ランドセル: Randoseru: Japan’s unique backpack

Randoseru: Japan’s unique backpack
Randoseru is a leather backpack for elementary school children. When children start elementary school, family members will buy randoseru as a gift. Each randoseru costs over several hundred dollars. It serves functional purpose of carrying textbooks and all learning gears to school, but getting a brand new randoseru is a rite of coming age and a proof of commitment...

Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ Opens First Location in Orlando, Florida

Widely Popular Japanese BBQ Opens 3rd Location in Florida Known for their delicious food and drinks, quality of meats, and unique dining experience, Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ is now landing in Orlando, Florida. Slated to open in Summer 2016, Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ offers diners a unique experience to grill their own fresh meats, vegetables, and even s’mores right at their table!...

True Love Café (Husky Café) at Bangkok

Neverland Siberian True Love Cafe
If you are crazy about dogs especially Siberian huskies, you must visit Neverland Siberian True Love Cafe the next time you visit Bangkok, Thailand. Tucked deep into Phahon Yothin Road, Neverland Siberian True Love Cafe is a farm-turned-café that’s home to 17 full-grown Siberian huskies of different colors and sizes. The cafe do not accept bookings and tickets at the counter are...

WELCOME TO JAPANESE FOOD CULTURE IN PALM BAY, FLORIDA: IRASHAI 2

Walking into the small venue, I hear voices and see bodies moving. Suddenly, I am being hugged. I later learn that it’s the owner, Mimi. She’s of shorter stature but I can tell right away that she has a spirit of immense strength and grace. We talk a bit regarding the Friday rush and I’m introduced to Melissa, her manager....

UNIQLO to Open Its First Store in the Florida at the Disney Springs on July 15

UNIQLO announced that it will open its newest location in the U.S. on July 15 in Disney Springs, at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. The new UNIQLO store, the first in the Southeast region of the United States, will occupy 25,000 square feet (2,300 square meters) across two sales floors and showcase the brand’s full...

Disney launches cute Tsum Tsum Roly Poly Tumbler in Japan

ROLY POLY TSUM TSUM
Disney launched its Takara Tomy Roly Poly Tumbler line on March 31 in Japan, with three different characters in one set, a total five sets. The measures W110×H150×D45mm with each retailing for 2,160 yen (US$19.80). Sensing mode and Melody mode. The Sensing mode can sense sound, such as Clap or clap the table and other actions, the characters will catch...

First look: Inside the UNIQLO Disney Springs

Japanese speciality merchant UNIQLO is opening its doors in the Town Center section of Disney Springs on July 15. UNIQLO has now for the first time opened a location in Orlando. The two-level, 25,000-square-foot space features everything from the company’s line of “LifeWear” activewear featuring lightweight linen and simple design, to collaborations with the Disney brand. Uniqlo's clothes are...

Osaka Castle 3D Mapping Super Illumination

Osaka Castle 3D Mapping Super Illumination
The "Osaka Castle 3D Mapping Super Illumination" held from 2014 December 13th to 2015 March 1st in Osaka Castle's Nishinomaru Park. During the winter in Osaka that illumination fans cannot miss. It’s called the “Festival of Light in Osaka”, and is an event that is held over a broad area, making the entire city its stage. Everywhere, including historic buildings,...

Japanese culture, food, and excitement at the Orlando Japan Festival

Orlando Japan Festival 2015
The Orlando Japan Festival is an annual event put on by the Japan Association of Orlando, the local Orlando Japanese community, and is one of my favorite events of the year – where you can have a taste of the street food from Japan like takoyaki octopus balls to gyu don beef rice bowls, and of course sushi, all...

Sutteerak Hair Salon – Head Massage in Thailand

Sutteerak Hair Salon
A hair salon in the central province of Chanthaburi offered a special one-time experience for the ladies — the chance to get their hair washed and be pampered by shirtless male models. On May 2 the grand opening, Sutteerak Hair Salon (Sutteerak means “my dearest”), kicked things off with a parade of four hunky men, who escorted customers into the shop...
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