modeS4u Stories: The Sentimental Circus

We have a brand new original story written by our talented teammate! This story features the cutest performers ever, The Sentimental Circus. Enjoy!

The Sentimental Circus

The Sentimental Circus animals woke-up under a large dumpster. It was the middle of the night, and all the animals were ready to roll after a long daytime sleep. Rabbit Shappo enthusiastically stood up, jumping up and down on the balls of his feet. He quickly walked past the other animals, clapping his hands.

“Come on guys! We’ve got a show to run!” Rabbit Shappo declared.

All the other animals began to wake, slightly groaning.

“Come on Toto, my best bud!” Rabbit said to his closest companion.

“Ok, ok,” Toto replied quietly. He didn’t like to be picked on individually, especially in front of the other circus animals.

“You take care of the kiosk tonight, remember?” Rabbit Shappo said.

“Oh, yes, of course,” Toto said, finding the little courage he had and scampering to the middle of the narrow alleyway that they called home. He quickly set up the kiosk, then showed a thumbs up to Shappo.

“Ok, ok,” Rabbit said excitedly, getting into coordinator mood. “Muton, Rio and Kuro – set up the circus tent”. The elephant, lion and cat – respectively – ran to the back of the alleyway, behind the kiosk, and began their work. “Mr. Bear, you do what you do best,” Rabbit Shappo said as he winked at the energetic little bear. Mr. Bear ran to the front of the alleyway, and started to tap dance, attracting other abandoned toy animals to the circus.

Suddenly, a large crowd of animals flooded into the alleyway, dollar bills in hand.

“Okay, guys!” Rabbit Shappo shouted over the rising ruckus to his animal friends, “To the Tent!”

The show, as always, was a fabulous success! First, Rabbit Shappo entered the ring and introduced all the animals. Then, one by one, they did their acts. Toto started everything off with his juggling act, followed by Rio the lion jumping through hoops. Then came Mouton and his acrobatics act – he’s very flexible for an elephant! Finally, Mr. Bear did his cycling act, and Kuro the black cat did his performance on the rolling globe.

When the show came to an end, there was a standing ovation for the abandoned circus animals. They bowed together.

Then, as the large crowd filed out of the tent, the tent was taken down, the kiosk folded up, and the equipment put away.

Then, at the break of dawn, all the animals took their place under the large dumpster, and went back to sleep.

This had been their best show yet.

San-X Sentimental Circus pouch

San-X Sentimental Circus pouch

red Sentimental Circus animal pencil case by San-X

red Sentimental Circus animal pencil case by San-X

cute Sentimental Circus bunny rabbit gold color chain by San-X

cute Sentimental Circus bunny rabbit gold color chain by San-X

red Sentimental Circus rabbit wallet coin case pouch by San-X from Japan

red Sentimental Circus rabbit wallet coin case pouch by San-X from Japan

cute Sentimental Circus natural color canvas tote bag by San-X from Japan

cute Sentimental Circus natural color canvas tote bag by San-X from Japan

Sentimental Circus surprise small charm San-X

Sentimental Circus surprise small charm San-X

blue Sentimental Circus star sign zodiac plush tissue box

blue Sentimental Circus star sign zodiac plush tissue box

red Sentimental Circus bunny rabbit crown plush tissue box by San-X

red Sentimental Circus bunny rabbit crown plush tissue box by San-X

cute Sentimental Circus surprise small key charm by San-X

cute Sentimental Circus surprise small key charm by San-X

Many new plushies in our shop

Don’t you just want to jump into this sea of soft plush toys? We added many new San-X plushies to our shop in the last weeks. Finally we have Mofutans Mochi bunny plushies, Mofutans is a new San-X character that was released a little while ago. But there are also new big and small plushies with Rilakkuma, Sumikkogurashi, Sentimental Circus, Zombbit zombie bunnies and Mamegoma.

Also check out the cute vibrating plush toys we now have online. They are fun wind-up plushies that vibrate and are a great gift for toddlers and small children.

Check out all these cute plushies in our shop

Check out all these cute plushies in our shop

funny Mofutans mochi bunnies white and pink rabbit San-X plushie

funny Mofutans mochi bunnies white and pink rabbit San-X plushie

funny Mofutans small grey mochi bunny San-X plushie

funny Mofutans small grey mochi bunny San-X plushie

white Mamegoma seal standing plush toy pillow by San-X

white Mamegoma seal standing plush toy pillow by San-X

Zombbit big purple zombie rabbit plush toy San-X Japan

Zombbit big purple zombie rabbit plush toy San-X Japan

Zombbit big turquoise zombie rabbit plush toy San-X Japan

Zombbit big turquoise zombie rabbit plush toy San-X Japan

Rilakkuma Factory brown bear plush toy paperweight

Rilakkuma Factory brown bear plush toy paperweight

medium-sized purple Sentimental Circus rabbit Shappo plushie rose garden

medium-sized purple Sentimental Circus rabbit Shappo plushie rose garden

medium-sized Sentimental Circus king rabbit Shappo plushie

medium-sized Sentimental Circus king rabbit Shappo plushie

small San-X Sumikkogurashi plush toy blue water monster

small San-X Sumikkogurashi plush toy blue water monster

small San-X Sumikkogurashi plush toy brown Tonkatsu cutlet

small San-X Sumikkogurashi plush toy brown Tonkatsu cutlet

Sumikkogurashi plush toy tree with penguin and cat by San-X

Sumikkogurashi plush toy tree with penguin and cat by San-X

white vibrating Mamegoma baby seal San-X plush toy

white vibrating Mamegoma baby seal San-X plush toy

green vibrating Sumikkogurashi penguin San-X plush toy

green vibrating Sumikkogurashi penguin San-X plush toy

beige vibrating Sumikkogurashi cat San-X plush toy

beige vibrating Sumikkogurashi cat San-X plush toy

Sentimental Circus Shappo’s favorite Christmas presents from modes4u.com

Shappo from Sentimental Circus picked his favorite Christmas presents from our shop

Shappo from Sentimental Circus picked his favorite Christmas presents from our shop

Today our office mascot Shappo  – the cute ringmaster bunny from Sentimental Circus – presents his favorite Christmas presents from our shop.

1. Sentimental Circus plushies

Plush toys always look great under the Christmas tree. Our Sentimental Circus plushies come in all sizes from super tiny rabbit Shappo plushis to super big elephant Mouton plush toys.

middle-sized Sentimental Circus elephant Mouton plushie

middle-sized Sentimental Circus elephant Mouton plushie

2. Sentimental Circus bento boxes

Shappo and all the other circus animals from Sentimental Circus can be found on many bento accessories like bento boxes, lunch bags, chopsticks, towels and more.

pink Sentimental Circus afternoon tea Bento Box lunch box

pink Sentimental Circus afternoon tea Bento Box lunch box

3. Sentimental Circus Memo Pads

Stationery items are a fun little gift for Christmas or an advent calendar. Our Sentimental Circus memo pads are available in big or small sizes, as sketchbooks, exercise books or ring binders.

Sentimental Circus Shappo with mustache ring binder notebook

Sentimental Circus Shappo with mustache ring binder notebook

4. Sentimental Circus Folders

You might think a folder is a boring gift. But the cute designs of the Sentimental Circus folders turn a regular stationery item into a great Xmas present

black Sentimental Circus king A4 plastic file folder

black Sentimental Circus king A4 plastic file folder

Introducing our new San-X plush team members

Welcome our new team members! You already know our gigantic office Rilakkuma mascot that is like 165cm tall. He now has many brothers and sisters, because we received big plush mascots of many San-X characters. We do not sell them in our shop, they will guard the modes4u office and you will see them a lot on our blog and Facebook. They are not as big as the 165cm Rilakkuma bear, but still pretty big! We have mascots of Rilakkuma, Korilakkuma and Kiiroitori, Kutusita Nyanko, Mamegoma, the shy cat and penguin of Sumikkogurashi and rabbit Shappo of Sentimental Circus. Which one is your favourite?

Welcome our big new San-X office mascots!

Welcome our big new San-X office mascots!

Kawaii Tissue Boxes For Allergy Season

Springtime is allergy time. Even though most people love spring as everything starts to blossom and it gets warmer, people who suffer from hay-fever and allergies have to prepare for vicious pollen attacks. Grab one of our super cute tissue box covers by San-X, they will make blowing your nose less annoying.

big on tummy lying Rilakkuma plush bear tissue box

big on tummy lying Rilakkuma plush bear tissue box

big on tummy lying Korilakkuma plush bear tissue box

big on tummy lying Korilakkuma plush bear tissue box

black Kutusita Nyanko cat plush tissue box

black Kutusita Nyanko cat plush tissue box

white-brown Chocopa panda bear plush tissue box

white-brown Chocopa panda bear plush tissue box

Use our memo pad pictures as phone wallpapers

If you love one of the characters from our shop very much, you have a great choice of free phone wallpapers when browsing through our shop. Most memo pads have different page designs and as we always want to show you the product as detailed as possible, we scanned some of them. You can just make a screenshot of the picture you like and save it to your phone. In our example we used one of the cute Sentimental Circus memo pads.

We used this picture of a Sentimental Circus memo pad page as a phone wallpaper

We used this picture of a Sentimental Circus memo pad page as a phone wallpaper

pink Sentimental Circus Note Pad big top

pink Sentimental Circus Note Pad big top

Sentimental Circus pink mini Note Pad big top rabbit animals

Sentimental Circus pink mini Note Pad big top rabbit animals

Sentimental Circus Memo Pad with rabbit & sweets

Sentimental Circus Memo Pad with rabbit & sweets

pale pink mini Note Pad Sentimental Circus animal band

pale pink mini Note Pad Sentimental Circus animal band

Meet the San-X characters: Sentimental Circus

Meet the cute Sentimental Circus characters

Meet the cute Sentimental Circus characters

Sentimental Circus is the second most popular character from the San-X family after Rilakkuma. We also carry more than 400 different Sentimental Circus products in our shop and get new ones frequently. Time to get to know the different circus animals a bit better.

pink Sentimental Circus diamonds animals towel from Japan

pink Sentimental Circus diamonds animals towel from Japan

The Sentimental Circus animals are abandoned toys. They gathered from the streets or the corners of the children rooms where they were left and awake every night after the whole town has fallen asleep. Then they start their circus show and every character has a great act to perform. Here are some of the cute fellas:

Shappo

Sentimental Circus rabbit suction cup hook hanger towel hook

Sentimental Circus rabbit suction cup hook hanger towel hook

Rabbit Shappo is the ringmaster of the circus and the main character of the Sentimental Circus crew. He always wears a small top hat which has needles, thread and magic props hidden inside. He is very good at fancywork and tries to dress well. He has a thing for capes.

Mouton

super big Sentimental Circus elephant Mouton plushie

super big Sentimental Circus elephant Mouton plushie

The turquoise elephant Mouton is very easygoing, but when the curtain goes up he gets very active and starts his acrobatics act. He is great at balancing balls.

Rio

Sentimental Circus white lion plush cellphone charm

Sentimental Circus white lion plush cellphone charm

White lion Rio is the biggest plush in the circus. His crest is actually detachable. His circus act is jumping through a hoop.

Mr. Bear

big Sentimental Circus Mr.Bear plushie circus

big Sentimental Circus Mr.Bear plushie circus

The cute bear Mr. Bear is a toy made of tin plate. He is the artistic cycling performer always running gleefully.

Kuro

Sentimental Circus Kuro diamonds mini Note Pad

Sentimental Circus Kuro diamonds mini Note Pad

The black cat Kuro looks a bit like an owl. He is the performer of the rolling globe.

Toto

 mini Sentimental Circus dog Toto plush toy San-X Japan

mini Sentimental Circus dog Toto plush toy San-X Japan

Toto is Shappo’s closest companion. He is made of remnants and very sensitive. He shows a very impressive juggling act.

Decorate your calendars with calendar stickers

Do you already have a nice new calendar for 2014? This year you can make it even more kawaii. We have lots of new tiny calendar stickers that you can use to decorate your calendars. They are especially made for this purpose. Some you can use to decorate the calendar numbers or corners; and often you also get useful symbols that you might need a lot.

Kutusita Nyanko colorful cats calendar stickers

Kutusita Nyanko colorful cats calendar stickers

Sentimental Circus rabbit curtain calendar stickers

Sentimental Circus rabbit curtain calendar stickers

mini dog bow donut calendar stickers from Japan

mini dog bow donut calendar stickers from Japan

mini bear apple beer calendar stickers from Japan

mini bear apple beer calendar stickers from Japan

San-X Sumikkogurashi shy animals calendar stickers

San-X Sumikkogurashi shy animals calendar stickers

San-X Rilakkuma bears heart speech bubble calendar stickers

San-X Rilakkuma bears heart speech bubble calendar stickers

Disney Pixar Monsters University calendar stickers Japan

Disney Pixar Monsters University calendar stickers Japan

Disney Pixar Toy Story Woody Buzz calendar stickers Japan

Disney Pixar Toy Story Woody Buzz calendar stickers Japan

Disney princesses Ariel Alice calendar stickers Japan

Disney princesses Ariel Alice calendar stickers Japan

My Melody rabbit sheep heart calendar stickers from Japan

My Melody rabbit sheep heart calendar stickers from Japan

Hello Kitty cat apple flower calendar stickers from Japan

Hello Kitty cat apple flower calendar stickers from Japan

Asian warrior geisha ninja calendar stickers from Japan

Asian warrior geisha ninja calendar stickers from Japan

matryoshka Red Riding Hood wolf calendar stickers from Japan

matryoshka Red Riding Hood wolf calendar stickers from Japan

car train ship bike airplane calendar stickers from Japan

car train ship bike airplane calendar stickers from Japan

Cute San-X smartphone plugs with Rilakkuma & Co.

Yay, now we have super cute San-X phone plugs with Rilakkuma in our shop. The phone plugs protect your earphone jack from dust and moisture, but of course they also look really cute and decorate your mobile. We got kawaii designs with brown bear Rilakkuma, white bear Korilakkuma, yellow chick Kiiroitori, Sentimental Circus and Kutusita Nyanko.

Rilakkuma brown laying bear mobile phone plug earphone jack

Rilakkuma brown laying bear mobile phone plug earphone jack

Rilakkuma white bear head mobile phone plug earphone jack

Rilakkuma white bear head mobile phone plug earphone jack

Rilakkuma white bear squirrel mobile phone plug earphone

Rilakkuma white bear squirrel mobile phone plug earphone

Rilakkuma music bear mobile phone plug earphone jack

Rilakkuma music bear mobile phone plug earphone jack

Rilakkuma yellow chick mobile phone plug earphone jack

Rilakkuma yellow chick mobile phone plug earphone jack

Rilakkuma brown bear head mobile phone plug earphone jack

Rilakkuma brown bear head mobile phone plug earphone jack

Rilakkuma white bear bunny mobile phone plug earphone jack

Rilakkuma white bear bunny mobile phone plug earphone jack

Rilakkuma yellow chick bear mobile phone plug earphone jack

Rilakkuma yellow chick bear mobile phone plug earphone jack

Sentimental Circus elephant mobile phone plug earphone jack

Sentimental Circus elephant mobile phone plug earphone jack

Kutusita Nyanko cat paw mobile phone plug earphone jack

Kutusita Nyanko cat paw mobile phone plug earphone jack

Lots of beautiful San-X cups

We just added a bunch of new mugs to our shop. They are all from our latest San-X delivery, so they are all about Rilakkuma, Sentimental Circus, Kutusita Nyanko or the cute shy Sumikkogurashi characters. For the first time ever we now have two Sentimental Circus magic mugs in our shop. The design of the cup will change when you fill it with hot water. We also got some new gift sets containing cup and towel. Also check out our cute new Sentimental Circus bowls.

big light blue Sentimental Circus carnival cup San-X

big light blue Sentimental Circus carnival cup San-X

big yellow Rilakkuma Egg Kitchen cup San-X

big yellow Rilakkuma Egg Kitchen cup San-X

checkered Sumikkogurashi shy animals cup by San-X

checkered Sumikkogurashi shy animals cup by San-X

kawaii white Rilakkuma cup with brown bear San-X

kawaii white Rilakkuma cup with brown bear San-X

big white Kutusita Nyanko cat with hearts cup San-X

big white Kutusita Nyanko cat with hearts cup San-X

dotted Rilakkuma teddy bear cup with heart San-X

dotted Rilakkuma teddy bear cup with heart San-X

Sentimental Circus animal magic mug carousel San-X

Sentimental Circus animal magic mug carousel San-X

kawaii Sentimental Circus ceramics mug bowl by San-X

kawaii Sentimental Circus ceramics mug bowl by San-X

cute Sentimental Circus carousel ceramics bowl by San-X

cute Sentimental Circus carousel ceramics bowl by San-X