I have been to a stationery store that deals with products from our exhibitor Alpha in order to capture Japanese character goods that are popular the most in Japan.
Alyssa and I took some video of five characters with our camera: Anpangman, Minions, Rilakkuma, Sumikko Gurashi, and My Neighbor Totoro! Let's take a look at the lovely and adorable character goods!
Anpanman series has been adapted into an anime entitled Soreike! Anpanman (それいけ!アンパンマン, Let's Go! Anpanman), which is one of the most popular anime series among young children in Japan. The series follows the adventures of Anpanman, a superhero with an anpan (a bean-jam filled pastry) for a head, who protects the world from an evil anthropomorphic germ named Baikinman.
Heavily merchandised, the Anpanman characters appear on virtually every imaginable children's product in Japan, ranging from clothes and video games to toys and snack foods.
How about preparing some present of Anpanman goods for your kids too?
Minions are fictional yellow cute creatures that appear in the movie, Despicable Me (2010), and are characterized by their unique language and childlike behavior. They are also the official mascots of Illumination, a division of Universal Pictures.
The Minions are small, yellow henchmen, shaped like pill capsules. Thanks to their cute looks and unique language, they have been loved by the people in the world.
Which minion is your favorite? Please take a look at your favorite minion's goods!
Rilakkuma's name is a combination of リラックス rirakkusu, a Japanese transliteration of the English word "relax", and クマ（熊）kuma, the Japanese word for "bear". Rilakkuma's origin story is that he mysteriously appears in the office lady Kaoru's apartment one day. Rilakkuma is a soft toy bear who has apparently decided to take up residence there. On its back, there is a zipper which when opened reveals a light blue polka dot patterned material. The reason for the zipper on his back is unknown.
Taking a look at the background of Rilakkuma, the creator of Rilakkuma, Aki Kondo, saw a TV show about dogs. She wished to own a pet because at that time she was very busy working and hoped for a more relaxing life. Rilakkuma is an embodiment of her wish.
What about relaxing a day with cute Rilakkuma goods?
Sumikko Gurashi (すみっコぐらし Sumikko Gurashi) is a set of fictional characters produced by the Japanese company San-X. The name roughly translates to “life in the corner”. The main Sumikko characters are Shirokuma, a polar bear who dislikes the cold, Penguin who is unsure of being a penguin, Tonkatsu, a piece of leftover pork cutlet, Neko, a timid and anxious cat, and Tokage, a dinosaur who pretends to be a lizard. The more minor Minniko characters include Furoshiki, a polka dot furoshiki cloth, Zassou, a weed with a positive attitude, and Tapioca, multi-colored leftover tapioca pearls.
Targeting Japanese people with an affinity for “corners”, such as the corner seat of a café or the corner of a room, the characters are anthropomorphized animals and food items. The characters are split into “Sumikko" the main characters, and “Minikko” the smaller side characters. The characters are giving us comfy mood and sweet dreams. Why don't you have a relaxed mood with those cute characters?
My Neighbor Totoro
Studio Ghibli's mascot, Totoro! My Nighbor Totoro is the animation directed by Hayao Miyazaki. As you all know, it was about two sisters who moved to the country of Japan and Totoro, the god of the forest. As it is popular in Japan, there are various kinds of goods as well as theme parks.
Personally, it's a warm movie I watch once a year. It's also my favorite Ghibli movie.
Let's feel the mood of peace with that character stuff!
Don't Miss Special Discount of Japanese Character Jetstream Ballpoint!
- EXCLUSIVE 5% OFF DISCOUNT EVENT: Dec. 18 ~ Dec. 24(Japan Standard Time)
Those special set products are very popular, so there has not been any additional discount so far. However, along with SUPER DELIVERY's day, the special discount will be applied! Once the products are out of stock, we don't offer with special price anymore. Please be hurry before the products are out of stock.
You can choose A set and/or B set as below:
A set: 16 kinds of Character Jetstream (3color, 0.5mm) x 10pcs (total 160pcs)
1) Rapunzel 2) Little Mermaid 3) Toy Story 4) Chip & Dale 5) Snoopy Flyer 6) Snoopy Letter 7) Ariel 8) Minnie Mouse
9) Rapunzel 10) Daisy Duck 11) Alice 12) Monsters Inc. 13) Snoopy Flying Ace 14) Toy Story 15) Mickey Mouse 16) Donald Duck
B set: 14 kinds of Character Jetstream (3color, 0.5mm) x 10pcs (total 140pcs)
1) Ariel 2) Alice 3) Chip & Dale 4) Snoopy Heart filled 5) Snoopy Woodstock 6) Alien 7) Snoopy Charlie Brown 8) Tsumsum 9) Rapunzel 10) My Melody 11) Little Twin Stars 12) Monsters Inc. 13) Smile Face 14) Snoopy Heart
What is SUPER DELIVERY's DAY?
If the purchases add up to JPY 100,000 or more(item price only) during this period. We will give you 5000 points. This month's SUPER DELIVERY's DAY will be held on Dec. 18, 10 am - Dec. 19, 10 am.(Japan standard time)
For more information, please refer to this blog post. Don't miss out them! Why not choose your product in advance?
What's SUPER DELIVERY?
SUPER DELIVERY is a Japanese largest wholesale e-market place. Import high quality and design products from Japan shortly!