Transform into a cat this autumn & winter with this cat-tail phone case and fluffy cat bag
28.October.2016 | FASHION
“Felissimo neko-bu” have designed a neko tail smartphone cover that fits your hand like a warm, comfy scarf, as well as a multi-purpose fluffy bag with a swinging cat’s tail. The products went on sale online from October 6th.
The phone cover is perfect for those cold days. Fit your hand into the tail snug and it will hug your hand tight and warm. The cute and fluffy bag has a long cat’s tail that sways with each prance, and pointy ears to complete the neko look. Always having that warm fluffiness wherever you go is the perfect match for this autumn and spring.
The bag is A4 size so you can fit your belongings into it easily, like your notebook laptop.
Part of the money from your purchase of the items will be donated to animal shelters for pets with no owners and to helping find the animals a home. It will also go towards stopping overbreeding of stray cats, as well as animals put in shelters as a result of disasters.
“Snug-Tight Cat’s Tail Smartphone Case”（「手にフィット猫しっぽマフラー スマートフォンカバーの会」）
“Fluffy Swaying Cat’s Tail Bag”（「歩くたびしっぽふりふり 猫のもふもふマルチバッグ」）
Details & Purchasing: http://www.feli.jp/s/pr161026/2/
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Disney Japan Celebrates The Aristocats’ Marie Day & Cat Day With Cute Feline Merch
16.February.2021 | FASHION
Walt Disney Japan is releasing a new collection of merchandise of its famous feline characters in line with Japan’s Cat Day and Disney’s O’Malley Day, both of which fall on February 22. The items will be released at Disney Stores in Japan on February 16 but pre-sales will hit select shops and Disney Japan’s online store shopDisney on February 12.
Loungewear ¥5,060 / Mat ¥4,400 / Vanity Pouch ¥2,860 / Sweatshirt ¥4,290 / Snowdome ¥10,780 / Figurines <Dinah> <Marie> <Figaro> ¥2,420 Each / Figurine <Cheshire Cat> ¥2,640 / Cushion ¥4,180 / Mug ¥1,650
Hand Mirror ¥1,760 / Plushie Key Chain ¥2,750 / Smartphone Case ¥3,520 / Mini Towels ¥660 (Prices Include Tax)
Familiar kitty faces from some of Disney’s most celebrated animated films can be seen all around in the collection, including cats from The Aristocats, Cinderella, Alice in Wonderland, Pinocchio, and more. Pink is the base colour for the collection, perfect for the forthcoming spring season.
The line-up is a must-grab for any fan of Disney’s cats, from figurines and a mug to a cushion, sweatshirt, vanity pouch, and more.
Cat Day Merchandise
Pre-Sale Release Date: February 12, 2021
Pre-Sale Locations: Disney Store Sendai Toei Plaza / Disney Store Shibuya Koen-dori / Disney Store Kyoto Shijo Kawaramachi / Disney Store Shinsaibashi
General Release Date: February 16, 2021
Product Page: http://shopDisney.jp/cat-day/2021/
Sailor Moon Eternal Anime Film Promoted With Luna and Artemis Cheesecakes
Neko Neko Cheesecake, a bakery chain in Japan which cooks up cute desserts and pastries shaped like cats, is promoting the release of the two-part anime film Sailor Moon Eternal with two cheesecakes reminiscent of Luna and Artemis. The cakes will be sold from February 11 to March 25.
Sailor Moon Nyan Cheesecake (Mango) | ¥1,380 (Before Tax)
Sailor Moon Nyan Cheesecake (Strawberry) | ¥1,380 (Before Tax)
The cakes arrive in fruity mango and strawberry flavours, available both in-store at Neko Neko Cheesecake branches and via the online store All Hearts Mall in Japan. Both are also safely wrapped up and packaged in a cute box featuring a sailor uniform before being placed in a bag that has Luna and Artemis huddled together and sat atop a crescent moon.
The first film in the Sailor Moon Eternal series was released on January 8, 2021, and the second on February 11, 2021.
Sailor Moon Eternal’s Second Anime Film Promoted With Luna Shaped Bread
Japanese bakery Neko Neko Shokupan is promoting the release of the second in the two-part anime film series Sailor Moon Eternal by baking up a bread inspired by everyone’s favourite feline: Luna. The bread will be sold from February 11 to March 25.
Neko Neko Shokupan Luna Bread w/ Chocolate Pen | ¥1,200 (Before Tax)
The bread is made of pastry laced with black cocoa powder. Luna’s ears are strawberry flavoured and she of course has her iconic crescent moon atop her forehead. She arrives safely packaged in a cube-shaped box decorated in night sky stars and the moon. This box is placed in an eye-catching bag with little Sailor Moon details that are sure to be familiar to any fan, including Luna herself as well as Artemis.
The bread is available in-store at Neko Neko Shokupan branches and via the online store All Hearts Mall in Japan
The first film in the Sailor Moon Eternal series was released on January 8, 2021, and the second on February 11, 2021.
Cat Shaped Bread Releases at Neko Neko Shokupan For Hinamatsuri Festival
09.February.2021 | FOOD
Neko Neko Shokupan is celebrating Japan’s annual Hinamatsuri festival, also known as Doll’s Day, by releasing a set of three limited-edition flavours of its popular cat-shaped bread. It is now available via their online store until March 3, 2021.
Strawberry / Plain / Matcha – ¥4,600 (Tax & Shipping Included)
Neko Neko Shokupan Hinamatsuri Strawberry
Neko Neko Shokupan Hinamatsuri Plain
Neko Neko Shokupan Hinamatsuri Matcha
Neko Neko House
The cute set includes pink-coloured strawberry, white-coloured plain, and green-coloured matcha breads which are available for delivery at addresses in Japan. They arrive in a cute house-shaped box.
Cat Day 2021: Japan Celebrates the Day of Cats With Pop-Up Shops and Events
06.February.2021 | FASHION
BS TV Tokyo is celebrating Japan’s Cat Day, which falls on February 22, by opening pop-up shops at ten Book1st stores and two Marui stores which will run from February 1 to 28.
The pop-up shops will feature a feline-filled wealth of reading material and merchandise based on popular cat characters in Japan, like Tom & Jerry, Kuroro, Nanana, and more. And if you head to the Nakano branch of Book1st and visit their 2nd floor cafe “Cafe nota nova,” there’ll be some decorative cat-themed displays on show. During the pop-up shops’ openings, all who buy goods and books related to the event will receive a free folder too.
If you love cats, and are in Japan this month, then don’t miss out on this special event in the run up to Cat Day!
Cat Day Pop-Up Shops
Running: February 1, 2021 – February 28, 2021
Book1st Participating Branch List
Locations: Shinjuku, Nakano, Aobadai, LUMINE Kita-Senju, LUMINE Kagagoe, Mosaic Mall Kohoku, Shapo Ichikawa, Bono Sagamiono, Hankyu Nishinomiya Gardens, Ebista Nishinomiya
Running: February 1, 2021 – February 28, 2021
Marui Participating Branch List
Marui Kichijoji (February 16 – 28)
Shinjuku Marui Annex (February 22 – 28)
Event Details: https://www.bs-tvtokyo.co.jp/catday2021/
Kawaii Kittens Gather For Dessert at Sweets Paradise With Their New Menu Line-Up
06.February.2021 | FOOD
Sweets Paradise, a chain of all-you-can-eat desserts buffet in Japan, has revealed an upcoming new menu line-up themed around cats which will hit all branches on February 15.
Juno mofusand x Sweets Paradise Illustrations
Sweets Paradise Gacha Items
Sweets Paradise Limited-Time Menu
Nikukyu Nyanko Roll
Russian Blue Sesame Mousse
Colourful Strawberry Pound Cake
Bengal Nyanko’s Chiboust
The event is being held in collaboration with the popular artist Juno (ぢゅの) whose work garners huge attention on Twitter and Instagram. It is the illustrator’s second collaboration with Sweets Paradise, following the success of the one held in January of last year.
As well as sweet treats, a collection of original merchandise will also be released in collaboration with the illustrator, such as acrylic stands, pins for pinning on your bag, folders, and more. There will also be a selection of gacha items up for grabs like key rings, masks, and more.
Cat-Shaped Handbag and Saddle Bag Proceeds Go Towards Japanese Cat Shelters
15.December.2020 | FASHION
Sustainable cat-related fashion and lifestyle NECOREPA is now taking online orders for four new handmade cat-shaped handbags and saddlebags.
Made to Order
All orders are made-to-order as these bags are carefully handcrafted. The bags come with a free cat key ring when ordered online.
Real leather bags to last a lifetime
The bags are handmade for cat lovers by one 80-year-old man in Gifu Prefecture with 65 years in the industry. He makes each and every one with the utmost care to create something to be treasured for a lifetime.
All of the dyeing, oiling, cutting, and sewing is done in a single factory, allowing for consistency to ensure that the bag is durable.
These simple yet cute bags work with both casual and formal looks, as well if you want to just pop out for a bit. The shoulder strap is also removable.
4 limited-edition colours
The bags come in four different colours with different colouring and design for both the inside and outside.
Orders are now open until January 4, 2021 at 23:59 (JST).
Proceeds go to cats in need
Proceeds made from online orders go to NECO REPUBLIC’s cafe which takes in stray cats.
Store List: https://necorepa.stores.jp/items/5fc07fd6df51590671d1ffd0
Pokémon Silicone Ring Phone Straps Keep Trainers Company in the Wild
Retail company Hamee recently released a new collection of Pokémon silicone ring phone straps in Japan.
Pokémon Silicone Ring Straps | ¥990 Each (Before Tax)
These cute straps are sure to keep Trainers out there company while their Pokémon sleep in their Poké Balls.
Designs include Pikachu and Ditto which not only look adorable but will keep your phone safe from falling while you’re using it too.
The rings are made from soft silicone which won’t damage the phone or its screen if it touches them and also doesn’t case discomfort when worn on the finger. They weigh in at just 3g. Use them not only on your phone case but digital camera, pass case, and more as a convenient hook.
They match perfectly with the Pokémon iFace First Class phone case series too.
©1995-2020 Nintendo/Creatures Inc./GAME FREAK inc.
Pokémon Silicone Ring Straps
iFace’s Pokémon Smartphone Cases Are the Perfect Gamer Fit For Your iPhone 11
Japanese smartphone accessory brand iFace has released a new collection of Pokémon design iFace First Class smartphone cases.
The iFace First Class series is made from polycarbonate and TPU, providing military grade protection for the iPhone 11—and in stylish designs to top it all off. The series draws a line under other cases, boasting superior and comfortable grip.
Pikachu & Friends
Eevee & Friends
Ghost Type Design
Familiar faces are dotted all across the cases, from Pikachu to Eevee, Mimikyu, Sylveon, Gengar, Ditto, and more, so you can carry your favourite Pokémon with you wherever you go.
©Nintendo ･Creatures ･GAME FREAK･TV Tokyo ･ShoPro ･JR Kikaku ©Pokémon
Official Website: https://jp.iface.com/
Kyoto Neko Neko: Cat Shaped Desserts and Pastries Served at Kyoto’s New Bakery
02.June.2020 | FOOD
ALL HEARTS COMPANY, a Japanese company that develops bakeries and patisseries across Japan, opened its new bakery and confectionery shop Kyoto Neko Neko in Shijo, Kyoto on June 1, 2020. There, they are serving cat-shaped pastries and desserts including Kyoto-exclusive products from their Neko Neko Bread brand and Neko Neko Cheesecake shop.
Kyoto Neko Neko Danish Bread: ¥1,200 (Before Tax)
This butter-loaded Danish pastry is folded into a braid shape and baked which keeps the pastry moist. It’s topped with a sprinkling of sugar, leaving it glistening. It’s recommended that you first try the pastry as it is—soft and moist. You can then try lighting toasting it which gives it a crispy texture and brings out the delicious aroma of the butter.
Products are packaged in a cute box making them a great gift idea.
Kyoto Neko Neko Cheesecake (On sale from mid-June 2020)
This cheesecake is made with Brie de Meaux cheese and is laced with black cocoa. The luxurious cheese combined with black soy beans and brown sugar syrup jelly makes for a marriage between Japanese and Western flavours. You get an extra layer of deliciousness too with a dusting of soy flour.
Kyoto Neko Neko Bread (Plain): ¥550 (Before Tax)
This Kyoto version of the Neko Neko Bread is still made without water, but rather than using only milk, Kyoto Neko Neko has added soy milk made using soy beans from a tofu shop in Kyoto, lending a smooth and rich flavour to the bread. And instead of mascarpone cheese, Kyoto Neko Neko uses soybean cream, and instead of dairy butter a soy cream butter.
Kyoto Neko Neko Bread (Houjicha): ¥680 (Before Tax)
Kyoto Neko Neko Bread (Matcha): ¥680 (Before Tax)
There’s also a houjicha flavour made with houjicha tea and white chocolate, as well as a matcha flacvour combined with black soybean.
Kyoto Neko Neko Shioji
Address: 578 Obiyamachi, Tachiuri Nakanocho, Shimogyo Ward, Kyoto
Grand Opening: June 1, 2020
Opening Hours: 10:30-18:00
No Fixed Holidays (Closed: New Year’s Holidays)
Official Website: https://nekoshoku.jp/
Buy These Face Masks and Help Save Japan’s Cats in the Process
08.May.2020 | FASHION
Neco Republic launched online pre-orders of its new face masks, called “SAVE THE CAT MASK,” via its website on May 6, 2020. Neco Republic is a company who pours efforts into helping save cats in Japan; they manage various businesses including the cat cafe Neco Republic which takes in rescue cats, NECOREPA/ which sells a variety of products and items with all proceeds going towards their efforts to taking in stray cats, Neco Ichi Neco Za which is a rescue cat event held in Japan, and more.
The “SAVE THE CAT MASK” series was launched for cat lovers and as a way to help cats in the process. The previous batch of these masks sold out in just two days.
High quality materials and skilful sewing, all made in Japan
SAVE THE CAT MASK – ¥1,980 for one / ¥9,900 for five
The masks are made from high quality natural cotton with all manufacturing carried out in Japan. They are sewed using a Japanese sewing method known as ayaori which ensures elasticity and makes it harder for the masks to wrinkle. The masks can also be washed repeatedly. Maintaining hygiene is of utmost important when it comes to face masks, and so these face masks are made so you can hand wash them lightly with detergent as well as put them in a net before putting them in the washing machine.
The masks are all sewn in Gifu Prefecture which is where Neco Republic is based.
Cute designs inspired by cats
There are five design variations of the masks each inspired by a different cat breed including calico, Russian Blue, tuxedo, white, and black. They are also shaped subtly like a cat which most likely won’t be noticed by other people meaning you can express you love of cats secretly.
Save cats during the process
The masks aren’t only for us humansーthey benefit our cats too. All proceeds from the masks will go towards Neco Republic’s rescue cat cafe as well as be used for the company’s efforts for helping rescue cats.
Neco Republic’s SAVE THE CAT MASK
Tadanori Yokoo Releases Art Book Collection of His Late Beloved Cat Tama
04.April.2020 | FASHION
Since his cat Tama passed away in 2014, Japanese graphic designer and illustrator Tadanori Yokoo has drawn 91 pieces of his beloved feline companion. Those pieces have been compiled into a new art book entitled Tama, Kaetteoide (“Come Home, Tama”).
Tama was a famous cat amongst fans of Tadanori Yokoo, who would feature him on his Twitter page and blog from time to time. Yokoo’s love for Tama was also well-known amongst his followers. Tama was a stray cat and appeared in Yokoo’s garden. In the 15 years Yokoo took care of him, Tama’s affection warmed the hearts of both the artist and his family of fans.
The 91 pieces that Yokoo created of Tama since his passing were originally never going to be seen by anyone. But this year, on the seventh anniversary of Tama’s death, Yokoo has decided to publish them.
Tama, Kaetteoide – ¥2,200 (Before Tax)
The collection features not only art pieces, but diary and written entries too that Yokoo occasionally wrote about Tama. Yokoo’s Twitter page become a diary for the artist, where he expressed his sadness and loneliness after losing his cat, which has received much attention with his followers. The book includes the diary entries from when Tama was alive to his death and up to 2018.
When Yokoo met with Yoko Ono, he said of his work, “I didn’t draw this as artーI drew it as a love letter to my cat,” to which she responded, “And that’s exactly why it’s art.” I too believe that if a piece of art moves a person’s heart, then that in itself makes it art. Featured in this book are many of Yokoo’s diary and written entries about his beloved Tama. But it also begs the question to people what is love, what is life, and what is death? It’s a treasured illustrated collection for people, and above all one you can’t help adoring. I believe this book will add something to the lives of every art fan, of every cat lover, and every person who kindly buys themselves a copy.”
An exhibition showcasing all of the illustrations in the book is set to take place at Nishimura Gallery in the near future. The exhibition has been postponed as a result of the coronavirus outbreak, but you can check the gallery’s official website for when the event will next be rescheduled.