Pokémon Lip Cream & iPhone Accessories Make for Perfect Gifts From Japan
Japan has a lot of Pokémon merchandise, and they keep adding to the stock. Check out these brand new items being released this month!
iPhone Cable Bite
This cable bite series is an accessory for iPhone charging cables. They’re a popular trend right now and are used as decoration made to look like they’re chomping down on your phone. These six designs go on sale from August 10.
They also prevent your iPhone cable from falling out. The six designs include Pikachu, Eevee, Piplup, Psyduck, Meowth, and Munchlax.
These lip creams are the second product in a series of Pokémon themed cosmetics. Available in four designs, they go on sale from August 7 at Pokémon Center stores and ITS’DEMO stores in Japan.
The first product in the series was the Pokémon Face Masks. Close to 40,000 shipped within the first month.
The new lip creams are made with numerous beautifying ingredients such as hyaluronic acid and jojoba oil. Not only do they look good in design, they keep your lips moist and ensure they do not dry out.
Animal Crossing: New Horizons Collaborates With NARS On Claudette Collection
Makeup artist brand NARS is set to collaborate with the Nintendo Switch title Animal Crossing: New Horizons on February 5 with a face stamp, wallpaper, and outfit inspired by the brand’s Claudette Collection.
The NARS Claudette Collection is inspired by Claudette, the inimitable mother and muse to François Nars. It uses the same prints she so loved during the 70’s with clovers, butterflies, stars, and hearts.
Animal Crossing x Claudette Collection releases February 5, 2021
Animal Crossing: New Horizons players can customise their house with the Claudette Collection wallpaper featuring the same decorative prints. There’s also a special hoodie by NARS as well as face stamps.
The items can be downloaded using the following ID’s:
•Clover = MO-TMYJ-WKVW-DTL0
•Butterfly = MO-1WN7-H33L-693P
•Stars = MO-CCGX-XS83-KB8Q
•Clover = MO-9DWT-K1G0-M71K
•Butterfly = MO-2SWP-XSHR-QD5T
•Stars = MO-D4HS-FKH9-2XKY
Don’t miss these cute items heading to Animal Crossing: New Horizons on February 6, 2021.
Animal Crossing: New Horizons Official Website: https://www.animal-crossing.com/new-horizons/
Shu Uemura Drops New Rouge Unlimited Iron Reds Collection
09.January.2021 | FASHION
Japanese makeup artist brand Shu Uemura dropped its new limited-edition “rouge unlimited iron reds collection” on New Year’s Day. Pre-sales for the collection opened via the brand’s online shop on Boxing Day.
Shu Uemura is inviting people to blast into 2021 with 13 powerful iron red lip shades. This includes 12 colours as part of the rouge unlimited iron reds collection (9 limited-edition, 3 existing) in three textures – Rouge Unlimited, Rouge Unlimited Matte, and Rouge Unlimited Lacquer Shine – and 2 colours of the Rouge Unlimited Liquid Matte (1 new, 1 existing).
Metallic colours designed for Asian skin
The rouge unlimited iron reds collection arrives in three textures as part of Shu Uemura’s popular Rouge Unlimited series, from a vivid combination of reds and oranges to deep rusty browns. The colours have a sensual metallic sheen to them which gives them a complex appearance like that of a flame. The colour variation has been designed with Asian skin tones in mind to bring out their beauty.
Rouge Unlimited (3 Limited-Edition Colours/1 Existing) | ¥3,300 Each (Before Tax)
“Metallic” MET OR 555 / “Metallic” MET CR 355 / RD 163 / BR 788
Rouge Unlimited Matte (3 Limited-Edition Colours/1 Existing) | ¥3,300 Each (Before Tax)
“Metallic” MET M RD 163 / “Metallic” MET M BR 786 / M RD 163 / M BR 786
Rouge Unlimited Lacquer Shine (3 Limited-Edition Colours/1 Existing) | ¥3,300 Each (Before Tax)
“Metallic” / M LS OR 570 / “Metallic” M LS OR 583 / LS RD 198 / LS BR 784
Eye-catching Liquid Rouge ignites
Rouge Unlimited Liquid Matte (1 Limited-Edition Colour/1 Existing) | ¥3,600 Each (Before Tax)
M RD 04 / M OR 01
A long-lasting liquid matte colour that’s striking but doesn’t run. It comes with a brush inspired by traditional Japanese writing brushes that makes it easy to fit and draw beautiful lip lines.
New Year Limited-Edition “Iron New Year Collection”
Released January 1, 2021
To celebrate the New Year, three of Shu Uemura’s signature items have been dressed up in red and liquid gold. These iconic items capture the quality and craftsmanship of Japanese products and arrive in limited-edition packaging for the start of 2021.
Ultime 8 Sublime Beauty Cleansing Oil | ¥11,500 (Before Tax)
Hard Formula (Brown/Acorn) | ¥2,600 Each (Before Tax)
Petal 55 Foundation Brush | ¥6,000 (Before Tax)
rouge unlimited iron reds collection
Released: January 1, 2021
Product Page: https://www.shuuemura.jp/iron-red-collection/
Natural and Organic Cosmetic Shop Biople by CosmeKitchen to Open New Branch in Shichirigahama
07.January.2021 | FASHION
Biople by CosmeKitchen, a Japanese natural and organic select shop stocking everything from cosmetics to vitamins and more, has announced the opening of a new branch in Shichirigahama for early February. The ocean-facing store aims to promote the organic life to the people of Shichirigahama, a beach near Kamakura.
Just as we have a beautiful sunrise and sunset each day, Biople by CosmeKitchen’s outlook centres on helping people feel good all day long with its diverse stock of natural and organic products. Biople by CosmeKitchen Shichirigahama will promote a healthy and beautiful organic life while capturing the culture and energy of the locals.
An exclusive line-up for the beach lovers of Shichirigahama
The new store will of course stock Biople by CosmeKitchen’s line-up of self-care items for both the inner and outer body, but it will also sell a range of items exclusive to the Shichirigahama branch. Customers can enjoy sifting through around 60 items from sun care supplements to UV cream and more.
To promote the protection of our beautiful oceans, the Shichirigahama store will also used limited-edition packaging from the New Zealand-based sustainability brand ecostore.
Biople by CosmeKitchen Shichirigahama will begin taking pre-sales of a new starter kit which contains mini skincare, hair care, body care, and other products.
Biople by CosmeKitchen Shichirigahama
Address: Weekend House Alley 1F, 1-1-1 Shichirigahama, Kamakura, Kanagawa
Grand Opening: Early February 2021
Official Website: https://store.biople.jp/
Sailor Moon Eternal Lingerie Collection to Release in Collaboration With GiRLS by PEACH JOHN
GiRLS by PEACH JOHN has revealed that it’s releasing a lingerie set in collaboration with the upcoming anime film Sailor Moon Eternal.
Peasy001 Sailor Moon Eternal ver. | ¥2,280 (Before Tax)
Sailor Moon Eternal Eternal Bra Set | ¥6,980 (Before Tax)
Sailor Moon Eternal Non Wired Bra Set | ¥3,980 (Before Tax)
A Sailor Moon Eternal limited-edition print of GiRLS by PEACH JOHN’s popular Peasy001.
Sailor Moon Eternal Makeup Panties | ¥1,480 (Before Tax)
Sailor Moon Eternal Set Up | ¥3,980 (Before Tax)
Sailor Moon Eternal Lingerie Set | ¥3,980 (Before Tax)
The collection will drop online at GiRLS by PEACH JOHN, as well as PEACH JOHN stores in Shibuya, Shinjuku Sanchome, and Osaka on January 27, 2021. The collection will also roll out at overseas PEACH JOHN stores.
Sailor Moon Eternal Collaboration Collection
Release Date: January 27, 2021
Available in-store at: PEACH JOHN Shibuya / PEACH JOHN Shinjuku-Sanchome / PEACH JOHN Osaka / PEACH JOHN overseas
GiRLS by PEACH JOHN Official Website: https://www.peachjohn.co.jp/girls/
JINS Eyewear Launches Official Pokémon Model Design Glasses
JINS is teaming up with The Pokémon Company to release a special collection of glasses at JINS stores and their official online shop on January 1, 2021.
Your Pokémon partner with you wherever you go
The glasses come in four different models – Pikachu, Snorlax, Eevee, and Mew – so your favourite can set out on your Pokémon journey with you and be there wherever you go.
Completely original models capture the Pokémons’ designs
The JINS Pokémon Model collection feature original designs and come with an original glasses case. There are plans to launch the glasses globally at JINS stores in the US, China, and elsewhere in the future.
Flagship Model | ¥12,000 (Before Tax)
All the glasses come in four different models: Flagship, Kanto Region, Johto Region, and Kids. The flagship model frames capture the colours of Pikachu, Snorlax, Eevee, and Mew, and each features pixel art of the respective Pokémon. The inner part of the frames also have silhouettes of the Pokémon along with the logo.
Pokémon Trainers will find their stylish glasses cases with a Poké Ball in the front, and inside, Pokémon pixel art.
Kanto Region Model | ¥8,000 (Before Tax)
The Kanto models are based on the Pokémon found in the Kanto Region of the Pokémon world, with Bulbasaur, Squirtle, Charmander, and Pikachu featured on the inner side of the left temple. On the inner right are the same Pokémon including Pikachu not wanting to go into its Poké Ball. This story woven into the glasses is sure to have long-time fans feeling nostalgic.
The top of the grey case has our four pixel friends, and they’re featured on the inside too in silver leaf. The glasses cloth has designs of the original 151 Kanto Pokémon.
Johto Region Model | ¥8,000 (Before Tax)
Fans of the Johto Region Pokémon will enjoy these models which are metal combination frames featuring Chikorita, Cyndaquil, and Totodile.
The white glasses case features a sleek design with the logo on it while the cloth has alternating silver and gold Poké Balls.
KIDS MODEL | ¥5,000 (Before Tax)
On the inner part of the frames you’ll find Pikachu, Eevee, Mew, Lucario, and Cinderace, as well as Poké Balls on the ends of the temple parts.
Kids Anti-Allergy Models | ¥3,000 (Before Tax)
The anti-allergy models have Pikachu designs and are equipped with hoods that protect the wearer from pollen. A special laser is used to make the hoods to that the glasses feel natural and not uncomfortable on the face.
These last two glasses cases are compatible with the kids models and include a Poké Ball design and Rotom Phone.
Glasses come in a special limited-edition bag. These are limited in stock.
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JINS Pokémon Models
Release Date: January 1, 2021
Official Website: https://www.jins.com/jp/collabo/pokemon/
Kyary Pamyu Pamyu Unveils Shiseido Beauty Square Spring 2021 Look
31.December.2020 | FASHION
Following her Winter 2020 look for Shiseido Beauty Square, Japanese pop icon Kyary Pamyu Pamyu is serving something different with the unveiling of her look for Spring 2021.
The theme of this look is “2021: A Beauty Odyssey” with her hair, makeup, and outfit fusing together space and Harajuku-style beauty. It serves a romantic future full of hopes and dreams for the present.
The look was once again made in collaboration with top Shiseido hair and makeup artist Tadashi Harada.
If you’re in need of makeup ideas for the New Year, and are in Tokyo this winter, be sure to pay a visit to Shieido Beauty Square where you’re sure to discover a new you.
Shiseido Beauty Square
Address: WITH HARAJUKU Floor 1F, 1-14-30 Jingumae, Shibuya, Tokyo
Opening Hours: 11:00-20:00
No Fixed Holidays
Official Website: https://beautysquare.tokyo/
*Website available in English, Japanese, and Chinese
Tokyo Banana Chooses Eevee as Next Pokémon Souvenir Sweet
Tokyo Banana World has revealed that its next sweet treat in its Pokémon Tokyo Banana series will be Eevee which Pokémon Trainers can expect to catch up and down Japan from January 2, 2021, including at the store itself as well as at 7-Eleven branches.
Pokémon Tokyo Banana Welcomes Eevee as Entry #2
Tokyo’s official souvenir sweets brand Tokyo Banana launched its new Pokémon Tokyo Banana series of confections in November with the first catch being Pikachu. Now Eevee is being added to the collection.
The fluffy sponge is a delicious caramel macchiato flavour and is filled with sweet banana custard cream. It can be eaten as it is, refrigerated, or even baked to create completely different flavour experiences.
6 Designs Including a Lucky Heart-Shaped Tail
The sponge cakes come in six different designs, all of which are adorable. The one to look out for though is the one with a cute heart-shaped tail.
Fluffy Eevee Design Packaging
Eevee Tokyo Banana Caramel Macchiato (Contains 2) | ¥291 (Tax Included)
The packaging features fluffy artwork of Eevee in six different designs, such as a waving Eevee and winking Eevee.
Where Can You Catch Eevee Tokyo Banana?
Eevee will roll out at 7-Eleven stores across Japan (excluding Okinawa) at the dates listed below. Each branch will have a limited stock so don’t miss out.
January 2, 2021 Release
January 16, 2021 Release
January 23, 2021 Release
January 30, 2021
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Eevee Tokyo Banana
Rolling out from January 2, 2021
Official Website: https://tokyobanana.jp/products/banana_pokemon.html
Hop Aboard The Exeggutor-Themed Plane in Japan
Japanese regional airline company Solaseed Air Inc. has partnered up with Pokémon, creating an Exeggutor-themed plane.
In October 2020, Exeggutor was labelled as Miyazaki prefecture’s favourite Pokémon. This selection is due to Miyazaki being commonly associated with its warm and sunny climate. Exeggutor also resembles Miyazaki’s famous Phoenix palm trees, making it the perfect Pokémon ambassador.
Solaseed Air Exeggutor decal sticker on the right side of the plane
Solaseed Air Alolan Exeggutor decal sticker on the left side of the plane
Solaseed Air has decorated the outside of their planes with large Pokémon decal stickers of approximately 9m long by 3m wide. Exeggutors can be seen on the right side whereas Alolan Exeggutors can be seen on the left.
Once you enter the aircraft, you will discover original Exeggutor headrest covers. The cabin crew will also be serving passengers while wearing original Exeggutor-themed aprons.
Solaseed Air Commemoration Gifts
A celebration was held at Miyazaki Airport on December 19, 2020 to commemorate the launch of the first Pokémon aircraft Solaseed Air 54, which departed Miyazaki at 10:05am and arrived at Tokyo Narita Airport at 11:40am. The passengers aboard were given Exeggutor-themed gift bags which contained sweets, an original Miyazaki prefecture ballpoint pen, coaster, magazine, commemoration certificate and more.
Solaseed Air Ceremony
Exeggutor also managed to make it to the ceremony to deliver happiness and express gratitude towards Solaseed Air passengers.
Enjoy the wonders of Miyazaki prefecture with Exeggutor and hop on the plane for an unforgettable adventure.
Exeggutor Resort in Miyazaki
Running from December 19, 2020
Solaseed Air Official Website: https://www.solaseedair.jp
SHIRO’s Omotesando Cosmetic and Beauty Store Gets Museum-Like Makeover
The flagship store of cosmetic brand SHIRO, SHIRO Omotesando, received a makeover on Friday last week (December 18). The shop, which has moved to the building’s second floor, has increased in size by 30%, allowing for SHIRO to display its 70 or so skincare and cosmetic products like a museum.
The many ingredients used in SHIRO’s products are now on display—something which customers don’t normally get to see―such as extract of gagome kombu, tamanu, pot marigold, and more. The line-up is packed solely with high quality ingredients by trusted producers and is a chance for people to get to know about the products they are buying even more.
The Edible Display
A special display of edibles, which will change depending on the harvesting seasons, can be enjoyed including ginger, yuzu, aloe, and more.
Underneath the displayed ingredients are eight drawers which reveal the actual size of the ingredients before they are turned into products. It also reveals when they are produced, information about the producers, and so on.
The store has of course undergone a full revamp, with the walls layered with gravel and soil, further adding to the display of the raw materials and ingredients. The wall design incorporates a traditional Japanese architecture method which results in it looking like something straight out of nature.
Limited Edition Products
To celebrate the renovations at SHIRO Omotesando, the store will be selling a limited-edition SHIRO PERFUME as well as a selection of products available at only select stores like SHIRO LIFE and SHIRO HOME items.
SHIRO BEAUTY (B1F)
SHIRO BEAUTY is a salon on floor B1F that manages SHIRO Omotesando. It’s set to close on December 31 and will reopen in mid-February next year to bring in haircut, hair colouring, head spa, and other services as well as facials, body treatments, and more.
SHIRO PERFUME will be sold in limited quantities and is exclusive to SHIRO Omotesando.
SHIRO PERFUME – WISHING WELL | ¥10,500 (Before Tax)
SHIRO PERFUME – WISHING WELL Fragrance
A warm and cosy fragrance with fresh berry notes on top and bitter orange for accent.
TOP: Bitter Orange, Berries, Redcurrants
MIDDLE: Jasmine, Rose
LAST: Wood, Cedarwood, Musk
Address: 5-2-7 Jingumae, Shibuya, Tokyo
Opening Hours: 11:00-20:00
Access: 5-minutes on foot from Omotesando Station’s A1 Exit
SHIRO Official Website: https://shiro-shiro.jp/
Back in November, Sega Toys released a new Pikachu plush toy as part of its “WHO are YOU?” surprise toy series which reveals what character it is after being washed. As the series became more popular than expected, Sega Toys is continuing sales of the adorable anonymous balls of fluff.
Since being launched in 2018, over 10 million WHO are YOU? toys have been sold worldwide. As a result, WHO are YOU? Pokémon was added to the collection, becoming a bigger sensation than ever imagined when it launched in November 2020. Pictures of the toys flooded social media and reservations were overwhelmingly high. As a result of its popularity, the WHO are YOU? Pokémon series is making a comeback and will be available to purchase online, at toy shops in Japan and elsewhere.
A Mysterious Pokémon Appeared!
WHO are YOU? Pokémon: ¥3,800 (Before Tax)
The WHO are YOU? series has plush toys taking the form of a fluffy ball to conceal the identity of the character. To evolve your mysterious Pokémon and discover its identity, it needs to be washed. In addition to the standard facial expression, there is also a smiling face and winking face. The winking Pokémon is the only female Pokémon and its tail is heart-shaped!
Give Your Pokémon Berries To Become Friends
After carefully coaching your Pikachu out of hiding, you will be rewarded for your efforts with delicious berries for your Pokémon. There are five different types of berries available including Pecha berries, Sitrus berries, Oran berries, Pomeg berries, and Lum berries. Your Pokémon will be clutching two to three of these berries and they will only be accessible when you successfully evolve your Pokémon. Use the berries to take your friendship to the next level. This toy is the perfect way to interact with Pokémon in a brand new way.
This is the perfect Christmas or New Year’s gift for any Pokémon fan.
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WHO are YOU? Pokémon
Available At: Toy shops, variety shops, online and other known retailers
Official Website: https://www.segatoys.co.jp/whoareyou/
Disney Store x South Korean Cosmetic Brand peripera Collaborate on Limited-Edition Packaging
17.December.2020 | FASHION
South Korean cosmetic brand peripera and Disney Store Japan are teaming up to feature Minnie Mouse and Daisy Duck on the packaging products of peripera’s best selling items. The products are now available to buy via shopDisney and at Disney Store branches in Japan.
peripera is perhaps best known for its lip tint which was released in 2015. It was so successful it was dubbed the ‘national tint,’ and Japan even enjoyed its own exclusive limited-edition collection.
Eight of peripera’s products will feature in part of the collaborative line-up, with Minnie Mouse and Daisy Duck decorating their best selling Ink Velvet tint, glittery Sugar Twinkle Liquid Shadow, Ink Color Cara mascara, and more.
As well as the packaging designs, peripera and Disney Store have come together to create some Disney Store-original items which you can see below, all perfect as gifts to yourself or someone special.
peripera x Disney Store Collaboration
Buy Here: http://shopDisney.jp/c/peripera/
A BATHING APE® Set To Release Zarude-Themed Clothing Collection In Time For The New Pokémon Movie
A BATHING APE® (BAPE®) is once again collaborating with Pokémon to release a new clothing collection called A BATHING APE® Pokémon Collection – Zarude. The new line will be released on December 19, 2020 at A BATHING APE® shops as well as on the online shop.
A BATHING APE® is hoping to follow up on the success of their previous Pokémon collaboration collection which was released in October. The October collection incorporated their signature ape head design and was a big hit. The new collaboration is inspired by Zarude from the upcoming Pokémon film Pocket Monsters the Movie: Coco, which will be released on December 25 this year. The collection design merges the mystical concept of Zarude with a BABY MILO® style.
The collection is available in adult sizes as well as children’s sizes making it the perfect clothing collection to match your kids or younger siblings. As the new Pokémon film touches on themes of parents and children, this is the perfect outfit to wear to watch the film. The items in this collection are not available anywhere else, so make sure to get your hands on them while stocks last.
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A BATHING APE® Pokémon Collection – Zarude
Release Date: December 19, 2020
Available At: A BATHING APE® Stores