Showa-period style, modern room wear “Yuru Hakama” can be purchased at Village Vanguard Online
27.February.2018 | FASHION
“MOCOLLE” which realizes everybody’s delusions is now selling its third version of the “Wafu (Japanese-style) Room Share” series.
Each of the four patterns has their own image concept. These image concepts are “Kiku (chrysanthemum): a girl who loves reading,” “Tsubaki (camellia): a girl who loves retro-songs of Showa Period,” “Sakura (cherry blossom): a charming and active girl” and “Asagao (morning glory): a girl who loves tea and inviting her friends to her house.”
Pour on the soy sauce and a scary Kabuki face will appear?! Order your Village Vanguard soy sauce dishes now!
11.May.2019 | FASHION
Village Vanguard is well known for their collaborations with characters and their animal-themed designs. This time, they’ve made a Kabuki-themed soy sauce dish that you can order online.
Young, old, male or female, Japanese people love their traditional theatre shows called “Kabuki”. One fascinating feature of Kabuki is the impressive makeup of the actors and actresses called “Kumadori
They made animal-themed soy sauce dishes, then character-themed ones, and now finally, we’ve got Kabuki-themed ones! There are many different designs in this new series ー you can enjoy all their different expressions! This is bound to make your dinner table a thousand times more exciting!
There are a total of six designs. Please come and choose from this wonderful selection!
Kabuki-themed soy sauce dish
Purchasable from Village Vanguard’s official website: https://vvstore.jp/feature/detail/11745/?utm_source=press
Cute Neko no Buu-chan Merchandise Arrives at Village Vanguard
30.July.2018 | FASHION
Village Vanguard are now selling cute new merchandise for Neko no Buu-chan, an adorable cat character created by Japanese illustrator Kino Takahashi.
This cute die cut smartphone ring functions as a stand to keep your phone propped up.
The cookie tin is filled with Buu-chan cookies! The designs are just too cute to eat.
There’s even Buu-chan’s first ever line of t-shirts. There’s 3 colours to choose from. A must-have for this summer.
There’s a range of other new Buu-chan items to get your hands on too, like stickers and badges. Litter your room with this cute kitty!
Shogi Rucksack Now Available for Pre-Order at Village Vanguard
22.July.2018 | FASHION
Village Vanguard is now taking pre-orders for their shogi backpacks.
Shogi is often referred to as ‘Japanese chess.’ Japan is currently undergoing a shogi boom. The anime series March Comes in Like a Lion, which finished airing in March this year, follows the story of Rei Kiriyama, a 17-year-old professional shogi player. The two-season series became a hit in Japan and overseas, even getting a live action adaptation.
Sota Fujii is a 15-year-old high school student in Japan who made headlines for becoming the youngest person to achieve professional status as ranked by the Japan Shogi Association. He is currently ranked 7-dan.
Thanks to anime fans and budding young shogi players, the scene is gaining much attention with males and females of all ages. Now they can express their love for the game by wearing this backpack.
The bag comes with a pouch reading Oushou (王将), or ‘King,’ one of the shogi pieces. You can stow away all of your shogi pieces inside for easy access if a new opponent appears.
The bag is also perfect for mirushou, a rapidly growing population of shogi fans who like to watch shogi games but don’t play and don’t necessarily know the rules.
The bag can be used for carrying bigger items too, whether they’re related to shogi or not. They’re great for day-trips, overnight stays or as a souvenir from Japan!
If you’re a fan of shogi or know someone who is, then look no further for a present than this!
If you’re in Japan this summer and can’t bear the heat, then we’ve got a recommendation to cool you off. A fun and innovative ice cube tray made by Kyoto Ohata of Mousou Kousaku―who won the 2nd Zakka Awards―has been released at Village Vanguard.
The ice cube tray make your ice cubes look like human legs. Stick them into your drink and it’ll look like someone’s thighs, legs and feet are poking out. It costs ¥1,296.
The ice cubes are simple to make!
- Prepare the silicon ice cube tray.
- Pour lots of water into the holes at the top.
- Place in the freezer for 5-6 hours.
- Take off the seal and detach.
- Open up the silicon tray to reveal your ice legs.
- Put into your favourite drink!
You can combine the ice cubes with a bunch of different things for summer, not just drinks.
You can watch a funny example video showing how the ice cubes can be used. A male bartender makes a female customer a specially made ‘cursed’ cocktail. Be sure to check it out yourself!
Nothing’s better in summer than a nice cold beverage chilled with some ice. How about shaking things up a bit this summer with this ice cube tray?
These Towels Look Just Like Norimaki Sushi Rolls
geodesign are a design team known for their amusing creations. They have just put out their new Super Norimaki Towel which is a rolled towel that looks just like norimaki. It’s available online at Village Vanguard.
They’re made to look just like the norimaki you’d find at the supermarket from the gold and black colours to the packaging.
There are five types to choose from.
Super Norimaki Towel (Thick Roll)
Super Tamago Maki Towel (Thick Roll)
Super Norimaki Towel (Tuna Sushi Roll)
Super Norimaki Towel (Cucumber Roll)
Super Norimaki Towel (Natto Roll)
Beat the summer heat with one of these fun towels!
Kawaii ‘Cat Ear’ Lingerie Now On Sale at Village Vanguard
14.May.2018 | FASHION
A new line of cute kitty lingerie is now available for pre-order at Village Vanguard, including lace cat ears, a collar with a bell and lingerie with a heart in the top piece. The set is available in both black and white, with orders shipping in early to mid June.
The black set transforms its wearer into a sexy black cat, with a cute golden bell on the collar.
The white set is more cute and pure with plenty of frills to make you into a fluffy white cat.
The characteristic silhouette is the selling point of this lingerie – whether you look from the front, side or back it’s cute.
This cute and sexy nekomimi (‘cat ear’) lingerie sets are sure to blow up online once they are released.
There’s a lingerie feature over on Village Vanguard right now so be sure to check that out along with this new release.
February 2nd is “Cats’ Day!” “Limited cat goods” will be sold at Village Vanguard Online
24.February.2018 | FASHION
The 2nd of February is cats’ day! In commemoration of this special day, Village Vanguard Online Store will sell cat-related goods.
Lots of limited special sets, interiors and foods related to cat will be sold.
Neko Fukubukuro Nyanko Zuki Kanki no Knapsack Iri Fukubukuro – 5,400 yen (tax included)
The fukubukuro (sealed lucky bug) which were sold out last year’s year’s will be sold again! Many cat-related items such as a cat knapsack with many pockets, cat-ring and cat-blanket will be included in the bag.
Kokoneko Glass – 1,296 yen (tax included)
A Glass using the motif of a cat’s paw. There are three patterns available (tiger cat, calico cat and spotted cat) and each glass has a paw of a cat colored in pink. The glass looks very cute when milk is poured inside.
NEKO no AKARI – Washi Neko Lamp – 8,100 yen (tax included)
A lamp made with Japanese paper. It looks like a cat is relaxing.
Nyanko Sugar – 702 yen (tax included)
A cat sugar which is suited to be used when you want to spend some time with your guests. A paw-shaped type and a“sitting-on-the-edge-of-the-cup” type are also available. The paw-shaped sugar includes a mélange shaped like a cat’s paw.
Nyammy Nekono Hocho – 2,376 yen (tax included)
By using this item using the motif of cat, you can feel like a cat is helping you cook your foods. Cat’s footprints are printed on the blade every 1cm. An essential item for cooking!
For more details go to the following page:
They also sell many kinds of strictly selected cat goods! Let’s check out their website.
A 180cm-long “chub mackerel” cushion will be sold at Village Vanguard Online
22.January.2018 | FASHION
“Don’t you think it would be great fun to use a cushion shaped like a chub mackerel which looks smelly inside your room?” This product was created based on such an idea.
The huge chub mackerel cushion cover produced by the project “MOCOLLE” which commoditizes many fun products, will be sold at Village Vanguard Online.
The length of this cushion cover is 180cm.
Chub mackerel can be divided into three types, common mackerel, southern mackerel and Pacific mackerel and they decided to use the motif of the common mackerel.
They say that they created this product through a trial and error process to print the gradation of the belly nicely. Since mackerel does not have squama, they put much effort into printing the common mackerel precisely.
It is recommended that you put clothes you are not using inside the cushion cover so that you can use it as a huggable pillow.
Don’t miss this chance to get this unique cushion cover.
If you have this common mackerel cushion lying around in your room you will for sure never feel lonely, even if you are living alone.
Animal-shaped body warmers were released from Village Vanguard
20.January.2018 | FASHION
Village Vanguard Webbed started the primary sale of “MATAGI,” a series of animal-shaped body warmers.
“MATAGI” introduces a new style of warming up one’s body with animal-shaped body warmers.
Using just one of them is ok but if you use a few of them at the same time…
The animals hugging your whole body are so cute! You can enjoy the latest fashion styles by using them.
Let’s warm your body with the new-styled body warmers of “MATAGI.”
The second version of “Miko ni Nareru Room Wear” is now on sale
02.January.2018 | FASHION
From the project which commoditizes “delusional dreams” “MOCOLLE,” the renewed version of “Ouchi de Yuru Miko!” which accomplished an amazing 232% in crowd funding, will be sold at Village Vanguard Online.
This is a dreamy item which realizes the dreams of men thinking, “There are not so many chances to see Mikos (female attendants) but I can’t go to shrines just to see mikos and I can’t wait until New Year’s Day… What about making a room wear that looks like miko’s costume and ask my girlfriend to wear it?” In addition, it is an item that fulfills the dream of girls who wanted to become a miko.
The room wear is cute by is very functionable and easy to wear. This time, they released two sizes, M and L. One can attach tasuki (sash) to make the room wear cuter.
The room wear is a one-piece suit so that it can be worn easily.
When wearing a furisode (long sleeved kimonos) the sleeves get in the way when working on something and therefore the tasuki is attached to the product (2 colors – red and white are attached).
Don’t miss this chance to watch a miko in your room or become a miko!
Village Vanguard is a franchise store which sells unique products. They have just started selling very unique products
01.December.2017 | FASHION
Village Vanguard is a franchise store which sells unique products. They have just started selling very unique products.
Dotei wo Korosu Sweater
The product which gathered much attention with its unique name last year is now on sale. The new version is an “evolved version” which has many slits.
The first version of this product generated a social phenomenon. Many illustrators and cosplayers wore/illustrated this product and uploaded their photos/illustrations onto their SNSs. Popular porn actresses and bikini models also uploaded their photos wearing this product onto their SNSs.
Dotei wo Korosu Sweater / grey / FREE size / 3,980 yen (tax included)
The product is grey colored and has an “adult” impression
Dotei wo Korosu Sweater / black / FREE size / 3,980 yen (tax included)
A sexy black version is also available
Dotei wo Korosu Sweater / Shinka Tanima ver (evolved cleavage ver) / FREE size / 3,980 yen (tax included)
The latest model of the product. It has big slits on the back and front.
Dotei wo Korosu Sweater / Shinka Hansode (short sleeve) ver / 3,980 yen (tax included)
A high-cut/short sleeve version which has a strong impact. Many people on SNS commented “this is not a sweater,” “this is too much,” “the wearer will loose his/her trust,” “you can’t kill cherry boys with this sweater.”
Why don’t you draw stares by wearing the evolved versions of “Dotei wo Korosu Sweater?”
“Hitsuji ni Nareru Poncho
Reservations are now being accepted for “Hitsuji Ponchos” starting from the 29th of November. A blanket cloth is used on the backing cloth and therefore the product is very warm. It is suitable to be used when participating in an event or as a Christmas present.
You can become a cute sheep by wearing the hoodie.
Let’s enjoy winter fashions with these sexy, comfy and cute products.
The green tea specialty store, “Senchado Tokyo” opened in Ginza. Disseminating information about Grade 1 “Sencha” (green tea) to the world.
LUCY ALTER DESIGN manages the world’s first “hand-dripped” Japanese green tea specialty company, “Tokyo Charyo,” and on November 3rd, (Fri.) Tokyo Charyo opened the green tea specialty store “Senchado Tokyo” in Ginza, Tokyo. Here they will sell only single-origin, high grade “Sencha” from throughout Japan.
“Sencha” is one kind of Japanese tea and almost all the green tea Japanese people drink is “sencha.” “Senchado Tokyo” was opened at this time with the Tokyo Olympics in mind. They know that people coming to the Olympics from throughout the world will want to know more about Japanese green tea so they decided to open this store in Ginza, Tokyo, a world-renowned tourist spot, and from here they hope to sell green tea and disseminate information about high-quality “sencha” and teach people how to enjoy “sencha.” “Sencha” has played a vital role in the making of the Japanese “living room” from the Edo era. Senchado Tokyo hopes promote a new style of drinking green tea, a style that will match our present day and age.
In Japan, the use of teapots to steep tea in started in the 6th year of the Horeki Era (1756). And now 260 years later, a new tea steeping method is being promoted and sold. That is the “Toumei Kyusu” (see-though teapot). With the concept of “the ultimate simplicity” in mind a new teapot design was developed. This teapot matches the present day lifestyle of people and it is made to steep one person’s cup of tea.
Many people’s idea of “teapots” is “It breaks easily. It takes up space, and they are difficult to wash.” Other people often say, “I don’t know how to brew tea.” The new teapot is a solution to all these teapot worries.
This new teapot looks like it is made of glass but it is actually made of a special plastic. Accordingly, it is non-breakable, doesn’t become hot and takes up little space. The teapot is made to steep one person’s cup of tea at a time (120ml) and the recipe for brewing tea is simple. It can be used in various situations. Of course, it can be used at home but it can also be used at outdoor events, at cafes and at pop-up shops.
They are offering this Sencha in a new packaging design so that you can enjoy single-origin sencha by choosing your favorite strength and flavor.
Using a unique algorithm design, each single-origin sencha has been given numerical rankings as to the strength and flavor of the tea and this ranking has been expressed in colors. Accordingly, the information about each tea has been expressed as a color. Therefore, persons do not need a special language to talk about the taste of Sencha. At the store it is possible to sample these single-origin senchas to find the tea of your liking before you purchase one of these senchas.
Find your favorite green tea and along with some tea sweets please enjoy a quality tea time.