YumeTwins is a monthly box of Japanese kawaii products from Tokyo. It is part of the TokyoTreat subscription box group which also includes TokyoTreat and nomakenolife.Each box contains 5 kawaii items including plushies and lifestyle goods plus premium anime brands.
They have one-, three-, six-, and 12-month subscriptions costing $35.00, $33.50, $32.00, and $31.50 per month respectively (from around £25).
For the first box of the new year, YumeTwins is giving us a little kawaii spin on some Japanese new year traditions.
It’s a really fun idea to give an idea of how Japan celebrates the new year!
The menu booklet contains a list of all the goodies inside, as well as how they relate to the theme.
Shiba Chopstick rest. This cute ceramic shiba pup is great for resting any piece of cutlery, plus of course it also looks adorable as it is.
Shiba Bowl. Even though this doesn’t feature a picture of an actual Shiba, the pup-themed decoration continues the theme. This little bowl is a good shape for rice or cereal, and it can be put in the dishwasher too. It comes in black, red, or brown, and I have the brown one.
Ghibli No-Face Chopsticks. Stodio Ghibli is a classic character world, and No-Face is know for the love of food! These chopsticks work perfectly with the little ceramic rest too.
YumeTwins Exclusive Pompompurin New Year’s Plushie. YumeTwins always has the best plushies, and this one is no exception! He’s been made especially for YumeTwins in this special New Year edition. He’s holding a ‘hagoita’ paddle and ‘hone’ which are used to play a traditional game, rather like badminton, to ward off evil spirits. The plushie is also super squishy and cuddly! Just a fantastic fusion of a beloved kawaii character and traditional culture.
Daruma Plushie Magnet. This little guy is a mini daruma, which is a round doll which symbolises good luck and fresh beginnings. And we all need those this year! It comes in a variety of animal shapes (I have a white sparrow) has a little magnet inside so he can be popped on the fridge or any metal surface to bring a little good luck into your home.
Shiba Serving Tray. This is in a complementary design to the bowl, this time with a little Shiba picture too. It’s an interesting shape, and also has raised edges to keep food (or whatever) from sliding off. Like the bowl, it’s made from moulded plastic.
Here are the bowl and plate together, and while the style is similar they don’t match.