new year

Ikea fukubukuro lucky bag gives us 10,000 yen worth of goods for 3,000 yen

One of the best bargains of the year. 

Read More

Man strips, makes it rain atop stone lantern at Ise Jingu shrine in Japan

New Year’s Eve gets out of hand at Japan’s most holy shrine.

Read More

Naomi Osaka v Kei Nishikori: Tennis pros play with Japanese bats in Nissin cup noodles commercial

Osaka turns into a kimono-clad anime character halfway through the clip.

Read More

Starbucks Japan fukubukuro lucky bag brings us merch and coffee to kick off 2019

Exclusive Starbucks merchandise you can’t buy in stores.

Read More

Japanese police requests train stations in Shibuya to shut exits during New Year countdown

Measures to reduce problems related to overcrowding have ramped up this year.

Read More

Coca-Cola Japan unveils special New Year’s kimono bottle for 2019 with hidden boar on the packaging

Limited-edition bottle celebrates the upcoming Year of the Boar.

Read More

【Lucky Bag Roundup 2018】KFC Japan fukubukuro makes fried chicken dreams come true

Colonel Sanders has been kind to his finger-lickin’ customers this New Year.

Read More

Ginza Cozy Corner unveils cute range of osechi New Year cakes featuring lucky Japanese symbols

There are more than a dozen cakes in the new collection, all served with sweet toppings that reflect centuries of meaning and symbolism.

Read More

Japanese shrine maidens in Osaka spotted wearing unusual costumes during winter

One shinto shrine is making news around Japan for dressing their miko in a garment many had never seen before.

Read More

Japanese singer wishes fans a Happy New Year with traditional version of Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen

Tradition meets the world of viral videos in a PPAP tribute that’s perfectly Japanese.

Read More

KFC Japan reveals New Year’s box for 2017, seeks total domination over festive period

After making “Kentucky Fried Christmas” a thing, KFC continues to bring out New Year’s boxes to compete with traditional osechi cuisine

Read More

New Year’s range of Disney sweets feature characters drawn in traditional Japanese sumi-e ink art

East meets West in this beautifully delicious collection.

Read More

What’s the best way to write “Happy New Year?” With cats, of course!

The new year may have already begun according to the calendar, but it hasn’t really started until you see this video!

Read More

Elderly patients in Shanghai hospital treated to a saucy dance to ring in the new year

Morning, Roy, how are you feeling today? We’ve got some entertainment lined up for you tonight: first there’ll be bingo in the lounge, then some pretty girls are coming in to do a sexy dance…

Read More

【2016 Lucky Bag Roundup】The contents of Muji’s menswear lucky bag could make any man hip

What’s simple, cheap, yet super fashionable? The loot from Muji’s lucky bag! The takeaway from this no-frills retailer was well worth the early wake up call.

Read More

【2016 Lucky Bag Roundup】 Lucky Bag favorite Starbucks is back in 2016, we see what’s inside

A new year means new lucky bags! So, how’s the haul from Starbucks? We find out after waiting in line all night!

Read More

Celebrate the New Year with kimono dogs!

What better way to usher in a new year in Japan than with a cute collection of dogs in kimono?

Read More

Traditional Japanese New Year’s decorations with a Mad Max theme? WHAT A LOVELY DAY!

SHINY AND CHROME!

Read More

Fish on new Yebisu “happy” beer cans changes colour when chilled

In Japan, even beer cans have cute details.

Read More

Sushi, sumo, and cats in kimonos: the best Christmas and New Year cards from Japan【Pics & Video】

These holiday greeting cards from Japan are so cool you have to see them to believe they’re real.

Read More

  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3