Rilakkuma & Korilakkuma Halloween Sweets Are Arriving to Lawson Convenience Stores in Japan
13.October.2018 | FOOD
Character themed Japanese sweets brand Tabemas are releasing two new treats for Halloween: one for Rilakkuma who is celebrating his 15th anniversary this year and one for his buddy Korilakkuma. The sweets will be available at Lawson convenience stores across Japan (excluding Lawson Store 100 branches) from October 16.
Tabemas are a sweets company who make wagashi―Japanese style sweets―based on familiar characters. They have teamed up with a list of popular faces including Doraemon, Mickey & Minnie Mouse, Winnie the Pooh, Hello Kitty and Pompompurin. The new Rilakkuma and Korilakkuma sweets feature both bears holding a jack-o’-lantern. They’re so cute – where do you even start eating from?
The company’s name “Tabemas” is a portmanteau of the Japanese word taberareru and the word “mascot,” translating to “mascots that you can eat.” As the name suggests, these delicately crafted treats are made to look just like the characters.
The name of this Japanese sweet is “nerikiri” which are made from bean paste. The Rilakkuma nerikiri is pumpkin purin flavoured which has both an autumn feel to it and also happens to be Rilakkuma’s favourite food. Korilakkuma is maple flavoured, and both are filled with red bean paste. They look cute but are also authentic Japanese sweets!
If you’re in Japan this month then be sure to find the closest Lawson to you to get your hands on these.
Tabemas Rilakkuma Halloween: Rilakkuma (Pumpkin Purin Flavoured)
Tabemas Rilakkuma Halloween: Korilakkuma (Maple Flavoured)
Price: ¥280 Each (Tax Included)
Release Date: October 16, 2018
Available: At the chilled desserts corner of Lawson branches in Japan.
*Not available at Lawson Store 100 branches.
*Limited stock. Products will discontinue once all have been sold.
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*Photos are for illustrative purposes only. Actual product may differ slightly.
*Please ensure not to choke on the sweets.
*The latest information can be found on the Bandai Candy homepage.
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Product Page: http://www.bandai.co.jp/candy/tabemas/hw_rilakkuma/
Kaori’s easy recipe – learn how to make “Rilakkuma Henshin Halloween Plate!”
With just a small bit of ingenuity, turn everyday food into something cute using Kaori’s recipe series! With a few simple ideas, an ordinary recipe magically transforms into a cute dish.
This time, I will introduce to you “Rilakkuma Henshin Halloween Plate.”
Rice / 180g
Mentsuyu (Japanese noodle soup / half a cup
Slice cheese / two slices
Cheddar slice cheese / one slice
Thinly sliced ham / one slice
Seaweed / 1/2 sheet
Sausages / two
2: Make Rillakuma-colored rice (90g) by adding and mixing mentsuyu with the cooked rice. Mix it in well so all the rice is the same color.
3: Mentsuyu rice→Rilakkuma
Separate the rice into two groups, one to make the face (80g) , and the other to make the ears (5g). Use saran wrap to form the rice into the correct shape.
4: Boil the sausages.
Cut the slice cheese (5mm) and roll it at an angle on the sausage.
When you roll the cheese, melt the cheese with your hand’s heat and attach to the sausage so that the cheese will look like the bandage of a mummy.
Place the cheese cut in a circle on top of the blank space and place the seaweed on top of the circular cheese. This will become the eyes.
5: Fix the ears using fried pasta (refer to “Purin Chan no Milk Pudding”). Attach the cheese to the mouth and ears and make the eyes and mouth by using the seaweed. As in step 4, complete Rilakkuma by using the slice cheese and placing the parts so everything is balanced.
6: Place a hat on Korilakkuma using the seaweed
Cut the seaweed like in the photo. If the seaweed sticks up hold it down and into place by using some saran wrap.
After attaching the seaweed, fix the ears using fried pasta. In the same way as you did for Rilakkuma, make the eyes and mouth with seaweed and ears with sliced ham. Use a toothpick to cut the slice of cheddar cheese. This will for the head parts of the pumpkin. Now, place this on top of the hat.
Voila! It is now complete. The combination of mentsuyu rice and cheese is fantastic, isn’t it? This is a great recipe to use at a Halloween party or a Halloween bento box.
Kaori also invites you into her world of character-themed rice dishes in her recipe series! Please check out her Instagram where she has uploaded many pictures of her character dishes!
Lawson’s Rilakkuma Chocolate Buns Are Kawaii and Piping Hot
28.September.2018 | FOOD
Hi, everyone. It’s Midori here from the MOSHI MOSHI BOX Harajuku Tourist Information Center.
It’s gotten cold all of a sudden recently – are you all feeling well? When it’s cold in Japan there’s nothing better than popping down to the convenience store and grabbing a nikuman―a meat bun. So that’s what I did today. I went to Lawson to buy myself a meat bun and came across something very cute they were selling!
And that was this!
“Rilakkuman”―a Rilakkuma bun!
It’s a Rilakkuma manjuu which is a steamed bun with a filling. It looks just like Rilakkuma’s face. So cute!
I took a picture with it at the World Clock―the MOSHI MOSHI BOX’s iconic Instagram spot.
It doesn’t pander to today’s social media and Instagram war which is nice.
There'[s also a Rilakkuma panel displayed inside the MOSHI MOSHI BOX so I got two Rilakkuma’s in one photo! That’s a lot of Rilakkuma.
It seems a waste to eat it but I went all out and wolfed it down.
There’s sweet chocolate paste in the middle.
I felt sorry for him but he was just delicious so I didn’t hold back. It was Rilakkuma from the outset and he was cute.
The season is getting cold, so you all should try eating a Rilakkuman for yourselves too! If you’re eating one in Harajuku then please stop by the MOSHI MOSHI BOX and say hi.
Rilakkuman (Chocolate Flavour)
Price: ¥200 (Tax Included)
*Some branches are not stocking the product.
*Sales are subject to closure without notice depending on the region.
Rilakkuma’s 15th Anniversary Celebrates with Strawberry Wagashi Sweets
12.May.2018 | FOOD
Tabemasu is a wagashi sweets series that creates sweets of different characters. To celebrate his 15th anniversary, the company are releasing a Rilakkuma themed wagashi that features the cute bear himself and his pal Kiiroitori. The set of two wagashi will go on sale from May 15, 2018 and will be available in limited stock at Lawson convenience stores across Japan (excluding Lawson Store 100 branches).
This is the fifth Rilakkuma wagashi to be released from Tabemasu. The pack contains two wagashi: a strawberry flavoured Rilakkuma and a honey maple flavoured Kiiroitori. The release comes under the Taberareru Mascot (‘Mascots You Can Eat’) series, and as the name suggests, the wagashi are crafted with a great attention to detail, capturing the characters’ cuteness.
The theme of this release is ‘strawberry’ which in Japanese is ichigo. This lines up with Rilakkuma’s 15th anniversary as 1 in Japanese is ichi and 5 is go. We have Rilakkuma’s cute pose holding a strawberry with both paws, and Kiiroitori with a leaf on his head also hugging a strawberry. Inside the sweets is strawberry flavoured red bean paste and vanilla maple flavoured red bean paste respectively. Kids can also enjoy eating these as they are bite-sized and easy to eat.
Find the closest Lawson to you and get your hands on a pack of these cute wagashi for yourself!
Report: Kyary Pamyu Pamyu’s Tasty Time in Gastropolis Kobe – Sweets Edition
Kobe is filled with famous sightseeing spots like the nostalgic Ijinkan neighborhood and port. The city is packed with fashionable shops and restaurants and is highly regarded for its selection of tasty sweets!
The port city, with over 150 years of history, has fostered a unique and diverse culinary culture.
Recently, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu began starring in a series of promotional videos for the Gastropolis Kobe project. The artist traveled to the city to partake in plenty of delicious treats, and MOSHI MOSHI NIPPON went along for the ride! Here are some of the singer’s favorite spots around town.
Kobe, known as a city where East meets West, is lined with sweets shops that are unique to the area.
The tea salon TOOTH TOOTH Dekoboko Sabo opened in 2019 in the Kobe City Museum and offers a menu that mixes Western food and sweets with tea and ingredients from traditional Japanese cuisine. Kyary ordered the Dekoboko Sabo Afternoon Tea Set, a collection of western sweets blended with the essence of traditional Japanese flavors. Guests are invited to enjoy their tea and sweets in a one-of-a-kind space filled with Meiji period flare and retro Western furniture. Those interested will need to make a reservation, so be sure to remember the next time you’re in Kobe.
TOOTH TOOTH Decoboco Sabo
Address: 24 Kyomachi, Chuo Ward, Kobe (Inside the Kobe City Museum)
Hours: 9:30-17:30 (Last Order at 16:30)
The next stop was Kobe Nankin-machi, one of the three major Chinatowns in Japan. Kobe MILK is known nationwide for its Apricot Pudding, which is made with local ingredients. The raw apricot pudding is mixed with milk brought from the foot of Mt. Rokko and other ingredients from Hyogo Prefecture. Of course, Kyary ordered some, and was amazed by its fluffy texture. You can only enjoy it in Kobe–also, the shop sells other puddings mixed with seasonal fruits, so don’t miss those either!
Address: Shin-Motomachi Building 1F (1 Motomachi-dori, Chuo-ku, Kobe)
Hours: Weekdays 9:30-19:00 / Weekends 9:30-19:30
For Kyary’s final stop, the singer visited the Moore House, a cafe located in a building with over 100 years of history. Guests are surrounded by greenery, and the Western-style building is incredibly elegant. The Strawberry Mille-feuille Kyary ordered was created by an expert patissier and based on the strawberry mille-feuille recipe from the legendary French restaurant Maxim’s de Paris in Ginza. A generous amount of custard cream complements the crispy pie crust and enhances the sweetness of the fresh strawberries. We’d recommend it with a glass of champagne–if you’re of age.
Kitano Ijin-kan Moore House
Address: 2-9-3 Kitanocho, Chuo-ku, Kobe
The streets of Kobe are packed with sweets that you can only enjoy if you visit. Why not come experience these incredible spots like Kyary did?
Kobe Sweets Trailer: https://youtu.be/Sx9B1ZdAvlI
Kirby and Waddle Dee Sweets Released to Celebrate Character’s 30th Anniversary
Character-inspired Japanese confectionary series Tabemas has announced two new sweets inspired by Kirby and Waddle Dee from the popular game series! These will be available at select AEON and AEON Style locations starting November 18.
Kirby is celebrating his 30th anniversary in 2022, and the popular character has been seeing plenty of press time and special events to celebrate. Now, fans can snag these traditional sweets–though they might be too cute to eat!
The character’s round and puffy body have been recreated perfectly with mild sweetness and a smooth custard flavor.
While the bean paste inside the Kirby sweet is custard-flavored, Waddle Dee features a smooth chocolate flavor. Grab these while supplies last!
(C)Nintendo / HAL Laboratory, Inc. KB22-P4730」
Tabemas Kirby 2022
Waddle Dee (Chocolate)
Release Date: November 18, 2022~
Where to Buy: AEON and AEON Style locations nationwide (Not available in the Tohoku region on Okinawa)
*Available while supplies last.
*Items may not be available at some stores.
Confectionery Series Tabemas Transforms Members of BT21 into Japanese Sweets
08.November.2022 | FOOD
The eight members of BT21 are the latest to be picked up by the character-inspired Japanese confectionery series Tabemas. These tasty treats will go on sale at FamilyMart stores across Japan starting November 8, 2022. Two characters will be included in each pack, and fans can snag either KOYA & RJ, SHOOKY & COOKY, MANG & CHIMMY, or TATA & VAN. Each pack will cost ¥398 (Tax Included).
About Tabemas and BT21
All eight characters from BT21, a globally popular character brand featured as part of LINE FRIENDS, have been transformed into Japanese sweets. KOYA, RJ, SHOOKY, MANG, CHIMMY, TATA, COOKY, and VAN are cuter than ever before in these 3D treats, and this is the first time that the Tabemas series has revealed all eight characters in a collaboration. When all of the sweets are gathered together on a plate, it will look like the characters are having a party!
Why not enjoy a fun and tasty time with your favorite members of BT21?
BT21 x Tabemas
On Sale: November 8, 2022
ANNA’S by Landtmann in Shibuya Scramble Square Now Offering Halloween Sweets
11.October.2022 | FOOD
ANNA’S by Landtmann, a cafe located inside +Q Beauty on the 6th floor of Shibuya Scramble Square, has begun selling two Halloween cakes! These spooky sweets will be available until October 31, 2022.
Halloween Mont Blanc
Halloween Poison Apple
Guests will be able to snag the Halloween Mont Blanc and Halloween Poison Apple cakes, available for ¥580 each including tax. The Mont Blanc is filled with pumpkin custard and Chantilly cream. The Poison Apple is a sweet and sour cake featuring a blend of chocolate mousse covered in red glaze and applesauce with apple pulp.
Which of these two adorable cakes would you like to enjoy this autumn?
ANNA’S by Landtmann Halloween Cakes
Available: October 4 – October 31, 2022
Official Site: https://www.giraud.co.jp/annas/
Second Sylvanian Families Sweets Buffet to Open with a Christmas Theme
11.October.2022 | FASHION
Keio Plaza Hotel in Tokyo will hold a special Christmas-themed Sylvanian Families buffet starting November 1, 2022. This is the second Sylvanian Families event following the previous Halloween-themed buffet, which became extremely popular. Some guests even bring their own Sylvanian Families dolls!
Starting in November, visitors can enjoy a full lineup of 20 scrumptious dishes inspired by the cake shop found in Sylvania Village. Some sweets are also inspired by the many beloved characters found in the series, and anyone wanting to get into the Christmas spirit won’t want to miss this exclusive event. For those without a sweet tooth, some light lunches will also be available.
The restaurant will also erect a decorative display of Sylvanian Families enjoying a Christmas party and a sweet diorama made exclusively of desserts by the pasty chef. Guests can enjoy tea time while getting lost in this magical world, so get excited about the Christmas season!
1. Sweets Inspired by the World of Sylvanian Families
2. Become Enthralled by a Wonderful Winter World of Sweets
3. Exclusive! Sweets Diorama and Sylvanian Families Photo Spot
4. Light Meals Perfect for Winter and Burgers Featuring Original Illustrations
5. A Special Plan to Enjoy the Buffet with Sylvanian Families Babies
Sweets Collection with Sylvanian Families
Running: November 1 – December 31, 2022
Venue: Keio Plaza Hotel’s Jurin Restaurant
Price: ¥5,500 (Adults) / ¥3,000 (Children 4-12) *Children under 3 free
Colorful and Cute Halloween Menu Now Available at Huis Ten Bosch in Nagasaki
Nagasaki’s Huis Ten Bosch is now offering up some tasty and colorful autumn sweets! Visitors can enjoy the feel of an authentic European Halloween at the Netherlands-inspired theme park for a limited time only.
Forest Fantasia Cafe’s Sorciere Sweet Potato au Lait
Cafe Deli Plus’s Halloween Party Parfait
Madame Chocolat’s Special Halloween Parfait at the Former Residence of Madame Chocolat
Chestnut Witch Hat at Bikken Bikken
Akanbe Burger at Bikken Bikken
The Exciting Halloween Burger with Colorful Veggies and Pumpkin at dam
Jack-o’-lantern Shrimp Cheese Fondue at Gokuu
Halloween Lunch and Dessert Buffet at Anchors Lounge
Ghostly Forest Carnival Pasta at Pinoccio
Halloween Ghost Curry at Tottotto
This Halloween menu features a wide variety of seasonal ingredients. Why not enjoy the autumn season to the fullest by having your fill?
Halloween in the City of Flowers ~Autumn Harvest Festival~
Running: September 10 – November 4, 2022
Venue: Huis Ten Bosch
Official Site: https://www.huistenbosch.co.jp/
Terrifying Halloween Night Yokai Tour to be Held at Kokuminshukusha Shodoshima in Kagawa Prefecture
In conjunction with the autumn segment of Setouchi Triennale 2022, the Yokai Halloween 2022 event will be held for the first time at the Yokai Art Museum in Shodoshima in Kagawa. During the event, guests can take part in the Halloween Night Yokai Tour on Saturdays, which will invite them to transform into terrifying ghouls! Each guest will receive a yokai mask and will be tasked to test their courage in this unique Halloween event. Those visiting the museum in costume will receive a discount, and visitors can also enjoy some spooky treats at the Yokai Bar. This is one museum horror fans won’t want to miss!
Visit the Yokai Art Museum at Night
Unlike daytime, the Yokai Art Museum is filled with a mysterious energy at night. With a flashlight in hand, staff members will lead guests on a tour through the museum, which exhibits more than 800 yokai sculptures. Visitors can wear yokai masks and costumes, and unlike a haunted house, you won’t need to worry about yokai jumping out at you. However, the staff may ask you to keep an eye out for anything mysterious. Guests are permitted to take as many photos as they like inside the museum, so be sure to share your experience on social media!
Too Realistic! Enjoy Finger Cookies at the Yokai Bar
At the Yokai Bar attached to the museum, guests can find these terrifying finger cookies! These were made in collaboration with FUJI, a popular snack shop in Shidoshima. While tasty, they might be a little too realistic for some people. These will be available in two flavors: spicy and sweet.
Rent a Halloween Lantern for Free
A Night Walk through the Shidoshima Maze will invite visitors to carry a Halloween-themed lantern through the town. This event is being held to promote tourism in the town at night, and lanterns will be free to rent! These will be available in different colors from the first floor of the nearby Shodoshima International Hotel. Shodoshima, known as the City of Mazes, has over 60 streets with three-way intersections and many mysterious alleys. Walking through the town at night will be an experience you’ll never forget, especially during the spookiest time of the year!
Halloween Night Yokai Tour
Dates: October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 / November 5
Time: 20:00 at the Yokai Art Museum (Please reserve your spot by 20:00.)
Venue: Yokai Art Museum (298 Kou, Tonosho, Shozu District, Kagawa)
Price: Adults ¥3400 / Middle/High School Students ¥1,950 / Elementary Students and Under are free (Must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.)
*Fee includes admission, yokai masks, and the tour.
Details/Reserve Tickets: https://www.asoview.com/channel/tickets/eZLNyX5SzG/
*The tour will feature parts of buildings 1-4 and will be led by staff members. Fee includes admission to the museum. Guests can enjoy the museum both before and after the tour, and may re-enter the museum only on the same day.
Rilakkuma Cream Soda Appears at Maholova Minds Miura Tokyo Bay Hotel
Maholova Minds Miura, a hot spring resort on the Miura Peninsula in Kanagawa Prefecture, celebrated its 30th anniversary in June 2022. Royal Salon Yamato, a popular spot for coffee and parties since its opening, was transformed into the Rita Cafe this summer.
On September 23, Rita Cafe will begin selling its own original cream soda!
Rilakkuma’s Miura Ocean Cream Soda / Korilakkuma’s Watermelon Cream Soda
Rilakkuma Room (Bedroom/Living Room)
To celebrate the special Rilakkuma room and Korilakkuma room, guests can enjoy two new drinks: Rilakkuma’s Miura Ocean Cream Soda and Korilakkuma’s Watermelon Cream Soda. The rooms aren’t too easy to book, but even if you can’t, at least you can see plenty of adorable pictures on social media!
Rilakkuma’s Miura Ocean Cream Soda / Korilakkuma’s Watermelon Cream Soda
Available: September 23, 2022
NAKED’s Halloween Event Coming to Tokyo Tower for a Limited Time
22.September.2022 | SPOT
Digital art collective NAKED will hold a special Halloween projection mapping show at Tokyo Tower! The Tokyo Tower City Light Fantasia ~Halloween Party 2022~ event will run from September 16 until October 31 on the 2nd floor of the tower’s main deck.
NAKED has collaborated with Tokyo Tower in the past to create shows inspired by the seasons. These incredible illuminations captivate audiences at night, and this fall, visitors will be captivated by autumn leaves dancing in the breeze along with silvergrass swaying and the sound of chirping insects. The scene will eventually change into something more spooky–a ghost will appear alongside witches, bats, and pumpkins! The main deck will be enveloped in Halloween colors perfect for a fall photoshoot!
TOKYO TOWER CITY LIGHT FANTASIA ~Halloween Party 2022~
Venue: Tokyo Tower Main Deck (150m), 2F North Side Floor
Running: September 16 – October 31, 2022
September 16 – September 30 / 18:00-Close
October 1 – October 31 / 17:30-Close
Entry: Guests can enjoy the main deck for only the price of entry to the observation deck.
Hilton Tokyo Odaiba to Hold Second Touken Ranbu ONLINE Collaboration Sweets Buffet
From October 21 until November 30, 2022, Hilton Tokyo Odaiba will hold the Touken Ranbu ONLINE Special Buffet ~Black & White~ event! This second collaboration with the popular series will be held Grillogy Bar and Grill on the second floor.
Drink Order Bonus: Original Coaster (8 varieties)
At the buffet, guests can enjoy luxurious dishes inspired by characters from the sword-centered game and anime series. The desserts blend Japanese and Western cuisine, and special cocktails will be available during the first phase, each coming with a special coaster as a bonus! In addition, original goods will be on sale at the venue, so don’t miss it!
Touken Ranbu ONLINE Special Buffet ~Black & White~
Running: October 21 – November 30, 2022
Reservation Start Dates and Times:
Lottery Opens: September 16, 12:00~
General Reservations Open: October 6, 12:00~
*Lottery reservations and general reservations will be open
for the first and second runs.
*Please see the official website for the full reservation schedule.
Venue: Hilton Tokyo Odaiba 2F Restaurant, Grillogy Bar and Grill
Online Shop: https://touken-yorozuya.com/
Sanrio Puroland Begins Autumn’s Puro Halloween Event
15.September.2022 | SPOT
From September 9 until November 1, Sanrio Puroland is celebrating the spookiest season of the year with the Puro Halloween event. On the first day of the event, guests immediately showed up to enjoy the new additions to the park, including the light show, Halloween photo spot, and an exclusive food menu filled with autumn flavors.
The theme of this year’s event is the popular Halloween phrase “Trick or Treat!” Popular Sanrio characters are all dressed up in spooky costumes, with each joining Team Trick or Team Treat!
First Set of Seasonal Goods (Costume ver.)
At Puro Village, guests can see the incredible Trick or Treat light show, perfect for getting into the Halloween mood!
Fairyland Theater will present the new ‘Let’s Trick or Treat’ stage show as well, with Hello Kitty and Dear Daniel dressed in new costumes as they dance and play games with each other.
‘Vampire Butler Cafe ~Broken Rules~’ Immersive Horror Experience
Along with these new shows, those looking for a fright can visit the Vampire Butler Cafe, Puroland’s first immersive horror show featuring handsome actors dressed as vampires. This will only be open after Puroland closes, and only on select dates. Younger children can also enjoy a special candy-catching event sure to excite!
Starting October 1, a Halloween version of the Mewkledreamy March stage show will wow audiences. Everyone’s favorite characters Mew, Peko, and Su will appear in new costumes, so don’t miss it!
Limited Time Food Menu
Limited Time Photo Spot
In the Rainbow Hall on the third floor, guests can take pictures a bright orange and purple photo spot. In the Character Food Court on the first floor, new menu items are available, served on decorated tables. The limited food menu offers everything from Meatball Curry to a Luxurious Sweet Potato Parfait. If you like autumn treats, be sure to enjoy while taking some pictures to post on social media!
Come enjoy the Halloween season with your favorite Sanrio characters, and don’t forget to say “Trick or Treat!”
© 2022 SANRIO CO., LTD. TOKYO, JAPAN MMP,TX 著作 株式会社サンリオ
Yokohama Royal Park Hotel to Hold Halloween Sweets Fair in October
From October 1 until October 31, Yokohama Royal Park Hotel will hold a special Halloween Fair at its delicatessen and lounge Coffret. In addition to six playful sweets from the Halloween Frankenstein to the Halloween Mummy, two types of autumn bread featuring pumpkin and purple sweet potato will be available, allowing guests to enjoy the taste of the season!
Halloween Mont Blanc
Halloween Pound Cake
Pumpkin Cream Fondue / Halloween Anpan
Come enjoy this Halloween with some cute and silly sweets!
Running: October 1 – October 31, 2022
Venue: Coffret Delicatessen and Lounge, 1F
Hours: Lounge 10:00-20:00 (*Cakes served starting at 11:00) /
Reservations: 045-221-1111 (Representatives available 11:00-20:00)