YumeTwins – Japanese Kawaii January 2023

YumeTwins’s resolution for new year is to be even more kawaii with the New Year, New Kawaii box!

Sanrio is featured this month, and there are some lovely seasonal-appropriate items inside. The menu booklet lists them all, with descriptions.

There’s also lots of cute things to read about new year in Japan, and how kawaii culture is incorporated, including furoshiki and wearing a kimono.

YumeTwins X Amuse Limited Cola Mameshiba Inu Plushie

This super cute plushie is Sasuke, an adorable shiba pup who is the best friend of the YumeTwins cat mascot Nyan Nyan.  Sasuke has been dressed in a traditional kimono-style outfit, complete with YumeTwins logo pattern! This is to represent the wearing of kimono to celebrate hatsumode, which is the traditional first visit to the temple or shrine at the new year. He also has a cute sakura blossom decoration to match the fabric pattern.

Kawaii Rabbit Hot Water Bottle, Sanrio Fireworks Furoshiki Cloth

The cute fluffy water bottle is very appropriate for the new year, which is the year of the rabbit in Japan! It’s also perfect for winter, as while its quite small it’s a good size to cuddle up with on the sofa, and it’s the perfect size for stomach cramps too.

Furoshiki is a traditional wrapping cloth that’s used in Japan for wrapping, well, almost everything! You can use it for gifts, carrying your bento box, or there are various ways of folding it to create little bags. It’s endlessly reusable, which means it’s both decorative and very eco-friendly. This design shows brightly coloured neon fireworks with Sanrio characters, a really cool and different design.

Japanese Style Kawaii Earrings

There are several possible designs available this month, including cherry blossoms, Chiyogami patterns, or sweets. I’ve got these beautiful origami cranes, which I think look absolutely amazing!

Sanrio Desktop Calendar

New year, new calendar, right? This cute desk calendar stand or hangs up, and comes in one of three Sanrio characters. It’s perfect for seeing your month at a glance, and you can keep track of your goals and things to do too.

Our score: 9.8/ 10

Everything this month is lovely. From the cute plush, which is a perfect pairing for previous adorable Nyan Nyan plushes, to the handy little hot water bottle. Wile I love everything in the box, I have to say that my favourite is actually the earrings. Origami cranes are such a classic Japanese thing, and the little earrings are really exquisite, very delicate, and beautifully coloured. They're kawaii, but they're not cutesy, and they will also dress up beautifully for pretty much any occasion. This is a great way to kick of a kawaii New Year!

  • Quality of products10
  • Originality10
  • Packaging and delivery10
  • Value for money9
  • Selection of products10

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