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 know, not very creative, but Hello Kitty is tops for me.

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We're huge fans of Studio Ghibli at our house. If it were me, I love Totoro or the sprites. My youngest loves Mae from the same movie.

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MY favorite japanese character? hmm... so hard to choose! but i would have to say Calcifer, the fire demon form Howl's Moving Castle. He has such 'spark!'

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my favourite is hamtaro x3.
he is so cute ><
well all the hamsters in hamtaro are cute :)

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Totoro is my favourite one! I visited the Ghibli museum in Mitaka two years ago and my husband bought me a giant Totoro on that trip.

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I don't know alot about cute japanese characters - I think they are all cute! We lived in Japan for 3 years but didn't have our daughter at that time so I didn't pay alot of attention to the characters. Now, my daughter loves Hello Kitty. She would be in Heaven if we still lived in Okinawa. :)

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I think Pucca is the cutest :)

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This is so cute. I cannot wait to see who wins the give away. I can see every little girl enjoying this. Thanks for taking the time to share all of this with us once again. We will come back to see who wins.

Gemma

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While I'll always be fond of the Pop n Music mascots, I'm gonna have to go with Thunderbunny & Wonder Mew, just because I've always adored their names. XD

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Oh that's a tough one! I've always loved Doraemon and Anpanman since watching them on VHS tapes when I was a kid. Chibi Maruko chan is most relate-able for me -- what a great scamp of a protagonist!

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nyan nyan nyanko!
a little kitty hidden inside of food. it's so weirdly precious. i have a little stuff sushi nyanko and lots of stationary with kitties hiding in french fries and hamburgers. :)

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Totoro! One of my professors has a plushie Totoro in his office and I occasionally sneak in just to give it a squeeze. :o)

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My family is fond of Pop Pop Buzzy.

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I guess it would have to be Totoro. I love that guy so much! =^-^=

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San-X's Tenshinchan is the cutest! I would love an animated pork bun.

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Chococat! Not creative...but...yeah, I'm a Hello Kitty fan. :)

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Ponyo

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Doraemon!

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Mine actually is Hello Kitty, but I like other characters in the Hello Kitty series as well. I think My Melody is super cute and Badtz-Maru always makes me laugh. I love how angry he is.

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I love ichigopan! Not really the first character that comes to mind for most people, but i love the idea of a strawberry bun having adventures with kogepan, the burnt toast :). My best friend introduced the characters to me whilst we were in uni - proves that you don't have to be 4 to enjoy japanese characters.

ahh...I should really make a kogepan & ichigopan bento :)

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I am not sure if this counts, but Maes Hughes daughter, Elicia, is like, the cutest character of all time. ALL. TIME.

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of course is Chibi Maruko. I watched that show as a kid and still watching now lol

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My favorite is Chococat who is a friend of Hello Kitty. We have a kitten that looks just like Chococat.
You have a great website and I enjoy reading it. Very inspiring. Thank you.

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Oh, this is so very difficult!
I love Keroppi and Totoro so much (sorry guys =[ ), but I might have to go with Badtz-Maru, the male penguin from Sanrio/Hello Kitty and Friends. He is always so grumpy looking and I love that! Plus, who doesn't love his gesture of pulling one eye down and sticking out his tongue? Such a little rebel! =]

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Oh it's always a kitty, so Choco Kat.

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I'd have to pick Ryo-Ohki from Tenchi Muyo, although there are plenty of fun choices from Clamp material.

Jonathan

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I was a big fan of Keroppi for the longest time.

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Oh yeah!! Totally love love looooove Hello Kitty.

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Bad Badtz Maru for sure! Gotta love angry penguins!

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Tarepanda!

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Totoro has and will always be my favorite. When I was a kid, I forced my dad to rent the movie for me every week for months. Now I own it and watch it on gloomy, rainy days.

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Yuki & Kyo in their chibi animal forms from Fruitsbacket! So adorable!

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I like DoraAmo a lot. I wish to have a Anywhere Door~~~~

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I have a bento box with a little giraffe that I love!

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Definitely Hello Spank! Every time I think of this cartoon my heart softens , it brings back the good childhood memories... =)

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The micro-organisms from Moyasimon: Tales of Agriculture. I've learned a lot about fermentation from those little guys.

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Tama & friends and Tomato chan. ^_^

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Chococat and Dommo-Kun are super cute!

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I just love anything Hello Kitty, because I love cats! My dorm is decorated with tons of Hello Kitty.

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I'll go with moogles, from Final Fantasy. :)

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My 1 year old has a crush on manekineko duck, and so do I !

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sorry, gotta be hello kitty for my daughter!

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this is so hard!

i really love totoro (though my sister is the real fan - she collects the plushies & only missing the huge-size totoro) & hannari tofu & rikkuman are cute too. however, i think i'll have to go old-school & say tuxedo sam. i adore penguins & this little guy in his top or sailor hat is absolutely adorable!

ps. i actually don't want this bento box, but couldn't help answering the question, so feel free to skip over my answer for the drawing.

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Doraemon! A robot cat with an Anywhere Door. Amazing!

-Aaron

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I love Totoro, I have actually knitted a Totoro :-). I also like the soot sprites (dust bunnies)

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My favorite is Pokemon.

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I think Chibi Totoro is adorable! I have a white chinchilla that I named after him (although I changed it to Shiro Totoro because he's not really "little" by chinchilla standards).

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I love Totoro. I have to hold the tears in my eyes whenever I remember he protecting himself from the rain with that leaf...

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I'm obsessed with Hello Kitty! She is definitely my favorite! But I also am a big fan of Domo Kun!

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