Friday, June 29, 2012

Bento Friday- Harry Potter!

Harry, Ron, Hermione on rice!

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Gundam Hotel is Amazing!!

Kamen Rider Goes Green!

Kamen Rider 1's image will be used on a wind power generator that will be featured at The "Mirai no Tsubasa" (The Wing of Future) exhibition in Tokyo this weekend.

The clean energy wind power generator will cut costs and save energy. 

The article also notes that the company collaborated with several anime and manga characters and will present mini models featuring them! Hopefully, we can get pictures of these as well!

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Pepsi X Gundam

Coming August 7th to Japan- 8 original designs of Pepsi X Gundam cans!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

KFC Japan- All you Can Eat!

KFC Japan is running a promo this 4th of July- All you can eat in 45 minutes for 1200 yen!

How much do you think you could eat?  One piece a minute?

Monday, June 25, 2012

The Eco Disaster Help Bag

This is no normal tote bag:

The GRAPPA tote bag can be used as a helmet during a disaster:

Contains shock absorbers to mitigate injuries from any fallen debris.
However, the questions is, will anyone carry this around and wear it?  Japan does have a Hello Kitty Disaster Kit, but it is pretty darn cute.
What do you think- Brilliant Idea or Silly Gadget?

Evangelion YJ! Auction Picks

Evangelion has its' own racing team in Japan and here is a motorcycle helmet for you!

Evangelion Figure Set  All 12 puchi figures only available in lottery!

To view any item from Evangelion on YJ! Use the search link here!

Which YJ! pick was your favorite?

Friday, June 22, 2012

Bento Friday- Totoro Spam!

Studio Ghibli On YJ! Auctions

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Zaku Gundam Visa Card

Another Gundam Visa card is coming to Japan!  This time Zaku makes an appearance!

Which Gundam Visa card do you prefer?  Zaku or...

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Hello Kitty Beauty Spa Opens in Dubai

The first Hello Kitty Beauty Spa is not located in Japan, but was designed by Tokyo-based artist, Miyuki Okamura, for its' location in Dubai.

The spa has all your standard indulgences and in addition you can get, Hello Kitty Nail art done!

Hello Kitty Beauty Spa Official Website via the Daily Mail

Kit Kat Flavors in Japan- YJ! Auction Picks

Melon Kit Kats I have had these ones and they are YUMMY!

Mini Rasberry Kit Kats, I'd like to try!

Check out all our Kit Kat posts! Even a review of the VEGGIE Kit Kat!

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Kirby is 20!

The 20th Anniversary Kirby Game Collection for Wii contents have been announced and it will have the following:
Kirby's Dream Land, Kirby's Dream Land 2 for Gameboy, Kirby's Adventure for Famicom/NES, Kirby's Super Star, Kirby's Dream Land 3 for Super Famicom/NES and Kirby 64.
Calendar, special booklet and a soundtrack.

You can also find Kirby items on YJ! auctions!

Monday, June 18, 2012

Tokyo Toy Show 2012 YJ! Auction Picks!

The Tokyo Toy Show 2012 finished up and items are beginning to pop up on Yahoo Japan auctions.
Be sure to bookmark the link and keep an eye out for these rare items, as more will be added daily!
If you want something in particular, drop Rinkya an email and we can add the specific link to the search engine! On YJ! auctions now:

Transformers Optimus Prime Black 

Horror Short Story in Toilet Paper!

Koji Suzuki, best known for The Ring novels, has written a short story on toilet paper!

If the story is as scary as The Ring, you will be thankful you have toilet paper to clean yourself up with!

The Japanese version of these was a huge success, so these English versions are now on sale and it is a great way to brush up on your English if you live in Japan!

Friday, June 15, 2012

Bento Friday- With Scariest Bento Ever...

This is going to haunt my dreams...

Sorry I did a Google image search and cannot find an original source with instructions.  But, I am not sure anyone would want to recreate this scary bento!

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Unko Means Good Luck! Pooping Coin Dog Bank!

The Tokyo Toy Show started yesterday in Japan and we look forward to seeing more coverage on the amazing new toys to be released.

Transformers, dolls, plushies, games and so much more are being revealed! Remember, you can always get any exclusives from Rinkya!

We have some footage from Kaden Watch on this funny little toy bank!  Unko ("poop") is considered good luck in Japan!  Feed this little guy your coin and he poops it right out into a bank!

I wish my dog pooped out coins...that would BE awesome luck!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Dragonball Z & Kamen Rider Sodas Taste Review

In Japan, anime and characters are all over every possible piece of merchandise.  Two of our staff members tried the Dragonball Z and Kamen Rider sodas to see if they were any different!

If you like orange soda, then the Dragonball Z flavor is it! Nothing strange or different here- Just delicious orange soda!     However, Kamen Rider soda...

According to our two tasters, Kamen Rider tastes "old"(old show=old taste?) and bitter.  
The actual flavor is called "ramune" which is a lemon & lime flavor, but Kamen Rider fails to achieve that.  When asked if they would recommend to anyone, the answer was "Hell, no"-  both agreed the cans looked awesome!

Want to try one?  We will add it to your next Rinkya shipment*, just comment below, we have a couple left!  Limited supply-  first come, first served!

*If, of course, it is safe to do so! The can will not add any additional cost to any item shipped FedEx, however ship cost for it alone is $$ (cans of soda are heavy!), so will only ship with a current package!

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Win Some Rinkya Spending Money!

If you follow Rinkya along on Facebook (which you should because we are awesome!), you would know we give out Rinkya spending money!

Well, last month I was at a conference much of the time and I was unable to give away that cash, so we will combine May & June!

Comment below to win $50 to spend on Just let us know what you like to get from Japan through Rinkya!
Bonus entries are available!

Please note, if a bonus entry is submitted and not completed, your entry will be deleted. 
Example- Bonus entry- Like Rinkya on Facebook- if this is not completed, the bonus entry will be removed.

*Cannot be used towards any past purchases or current shipments

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Monday, June 11, 2012

A Rinkya Blog is Back!

The blog took a long hiatus and we switched to a microblogging platform over at Tumblr  but we have decided to come back to our blog!

The long hiatus was due to the birth of my baby girl last June! In 3 days she will be one year old- time flies!

Here is Kalia with Totoro gifts given to her by the Rinkya Staff:
The Totoro Socks JINGLE! Kalia loves to lie on her back & grab them!

Cutest baby + cutest anime = Too much KAWAII!

So enough about me and more onto the blog....

We will continue to microblog over at Rinkya's Tumblr, so do not forget about us over there, but will have more indepth info on A Rinkya Blog.

Tomorrow I have a small giveaway planned and many more to come, so come back and check us out, we missed you!

Also, feel free to leave comments on how cute my baby girl is =)

You can find the Totoro baby gifts here!

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