Get to know the JapanLA Staff and check out our favorite items at JapanLA! Some of these items are only available in store and not on our online store, so stop by and come say Hi to us! If you can't make it to the store, call us or send us an email and we can set up a special order for you and ship to you that way.
Meet Ella! She is the store manager at JapanLA. She likes snacks and petting dogs.
"This Sailor Moon Plush Wand comes in handy when I fight crime on my days off. I have this Hello Sanrio Strawberry Backpack! I get a lot of compliments on it so, I get to make new friends whenever I wear it. I <3 the artist 100% Soft and tacos so this Space Taco Pin is perfect! My Mom and I collect Unicorno's, I like them because they remind me of her." -Ella
Meet Noel, the mystical assistant store manager at JapanLA! She likes flowers and astrology.
"I like this Flounder Purse because I love Disney movies, especially The Little Mermaid. Cinnamoroll is my favorite Sanrio character because he has big floppy ears like my dog, Nile. I love Luna & Artemis, because my friend's name is Luna and she has a cat named Artemis. Grand Tiara Eyeshadow is so sparkly, it makes me feel like an ice princess when I wear it." -Noel
Meet Jorge! Our Otaku Boy at JapanLA. He likes chocolates & thrifting.
"I have been a big fan of Studio Ghibli ever since I was young, the movies hold a special place in my heart. I love wearing Sailor Moon, it's my way of supporting girl power for my girls here at JapanLA! I also love riding the streets of LA with my kawaii skateboard deck!" -Jorge
Meet JapanLA Shop Girl, Violet! She likes all animals ever created (including bugs) and loves vegan pizza.
"The Pom Pom Purin bag is so cute! It's like a pancake and it's super soft and roomy. Jinbe San is my favorite San-X character along with all his little sea creature friends. No Face is my favorite Studio Ghibli Character. I like that he can knit. Cinnamoroll is my absolute favorite Sanrio Character of all time! My first email address was firstname.lastname@example.org. The Pom Pom Purin underwear is super cute and makes me happy."-Violet
Meet Michelle! She runs the online store and ships out all of your cute orders for you! She likes her cat and people who like her cat.
"This Cat Head looks like my cat, so I like wearing it and scaring him sometimes. Burgers taste good and this Gudetama Burger Plush looks comfy to sit on and my cat can sit on it too. I like Kogumachan because he is so fuzzy. This Kogumachan plush keeps me company while I watch Terrace House on Netflix. I really like Studio Ghibli movies and I just want to sleep on a real life Totoro." -Michelle
Meet Mary! She helps run JapanLA.com and takes the beautiful photos for the online store, blog, & sends out the weekly email blasts. She likes pugs and watching cartoons like Steven Universe and Bee & Puppycat.
"Pom Pom Purin is my favorite Sanrio character! I love how happy he always is. Looking at this Pom Pom Purin Wall Clock makes me happy too. More Pom Pom Purin! This desk organizer is made of wood and is really nice quality. I use it to organize my mini treasures and cute pens at home. I love My Neighbor Totoro and the Cat Bus has always been one of my favorite Studio Ghibli Characters." -Mary
Pom Pom Purin Wall Clock $55, Pom Pom Purin Desk Organizer $24, Cat Bus Plush $30.
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