Having visited the Rilakkuma store at Tokyo Station yesterday, I couldn’t resist taking this photo this morning as I enjoyed some toast and honey with the new Rilakkuma collection.
I have also started a Rilakkuma & Friends group on flickr for people who are taking action shots of Rilakkuma out and about. The focus of photos should be of Rilakkuma doing something as opposed to photos of just his character. Of course Rilakkuma loves to relax so it can be a photo of him sitting around if you want. Photos like Rilakkuma lying on a Caribbean beach or sitting at a bar sipping a cocktail would be ideal !!
Here is the link. All Rilakkuma action fans are welcome to join.
For those that don’t know, Rilakkuma was created 5 years ago and is known as the Relaxing Bear. Note, he is not lazy he just likes to stay relaxed and reduce his stress. He has quickly become a popular Japanese brand character and has appeared in TV commercials for Toyota, has done promotions for Lawson, KFC, Lotteria, Ito-en, Namco, has his own Rilakkuma cooking school and even has a Rilakkuma bus in Tachikawa and a Rilakkuma theme hotel room.
There is a Rilakkuma store in Osaka and recently one opened in Tokyo Station