It’s Take Your Dog to Work Day

Are you a dog person? If so, today is Take Your Dog to Work day (but check with your office first if you are allowed to bring yours in!).  Man’s best friend is known to be loyal, playful and intelligent. They also play a vital role in today’s society, acting as service dogs for those with visual impairments, to working with the police, and much more. Many of our favorite characters from TV, movies, books etc. are dogs, such as the super popular San-X character, the funny Iiwaken! To mark this special day, we’ve compiled some fun dog related goodies we have available in our shop such as dog stickers, dog plush toys and more!

 

red fabric with Scottie dogs terrier Robert Kaufman

red fabric with Scottie dogs terrier Robert Kaufman

colorful dog square fabric by StudioE 'Dog Park'

colorful dog square fabric by StudioE ‘Dog Park’

chartreuse colorful dog fabric by StudioE 'Dog Park'

chartreuse colorful dog fabric by StudioE ‘Dog Park’

pink double gauze dog animal glasses Kokka fabric

pink double gauze dog animal glasses Kokka fabric

light blue Alexander Henry dog animal fabric

light blue Alexander Henry dog animal fabric

black Alexander Henry dog animal fabric

black Alexander Henry dog animal fabric

dark grey dog with yellow white scarf Mameshiba San Kyodai plush toy from Japan

dark grey dog with yellow white scarf Mameshiba San Kyodai plush toy from Japan

cream dog with red white scarf Mameshiba San Kyodai plush toy from Japan

cream dog with red white scarf Mameshiba San Kyodai plush toy from Japan

light brown dog and purple white scarf Mameshiba San Kyodai plush toy from Japan

light brown dog and purple white scarf Mameshiba San Kyodai plush toy from Japan

cute small beige Iiwaken dog plush toy with collar lying down

cute small beige Iiwaken dog plush toy with collar lying down

cute small beige Iiwaken dog plush toy with collar sitting

cute small beige Iiwaken dog plush toy with collar sitting

cute beige Iiwaken dog plush toy with collar

cute beige Iiwaken dog plush toy with collar

funny Samurai dog 'Mageshiba' sponge stickers from  Japan

funny Samurai dog ‘Mageshiba’ sponge stickers from Japan

kawaii sponge animal stickers cat dog

kawaii sponge animal stickers cat dog

kawaii mini dog puppy animal sponge stickers

kawaii mini dog puppy animal sponge stickers

cute colorful dog semi transparent tie-dye style stickers Mind Wave

cute colorful dog semi transparent tie-dye style stickers Mind Wave

brown funny dog figurine from Decole Japan

brown funny dog figurine from Decole Japan

white pink Pompompurin dog animal food lanyard

white pink Pompompurin dog animal food lanyard

orange stripe Pompompurin dog animal lanyard

orange stripe Pompompurin dog animal lanyard

More Cute Squishies!

We’ve recently added LOTS of new and exciting squishies to our store, including Hello Kitty and Kapibarasan themed ones! They’re colorful, bright and super realistic, just looking at some of them makes us hungry. Do you have a favorite squishy? If so, please do let us know, we’d love to hear from you about which ones you love the most. Check out some of our newest additions below!

 

smal pink Hello Kitty donut squishy charm for cellphone or bag

smal pink Hello Kitty donut squishy charm for cellphone or bag

cute hamburger cheese squishy charm cellphone charm kawaii

cute hamburger cheese squishy charm cellphone charm kawaii

cute croissant pastry squishy charm cellphone charm kawaii

cute croissant pastry squishy charm cellphone charm kawaii

chocolate covered banana piece sprinkles squishy charm cellphone charm kawaii

chocolate covered banana piece sprinkles squishy charm cellphone charm kawaii

pink icing cupcake squishy charm cellphone charm kawaii

pink icing cupcake squishy charm cellphone charm kawaii

pink icing sprinkles French cruller squishy charm cellphone charm kawaii

pink icing sprinkles French cruller squishy charm cellphone charm kawaii

brown icing sprinkles French cruller squishy charm cellphone charm kawaii

brown icing sprinkles French cruller squishy charm cellphone charm kawaii

cute brown pink heart shape churro squishy charm cellphone charm kawaii

cute brown pink heart shape churro squishy charm cellphone charm kawaii

cute chocolate donut colorful dot sprinkle squishy charm cellphone charm kawaii

cute chocolate donut colorful dot sprinkle squishy charm cellphone charm kawaii

cute pink donut pink dot sprinkle squishy charm cellphone charm kawaii

cute pink donut pink dot sprinkle squishy charm cellphone charm kawaii

cute soft pink white swirl ice cream squishy cellphone charm

cute soft pink white swirl ice cream squishy cellphone charm

two layer pink brown sprinkles ice cream squishy cellphone charm

two layer pink brown sprinkles ice cream squishy cellphone charm

two layer pink green-white ice cream squishy cellphone charm

two layer pink green-white ice cream squishy cellphone charm

three layer pink light orange green-white ice cream squishy cellphone charm

three layer pink light orange green-white ice cream squishy cellphone charm

cute brown Kapibarasan bread bun squishy charm

cute brown Kapibarasan bread bun squishy charm

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

Help us find the Sumikkogurashi!

Oh dear, those Sumikkogurashi really live up to their name. They’re so shy, they’ve hidden themselves somewhere in our office! Can you help us find these cute San-X critters in the picture below? We need your help locating the shy penguin, cat, bear, cutlet and lizard. Click on the image for a larger view!

Check out the new plush toys we have to know who to look for. Plus check out more fun San-X plush toys we have available (we have included a few in this post below the Sumikkogurashi to give you an idea, such as cute cats and Korilakkuma!).

Can you find the shy penguin, cat, bear, cutlet and lizard?

Can you find the shy penguin, cat, bear, cutlet and lizard?

mini Sumikkogurashi lizard cute plush charm by San-X

mini Sumikkogurashi lizard cute plush charm by San-X

mini Sumikkogurashi cat cute plush charm by San-X

mini Sumikkogurashi cat cute plush charm by San-X

mini Sumikkogurashi bear cute plush charm by San-X

mini Sumikkogurashi bear cute plush charm by San-X

mini Sumikkogurashi cutlet cute plush charm by San-X

mini Sumikkogurashi cutlet cute plush charm by San-X

mini Sumikkogurashi penguin cute plush charm by San-X

mini Sumikkogurashi penguin cute plush charm by San-X

cute small blue bird animal plush toy

cute small blue bird animal plush toy

cute small white brown black cat animal plush toy

cute small white brown black cat animal plush toy

cute small black white cat animal plush toy

cute small black white cat animal plush toy

cute small black cat animal red collar plush toy

cute small black cat animal red collar plush toy

cute small grey cat animal plush toy

cute small grey cat animal plush toy

cute small light brown cat animal plush toy

cute small light brown cat animal plush toy

black cat animal kitty bed bird clover plush toy

black cat animal kitty bed bird clover plush toy

cute Rilakkuma teddy bear with pink wrap flower toy

cute Rilakkuma teddy bear with pink wrap flower toy

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.

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

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

Meet the San-X characters: Mofutans Mochi Bunnies

This year we met the fun Mofutans Mochi bunnies for the first time. There are quite a few of the cute rabbits; let’s get to know them better:

Mofutans Mochi rabbits are fluffy little bunnies that are extremely stretchy. They are as stretchy as the Japanese dessert Mochi and also as sticky as Mochi, because when they touch each other, they stick together. This happens quite a lot because they like to play and bite each other. If they are not playing together, they comb their super soft fur. Each Mofutans character is inspired by real rabbit breeds. So who is in the Mofutans familiy?

blue Mofutans Mochi rabbits 3-pocket A4 file folder

blue Mofutans Mochi rabbits 3-pocket A4 file folder

Mofutans

Mofutans is a white rabbit and the main character of the Mofutans family. He is very, very stretchy and a lot of times you will see him stretched super long because his friends were pulling him. He has long ears that almost hang on the ground. When he feels good his ears go up.

Japanese pink San-X Mofutans Mochi rabbits Note Pad

Japanese pink San-X Mofutans Mochi rabbits Note Pad

Tomotan

The grey rabbit Tomotan is Mofutans closest friends. Indeed they are so close that you will see Tomotan biting on Mofutans a lot. It looks like Tomotan is eating rice cake, but he is just gently nagging on his friend.

funny Mofutans small grey mochi bunny San-X plushie

funny Mofutans small grey mochi bunny San-X plushie

Potechi

The brown rabbit Potechi has the same color like potato chips. He is quite a naughty bunny, but also very popular among all the other rabbits.

light brown Mofutans mochi rabbit plush toy by San-X from Japan

light brown Mofutans mochi rabbit plush toy by San-X from Japan

Chamu Chamu

Chamu Chamu has grey ears and a lot of fur. He is so furry that you can’t even see his legs. He loves to eat and always puts way too much food in his mouth.

cream-grey Mofutans mochi rabbit plush toy by San-X from Japan

cream-grey Mofutans mochi rabbit plush toy by San-X from Japan

Norimaki

Norimaki has dark grey/black marks and looks like he’s wearing a mask. He is always sleepy.

white-grey Mofutans mochi rabbit plush toy by San-X from Japan

white-grey Mofutans mochi rabbit plush toy by San-X from Japan

Angorajisan

This ball of fur is the the elderly rabbit Angorajisan. He is really old but also very wise.

white elderly Mofutans mochi rabbit plush toy by San-X from Japan

white elderly Mofutans mochi rabbit plush toy by San-X from Japan

Ikimonogakari

The small pink rabbit is very tiny. Nobody knows what rabbit breed he is, it is an unknown type. This makes him very special. He easily makes friends with all the other rabbits.

pink mini Mofutans mochi rabbit plush toy by San-X from Japan

pink mini Mofutans mochi rabbit plush toy by San-X from Japan