Kirin commercial featuring cool miniature kitchen

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”.

Renchon nom nom…

A cute gif of anime character Renge Miyauchi, aka Renchon, chewing on some udon (noodles). She’s a character in Japanese anime series Non Non Biyori, a light hearted comedy about (school) life in the countryside. Image via Misaolikes.

Non Non Biyori Renge Miyauchi

Nogizaka46, Japanese Food, Non-no Magazine

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.

Nogizaka46 Men Non-no Magazine Japanese food

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Japanese Hello Kitty melon

A melon producer in Furano, Hokkaido, has grown some cute cantaloupes with the image of Japanese’s favourite icon Hello Kitty engraved on the fruit surface.

hello-kitty-melon

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.

Nozomi Sasaki Lotte Fit’s commercial

Japanese actress-model Nozomi Sasaki in the latest Lotte Fit’s (chewing gum) commercial. The brand has created plenty of buzz a couple years ago with a mimic-dance competition which was held via Youtube…