Dec 23, 2010

Christmas is just around the corner, and we have lots of great last minute gift ideas for you!

All Sanrio Christmas items, including plush, stockings, ornaments: 25% off.

New! Hello Kitty x Kid Robot x Tara McPherson Vinyl Figures, 6" tall, $39.99

New! Hello Kitty x Kid Robot x Kozik Vinyl Figures, 6" tall, $39.99

Crowded Teeth Mushroom Wallet, $28, Iphone Cover $24.95

Rilakkuma Iphone 4 Cases, $29.95 (5 Kinds Available at JapanLA, Iphone 3 Cases available too!)

Plasticgod x Sanrio 50th Anniversary Canvas Blocks are available at JapanLA NOW! You can pick them up now in time for Christmas. We have the 1.5" canvas blocks and the 4" canvas blocks, (See previous blog for pics). Please call us to see which characters we have available now.

We have tons of stocking stuffers, including:
Gloomy Bear Zipper Pulls, $3.99
Friends With You Zipper Pulls, $3.99
Yummy Breakfast Zipper Pulls, $4.95
Domokun Figures, $8.99
Marshall Figures, $11.99
Chubby Bunny x Hello Kitty Bows, Pink & Red, $30 Each

Come by JapanLA to check out all the cute stuff!

XO, Jamie

Holiday Hours: Dec 22-23, 11am-7pm
Dec 24, 11am - 5pm
Dec 25 Christmas, CLOSED
Dec 26-30, 11am-7pm
Dec 31, 11am-5pm
Jan 1, New Year's Day, CLOSED
Jan-2 and after: 11am-7pm


Dec 12, 2010

Just in time for Christmas, we have the Plasticgod Canvas Blocks available! These are Super Limited Edition from the Sanrio Small Gift Art Show, only 50 of each block being made, each signed and numbered by the artist, Plasticgod.

4 Inch Canvas Blocks, $50 Each

1.5 Inch Canvas Blocks, $15 Each

These are made to order, so here is the schedule for picking up from JapanLA. We can also ship these out to you. Orders in by Dec 13th Customer Pick up at JapanLA Dec 18 Shipping Out Dec 20 & 21 Orders in by Dec 18 Customer Pick up Dec 23 Shipping Out Dec 27 & 28 We are going to post these on our online shop today, but if you want to make sure you order these in time for Christmas, you can call us and do a phone order at (323) 934-5201      

XO, Jamie


Dec 11, 2010

We are jam packed with stuff for Christmas. I just added 20 new items to the online shop, and will be adding more everyday!

Cute Squishy Hello Kitty Food Keychains, $7.50 Each

Super Limited Sanrio 50th Anniversary Tote Bag, $59.99. We also have lunchboxes and wallets of this print too!

Hello Kitty Ipad Cases, $36 Each.

Hello Kitty with Red Bows Rolling Luggage, $159.00. We also have the matching travel bag that fits on top of the retractable handle, for $95.

Passport Covers, $24.95

Hello Kitty Quilted Hearts Face Tote, $59.99

Hello Kitty Nerds Keycap 2-pack $9.95, Nerds Lunchbox $12.50. We also have Hello Kitty Nerds Earring Packs, Hair Pin Sets, Socks, Wallets, Coinpurses, Bags, and more in the store.

We are posting art from the Sanrio 50th Anniversary Art Show online. We just posted the Crowded Teeth items that are available HERE These are one of a kind art pieces. Here are a few pictures of some.

My Melody, Layered Paper on Wood, 12" x 12", $200

Dokidoki Yummy Chums, Layered Paper on Wood, 8" x 8", $100

There are also other original art pieces available online HERE and we are still adding more

64 Colors "XO Badtz" Painting, Acrylic on Cherry Wood, 32" x 48", $3,200

Also added on the shop: Hello Kitty Adult Onesie Footed Pajamas, Pouches, Bags, Lunchboxes, and more.

Come by JapanLA tomorrow. We are open everyday 11am - 7pm

XO, Jamie


Nov 25, 2010

Super Black Friday Sale! November 26th, 10am - 7pm. We are having a big sale on select items, 25%-50% off. This includes select tokidoki tees and other select tees, hoodies, jackets, accessories, toys, etc.

Plus, we have lots of free gifts! The first 48 people to purchase anything at JapanLA get this free Hello Kitty Watch!

Plus the first 25 people to purchase anything get a free boba drink from The Mighty Boba Truck, which will be parked out front!

The 1st 10 people to purchase anything $20 and over, get a free Sanrio Surprise Bag with lots of awesome gifts inside. If you are the first 10 people in line, you can spend $100 and get the free gift bag and the free $65 watch.

We have 10 Hello Kitty Bling Watches to give away when you spend $100 or over, valued at $65, while supplies last.

For Friday Only! We are having a Sale on the Hello Kitty Couch Set (aka Snuggie). It also comes with slippers. Regular price is $30, but on Friday, it will be only $20. Awesome Gift or comfy for yourself too!

Here is a stock photo of it too with the slippers.

We have lots of new stuff like these cute tokidoki tees, with tokidoki hair barrettes. We also have new mens tokidoki tees and hoodies (not shown).

Nerdy Adios & Ciao Ciao, $28.

Donutella Tee, $28

New Mozzarella Tee, $28

Bastardino Tee, $28

We had 58 of these Miss Kika "Candy-Candy Kitty Dream," prints during the Sanrio 50th Anniversary Exhibition, and they sold out the first day we had them. Miss Kika is sending the rest of the edition of 100 to us next week. You can preorder them and we will send them out by Dec 13th, 9.5" x 19", $75 each.

The Sanrio Small Gift Art Show ended last Sunday. We still have art from the show, and will be posting it online. Here are a few items we have right now at JapanLA: Buff Monster My Melody and Badtz Maru panels, 10" x 10", $250 each. The 2 Buff x Hello Kitty paintings, in the middle, $1,000 each. These are hand-painted, one-of-a-kind art pieces by Buff Monster.

"Cinnamoroll Invasion" Painting by Buff Monster, $4200

Strawberry Delight, by Buff Monster, $2600.

64 Colors Marshall, $350

Tim Diet "Small Gift" Painting, $1200

New! Sanrio items just arrived too!
Hello Kitty Plush
Hello Kitty Dressed as a Winter Rabbit Plush
Black Hello Kitty Square Pillows
Cinnamoroll Plush
Sanrio Christmas Ornaments
Hello Kitty Musical Christmas Stockings
Hello Kitty Nerd & Regular Earring Packs
Hello Kitty Bow Necklace
Hello Kitty Face, Badtz Maru, Keroppi Wood Rings by NEIVZ (from the Sanrio 50th Art Show)
Hello Kitty Mini Snow Globes
Hello Kitty dressed as Fruit Plush
Hello Kitty Passport Holders
Hello Kitty Laptop Cases
Hello Kitty Rolling Luggage (hard plastic)
Hello Kitty Nerd Keycap Doublepacks
Hello Kitty Adult Onesie Footie Pajamas
Back in Stock:
Grey Hello Kitty Hobo Bags
That's all I can remember right now. There are lots more items!

Happy Thanksgiving! See you Friday morning!



Nov 18, 2010

This Saturday, November 20th, 2010, is "Sanrio Celebrates Art Day!" Print Releases, Artist Signings, Live T-Shirt Printing, Live Bandana & Tank Printing, Workshops & More! Later that night is the "Kitty in Pink" Retro 80's Prom Party, with Sanrio & BubblePunch!

Here's the schedule of events!

10am - 5pm: Hit + Run Live T-Shirt Printing! Pick from 5 images from artists in the "Sanrio Small Gift Art Show, to make your own one-of-a-kind t-shirt, $25 each shirt, Cash Only.

10am - 5pm: Joel "Krook" Raul Live Screening of bandanas and tank tops of your favorite characters including Hello Kitty, Badtz Maru, Hangyodon, & Tuxedo Sam! Bandanas $15, Tanks $20, Cash Only.

10am: 64 Colors New Prints Released: My Melody "Cookies", 8.5" x 11", Edition of 100, $25 Each.

64 Colors Hello Kitty "Magical" Print, 8.5" x 11", Edition of 100, $25 Each.

11:30am: Print Release & Signing of Miss Kika's Limited Edition Print "Candy-Candy Kitty Dreams." Print is 10" x 20", $75, Edition of 100. Miss Kika will be here to sign and take pictures with and personalize the prints for you.

1pm - 2pm: Martin Hsu "Sanrio's 50th Family Vacation," Print, 36" x 24", Edition of 50, $200 Each. Martin Hsu will be here signing his print and to take photos with. This print is super awesome and detailed. It's hard to see all the characters in this photo, but we made the print big so you can see the details in real life.

3pm - 4pm: Peekaboo Monster will be here signing Limited Edition "Sanrio 50th Club" Soap and Posters...His amazing sculptures are available for sale too...the drippy one "glows in the dark."

At 3pm, Peekaboo will give away a free poster with any soap purchase. There are 6 different posters and soaps with Hello Kitty, Pandapple, Kuromi, Badtz Maru, Keroppi, and the Sanrio Club Rules. Here is a pic of one of the cute! Peekaboo will be signing these too!

Check out this 8" Custom Dunny from Joe Ledbetter,"My Melody Bunny Dunny." This is a one-of-a-kind custom dunny. Available at the art show or by phone (323) 708-5445, $1,000.

For all of you Joe Ledbetter fans, we can't keep up with all the phone calls and emails for his prints. So, we set aside a small amount to sell on our online shop. These will be posted on Friday, Nov 19th, at 9am on They will be on the first page of our shop, under "New". It is first come, first serve. You can only get 1 each per person. If you try to add more than 1, we will cancel the extras you ordered. Joe Ledbetter "Hello Bunny" Print, 8" x 10", $40 Each, Edition of 100.

Joe Ledbetter "Carpool" Print, 16" x 20", Edition of 100, $75 Each.

Later that evening, Sanrio & Bubble Punch will be presenting the "Kitty in Pink" Retro 80's Prom Party! Saturday, Nov 20th, 8:30pm - 11:30pm!

This is going to be a super fun night! 80's Cover Band! Prizes for Prom King, Prom Queen, Prom Princess, Prom Prince and more! Awesome prizes including: Hello Kitty Bike Cruiser, Electric Scooter, Sewing Machine, and more! Please note, you do not have to dress up to come to prom...You can come hang out in normal clothes too...80's or whatever you want. Tickets are available on, for $15

We stil have art for sale at the "Sanrio Small Gift" Art Show. Here is a link of some of the art that Sanrio just posted:!/album.php?aid=250422&id=51860737815

If you are interested in buying any of the art and need pricing, please email us at: or call the art phone at: (323) 708-5445. Please leave a message with your name, phone number, and the art you are interested in, and we will call you back as soon as we can.

See you at Art Day and Prom! JapanLA is also open everyday 11am - 7pm. We have SO much new stuff too!

XO, Jamie


Nov 14, 2010

Hi Guys, The Sanrio: Small Gift Exhibition is so much fun. Today is the 50th Anniversary Celebration Day. Workshops and Fun!

Meet Gary Baseman TODAY at 4pm for a signing of his special print, "Garden of Sanrio Delights." These are selling fast, 14" x 18", Edition of 50, $125.

Steven Shein from NEIVZ will be here doing a stencil workshop at 11am...and we have cute limited edition, hand-made wooden jewelry with your favorite characters: Hello Kitty, Badtz Maru, Keroppi, Tuxedo Sam, My Melody, and more! Pics coming soon. The super popular Bow Ring will be back in stock today or tomorrow, $40 each...only available during the exhbition. Steven will be here at 11am doing a stencil workshop. The workshop is sold out, but come by and say Hi to Steven.

We still have art for sale...and prints, but they are selling out quickly, so get over here to pick some up!For those of you who can't make it to the events, we will be posting a small number of prints up online next week. We will announce the exact time soon. So, keep a look out.

Prints Available are:
Luke Chueh, "My Life, My Melody," 11" x 14", Edition of 50, $150. I just realized that the Luke Chueh painting is not posted on the Sanrio website. It is still available, so call us if you would like to purchase it, (323) 708-5445. Please do not call this number for prints.

64 Colors (4 prints available: Deery Lou, Badtz Maru, Kuromi, Hello Kitty, 8.5" x 11", Edition of 100, $25 each)
kozyndan "Fishy Greetings" print, 18" x 24", Edition of 50, $175
Misha "Sanrio Supper" Print, 10" x 20", Edition of 75, $100
Eric Joyner "Hello Topiary", 18" x 24", Edition of 50, $250
Buff Monster Print, "All My Favorite Flavors," 24" x 24", Edition of 50, $250 Brandi Milne "Strawberry Sky" Print, 14.5" x 16", Edition of 50, $100

Joe Ledbetter "Hello Kitty" Print, 8.5" x 11", Edition of 100, $40
Joe Ledbetter "Carpool" Print, $75

We also have 50 new Plasticgod Canvas Blocks...$50 each...and new small blocks, 1.5" x 1.5", $15 each. These are only available for preorder at the exhibition for now.

Come visit us at the Sanrio Anniversary Celebration today and all week, until Nov 21st, at the Barker Hangar, 3021 Airport Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90405

JapanLA is also open too, everyday 11am - 7pm. We have SO much new stuff!



Nov 9, 2010

Hey Guys, Here's the info for the Sanrio: Small Gift Exhibition! The event is next weekend too. I will post those events later though, so it's not so confusing. Please pass these flyers along to your friends and come hang out with us during the celebration! JapanLA is curating the Art Show! We have 50 artists and 11 installations!

JapanLA is open too! Everyday 11am - 7pm...and we have TONS of new stuff! 10 boxes of Sanrio just arrived today.

XO, Jamie