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

I like all the Sanrio characters, Keroppi, and there was a dog when I was little, I think it was Spotty Dottie, I used to have TONS of her stuff (I wonder if my mom still has some of it ;) )

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My favorite Kawaii Character nowadays is Mio-chan from K-ON, actually my new computer is named after her.

If it needs to be a non-human character I would choose Chii from "Chii's sweet home" :D Just a top of my head answer because I found that tons of japanese characters are really really cute.

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I didn't even notice the questions before now. Oops! Anyway, my favorite Japanese character would have to be Totoro. All of the totoro characters are absolutely adorable~ Some day I hope to have a bento box with them on it.

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My favorite character of late is Ponyo. I would love love love this for me!

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Hello Kitty is A-1 for me! But I also love Pucca and all the cute little animated foods that are so popular in the kawaii-verse.

On the Hello Kitty note... for those of you who don't know: tomorrow Sanrio is issuing HK, Keroppi, My Melody and ChocoCat as Build-A-Bear friends. If you register in advance to reserve one you get 2 little plushie keychains (one of which is DeeryLou!). At least that's what's up with it here in the US. :D

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I love Hello Kitty since FOREVER.... thanks keeping my fingers crossed

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I love Totoro...also, the cat bus. Such an adorable bento box!

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My daughter loves Pucca, I love Hello Kitty :)

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Totoro!

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I like when inanimate objects are given smiley faces, so the little Bento dude in the left margin is catching my eye!

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My daughters love Hello Kitty. The 3 year old finds the pictures and just smiles and points! :)

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I love Hello Kitty- I used to watch the show all the time when I was a little girl. I had Hello Kitty sunglasses, scrunchies, stickers, stuffed toys, playsets... wow I was spoiled XD

I still love Hello Kitty, but I have to say that Cinnamoroll is much cuter. :)

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Been a huge fan of Totoro for years now. He's just so fun and fluffy and squishy and...hey, kids get to sneak out at night to play with him and not get in trouble. What's not to love?

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I love Doraemon and Ultraman.

Thanks for this fun giveaway.

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My faves include Mew of Pokemon, the chocobos of Final Fantasy, and the Daruma.

^_^

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I like Jiji from Kiki's Delivery Service...and I just loved all the neat characters from Spirited Away. Totoro is cool, as is Pikachu...can't pick one fave :)

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I adore many of the cute characters from Studio Ghibli films. Some have been mentioned: Totoro (all sizes, but esp the mid size), the soot sprites from Spirited Away, Jiji from Kiki's Delivery Service. But there's a few others: the Catbus, the little fox critters from Castle In The Sky, the bobble headed tree spirits from Princess Mononoke, even Calcifer from Howl's Moving Castle is kinda cute I think.

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Jiji from Kiki's Delivery Service comes to mind =)

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I'm not sure I have a favorite Japanese character, but I have childhood memories of watching Kimba the White Lion (I can still hum a few bars of the theme) and one random memory of Marine Boy using his Oxy-gum to breathe underwater. :-)

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Not really much of a Kitty-chan person myself, but I really adore the sootballs from 千と千尋. Had to scoop some up when I visited the Ghibli Museum.

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Of course, I love Hello Kitty, but as a close second (and I do mean VERY close!), I just LOVE the little Awa-Awa chan bubble babies! OOOOH they are ADORABLE!! I have SO many Awa-Awa stickers =3

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Oddly, I have a thing for Pikachu. Pokemon was my first introduction to Japanese cartoons as a whole, and it's stuck with me ever since.

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I was going to say Pucca, but she's Korean :-/ Hmmm I guess I would have to say Deery Lou!

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I like With from DN Angel and Clamp's Motoka.

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hmmmm.... let see...
Mamegoma, mameshiba, hannari tofu, totoro, totoro's susuwatari, onsen manju-kun, hello kitty, gloomy bear, Chi from Chi's sweet home, cinnamon roll, domo-kun ... and others that currently hide from my memory ( ⁀ ̫ ⁀;)

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Doraemon! I want the doko-demo doa (^_^)

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I absolutely adore totoro! its kinda scary, but my room is decked out with totoro. I have a blanket, poster, and even a watch! ahh totoro :)

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I <3 Tare pandas. I first thought it was super weird to see pandas piling on top of each other, but it's grown on me, they're so adorable!

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I love Badtz Maru and Hello Kitty and Keroppi! :) So cute!

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Love Hello Kitty!!! She's so adorable and lovely! Sorry can't surprise you. :D

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Much to my chagrin (I am the cool, composed type) MonokuroBuu and Calcifer from Howl's Moving Castle never fail to elicit a "YAAAAAAAA!!!! *grab squeeze hug* Its soooooo cuuuuuuuute!!!!!! *_____* *squeeze*" followed by the realization of what I just did and a face full of red embarassment.

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It has to be Domo-kun.

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I like Sailor Moon.

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Tuxedo Sam! Old school Sanrio.

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Rilakkuma is ridiculously adorable. Given the budget I would all of their bento boxes and most of their other collectibles.. Darn you Sanrio and your kawaii mania!!

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I really love totoro. Or the soot sprites from totoro. Or the cat bus from totoro. lol

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Hi Maki,
great you recovered so far. The box is really cute and since my stash only consists of one bento and one plastic box, i'd like to win the box a lot.

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Mudpik, Turtwig, Piplup :)

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Totoro and My Melody.

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totoro for sure!! i loved the movie when i was little, and still have a huuuge appreciation for his big, fluffy, smiling form :)

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It's Totoro. I can't get enough of this animation movie. It is a really good reflection of childhood. I love it!

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My no 1 favourite right now is TOETO トエト、 no contest! ^__^

She's the character in the song with the same name. It's performed by various vocaloids (example: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jG6-dLH-o40).

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i have to say that totoro is not only my favourite animated movie but also stuffed toy, key chain and whathaveyounot. i have one dangling from my usb disk :)

a big hello from croatia!

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Kogepan forever! :3

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My favourites would be Kiki and Lala - Little Twin Stars. They adorned some of my stationery when I was little, and I would draw them and make my own stories about them.

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DOMOOOOO!

I love Domo-Kun. It would be lovely if I could find a Domo Bento box, or Domo bento accesories.

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Japanese? I suppose Pikachu is pretty cute. But my favourite character is probably Snoopy. Hell, I have an old Snoopy bento box lying around somewhere, that was a hand-me-down I got when I was a kid...I didn't even know it was a bento box till a few years back, and I used it as a pencil box when I was in primary (elementary) school...I'm so sad now, I've spent so long trying to get rid of the pencil graphite stains off, so I can use it again. ='[

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Aside from Patty & Jimmy and Little Twin Stars, I loved CHEERY CHUMS: "Fun-loving, but a little lonely, this girl bunny loves nothing more than baking cakes and cookies and having parties." --- old school!

I currently ADORE Ponyo because she reminds me of my little daughter (same hair, same face, same spirit).
(^_^)

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I love the Monokuro Boo pigs. They`re so cute!

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My favourite japanese cute-charakter is Jiji from Kiki's delivery service. Adorable cat, not as overdone as a certain Kittie.