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Kyoto Kimono Fabric Sailor Moon Wallet Would Look as Good in Japan’s Old Capital or Crystal Tokyo

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Centuries-old textile-making techniques are part of this stylish anime wallet.
Between clothing lines, official themed cafes, and the materials needed for independent tribute projects, fans of Sailor Moon have a lot of opportunities to reach for their wallets. But the next time they...

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Homestar Star Wars BB-8 Home Planetarium Projects X-wing Starfighters

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If you still haven’t sated your Star Wars fix after re-watching Rogue One on DVD and can’t wait until the release of The Last Jedi, Sega Toys is here to help with the latest in its series of Homestar home planetarium toys.
Created originally by the renowned, record-breaking planeta...

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Bonrama Combines Japanese Bonsai-style Scenery and Railroad Tracks to Spiff Up Your Room

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You can now own a little part of Japan to have in your own room!
Trains are the main mode of transport for many Japanese people. In fact, trains are so deeply integrated into Japanese society that the mere image of a sakura cherry blossom tree beside a railroad track will no doubt s...

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Homestar Your Name Kimi no Na wa Home Planetarium Recreates Iconic Scene from The Hit Anime

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Whether you’re an anime fan or not, it cannot have escaped your notice if you live in Japan that last year there was a film released called Your Name. (Kimi no Na wa.). In fact, it’s still on release in Japan (after opening in late August) and has now become the most financially su...

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Kumamotone is Kumamon Mascot Otamatone Tadpole-shaped Musical Instrument

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A few years ago Maywa Denki released a toy that would go on to storm the world and win a major award. It was the Otamatone, a curious tadpole-shaped electronic synthesizer that you played by moving your fingers along the neck and varying how you opened the mouth of the instrument.
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Darth Vader Toothsaber Uses the Force to Dispense Toothpicks

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May the force be with you. Or should that be… toothpick?
Does Japan harbor the biggest Star Wars fan base? Why else does it seem to have such an insatiable appetite for Star Wars products and promotions? From the ANA Star Wars airplanes to Kyoto temple art and even Star Wars hanten...

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Totoro and Friends Come Out to Play as Cute New Studio Ghibli Toys

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The wind-up toys feature adorable movements designed to bring a smile to everybody’s faces.
Studio Ghibli merchandise distributor Benelic has been delighting anime fans everywhere lately with the announcement of their recent new releases set to appear in Japan’s popular chain of Don...

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Kaonashi No-Face Piggy Bank is a delight for money-hoarding Spirited Away fans

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Studio Ghibli fans will jump up and joy when they see this Kaonashi No-Face Piggy Bank.
Featuring the iconic character from the 2001 anime Spirited Away by Hayao Miyazaki, the Kaonashi No-Face Piggy Bank is striking looking even if you don’t know the original source.
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Your Name Anime Film Merchandise Now Available from Japan’s Gacha Capsule Toy Vending Machines

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With more than ten cute items to collect, this is a range we’ll be saving our yen for.
Japan’s plastic-windowed gacha capsule toy vending machines can often be seen outside arcade centres and novelty goods stores, piled high on top of each other and tempting customers with a variety...

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Clever Kimonoket Combines The Style of a Kimono with The Coziness of a Sleeveless Blanket

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Samurai-style Snuggie seeks to help travelers fly in comfort.
Sleeved blankets, like the infamous Snuggie, are an odd mixed bag of pros and cons. On the pro side, staying warm when the temperature drops and being able to use your hands are two things that are pretty universally like...

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