This Bento Friday comes with more Xmas cute bento box ideas from the hands of Bento Days. We start with a super cute Santa Baymax, inspired by a pushie at the Disney Store in Japan. Baymax is a simple character to choose when making rice bentos, specially onigiri (rice ball) bentos. Choose him as Santa! He’s super cute!
Let’s take a look at the rest of ideas together!
What about a snowman and Rudolph pancakes for Xmas breakfast? Breakfasts can be amazing when you make cute characters. Starting the day properly doesn’t only mean to eat properly, but to do it with high spirits.
What about some Rilakkuma cakes for breakfast? You can either buy them, or do them with a mold. You only need chocolate pen/ brush to create their faces. You can fill them with chocolate or with custard (or with fruits).
Never forget drinks! If you’re going to take some coffee after your bento, do it with a Gudetama sugar cube. You can buy them in Japan (so if you want some, just contact us).
What ideas are you going to use during this Xmas? What kawaii bentos are you planning to cook?
Source: Bento Days
Images Source: Bento Days
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December’s taste comes from the hands of Kirin Beer with their Kirin Chuhai BitterS Yuzu Season. Yuzu is like a small mandarine, perfect for Xmas. It’s bitter taste along with alcohol it’s perfect for winter. Yuzu is one of winter’s special foods in Japan. They’re fresh, delicious, and can be easily found in Japan.
Warm and relaxing, Yuzu makes the perfect fruit for Xmas. Many people use them for bathing as well, because it gives great perfume to the water.
To have a perfect yuzu bathtub you need to cut the yuzu and wrap them in a net or a gauze. Depending on the size of the bathtub, you can put more yuzu in the net. You cut them in slices.
For drinking, you can put cut yuzu in a sealed bag, and dope it with a little bit of sugar, salt and vinegar. Put it in the refrigerator for two or three days and then just eat it. It’s delicious! Eat them along your favorite Kirin Chuhai and you’re bound to enjoy greatly.
Yuzu radish is a popular snack to be enjoyed relaxing along with a drink. It has refreshing scent of citrus, and that’s why it’s perfect for Kirin Chuhai BitterS.
You can find different flavors for Kirin Chuhai. Kirin also offers Yuzu the game as a campaign for Kirin Chuhai BitterS. You need to search for fruits, and put them in line. Even if it seems simple, it’s not.
If you’re in Japan, don’t miss this opportunity to taste Yuzu. Also, if you want to enjoy Chuhai, remember that Rinkya sends virtually anything from Japan worldwide. Contact us for more information.
Images source: Entabe
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Your Name Is opens in Ikebukuro Parco and Nagoya Parco for a limited time. The collaboration is between Your Name Is and Parco. You can enjoy this form January 7 in Ikebukuro Parco, and January 27 Nagoya Parco. There’s a limited menu with Your Name Is motives.
Let’s take a closer look at it!
The menu starts with a Lake Pan Stew. The stew has a cup looks like a lake forest, and the vegetables are reminiscent of nature. It costs 1480 excluding tax.
Yoshino Ramen is a reproduction of Ramen Yoshine (Taki, Okuji senpai and Tsuji). It also includes the onigiri the shopkeeper made to Taki. It costs 1180 yen excluding tax.
Tachibana Family and Miyaizu Family is the reproduced the breakfast that Taki and Miba ate respectively. It costs 1280 yen excluding tax.
Then there’s the comet plate. It’s a desserts dish that imagines the comet that Taki and Miba looked. The large comet is a mousse, broken with ice. It costs 1280 yen excluding tax.
There are also pancakes. Taki usually goes with Tsuki and Takagi to a café. The price is 1480 yen excluding tax.
There’s also a Matcha parfait, as a representation of a Japanese shrine. In the center there are decorations making “big trees and megaliths.” It costs 1080 yen excluding tax.
There’s also a Who Are You? HOT LATTE. Inspired in a café where Taki wrote his notebook in Your Name Is. The price is 680 yen excluding tax.
There’s also a Night Sky Soda. It’s a drink made to resemble the night sky with jelly. It’s refreshing and amazing. It costs 930 yen excluding tax.
The Taki/Miyaba Soda is nice. It costs 730 yen excluding tax.
There are about 120 types of goods as part of the collaboration, from stationery to kitchen goods. Stationery includes clear files and magnets, etc. Kitchen goods include mugs, dishes, candy crunch, pasta cakes, cookies, etc.
In addition to Ikebukuro and Nagoya Parco, Sendai, Osaka, Hiroshima and Fukuoka said that would sell limited goods in special Your Name Is shops.
The collaboration café outline is as follows:
Ikebukuro Parco Main Building 7F · THE GUEST cafe & diner
Time: January 7 to February 7
Opening hours: 10am to 22pm
Nagoya PARCO West Hall 8F · Cats Garden
Time: January 27 to April 3
Opening hours: 10:30 am to 22pm
Your Name Is. SPECIAL SHOP ※ goods sold only
In Hiroshima Parco main building 9F · Special venue
Time: January 07 to 23
Business hours: 10:30 am to 20
Fukuoka Parco Main Building 5F · Special venue
Time: January 11 to 29
Opening hours: 10 am to 20:30 pm
Daimaru Shinsaibashi Misekitakan B1F · Antenna Plus U
Time: January 11 to 17
Opening hours : 10 am to 20:30 pm
Sendai PARCO main building 4F · special venue
Time: January 13 to 29
Opening hours: 10:00am to 21pm
Images source: Entabe
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Tokyo’s Harajuku Station will be rebuilt for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. East Japan Railway Company has released images of the new design for Harajuku Station. It’s a three stations plan. The mythical Harajuku Station that we all know is about to disappear. The new station looks from the future, but the appeal of the one we can enjoy now will be lost forever. The new station will be completed by 2020 and will cost around US$2.3 billion.
The number of passengers that the station will need to go through the station during the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics is going to increase dramatically. The new station will solve the problems that the current station has with the narrow walkways.
The new station will be modern, with a building of two-stores. There will be new tracks, and a new entrance for the Meiji Jingu will also be built. The Sendagaya Station will also have a new look. It’s located near the National Stadium and the Tokyo Gymnasium.
The ticket gates will also be relocated, plus more elevators and other amenities will be aded to the station complex.
Despite all the modern new features of Harajuku Station, the original one built in 1024 is going to be missed heavily. It’s original facade and atmosphere will be gone forever. We’re sad to see Harajuku Station go. What about you!?
Source: Rocket News24, JR
Images source: Rocket News24, JR
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Custom Blythe dolls are great collectibles. This week we have this kawaii Hinaboo custom Blythe for you. She has a natural look, sweet feeling and gorgeous carved face. The makeup is also natural and makes her be so alive. The base doll is a Culver City Dean. Don’t miss her! She is available for bidding for a very short time only.
The artist cut short the original hair and covered it with a wig. You can exchange it for your favorite wig. The artist also carved the nose, mouth and chin and finished it polishing it carefully with a sponge.
The new makeup is made with pastels. The artist coated the face with several layers of UV Mat Spray. The lips are finished with lip gloss. She also has human-like eyelashes to make her more human. The doll has sleepy eyes.
The eyes are super cute too. The front eyes are blue (made by the artist), and brown. The right eyes are brownish (made by the artist), and the left eyes are default green.
The set contents are: the doll, the stand, the wig, the clothes (minus the boots, the boots aren’t part of the clothing set). Other items that appear in the shooting aren’t part of the set.
Don’t miss this opportunity to get this amazing Hinaboo custom Blythe doll. She is too cute!
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Custom Blythe Dolls make great collectibles, like this Raindrop custom Blythe. She is super cute, and has a gorgeous face. She has her default hair with bangs cut. She comes with a fantastic dress set. She’ll make a great add into your custom Blythe doll collection. Don’t miss her! She’s only available for bidding for a very short time!
Let’s take a closer look at her!
Her face is sweet, with well carved eyes, nose and lips. The artist dropped the original makeup and created a new one with pastels. Then, Raindrop coated the face several times with spray to protect the makeup. Be gentle, and don’t rub the face with your nails or you could damage it.
The eyes are simple but compelling: the front eyes are brown, the right eyes are gray, and the rest are default eyes. The body has the default body. The outfit set includes a hat, a cape, a sweater, a skirt, an inner skirt, and socks. Other items appearing in the pictures are not included in the set.
Don’t miss this opportunity to get this cute custom Blythe doll!
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Our Bento Friday comes with lots of Xmas bento box ideas. We start with some Santa boiled eggs. You need to slice the boiled eggs. Then you need to create their faces with beards and hats with cheese and crab stick meat. You can fix everything with pasta. To finish it up you can use ketchup.
Let’s take a look at the other cute Xmas bento box ideas!
What about a Xmas Anpanman bento? You need boiled rice, and give it a color mixing noodle soup. Then you create a rice ball and shape it as Anpanman’s face. The hat is also made with rice, you can use crab stick meat to decorate it. You can create the face decorations with sausages and cheese.
What about a Xmas lunch box? It has a Santa, a Rudolf and a Snowman! Create them with rice and decorate them with cheese.
What about Olaf!? You can create him with boiled rice, creating a rice ball. Cut a baked red wiener in half, cut the cheese and make the hat. You can make his face with cheese too. You can put small carrots as his nose.
Rudolf hugging a Snowman is also a super cute idea for a bento box. You need boiled rice, cheese and red crab meat. Be careful when you create the shapes with the rice since it can be tricky.
What of these ideas will you make during Xmas?
Images source: Cookpad
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The Kirin Tanrei Green Label Asoberu Design Limited Can is here! This limited edition of Kirin Beer’s “Happy Sake” Tanrei Green Lavel is on sale since December 6. There is a 2D QR code hidden in the Nordic style design, so that you can enjoy special content online such as manga and games.
The online contents includes original manga “Manga Midori,” a Haneko game and a musical video. The Manga Midori can have different endings depending on the number of people that reads it. The Haneko game can be played by 4 different players on a smartphone. And the music video is from “4 GREEN HAGOITA.”
In addition, there’s also a Tanrei Green Lavel Promo sweater for the campaign. When you buy a can pack of 6 or 24 you get a card to play. 2000 people will get the sweater. The entry deadline is February 6, 2017.day.
Plus, a 2D barcode is knitted on the sweater, just like the nordic design on the can. And it seems that you also get special contents for the winners to discover through the 2D barcode.
This Xmas, drink Kirin and get your hands on all these special goodies! It’s fun, fashionable and has extra surprises!
Images source: Entabe
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RINKYA XMAS HOLIDAY SCHEDULE 2016
Rinkya warehouse will be *closed December 30th and reopen January 12th.
During this time, only ship requests will not be handled, everything else is working at Rinkya, you may still bid and contact customer service. Your packages will resume shipment January 12th.
For delivery in time for Christmas, please make your ship requests by December 12th.
If you’d like to get your packages out before the staff vacation, please request by December 25th.
***If your item is large and complicated, we cannot guarantee packing dates, but our Rinkya elves will do their best! Thank you and have a Happy Holiday!
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What about a LoveLive! Sunshine Ice Bar for Xmas!? You can find them at 7-Eleven all over Japan. This new release can be found from December 6 onwards, for only 130 yen excluding tax. This ice bar has mikan & vanilla flavor and is wrapped in crispy and refreshing oranges taste from a sherbet. This is a great collaboration you can find easily thanks to bandai candy.
Each ice bar comes with a sticker as a price. There are 30 different designs (20 different pictures and 10 foil versions).
The ice bars come with three different types of wrapping. You can choose a different one each time you eat a LoveLive! ice bar.
These will be around for a while. So, if you’re in Japan take the chance to get your hands on one of these wonderful ice bars!
Images source: Entabe
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