Cool commercial by Japanese beverage company Kirin [Jp] – a stop motion animation featuring a miniature kitchen in a plastic bottle. The idea is that its product (the Salt&Litchi drink) is made with “mother’s knowledge” and “Kirin’s touch”.
Japanese girl group Nogizaka46 members in 2014-no.14 issue of Men’s Non-no Magazine [Jp], sampling various types of summer dishes at 28 famous restaurants in Tokyo. The featured members are Nanase Nishino, Nanami Hashimoto, Sayuri Matsumura, Yumi Wakatsuki, Mai Shiraishi, Mai Fukagawa and Miona Hori.
The limited item (300 pieces) will be on sale until July 31. I suspect it won’t last until then despite costing 4,980 yen (US$48.53) apiece. Seems steep to most people but high quality melons are priced at this range in Japan, it’s not extraordinary.