YumeTwins – Japanese Kawaii January 2024

YumiTwins is kawaii-fying the New Year with the New Year, Kawaii Cheer box of cute goodies from Japan!

The menu booklet included tells you all about each item, and there are also of plenty of fun trivia about kawaii culture and the new year in Japan.

This Rilakkuma Toast Shoulder Bog has that great combination of cute and surreal that Japanese kawaii does so well! Rilakkuma is a favourite kawaii character, a little teddy beat, except this time his face has been transformed into a slice of toast and made into a cute bag. It’s got a zip compartment and shoulder strap, and it is surprisingly roomy. This is a greta one to show off some kawaii quirkiness!

On the left is a cuter Sanrio Coin Purse. There are several possible options, and I have Corocorokurinrin, who is a cute and shy hamster character who always wears a hat in the shape of a flower. The purse has a metal clasp and is a great size for your handbag. There’s also a Lucky Stress Ball, one of those lovely squeezy things. Mine in in the same of a Daruma Doll, a traditional Japanese symbol of good luck, very appropriate for the new year!

Kawaii Desk Calendar is a perfect little touch for new year. It’s small enough to place almost anywhere, not just your desk, and each month features a cute animal watercolour-style picture.

The last item this month is  Mystery Item. I have this cute little My Melody Country Style Plush, and she’s wearing a cute patterned dress with an apron and headscarf.

Our score: 9.2/ 10

I do enjoy the occasionally bizarre designs that come up with kawaii items! The Rilakkuma bag is such fun, and only in Japan could you find a teddy bear shaped like bread! It's a theme I've seen elsewhere too, so it's clearly a thing. The bag itself is actually very nice, it's soft and quite cuddly, and the strap is adjustable. The Daruma stress ball is very cute, and in fact you can just have it on the shelf on display, you don't need to squeeze it! As a rule I'm not a fan of mystery items, but I'm very pleased with this month's, the plush is a good size and the design is very cute and quite unusual. Altogether, while the bag isn't quite such a practical items as I would like (I love things that are both cute and practical) I think this has gotten the year off to a pretty good start!

  • Quality of products10
  • Originality9
  • Packaging and delivery10
  • Value for money8
  • Selection of products9

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