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Kawaii

He is a lonely depressed burnt loaf of bread… how cute can you get!  Kogepan from San-x is the ultimate kawaii character with a surreal and slightly dark twist!

I am Kogepan. I was from a bakery shop in Hokkaido. My bakery shop is very famous in Japan because the red bead buns that it churns out are so delicious that only 20 of such type are made each day. I was supposed to be a delicious red bean bun too, but an unfortunate accident had  happened…


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Book It, Sort it, Manipulate It: Avalon Code

A must for the DS is a recently release game, Avalon Code, from the makers of final fantasy. This japanese RPG has it all, cute charachters, puzzles, amazing videos and intriguing story line. Get lost in the magic of the book.

Check it out:  www.avaloncodeds.com

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Vampire Lust

This traditional Japanese print is old enough that it is in the public domain. It shows the vampire cat of Nabeshima killing the girlfriend of the prince of Hizen.

Recently i have developed a love for all thing gothically vampire. I have fallen in love with Edward, I am addicted to HBO’s True Blood and hooked on vampire anime… but nothing beats the original Stoker thriller. So i am in love with this T designed by Sam Silverstone from SIXPACK FRANCE:

Only 33 EUR!

Check it Out: www.sixpack.fr

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Toshio Saeki

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Be inspired.

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Bento Box, Creatively Crazy

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Shake up your idea of lunch with a new concept. The art of the japanese bento box

Check it Out: www.lunchinabox.net

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Futurist, Stylistic : Tokyo Flash

Be original and grab one of this unusual watches from Tokyo Flash.  Make this futurist look part of your retro wardrobe . Mix the vintage with the modern. You can pick up one of these Waku designs from Tokyo Flash for $130.00. Check out their other popping designs.

Check it Out: www.tokyoflash.com

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Latest: Edition

 Kitsch it up into spring with this beautifully designed grey, white and black patterned woolen jumper from Edition.

You can pick this item up for 30,000 yen.

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www.eshop4u.jp

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Tokyo Kitsch: Sushi USB

Sushi Disk HutomakiThis deliciously delectable item, it pure japanese kitsch. This realistic display of of sushi would make the perfect gift who cool item to add to your collection, at only 8,480 yen.

Indulge in the delectable.

Check it out: www.tokyokitsch.com

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Time of the Signs – YAMANOTE

This japanese retro watch from Seahope is a perfect addition to finalise your vintage look. The watch face is a mini LCD sign board screen on your arm, which offers a unusual design feature to any other watch. You can pick this up for ¥25,200 .

Tell the time with style. 

Check it out: www.pingmag.jp

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Stylistically Retro: Kaiba

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This animation by Japanese creator Masaaki Yuasa is being hailed a classic great, not only for 2008 but of all time. The visual imagery is a throwback to 1970s animation, with its simple and touching designs. Something seen as childish and cheap, but in Kaiba is transformed into something stylistically retro and chic.

Not only does the animation catch your eye but the story line delivers something new, abstract and delicious.  Kaiba is essentially a science fiction love story, set in a world where memories can be transferred to new bodies and even sold.  Kaiba, the main character, awakes to find he has no memory, as we watch him travel across space in search of some kind of origin. 

This animation won a prize in excellence for animation at the Japan 2008 Arts Media Festival.

It’s worth the watch.

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