Back To School Week Giveaway from From Japan With Love

I hope you’ve been enjoying the Back To School Week giveaways so far! Here’s another one for you.

For fans of cute-kawaii products from Japan, From Japan With Love is a must-see website. Each item is hand-selected by Sofia, the owner, as if she were shopping for a friend. The site lists items ranging from plushies to stationery to bath and body items, and of course a selection of very cute bento boxes and kitchen items.

This is the item that For Japan For Love is going to send to one lucky winner, a girly pink box appropriately named The Pleasure Of Lunch Time.

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This is a two-tier box, with a total capacity of 630ml. The lid closes with large, easy to handle clips that holds both tiers securely, and is adorned with the illustration of a dog going for a walk with his bento!

How to enter the From Japan With Love giveaway

Update: This giveaway is now closed. Thank you to everyone for entering! The winner will be announced later this week.

This giveaway is open to everyone, worldwide - or at least, anywhere that From Japan With Love can ship! (If in doubt, please ask them first.)

To enter, just leave a comment to this post. The question to answer for this giveaway is - what’s your favorite cute Japanese character? (I anticipate a lot of Hello Kittys, but surprise me.) Or if you don’t know any Japanese ones, what’s your favorite cute-anywhere character?

Be sure to include a valid email address where you can be contacted in the appropriate text box! Your comment must be posted by 23:59:59 EDT (U.S. East Coast Time) (or just before midnight) of Monday, August 23th 2010. One lucky entry will be drawn at random to receive the Pleasure Of Lunch Time box. Good luck!

This is Giveaway No. 4 of Back To School Week. Stay tuned for more throughout the week!

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Re: Back To School Week Giveaway from From Japan With Love

From when I was a kid my favorite has always been Pochacco, from the Sanrio characters.

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O.K., I know he's not supposed to be cute but Larva

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I'm weird, but my favourite at the moment are the soot sprites. They were cute in Totoro, and even cuter in Spirited Away. Just watching them squash themselves with coal, or getting all worked up over candies... very squee.

When I finally get around to picking up a crochet hook again, I'm planning on making a few. (^.^)

I like Hello Kitty OK, but she's so overmarketed that it's somewhat off-putting. I mean, Hello Kitty toilet paper?

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I'd have to go with Totoro! Though I also love Keroppi and Pucca - the Japanese cute characters are just the most adorable :).

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I cant help it! I love pink! Im a hello kitty fan!!! I have 2 purses!!!
I know we all love hello kitty!!! but shes sooooo cute!
this box is so perfect! Im looking a for a place to buy a box locally so I can get started, I ve been following and researching for a while now!
I heart this box alot!!!! its pink!!!
thanks for these fun giveaways!

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She really is the Queen, Hello Kitty. But, I admit that I adore Cinnamaroll, and can't resist the scowl of Badtz Maru. XD Sanrio shops kill me with cute.

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Totoro, to-toro!!

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Kogepan is pretty great.

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My favorite Japanese character is Ein from Cowboy Bebop :)

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Domo-kun!

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Our kids favorites are Vulpix and Teddiursa the pokemon characters, and Hamtaro!!!

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OMG! there are so many to choose from! i would have to go with Ciel from Kuroshitsuji. His dark blue hair and his 19th century clothes make him absolutly adorable!

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I really like hello kitty like anyone else but I also really like the My Melody and Kuromi combo. I thought it was so cute when I found out that Kuromi is My Melody's rival. Go Sanrio!

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Totoro is definitely at the top of my list!

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For me, it's Jim Henson's Fraggles. I have the complete Fraggle Rock series on DVD, and have been introducing my granddaughter to them. Not that she has to be around for me to watch them. ;)

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I love Tachikomas from GiTS. <3

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Looking around in my room, I would have to say 'Hello Kitty', and yes, I really think it's sooo cute and I love it. But...to be honest, I think Chococat is at least 10 times cuter!!

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I'd have to say Totoro. I love Studio Ghibli movies and My Neighbor Totoro is my favorite one.

Re: Back To School Week Giveaway from From Japan With Love

I'd have to say Totoro. I love Studio Ghibli movies and My Neighbor Totoro is my favorite one.

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O.o
gosh...
im between Kero from Card Captor Sakura, Mokona from various CLAMP Series, the Moogles from the Final Fantasy Games , and of course the chibi's of the Fruits Basket charas!!! I just love onigiri-touru!!

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So, the first manga my kids got me to read is Fruits Basket. I laugh whenever I see an onigiri (? rice ball) and my favorite character is Honda Tohru.

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Totoro! I wish he lived in my backyard. :)

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Doraemon is the cutest! He's also super useful with that magic pocket of his. The story behind his ears is a little creepy though.

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I love the little Onigiri with the happy face. I'm not sure if he really qualifies as a charachter but hes just so darn adorable I don't care. I've never been into hello kitty and what little i have seen I prefered Chococat.

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ponyo!

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kerokerokeroppi!!!! wish they still had that. I don't see it around these days....

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This is a tough question! I'll go w/Yoru from Shugo Chara.

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I definitely think Milk-chan is one of my tops, though Hello Kitty is also very kawaii

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I"d have to say that I like rilakumma a lot. Aside from traditional sanrio characters. Anything cutely designed, like san x.

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Nyan nyan nyanko!!! and pandapple. i like characters somewhat related to food :D

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I like Hello Kitty. I know, unoriginal, but I don't know many characters.

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I like Cerberus from Cardcaptor Sakura and his love for "modern yaki"!

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Conan Edogawa from Detective Conan.

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Totoro! but I also love Jiji from "Kiki's Delivery Service" :)

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I know they are only Japanese inspired, but right now the Tokodoki characters are my favorite, especially Adios.

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Yotsuba is my favorite! She is awesome, I even have a figurine of her. :)

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Afroken :P

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Totoro is my favorite character. :)

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My favorite hails from my childhood: Unico the unicorn. The cartoons were sometimes creepy, but I still loved to watch the little round-headed unicorn become that big beautiful winged unicorn in a crisis. ;)

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靴下にゃんこは一番かわいいと思います!san-x は最高!

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Ocha-ken

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Not sure if it counts, but Gatomon from Digimon was my favourite character growing up. She's a cute little kitty with attitude :D

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Domo!! :)

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Little Twin Stars! (ok, there's two of them.) I've loved them since I was little! I still miss a little stamp set I had with Little Twin Stars.

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When I was little, I used to have this mad obsession with Keroppi.
Then I watched My Neighbor Totoro, I loved it so much that when I got a new grey car in 2009, I named it Totoro. Yeah, I know silly =P

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My favorite cute Japanese character is definitely Anpanman! I have an entire collection dedicated to him in my room. Colouring books, writing utensils, I even have an Anpanman stylus for Nitendo DSi! But my most prized possession would be my animatronic Apanman doll~ I found him at a thrift store, not broken, perfectly clean, and for only $1! Who doesn't love Anpanman?

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I will go with Moogles (^_^)

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My favorite character is cheburashka. I know he is orginally russian but he is also popular in Japan. He is really cute, and talks in a super cute voice and he has to adorable huge ears. His name means Topple, and he was discovered in a box of oranges. ^____^ I grew up with him and he so funny and cute <3
I have even seen a few bentos of him :D

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Gigi is my girls' favorite character, we have a few stuffed animal Gigi and they are prized possessions. This bento is adorable, thanks for the giveaway.

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Sailor Moon chibis! I've been in love with Sailor Moon (manga first, then anime) ever since elementary school.