Local Sumikko Gurashi and Rilakkuma Goods for Sale in Shimonoseki

23.May.2022 | FASHION / SPOT

The Daimaru location in Shimonoseki, Yamaguchi Prefecture, will soon begin selling limited edition Rilakkuma and Sumikko Gurashi goods! About 1,400 rare goods previously only available at 10 locations around Japan will be available in Shimonoseki from May 25 until May 30. Inspired by locales around the country, these adorable items will inspire you to travel when you can!

 

Limited Edition Sumikko Gurashi Goods

 

Ise Shop Exclusive

Dangling Stuffed Animal

Dangling Stuffed Animal

 

 

Jisho-ji Shop Exclusive

Dangling Stuffed Animal

 

Kyoto Kiyomizu-Zaka Shop Exclusive

Dangling Stuffed Animal

Shrine and Temple Stamp Book

Castella Manju

 

Dazaifu Shop Exclusive

Dangling Stuffed Animal

 

Rilakkuma’s Teahouse & Rilakkuma’s Bath Exclusive Goods

 

Arashiyama Shop Exclusive

Honey Castella Manju

 

Miyajima Shop Exclusive

Stuffed Animal

Roasted Mochi Pieces, Soy Sauce Flavor (with Can)

Kurokawa Shop Exclusive

Japanese Pattern Towels

 

 

Dogomachi Shop Exclusive

Stuffed Animals

 

Kusatsu Shop Exclusive

Stuffed Animal

 

With over 700 Sumikko Gurashi goods available, each symbolizing a specific locale with a cherry blossom theme, it won’t be easy to choose which items you’ll want to take home. Photo spots will also be set up at the venue, so come snap some pics for social media! Also, look forward to the Summer Bread and Sweets Festival 2022 in the adjacent venue!

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    Lighting

     

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    Exclusive Goods

     

     

    Collaboration Cafe Menu

     

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    Merchandise at a Glance

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    Pin

    Fan

    Round Coin Purse

     

     

    Merchandise (Exclusive to the Hokkaido Area)

    T-Shirt

    Canvas Tote Bag (S)

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