newsletters. 3. Submit your vote with the big pink button on the right-hand side. Don’t wait too long, you can vote for your favorite character until October 31st this year. Let’s go.

You have the choice. In San-X's 2015 character selection.

You have the choice. In San-X’s 2015 character selection.

Who is your favorite character to join Sumikko Gurashi, Rilakkuma?

Which is your favorite character to join Sumikko Gurashi and Rilakkuma?

Jinbee-san is a friendly blue whale. His octopus friends run a paint shop.

Jinbee-san is a friendly blue whale. His octopus friends run a paint shop.

A magic wind brought Futon-sama to life. Futon truly is a divine blanket.

A magic wind brought Futon-sama to life. Futon truly is a divine blanket.

A sweet cat with a passion for pastries. Coronya has her own little bakery.

A sweet cat with a passion for pastries. Coronya has her own little bakery.

Chime is a funny little sheep, who likes different hair styles and everything arty.

Chime is a funny little sheep, who likes different hair styles and everything arty.

Now you can vote with our easy modes4u instructions.

Now you can vote with our easy modes4u instructions.

denim Sumikkogurashi shy animals canvas linen pouch pencil case

denim Sumikkogurashi shy animals canvas linen pouch pencil case

navy blue Norwegian Christmas San-X Rilakkuma pouch

navy blue Norwegian Christmas San-X Rilakkuma pouch

Halloween and Christmas shop categories are online

Our Halloween and Christmas shop categories are online. You can now find all our amazing Halloween and Christmas themed fabrics as well as lots of cute stationery for the two holidays conveniently at a single click, saving you precious time otherwise spent browsing. You can find the two categories in the menu on the left-hand side in our online shop modes4u.com. If you already want to enjoy the spirit of the season you can decorate your iPhone with a kawaii Rilakkuma Halloween wallpaper. No pumpkin carving needed. Just click on the picture below to download the wallpaper for free. Happy shopping!

You can find all articles for the two holidays in our Halloween and Christmas shop categories.

You can find all articles for the two holidays in our Halloween and Christmas shop categories.

 

Free. Download your Rilakkuma pumpkin Halloween wallpaper here.

Free. Download your Rilakkuma pumpkin Halloween wallpaper here.

black Riley Blake 'Halloween Parade' fabric Halloween Magic

black Riley Blake ‘Halloween Parade’ fabric Halloween Magic

pink monster face devil pouch pencil case

pink monster face devil pouch pencil case

Rilakkuma Halloween Party brown bear plush toy San-X

Rilakkuma Halloween Party brown bear plush toy San-X

navy blue Norwegian Christmas San-X Rilakkuma pouch

navy blue Norwegian Christmas San-X Rilakkuma pouch

white Christmas star fabric Andover from the USA

white Christmas star fabric Andover from the USA

red Christmas tree winter Christmas fabric Michael Miller Holiday

red Christmas tree winter Christmas fabric Michael Miller Holiday

pink Santa Claus Christmas eraser by Iwako from Japan

pink Santa Claus Christmas eraser by Iwako from Japan

Rilakkuma yellow chick Santa Claus Xmas plush toy San-X Japan

Rilakkuma yellow chick Santa Claus Xmas plush toy San-X Japan

Cute Snacks with Rilakkuma and friends

Who doesn’t love cute snacks like Macarons? Especially since the picnic season has started again and you can enjoy some little treats outside. We found some amazingly cute summer snack recipes on a great food tutorial site that will turn your bentos and desserts into a feast for the eyes. On a delicious date with Rilakkuma and his friends it will always be a sweet time.

Cute Snacks with Rilakkuma and friends 9

This wallpaper for you shows Rilakkuma and his friends love watermelon and other fruit.

You can almost feel how fresh this cute Kiiroitori chick rice desert tastes.

You can almost feel how fresh this cute Kiiroitori chick rice desert tastes. From Bento Monsters

Obviously irresistible Rilakkuama cookies.

Obviously irresistible Rilakkuama cookies, from Bento Monsters

Cute toast bread home with sofa and table for Rilakkuma and friends.

Cute toast bread home with sofa and table for Rilakkuma and his friends, from Bento Monsters

Rilakkuma Natural Market snacks Re-Ment miniature blind box

Rilakkuma Natural Market snacks Re-Ment miniature blind box

big grey white striped Rilakkuma yellow chick backpack charm

big grey white striped Rilakkuma yellow chick backpack charm

cute light pink macaron ice sandwich squishy cellphone charm kawaii

cute light pink macaron ice sandwich squishy cellphone charm kawaii

Rilakkuma bear sandwich bread pink squishy cellphone charm

Rilakkuma bear sandwich bread pink squishy cellphone charm

 

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

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