Rilakkuma

Epic food fail sees adorable Rilakkuma character bread turn into a terrifying monstrosity

Recipes don’t always turn out how you expect them to.

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Rilakkuma appears in Japan as a 24-karat solid gold charm with a diamond belly button

This relaxed bear comes with a very expensive price tag.

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Japan’s new Rilakkuma incense lets you put your deceased relatives’ souls at ease

Just because your loved ones have moved on from this world doesn’t mean they won’t appreciate a little cuteness.

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Most patient cat ever accepts Japanese bear headwear for perfect photo

Half cat, half Rilakkuma, but all sorts of adorable.

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Snuggle up inside a bear this winter with the Korilakkuma wearable blanket from Japan

Whether you’re plodding around the house or hibernating in your room, this versatile robe has you covered in more ways than one!

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Japanese convenience store Christmas cakes are cuter than ever!

This is what Christmas dessert looks like in Japan.

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New Rilakkuma traditional Japanese sweets are ready to maul you with cuteness

Don’t feed the bears. Let them feed you instead.

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Licca-chan teams up with Rilakkuma for an un-bearably adorable collection

The super-cute collaboration with popular “Relaxed Bear” character Rilakkuma includes two special doll models and a life-sized, functional backpack.

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Hang out at home with the giant life-sized Rilakkuma bear!

The 165-centimetre (5.4-foot) tall bear comes with an equally large price tag.

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The cutest Rilakkuma toy will make you squee for cuteness and hunger

The most relaxed bear in the world and his family make adorable goods.

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Japanese cook uses sushi-making as inspiration for beautifully artistic bread loaves

The illustrated breads even include images that change colours halfway through the loaf.

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Always-adorable Rilakkuma is now tasty too as new Japanese mochi sweets 【Taste test】

Lawson convenience store shelves are about to get an extra dose of laid-back cuteness.

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Let Rilakkuma and Korilakkuma greet your wedding guests, make your special day too cute to forget

And you can decide which one’s the groom and which is the bride!

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Want something sweet to add to your drink? Make some Rilakkuma cup-hanging cookies!【Video】

Watch the step-by-step process of how to cook these cute, completely edible cup accessories yourself.

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Rilakkuma Cafe opening in Tokyo, with an extra side of cuteness

For a limited time during March and April, the Harajuku’s Rilakkuma Cafe in a Honey Forest Cafe will be serving up adorable Rilakkuma-inspired dishes and desserts.

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Cute PC character cushions from Japan protect your wrists, keep you company at the same time

Who said wrist rests have to be boring?

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Keep warm this winter with a new fluffy Rilakkuma sleeping bag

Winter is settling in and the nights are getting colder. Fortunately, that means you’ll soon be able to slumber snugly in a Rilakkuma sleeping bag!

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Deco-curry 101: How to make “Rilakkuma bath-time curry” at home

When it comes to food, presentation is everything, especially in Japan. You only have to stroll through a department store’s food floor to see how beautifully packaged and arranged everything is. And DIY food decorating is something that a lot of people really get into, whether it’s kyara-ben, deco-nabe, or artfully arranged curry rice.

And speaking of curry rice, here’s how to create an eye-catching deco-curry featuring one of Japan’s most beloved and cuddly mascot characters, Rilakkuma!

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What’s under Rilakkuma’s suit? Find out for yourself with this insanely cosy onesie

This limited edition 2014 Rilakkuma onesie might just be the most outrageously warm and snuggly thing we have ever seen. It also answers the burning questions that fans of the character have been wrestling with for years: if Rilakkuma is a bear, why does he wear a bear suit? Is he even a bear at all?

Sure, you could wrap yourself in a blanket to keep warm this winter. Or, you could become Rilakkuma with this luxurious loungewear. Wrap yourself up from head to toe in furry goodness, and solve the mysteries of the cartoon bear universe at the same time.

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From plums to panties, the strange and beautiful bento of Keisuke Umeda【Photos】

When you think about the media that artists can work in, ink, paint, stone, metal, wood, and glass all spring readily to mind. We could take an even broader view and include things such as film, sound, and even light. But even then, we’d still be overlooking the creations of Keisuke Umeda, who brings to life scenes of beautiful nature, disturbing juxtaposition, and offbeat humor through the medium of boxed bento lunches.

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