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Advert for Rilakkuma store opening at Tokyo Station For all those fans of Rilakkuma you will be pleased to hear they are opening a store at Tokyo Station on the 20th of February. Here is a snapshot of the web advertisement for the store from the San-x website. You can get full details here at the San-x Rilakkuma site.

The store is locate in Ichiban-gai (First Avenue) of the Station underground mall on level B1. Here is the link for the official site of 東京駅一番街(First Avenue at Tokyo Station). The site appears to be in Japanese only.

C-Scout have a Rilakkuma article about purikura for office ladies here if you are interested and another article about Rilakkuma themed hotel rooms!

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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 workers to relax more. The bath salt connection would certainly seem to fit in to that idea. Here are the bath salt package designs. As always with Japanese characters, very cute.

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Sakura scent. Note the warning on THIS CAN NOT BE EATEN.

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Yuzu scent

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Lemon scent

For those who want to get to know Rilakkuma better and stay with him and friends, Royal Park Hotel have a Rilakkuma themed room you can stay in. There is a great article about this at CScout

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Jasmin scent

and here is the pack of candy I bought

Green Apple, Lemon and Peach flavours.

Green Apple, Lemon and Peach flavours.


As the tag line says Everyday life with those things you like

and for good measure here is the pack of Potato Chips, I mean Rice Chips that I bought. This is a new product out and the taste wasnt bad, but the look of the chips might need a little more work.
Rice Chips

Rice Chips

Here is the link to Niigata Chips in Japanese. The chips come in 4 flavours, curry, light, seaweed and soya sauce.
http://www.niigatadou.co.jp/

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UFO catchers have been around for ages and they never seem to go out of fashion at Japanese game centers. At a local Game Center in Shibuya the UFO catchers are already geared up for Valentines Day with a combination of advertising for the 30th anniversary of space invaders (apparently space invaders earned over $500 million in revenue for Taito in that time) and the 5th anniversary of Rilakkuma. I will follow up on Rilakkuma on a separate post but here are 2 quick links to get you started.

Rilakkuma @ wikipedia
Japanese language main website by San-x

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