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Solar Bear

Solar Bear has now moved from being just a plastic model warning us about the threat of global warming, to having his own line of global products on the way. I found this ice cooler package 'Solar Bear' at a store today. This is…

Rilakkuma at golf

Just catching up now on the photos from the golfing trip last week with Rilakkuma. The weather was not bad, the score not the greatest, but Rilakkuma came out pretty good in the photos. The course was just across the Aqualine…

Rilakkuma at the Zoo

You might know Rilakkuma, but you have probably never seen him playing like this?[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ka4lnk3NBKo&hl=ja&fs=1] The monkey here was born at the zoo. The mother monkey would protect the child from danger,…

Rilakkuma Golf

San-x company have brought out a range of products for the golf. If you are a Rilakkuma fan who plays golf then these goodies will surely be on your shopping list. The San-x Rilakkuma Golf store site has many other items also.…

Rilakkuma spotted at station

Saw these 2 guys waiting for the train at Shinkiba station (新木場). One of them had a cute Rilakkuma keychain holder. Can you find it in the photograph? Update: 24 May 2009. Here is a link to Rilakkuma products at J-List

Mameshiba to debut in English

Mameshiba, a character created by Dentsu, Japan's largest marketing agency, was created in 2008. The range of characters has now grown to over 25 and has guaranteed Dentsu a successful franchise for the brand. After 12 months in the…

Rilakkuma Ice at Lawson

Rilakkuma started its tie-up promotions with Lawson late in 2007 and since then has been increasing its visibility in store. I went to this Lawson convenience store today where they had a whole rack of Rilakkuma goods. One of the…

Visit to Rilakkuma Store

I went to the Rilakkuma store at Tokyo Station a week ago and finally have got around to posting the photos from the visit. I went on a weekend and the store was packed with people, male, female and all age groups. It looks like Rilakkuma…

Rilakkuma’s Breakfast

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 started to put some photos up on flickr from…

Doraemon Rocket Launch

With the launch of this years Doraemon Movie, McDonalds has tied up with Doraemon to give away some figures with its Happy Meal Set. The figures change during the week. Here is a quick look at the McDonald's Japan homepage with the…

Rilakkuma Fair at Lawson

Lawson seems to be firmly tied up wtih San-x and the Rilakkuma Bear now. Every time Lawson comes up with a new promotion Rilakkuma looks to be their lead off hitter. The current promotion is a connected to the Lawson Point Card with a…

Rilakkuma FREE bath salts

Lawson has a promotion on at the moment giving away free packets of Rilakkuma bath salts when you buy some candy. Rilakkuma was created by San-x 5 years ago in 2003, and supposedly was created with the idea of getting Japanese office…

Mameshiba character goods

Mameshiba is a mascot character series created by Dentsu which has taken off as a series of hit products. There are 20 characters in total. The above picture is a mobile phone holder Mameshiba. Is it a soy bean? Or is it a dog? It’s…