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

My all time favorite japanese character is Tuxedo Sam!!!

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I let my 4 years old answer this one - an enthusiastic TOTORO!

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There are WAY too many Japanese characters that I love, including Vash the Stampede from Trigun or Conan Edogawa from Case Closed! <3

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There is a movie called Spirited Away. I'm not sure if it's Japanese or not, but I love love love the little coal critters that carry her shoes away. They are just adorable! Most of the characters in that movie are super cute.

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My favorite cute Japanese character is Pikachu! My son used to watch the Pokemon cartoons when he was young and we both used to make the sound the Pikachu made!

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I do love Hello Kitty, very much. Chococat is a close second.

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

I do love Hello Kitty, very much. Chococat is a close second.

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My fav. character is NOVA USAGI!!!!

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Spongebob!!!!

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I think my favourite would have to be the soot sprites from Howls moving castle :)

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My favourite is cinnamoroll..

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I don't have a favorite Japanese character, but I absolutely LOVE anthropomorphised food - cute little smiling eggies or cupcakes. There's something totally silly about a cute little smiling sandwich that just wants to be eaten!

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I love Totoro :)

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

All the characters from Shinzi Katoh, especially bears...

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Hello Kitty is really popular but my favorite is Chococat. :)

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

hello kitty is great, but i love pocchaco

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My son loves shinkansen from sanrio and me too.

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Pikachu! I grew up watching Pokemon. Pikachu brings back so many good memories. We used to watch the show with all of my brother.. it was so much fun. And Pikachu is adorable.

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Monokuro Boo! Because simple is best. Seriously, because it's cute but not overly so and no pink included ^^

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My favourite character is doraemon...so cute..with round shape hand...

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

No doubt, i like Hello Kitty. :D But there are many more cute Japanese characters who i love also: for example Mameshiba and Totoro. Pokemon were my childhood passion, i still have the huge Pikachu plushie!

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I love Tarepanda

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My favourite japanese character is Totoro!!

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I like Chococat!

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Keroppi or tarepanda.... can't choose!

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Totoro is so kawaii! My 5 year old loves Kiki from Kiki's Delivery Service.

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I really do like Hello Kitty.

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Studio Ghibli characters are my favorites - They're cute while still being mature in a way.

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My favourite is Caramel from Yumeiro Patissiere

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I really like Rilakkuma because he is so awesomely relaxed and cool. Also, the pun is so very cute!

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I don't know... I'd probably have to go with either the soot sprites or tarepanda.

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Sir Mokona from Magic Knights Rayearth was so cute I named a hamster after him.

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Totoro won me when i saw a pic of a Totoro costume in a bus stop :D

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Tare Panda! I do also love Hello Kitty since I was little girl, but I do love Tare Panda since high school.

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My favorite cute mascot character is probably rilakkuma / relaxing bear ... I love yellow themed items :D

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While Hello Kitty is the best known I have to say I love Calcifur from Howl's Moving Castle the most. While I know he is not as kawaii as the soot sprites, Totoro, and Ponyo (which I also love) he is still my favorite.

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Chibitalia from Axis Powers: Hetalia!

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Pikachu forever!

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Oh gosh, it's so hard to choose when so much cute stuff comes out of Japan! I think Totoro is a big one for me, but pretty much everything that comes out of Studio Ghibli (Jiji from Kiki's delivery service is another). All of the animal forms from Tayaka Natsuki's Fruits Basket, as well as about half of Pokemon (Mew is so adorable!).

If I had to pick one, I'd probably say Jiji, since Kiki's was the first Miyazaki movie I saw when I was little. It also reminds me of my little black kitten I named after him. :3

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Keroppi.

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Totoro! I have loved Totoro since I had an anime+manga obsessed boyfriend, and we saw "My Neighbour Totoro" together. Adorable!

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keroppi frog

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I would say my favorite character is Ivy from pokemon. I simply love those ears!!

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My favorite are mameshiba. I don't know if anyones' seen the mameshiba cartoons, but the way they approach situations in a sarcastic/cynical manner is hilarious! I especially like the jelly bean one when he/it tells a kid "koala's appendix are over 3 m long..." or something of the sort and he freaks out.

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Ooh, that's a hard choice. I'd have to say my favorites are 2 pairs - Mitsukuni "Hunny" Haninozuka and his Usa-chan from "Ouran High School Host Club" or the Mokona from CLAMP's "Tsubasa" and "xxxHoLic". So kawaii~

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

This bento box is also kawaii!!
I also love Totoro a whole lot :)

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The koala from the cookies I ate when I was little.

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

Yep...it's Yoshi for me!!!

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I like P-chan from Ranma 1/2 (not sure if that's what they called him in Japanese, I watched it dubbed). Not so cute as a human (can't remember his real name), but such a cute little piggy!

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I like Rilakkuma - I even have a craft book full of him. So adorable!