Mister Donut And Miffy! (Honest.)

RocketNews 24 says these are just for kids. Don’t believe that for one minute. There’s a donut chain in The Big J called Mister Donut. (We’ve encountered these guys before.) Kids 12 and under can order what’s called a “Kids Set.” That’s a small drink, two doughnuts (or pie!) and one of these Miffy The Rabbit figures for under $4 dollars US. (There’s another version that comes with soup and one doughnut. AND- they come with wheels so you can zip ‘em on the ground and freak out the cat.)

No youngsters of your own? 問題ありません!(No problem!) Borrow your neighbors and head on over. Oh, and a DETAIL: ya need to be IN Japan, too.

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Cookie Bears. Hugging Nuts.

cute-hugging-bear-cookies-maa-tamagosan-13(Let’s get this outta the way right up front- of COURSE they’re from The Big J. Now, onto more deets, as covered in Bored Panda.)

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Whip up a bunch of dough, shape ‘em into bears, and- the tricky part- get ‘em to HOLD A NUT.

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These were created by a Japanese cook named Maa Tamagosan. Her recipe is here.

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Dateline, The Big J: Mutant Parrot-Bananas!

Where do they THINK of these things? Wait. We all know the answer to that.

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These are called “Gachapon,” which is the name for little capsule shaped toys that come in vending machines.

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And…another version combines parrots with….mushrooms?

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RocketNews 24.

Caturday: SQUEEze Right In, Little Guy!

This fellow lives in The Big J, which is known (among other things) for two things. An extreme amount of QTE, and a dire lack of space. So, ya gotta improvise!

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RN24, of course.

Friday Afternoon Redonk

So, it’s Friday afternoon, getting ready to shut ‘er down for the weekend right?

Maybe….do a little cooking this weekend? With your dog?

And this next one is Totally Apropos given the Pikachu Invasion hitting Japan.

First video from The Daily Dotster…second one spotted on VVV.

Everyone Flocks To Japan (Part II)

logoBack in May, Japan-based Cuteporter Robb S. took C.O. Readers on a tour of a small bird cafe where hoomins are more than welcome. Now Robb returns with highlights of a Tokyo Cat Cafe visit. “Temari no Ouchi” is the name, and this site says it “strives to create a destination ‘relaxation space’ rather than just a place to play with cats for thirty minutes.” [What's wrong with that? -Ed.] Here’s where to find it if you just happen to be nearby.

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Robb also visited a Bun Cafe, too. Here’s their official site!

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BREAKING: The Pikachus Take Yokohama!!!

Last week, we reported on the impending wave of Pikachus (or “loveable pocket monsters” as described by RN24) that were descending on Japan.

They’ve arrived.

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Via Andrew Y. of course.

No Use Crying Over Spilled…

…water!

Now THIS Is The Way To Cool Off!

Check out this Prosh Family O’ Otters! They aren’t just beating the heat, they’re flat out destroying it! It’s a warm one at the Zoological and Botanical Garden in Ichikawa, Japan, don’cha know. Seen on Mail Online.

I’ll Have One Shiba Inu, Please.

As spotted on Bored Panda: this small store in Tokyo has one of the friendliest (and furriest) clerks you’ll ever meet!

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