LAST POST OF 2009. HELLO KITTY GOODIES ARE HERE!

Dec 31, 2009

Today what will be our last shipment of goodies in 2009 landed at JapanLA! Here is some great Hello Kitty stuff we JUST got in. All Hello Kitty! We can't put these in our online store, but you can call (323) 934-5201 and place a phone order. Please note that we will be closed tomorrow, New Years Day.



Chocolate Hello Kitty Coinbank. Stands appox. 8" tall. $26.




Hello Kitty & Dear Daniel plush set. $25. Stands approx 9" tall. Attached at hands with velcro.




Hello Kitty Toothbrush Center. $17.50. Set includes stand, cup, mascot & toothbrush.




Hello Kitty small fluffy plushes in pink and blue $12.50. Approx 8.5" tall. Larger sizes also available.




Hello Kitty Fluffy cushion plush. $29.50. Approx. 12"h x 16"w.


There's totally more to see, but if I posted those I'd be here forever and the post would be sooo long! If you want, visit our Facebook page and see more in our photogallery! Or just drop by this weekend at JapanLA!

On that note, let me just take a second to thank all of you for helping to make 2009 a great year for JapanLA. We hope to continue hearing from you throughout 2010. And trust me, you'll want to stick around. It's going to be great!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

RILAKKUMA CHRISTMAS PARTY PHOTOS & CONTEST WINNERS!

Dec 17, 2009

The Rilakkuma Christmas Pancake Party was so much fun!

The photos from the party are posted at RONYS PHOTOBOOTH
And at KITTUN'S PHOTOS

Thanks to everyone who helped out at the party! And thanks to everyone who made it out, even through the rain! It was worth it! Look at these cute outfits from BUBBLE PUNCH and their cute friend.


We had a photo area set up with Rilakkuma. It was his first visit to the U.S. from Japan. Lots of friends stopped by to say "Hi" to him, including AUDREY KITCHING


And, JOE LEDBETTER too!


MISHA loved Rilakkuma.


We also had a "Most Outrageous Christmas Outfit" Contest! Here are the winners! 1st Place Winner goes to this guy! He was dressed as "Marley," who is the 1st ghost that visits Ebeneezer Scrooge, in Charles Dicken "A Christmas Carol." Shayna had an awesome outfit too, by the way, (pictured here with Xmas Ghost Guy).


First place was this awesome giant Rilakkuma Plush given to us by "Tamaya," a store in Torrance that sells lots of San-X products.


2nd Prize goes to "Stephanie" for her crazy Christmas Outfit. She even had shiny Christmasy shoes. Stephanie won a big Korilakkuma Plush.


3rd Prize goes to Ari for her "Snow Angel" Outfit. So awesome! Ari, come by JapanLA and pick up your prize, which is a medium-sized Rilakkuma plush.


4th Place prize goes to the girl who made this Rilakkuma Hat. It was so cute and creative. She won a medium sized Rilakkuma!



We also had a raffle for all the people who filled out the San-X surveys that were filled out at the party. The winner has been notified by email. The winner gets a Korilakkuma plush!

Thanks to the BUTTERMILK TRUCK who came out to serve some of Rilakkuma's favorite foods: pancakes & donuts!


Yum! Red Velvet Pancakes!


We still have lots of San-X items at JapanLA for sale, including plush, phonecharms, bags, pens, pencils, makeup bags, slippers, and more! We have the characters: Rilakkuma, Korilakkuma and their yellow chick friend, Mamegoma, and Kamonohashikamo (Platypus).


JapanLA is stocked with lots of Christmas gifts right now! So, come by!

XO, Jamie

SAN-X RILAKKUMA CHRISTMAS PANCAKE PARTY THIS SAT!

Dec 7, 2009

San-X is coming to JapanLA for a special Rilakkuma Christmas Pancake Party! Celebrate Rilakkuma's first trip to the U.S., this Saturday, 7pm-11pm. We will have a free photobooth set up for you to take pictures with him, (photos by Rony's Photobooth). Also, goody bags, pancakes, prizes and more!



Rilakkuma is a combination of the Japanese pronunciation of "relax" and the word bear. True to his name, he enjoys relaxing. Rilakkuma wears bear suits. It is a mystery what he really is. Rilakkuma's favorite foods include pancakes and donuts. So, we are having the "Buttermilk Truck" outside of JapanLA cooking up pancakes, waffles, donuts and more!

Free pancakes for first 30 guests with Christmas themed-outfits!

San-X goody bags to first 100 guests with San-X purchase!

Free photos with Rilakkuma!

"Most Outrageous Christmas Themed Outfit" Contest with Rilakkuma prizes!

Special San-X products brought in from Japan for the event!

This is an all-ages event.

This is going to be a fun event! Please join us! Saturday, Dec 12th, 7pm-11pm at:
JapanLA
648 N. Fuller Ave. (Off Melrose Ave.)
Los Angeles, CA 90036

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XO, Jamie

MISHA X HELLO KITTY LIMITED PRINTS NOW ONLINE!

Dec 6, 2009

The Misha party was awesome last night! Thanks to everyone who came by! We now have the special limited edition prints on our online store.

CLICK HERE FOR MISHA X HELLO KITTY PRINTS


You get all 9 prints of the paintings Misha did for the Hello Kitty 35th Anniversary Exhibition. They are 8" x 10" each, and printed on archival paper. Here are some of the ones we framed and are on display at JapanLA, "Hello Venus"


"Hello Bast"


"Our Lady of Sanrio"


These make great Christmas presents, and are limited to only 100 sets. So, once they're gone, they're gone forever. They are $295 for the entire set of 9 prints in a cute box.

Here is a picture of Misha at the signing party last night...she is so cute!


XO, Jamie

MISHA X HELLO KITTY BOX SET RELEASE PARTY & SIGNING THIS SAT!

Dec 4, 2009

The Misha x Hello Kitty Box Set of Limited Edition Prints (of original paintings from the Hello Kitty Art Show) are arriving this Saturday at JapanLA! We are having a special release party with Misha!


Misha did 9 awesome paintings for the Hello Kitty Exhibition, which closed just a few weeks ago. We made a special box set of all 9 paintings. This one is called "Hello Venus."


The prints are 8" x 10" each and are all signed and numbered by Misha!


They come in a special box and make great Christmas presents!



Misha will be at JapanLA, THIS SATURDAY, Dec 5th, and she will be signing the tops of the boxes for you. She will also sign the Hello Kitty Exhibition books which were available at the Hello Kitty Exhibition, where her art was featured. So, bring your copy for her to sign, or we have some at JapanLA for you to buy.





The special Misha x Hello Kitty Box Set Release Party will be from 7pm - 10pm at JapanLA! Misha is so awesome and friendly, we heart Misha!

XO, Jamie

CYBER MONDAY! 50% OFF TOKIDOKI BAGS AND WALLETS!

Nov 30, 2009

It's Cyber Monday! We just marked down all tokidoki bags 50% off! This includes the wallets, makeup bags, and camera/phone cases too!

CLICK HERE FOR HALF OFF TOKIDOKI BAGS


We also just posted the Plasticgod x Hello Kitty Series 2 Canvas Prints! This includes the Run DMC ones! and a bunch others, including The Beatles, Spock, Madonna, and lots more! These make great Christmas presents for yourself and your friends. These are limited to 35 each, so once they're gone, they are gone forever, and they are selling fast!

CLICK HERE FOR PLASTICGOD X HELLO KITTY: SERIES 2

Goodnight...
Jamie

HAPPY THANKSGIVING! N_N

Nov 27, 2009

I hope everyone had a very spectacular Thanksgiving filled with family, friends and lots of love! *in the form of yummy cooking* n_~ So many awesome things have happened to me this year that I had tons of things to be grateful for! One of the oh-so-many things I am grateful for is the new kawaii-ness at JapanLA! @_@

I am 100% positively sure that Simone can never do anything wrong… And his designs always prove that! Some of the new tokidoki hoodies are just too kawaii for words, but I will still try to describe… n_~

Women's Baked Fresh hoodie is $66.00 and features Adios and Ciao Ciao baking some fresh homemade cookies! This hoodie is delicious, no!? ;P


This soft fleece zip front women's All Star hoodie is $66.00 -- and the best part about it (in my opinion) is the back print! @_@ For some reason, it reminds me of "The Last Supper" but a waaaay more cute version, of course! n_n


Everything about this red women's Unicorno Diamante hoodie is über kawaii -- from the contrast stitching to the silver tokidoki logo embroidery on the sleeve to the print on the inside of the hood! Oh! Too much cuteness!!! This is available for $66.00 as well.


Women's Momobella short sleeve v-neck tee is $33.00… Love the asymmetrical design, the detail on the back and tag is even cute...


tokidoki also has some cuteness for the bambinos (little kids in Italian). n_n Here are a couple of boxed infant sets available at $54.00 each.


tokidoki also has some stylish bibs for the youngsters! Check out the Bambino Boys Super Morello 2 pack of bibs and Bambino Girl Milk 2 pack of bibs. Each 2 pack is $29.00.


Four new designs of the tokidoki pillow cases have arrived too: Camo, Sandy & Bastardino, Milk & Latte, and Mozzarella & Bulletto. Each pack is $29.95 and I believe there are 10 designs in total!


My *faves* are the tokidoki for Hello Kitty t-shirts!!! I first laid eyes on all three designs during Hello Kitty's Three Apples event over at Royal T. I already own the pink Donutella x Kitty one and I am in *L-O-V-E* <3 <3 <3 Three reasons: pink, kawiii, glitter, puffed sleeves, Hello Kitty (duh!), Donutella… Hmmm, I guess that was more than enough reasons! Each shirt is $38.00 and mine came with two cute tokidoki hair clips…


Kawaii Hello Kitty plushes straight from Japan! I have NEVER seen these anywhere else so it's safe to say that these are *exclusives.* They were released in 2009 and you can pick up one of these cuties (or all three) for $18.00 each.



Oh boy! There are so many new Loungefly items out right now -- and I am pretty sure we carry all of them! Here is simply a portion of what is available. n_n Coin purse and wallets ranging from $18.00 - $29.95. I truly adore all the details Loungefly puts into their products -- great choices in designs, patterns, textures, embroidery, appliques… And just overall quality!


Hello Kitty x Loungefly bubble bow tote bag is an awesome canvas bag with hot pink metallic applique and embroidery detail. I am still gushing over the tiny details -- like the inside pattern showing Kitty-chan's different facial expressions and the plastic tag! This tote can be yours for $52.00…


Cute Loungefly t-shirts for $24.00 each! Hug Me Bear, I Love Ice Cream and I Love Burger and Fries. n_n


The Hug Me Bear design also comes in the form of socks and it is $10.00...


Dark blue Crowded Teeth and yellow Gnomes with Butterfly t-shirts are available for $24.00… Kawaii, eh!? n_~


Hamburger coin bag measures about 5"x 4.5" and French Fries coin bag measures about 4" x 6" -- both are from Loungefly and are available for $16.95… Either of these coin purses go well with the I Love Burger and Fries shirt… But you must have figured that out before I even stated it right now. n_~


Just a small preview of some new things in-store! Happy Thanksgiving and happy shopping this weekend!

Meow! Maria